Changing Places

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Bonnier named Scott Shane as editor-in-chief of Marlin magazine.

In addition to his editorial work on several top magazines, Shane’s diverse industry background will boost the brand’s expansion into new ventures, including furthering digital properties, according to Bonnier.

He brings to Marlin more than 20 years of editorial experience, including work at Fishing World, Big Game Journal and Yachting. Shane also contributed to Power & Motoryacht’s annual tournament guide.

During his career, Shane launched an outdoors magazine and sold ad space before starting a yacht brokerage firm in the Northeast. He still owns the firm.

“Marlin magazine has stood alone at the top of the offshore fishing world for 30 years, thanks to a singular focus and commitment to excellent content at every step along the way,” editorial director David Ritchie said in a statement. “The combination of Scott’s business leadership with Dave [Ferrell]’s proven ability to shape content that appeals to anglers is a one-two punch that will surely keep Marlin at the top, not only in print, but in emerging media markets as well.”

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Terry Leitz, the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s director of marine dealer certification and customer service index programs, was appointed to the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators' inaugural National Boating Education Standards Panel.

The 15-member panel, with representatives from state, federal, non-profit, commercial and public stakeholder groups, will review the National Boating Education Standards on a five-year basis, beginning this year, with the most recently approved version of the standards forming the basis for the first review.

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Northern Lights appointed Koen Maronier of MarPower as its factory representative for northern Europe.

Based in Lemmer in The Netherlands, Maronier has worked with Northern Lights for several years as an authorized dealer.

Northern Lights also announced the retirement of Maarten Boutkan from the same position.

“Mr. Boutkan’s accomplishments are too numerous to list, but most importantly, he is the pioneer of Northern Lights generators into the Dutch yacht-building industry and has created a legacy that won’t be forgotten,” the company said in a statement. “We sincerely thank Maarten for his years of dedicated service and wish him and his wife Alice health and happiness in this new chapter of their lives.”

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