Changing Places


Jim Bohart was appointed regional market development manager at Hunter Marine.

Bohart is an industry veteran with both manufacturing and retail experience. He worked for Hunter Marine for 17 years prior to leaving to become the sales manager for one of North America's largest Beneteau dealerships in Los Angeles for the last nine years.

A University of Florida graduate, he will be located out of Hunter's Alachua, Fla., office and initially will be responsible for the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes regions.

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The Sacks Group Yachting Professionals announced Allison Kauffman was promoted from executive/charter assistant to a full-time charter agent.

Kaufmann joined The Sacks Group Yachting Professionals in December 2006 and was promoted to charter agent/independent contractor this month. She started her career in the yachting industry as a stewardess on private and charter yachts.

After a few years on the water, she combined her on-board experience with her degree from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale to become a design consultant for yacht refits, eventually starting her own yacht interior company.

After transitioning to the retail aspect of chartering, she found that background to be useful while traveling the world inspecting charter vessels for clients.

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