Changing Places


Gary Potter, vice president and general manager of EZ Loader Custom Boat Trailers, was elected to the 2010 executive board of directors of the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers.

Potter will serve as the treasurer of the NATM board.

He has been with EZ Loader since 1995 and associated with the marine industry for more than 30 years. Potter also serves on the board of the directors of the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

The NATM is dedicated to improving trailer safety and performance for more than 20 years. The association represents 437 U.S. trailer manufacturers in 45 states.

* * * appointed Tracy Hess as regional sales manager for south Florida.

Most recently a regional manager for Boston Magazine, Hess previously held a similar position for nearly five years with Power & Motoryacht magazine.

"We are thrilled to have Tracy onboard," said Jason White, director of business development for, in a statement. "Her knowledge of the South Florida market is extensive and she has a track record of adding value to the clients she works with. In addition, Tracy has a proven ability in providing creative marketing solutions."

Seattle-based offers more than 114,000 brokerage boats worldwide from more than 2,500 yacht brokerage houses and 10,000 individual yacht brokers in 100 countries. and Soundings Trade Only are divisions of Dominion Enterprises.


ABYC Foundation Seeks Nominations for Educator Award

The award recognizes “an outstanding instructor who is shaping future marine service technicians.”

P.R. Firm Rushton Gregory Signs ePropulsion

The Chinese manufacturer of electric propulsion products introduced a standardized lineup earlier this year.

Dometic Updates Pro-Trim System

The new design allows boaters to trim the outboard and adjust the jack plate without removing their hands from the wheel.

Brunswick Partners with Carnegie Robotics

Through the alliance, Brunswick aims to enhance its autonomous technology offerings.

Nicole Vasilaros to Depart NMMA

The group credits the senior vice president of government and legal affairs for “countless contributions to the protection and expansion of the recreational boating industry.”

Site Unseen

A website is often the first interaction a customer will have with a dealership, but it must provide more than an online brochure or they will click elsewhere.

C.G. Amends Documentation Rules

Federally documenting a boat now must be done every five years, rather than annually.

The 2021 Top 10 Most Innovative Marine Companies Awards

The marine industry consistently honors products and people. The industry, however, has not recognized forward-thinking companies that are moving the industry in new directions. Soundings Trade Only’s mission is to reflect, inform and inspire.