Changing Places

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Torqeedo named Raychel Brown its sales manager, with responsibility for promoting and increasing sales of Torqeedo's Travel series of electric motors.

Brown last served as a short-term contractor for the Vallarta Yacht Chandlery in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. She also has been seminar coordinator for Sail America and director of operations for the Fair Wind Sailing School.

An avid sailor, Brown is a boat owner and has experience as a crewmember on racing and cruising sailboats.

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Outer Reef Yachts appointed Ken Freivokh, of Ken Freivokh Designs, as its exclusive European designer for layout and semi-custom interiors for its range of semi-displacement trawler-style yachts.

“We are delighted to welcome Ken Freivokh alongside our team here in Europe,” Outer Reef Europe director of sales Trever DeFaoite said in a statement. “When we were tasked with launching the Outer Reef brand into the EU, I knew there was only one designer with whom we wanted to work — Ken Freivokh. Our partnership with Ken reflects our core values of direct relationship with the client, looking after every aspect of their yacht through its design, build, commissioning and after-sales service long into the future.”


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