Changing Places


Morris Yachts hired Doug Metchick as the company's first chief executive officer.

Metchick will lead and direct business operations and financial practices. Cuyler Morris continues in the role of president and chief development officer.

“We're thrilled to have someone of Doug Metchick's caliber leading Morris Yachts and the company's 100-strong team members and craftsmen,” Morris said in a statement. “Doug's industry experience and leadership skills, coupled with his understanding of Morris Yachts' unique culture and authority in the luxury yacht industry, will only strengthen our current sales momentum and business development efforts.”

Metchick joins Morris Yachts with an extensive background of leading and building brands in the sports, outdoor recreation, luxury and packaged goods categories. He most recently was executive director at Dory Ventures, a private equity firm specializing in recreational products and consumer goods.

He also was the president and founder of the Penfield Marketing Group, a Westport, Conn.-based sales and marketing consultancy specializing in lifestyle brands, major league sports, and the marine and ski industries. In addition to strategy work with Morris Yachts, Penfield’s clients included U.S. Sailing, the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team, Skip Barber, Major League Baseball, Ernst & Young, Nautor's Swan, The Canyons, Exclusive Resorts, Harpoon Brewery, The New York Times and Waco Classic Aircraft.

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Cape Cod Shipbuilding Co. announced the election of Wendy Goodwin as its president and treasurer.

She joined the company in 1993, is the third generation of Goodwins to lead the company and succeeds her father, Gordon Goodwin, and grandfather, E.L. Goodwin, who acquired the company in 1939.

An active sailor, she has won numerous championships on a regional and national level.

Cape Cod Shipbuilding is a sailboat builder and boatyard. The company has the exclusive rights to build the Nat Herreshoff-designed H-12-1/2, Bull’s Eye, Goldeneye and Marlin, and it builds the Mercury, Shields One-Design and Atlantic.

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Maretron and Larry Anderson jointly announced that Anderson will step back from his daily operational activities, but will continue to be involved as a principal of Maretron and contribute to future strategic planning and regular company performance reviews, among other fiduciary activities.

“We have been fortunate to have had Larry Anderson join Maretron at its startup phase and bring his lifelong experience in the marine industry to our young company over these past seven-plus years,” president and CEO Richard Gauer said in a statement.

Anderson started in the marine industry from his home state of Maine in 1963 as a co-owner of an electronics business. He has served in roles of general management and sales and marketing with various companies over 49 years and, in particular, he is known for his leadership role at Raytheon Marine Co. in the 1970s and 1980s. Raytheon has since become Raymarine.

“The marine industry has been a wonderful life experience for me, and I don’t intend to go away to sit on the porch anytime soon,” Anderson said in a statement. “However, at 70-plus years it is time for me to step back from the daily grind and do some personal things that are on my bucket list. I appreciate Maretron and our very edgy product line. What fun it has been to help such a capable team of individuals gain brand awareness and market recognition in a relatively short period of time.”

His retirement takes effect Jan. 1.


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.