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Emerald Pacific Yachts, exclusive West Coast distributor and dealer for Riviera Yachts and Horizon Yachts, announced the addition of Tom Ellsworth to its team.

Ellsworth will manage the San Diego office for Emerald Pacific.

He brings many years of experience to the job, including 12 as the Southern California dealer for Riviera. At Ellsworth Marine, he represented Riviera from 1997-2009.

"Tom's relentless pursuit of quality and his ability to deliver a truly unique experience for owners was a huge plus for Riviera during his years as a dealer," said Chris McCafferty, director of Riviera Yachts USA, in a statement.

Emerald Pacific's San Diego office will relaunch "Team Riviera" in Catalina next month, as well as the Mag Bay rendezvous, under Ellsworth's management.

Emerald Pacific Yachts was formed 13 years ago and has locations in Seattle and San Diego.

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Bellingham Marine promoted Peter Anderson to general manager for Bellingham Marine New Zealand.

Anderson, who has been with Bellingham since 2007, was serving as operations manager for the company's New Zealand operations, overseeing the day-to-day operations and administration of the division. As general manager, he now has full responsibility for all of the business activities of the New Zealand operation, which has territory that includes New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

"We're extremely happy to have Peter on our team," said John Spragg, general manager for Bellingham's Australasia operations, in a statement. "This newly expanded role maximizes Peter's skills and experience. I'm confident that our New Zealand team has the knowledge and resources to continue to provide our clients with the quality of service and product Bellingham Marine is known worldwide for."

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