Changing Places


Malibu Boats announced that Nick Skally joined Malibu and Axis as director of marketing.

“Nick has over 15 years of experience in marketing, communications, promotions, graphic design and public relations for top brands such as Prince, a leader in the tennis industry,” CEO Jack Springer said in a statement. “He has not only the experience, but the leadership and management skills to take our marketing strategies and execution into the new generation. I am thrilled to have Nick as a part of Malibu.”

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Pirate’s Cove Resort, a 50-room waterfront boutique hotel and marina overlooking the Manatee Pocket near downtown Stuart, Fla., promoted Jim Nester to dockmaster for the resort’s full-service marina and dry stack.

A professional fisherman for 16 years, Nester has been with Pirate’s Cove since February as a dock attendant. He also will serve on the Pirate’s Cove Sailfish Classic Rules Committee.

Pirate’s Cove Marina can accommodate 50 boats up to 75 feet and offers fuel, utilities and other amenities.


Quick Hits: March 3, 2021

RBFF’s Take Me Fishing campaign offers embeddable fishing and boating map

MAN Achieves Emissions Certifications

The engine manufacturer, which also announced an extension of its supply partnership with the Ferretti Group, now meets major emissions standards worldwide.

In-Person Palm Beach Show Approved

The city of West Palm Beach OK’d the permit for the four-day show, which opens March 25 with a host of safety precautions.

Distributor Expands ePropulsion Sales Territory

Mack Boring will now offer ePropulsion’s electric outboards in the entire North American and Central American markets.

Registration Still Open for NMMA Webinar

The March 4 State of the Industry webinar includes the presentation of the Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index Awards and the Alan J. Freedman Award.

Rollick Secures $8.5 million in Funding

The market strategists said Web traffic in the third quarter of 2020 was up 245 percent on a year-over-year basis.

Time to Cry Foul Over Erie Canal Changes

An act has been introduced in the waning days of New York’s annual budget process that allows no opportunity for public input.