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Changing Places

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Hank Sibley joined Bluewater Yacht Sales as a yacht broker.

Sibley began working in the marine industry with his father at Gloucester Yachts and Chesapeake Powerboats in the mid-1980s. He has since worked in sales capacities in the construction and marine supply businesses and most recently has been selling new and brokerage boats for Max King Marine in Virginia Beach, Va.

He is a longtime sport fisherman, and in recent years he has been a part of Team Marlin Maniac.

“Hank will make a strong contribution to our team with his experience and contacts throughout the trade. We are pleased to have him at Bluewater,” Bluewater vice president Jud Black said in a statement.

Bluewater is the Mid-Atlantic dealer for Viking Yachts, Princess Yachts and Regulator Marine, as well as Sabre Yachts, Back Cove Yachts and Duffy Electric Boats in the southern Chesapeake. It operates from four locations: Kent Narrows, Md.; Hampton, Va.; and two in North Carolina — Wrightsville Beach and Wanchese in the Outer Banks.

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Ohio Sea Grant Extension announced Sarah Orlando as its new clean marinas coordinator.

Based at the Office of Coastal Management in Sandusky, Orlando will promote the Clean Marinas and Clean Boaters programs by encouraging marina and boat owners to use best management practices to preserve environmental resources. She also will coordinate the boat shrink-wrap recycling program and educate the public about the problems facing Lake Erie's Western Basin.

“As she returns to Ohio, Sarah brings a passion for the Great Lakes, a unique set of marine and freshwater science skills and an outgoing personality to the Ohio Sea Grant Extension program,” Ohio Sea Grant Extension Program coordinator Frank Lichtkoppler said in a statement. “I look forward to working with Sarah on the Clean Marinas program.”

Orlando holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Wittenberg University and a master's of marketing research degree in marine resources management from Texas A&M University. In 2009 she worked as an assistant lab manager at Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory, and in 2008 she was a biological field station assistant

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