West Marine, the Watsonville, Calif.,-based retailer of boating supplies and accessories, launched a Professional Captain's Services Division, dedicated to supplying yachts and megayachts throughout the world.
The division will be managed by Thomas "Charlie" Petosa, a former West Marine regional vice president, who spent the last two years as a special consultant in the megayacht industry.
The Professional Captain's Services team will be based in West Marine's Fort Lauderdale superstore. The tri-county waters in Broward, Dade and Palm Beach are home to roughly 1,500 of the world's growing fleet of more than 3,800 megayachts greater than 24 meters.
For information, contact Capt. Kevin Dawson, manager of Professional Captain's Services, or outfitting manager Pam Wall at (954) 527- 0874 or ProCaptServices@Westmarine.com.