Boat dealers make news when, for example, they add new lines of boats, relocate, get new owners or acquire other dealerships.
Position is a promotion from vice president of operations.
Dealership now represents Fairline from Florida to Maine.
The dealership initially survived by selling boats “one by one,” according to its founder, but 10 years later it plans to open a $2.5 million showroom.
Marine dealers reported growth in new boat sales in August, with 55 percent of those responding to a survey saying sales grew, versus the 20 percent that said sales declined.
Annapolis Yacht Sales was ranked No. 4,389 on Inc.com's Inc. 5000 list.
Here are the latest partnerships between U.S. boatbuilders and dealers.
The combined businesses allow the company to enter new markets.
Mercury Racing, the engine manufacturer’s high-performance division, has named Stuart Halley general manager. Halley is a 25-year veteran of the marine industry, having served most recently as Mercury Marine’s PD&E director, program management & product planning, a role he held since 2011.