Changing Places

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Nv-Charts, a global supplier of precision charting products for mariners and cruising sailors, appointed Capt. Michael Martel as manager of its U.S. office in Newport, R.I.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Martel is a lifelong sailor and Coast-Guard licensed Master familiar with local waters, as well as many areas on the Eastern Seaboard covered by Nv-Charts, as well as the Caribbean. He has a background in sales and marketing and is a frequent contributor to Points East magazine and other marine publications.

“We’re pleased to welcome Mike to the Nv-Charts team,” chief hydrographer Hasko Scheidt said in a statement. “He will be responsible for making Nv-Charts known and available in the U.S. marketplace to pleasure boaters of power and sail, cruisers and charters, long-distance passagemakers and every mariner who wants the very best in reliable, precision charting products.”

* * *

Fishhound, a comprehensive, Web-based provider of real-time fishing reports by professional anglers, licensed guides and charter captains, announced that Jon Storm, formerly of BassFan, joined its team as content director.

“Jon brings a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise from companies that matter in our industry and we’re excited to have him join our team,” CEO Richard Marks said in a statement. “Our vision is not to reproduce another BassFan. Our plan is to move the entire industry forward by leveraging our local market presence to connect anglers with brands, businesses and localized content.”

Prior to Fishhound, Storm’s 15-year career in the fishing industry included a seven-year tenure as editor-in-chief of BassFan, preceded by editorial positions at Bass West USA and North American Fisherman, as well as Game Informer.

Related

STAR BRITE DEBUTS NEW MARINE DESCALING FLUID

Star brite introduces Marine Descaling Fluid—a powerful, easy way to descale raw water-cooled systems using recirculation. It saves time, energy, and a lot of headache, allowing for a faster, cost-effective return-to-service for equipment.

NAW Elects 2021 Officers

Michael Medart of Medart Engine and Marine takes the helm as chairman of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors board.

Caterpillar Names Global Manager

Alex Berg will lead the manufacturer’s pleasure craft and yachting segment.

Nearly 320K Boats Sold in 2020

NMMA says new-boat sales are at their highest level in 12 years, with all powerboat segments up 8 to 22 percent.

‘Injection of Capital’ for Cox Powertrain

The British company said it will use the $16.7 million to expand operations and ramp up production of its CXO300 diesel outboard.

Groupe Beneteau Releases Preliminary 2020 Financials

Revenues were down 15.1 percent for the 16-month period that ended Dec. 31. A full report is due next month.

A Modern Twist on Word of Mouth

The supercharged power of user-generated content.