Skip to main content

Changing Places

KCS International, the parent company of Oconto, Wis.-based Cruisers Yachts and Rampage Sport Fishing Yachts, recently named Paul Cherney the company's vice president of sales and marketing/general manager.

Cherney joins KCS after serving as the senior vice president of sales and marketing with Hatteras and Cabo Yachts.

"I am looking forward to the challenge of our day-to-day business as well as the challenges that face our entire industry." Cherney said in a statement. "We have a strong product portfolio and a very talented team in place. With our established brand identity in Cruisers Yachts and Rampage Sport Fishing Yachts, strong distribution channel and a commitment from our owner, Mr. Stock, we are poised to make some large strides in the upcoming months."

Cherney brings with him more than 15 years of marine industry experience, including an instrumental role in the development and launch of Meridian Yachts in 2002.

* * *

Jeffrey Grey joined the Newport, R.I., brokerage office of Sparkman & Stephens.

Grey has spent the majority of his 30-year career in the custom yacht building and the service sectors. He grew up sailing on Martha's Vineyard and then apprenticing with the Gannon & Benjamin boatyard.

He went on to establish his own boatyard and boatbuilding business in Duxbury, Mass., and comes to Sparkman & Stephens with a vast knowledge of the construction and repair of both power and sailing yachts.

In addition to his brokerage role, Grey will focus on the "after sales" relationship with S&S clients. He will also begin compiling an S&S yacht register, performing research and collecting data on the status and history of the S&S design portfolio.

Related

1_TRAVELIFT.COOP

Marine Travelift Launches Co-op Program

The company received its first student, a University of Wisconsin engineering major, in the seven-month paid co-op.

1_JULY4

Trade Only Today Returns Tuesday

The e-newsletter will not publish July 4 in observance of Independence Day. We wish everyone a safe holiday weekend.

1_ORR.FUNDS

ORR Announces Federally Funded Projects

The U.S. Economic Development Administration prioritized outdoor recreation for the first time

Norm#4

Ten Ways To Sell in a Tough Economy

These keys to successful selling can help you create customers who keep coming back, even when sales dip

1_ASA.BOARD

ASA Names New Board Members

The American Sportfishing Association filled two at-large seats and two regional seats on its board of directors.

1_EXEC.SEARCH

Dammrich, Hopkinson Partner With Marine Resources Recruitment

The industry veterans will help clients fill executive-suite, marine industry job openings around the world.

1_PULSE.PING.0630

DEALERS: How Was Business in the First Half of 2022?

With the second quarter coming to a close, was there parity between the budget and financial performance in the first six months? Take the Pulse Report survey here.

1_PMMPODCAST

Passagemaker Relaunches Podcast

Trawler Talk aims to connect with those who are interested in the cruising lifestyle, with episodes dropping every other week