Changing Places

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Denison Yacht Sales, a full-service global yacht brokerage and yacht charter firm, recently hired eight new yacht brokers and a charter fleet manager to expand the company's presence at its Florida and California offices.

Joining the Fort Lauderdale brokerage are Skip Denison, Juan Pasch, Peter Quintal and Gene Echols.

Pasch will assist in sales of new Beneteau GTs. Skip Denison will focus on sales of Down East-style yachts and other vessels from 50 to 150 feet in Palm Beach County, Fla., and Saugatuck, Mich.

New brokers to the California location include Dave Millett, Rick Peters, John Zagorski and Ed Gillespie.

Kaisa Pace was appointed charter fleet manager. Pace brings more than 13 years of marine industry experience to Denison. She started her career as a yacht stewardess. Shortly thereafter, she became a licensed captain and sailing instructor, and she has managed a bareboat charter fleet in the Bahamas. She also worked with Fraser Yachts and, most recently, Bartram & Brakenhoff, where she was in charge of charter management and charter brokerage.

“These top-level brokers share our company philosophy of uncompromising customer service and knowledgeable representation of the yachts we offer. I'm really looking forward to working with my uncle. He's a man I respect a great deal and look forward to working with him on a daily basis,” Denison Yacht Sales owner Bob Denison said in a statement. “The charter division is an integral part of our long-term approach. We couldn't be happier with the addition of Kaisa to our yacht charter team.”

Denison has offices in Fort Lauderdale; Marina del Rey, Calif.; San Carlos, Mexico; and Old Saybrook, Conn. The company represents Beneteau Swift Trawlers, Beneteau GT Flyers, Selene Ocean Trawlers, Dufour Yachts, Pirelli Yacht Tenders, Tecnomar, Palumbo Shipyard and Austin Parker.

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Scott MacDonald joined the Kent Narrows, Md., sales office of Bluewater Yacht Sales as a broker.

A lifelong boater and fisherman, MacDonald is a seasoned inshore and offshore angler and an experienced sales professional, the company said.

Bluewater is a 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; Hampton, Va.; and two in North Carolina, Wrightsville Beach and Wanchese in the Outer Banks.

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