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Changing Places

Hanse Yachts US announced a reorganization, effective today.

Douglas Brophy will replace Alex Harrison as the new North American sales manager and representative for Hanse Yachts. Hamilton will be pursuing a new opportunity, the company said.

Donald Walsh will oversee and coordinate the transition for all aspects of the U.S. operations to Brophy and the new office in Rowley, Mass., and will relinquish all of his duties and responsibilities by the end of the transition.

"We anticipate that this transition will be fully completed by the end of August, with Doug Brophy in full operational control of Hanse Yachts US, including banking, dealer support, dealer development and all functions relating to Hanse Yachts US in North America," the company said in a statement.

The U.S. office and all operations will be moved to 29 Trowbridge Circle, Rowley, MA 01969. The office number is (978) 903-0380.

The physical move should be completed by Aug. 10.

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Intrepid Powerboats promoted Brett Kovach to lamination manager, the company announced.

Kovach has been with Intrepid for six years. He was first hired as a lamination engineer, later serving as safety manager and small parts lamination manager before moving into his current position.

In 1991, he received a bachelor's degree from the Florida Institute of Technology in ocean engineering, with a concentration in naval architecture. Kovach received his master's from FIT in ocean engineering in 1993.

In 2002, Kovach received his doctorate in ocean engineering from FIT with a concentration in instrumentation and marine materials.

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