Changing Places

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Vicem Yachts, the Turkish builders of luxury classic motoryachts and megayachts, is bolstering its executive U.S. team by naming Dave Mallach its Vicem Yachts USA director of sales, replacing Dirk Boehmer.


Mallach has worked in the marine industry since 1999 and has sold more than $30 million in Vicems during the last eight years.

“Dave has demonstrated a unique ability to communicate the unique qualities of Vicem's fine yachts to the American yachting public,” Vicem Yachts founder and president Sebahattin Hafizoglu said in a statement.

In his life before boats, Mallach worked as New York City's director of drug treatment services in the jail system on Riker's Island. In his spare time, Mallach and his wife, Pat, are involved in the building of a school for 500 children in the village of Bodarie, Haiti.

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British luxury motoryacht builder Fairline Boats announced a management team reorganization that will take place March 1 when Oliver Winbolt takes on the role of head of marketing after the departure of Miles Moorhouse.

Winbolt joined Fairline in 2005 as chief engineer, and during the last six years has gained extensive knowledge of the product range, Fairline dealerships and the company’s global show and media activities.

“In Oliver we have a highly experienced Fairline team member whose knowledge, passion and enthusiasm for the brand will be invaluable to lead a product-focused global marketing strategy. He will have the support of our existing marketing and PR resources and continue to work closely with our design team to promote our market-leading motoryachts,” sales and marketing director James Robinson said in a statement.