Changing Places


Tigé Boats named Chris Crysdale as its director of dealer development.

Crysdale brings 20 years of inboard sales experience to Tigé, most recently as national sales manager with Malibu Boats.

“Chris is an excellent addition to our team,” company president Rick Correll said in a statement. “It’s a part of creating the complete package — launching of the 2012 lineup, adding a new 23-foot design to our model mix, developing new dealers and increasing market share world wide, and our recent award of the seventh consecutive year of excellence in customer satisfaction — all indicate we’re moving in the right direction with our product, our customers and our dealer network.”

Tige Boats builds high-end, multisport inboard boats distributed through a worldwide network of dealerships.

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Tipton Design and Engineering, which designs, engineers and manufactures products for the marine, energy and home products industries, welcomed marine engineer Troy Hatcher to the engineering services team.

Based at the Cleveland office, Hatcher will manage the development of products and machinery using 3-D modeling and simulation tools. His knowledge of high-tech software allows TiptonDE to have the ability to reduce the time it takes to get products to market and improve the performance of complex parts and equipment.

He previously worked as a data engineering specialist at a hospital and as a track car build assistant at Totten Racing. He assisted in the design of custom one-off fabrication and built modification in the automotive industry.

Hatcher has a mechanical engineering degree from Case Western Reserve University.


NMMA Urges Action on E.U. Tariff

The 25 percent retaliatory tariff on American-built boats and engines, resulting in a 42 percent decline in exports to the European Union, is set to double June 1.

Brunswick’s Electrified, Connected Future

During the annual Investors Day, the company revealed its “Next Wave” strategic plan, which includes five electric propulsion products and a new boat brand by 2023.

MasterCraft Delivers Third Consecutive Record Quarter

Net sales, gross profit and net income all saw significant jumps in the third quarter, and the builder raised its fiscal-year outlook.

MRAA Board Contributes to BoatPAC

Every board member contributed to the non-partisan political action committee, which works with congressional members who recognize the importance of boating.

Educator Training Conference Agenda Announced

The ABYC Foundation’s virtual conference is scheduled for July 20-22, with speakers covering a host of topics around creating the future workforce.

RIMTA Awarded $30K Grant

The financial support will go toward its fiberglass boat recycling pilot project.

Sandy Hook Yacht Sales adds Intrepid

The dealership and brokerage firm has six locations in New Jersey and Florida.

Everglades Expands Executive Team

The Edgewater, Fla.-based manufacturer adds positions in finance, sales and marketing and operations.

Heed Caution While Refueling

Ethanol can be back in a big way, and insufficent labeling at the pumps could lead to problems for your marine powerplant. And the MRAA’s voices support for the 30 by 30 initaitive.