Changing Places


Anthony C. Piraino was named national sales manager for Torqeedo, a leading manufacturer of electric outboards.

Based in Crystal Lake, Ill., Piraino will be responsible for gaining more business as well as expanding current business. He will also manage Torqeedo's rep groups and participate in consumer and trade shows as well as dealer meetings.

Piraino previously was the national account sales manager for Wolfcraft, Inc.

Click here for the full release.

* * *

Chuck Baier was named the new sales and marketing manager for Dozier's Waterway Guide.

He will be responsible for continuing to refine and promote the Waterway Guide brand, which includes six cruising guides geared toward cruising boaters. Baier has almost 40 years of experience in the marine industry with marine management, yacht brokering, sales and service and is an occasional contributor to Soundings magazine.

Click here for the full release.


Patrick Acquires SeaDek Parent

The Indiana-based company continues its strategy of growth through acquisitions.

BoatUS, USPS Resume Safety Checks

The groups are offering the service during safety events, or boaters can conduct the inspection using an online guide.

Stepping Up the Pace of Relief

A positive jobs report, 3 million vaccinations per day and consumer confidence point toward economic recovery.

Freedom Boat Club Buys N.Y. Franchise

The latest acquisition is Brunswick’s sixth corporate-owned Freedom operation in the United States.

In-Person NMEA Conference Announced

The electronics conference, in conjunction with the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services, is scheduled for Sept. 20-24 in Orlando, Fla.

Vesper Appoints U.S.-based Manager

Damien Frye will drive sales of the New Zealand-based company’s Cortex product line.

Groupe Beneteau Sells CNB

As part of the conglomerate’s realignment, the Groupe has inked an agreement with Italian yard Solaris to purchase the bluewater sailing brand.