Changing Places


Fred Lachlan was named sales director of Volvo Penta Canada.

In addition to 15 years of experience as a Volvo Penta distributor, Lachlan has worked for Volvo Penta Canada since 1993, most recently serving as national sales manager.

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McMurdo and Kannad Marine named Bill Eastwood sales manager for the Americas.

Eastwood will be responsible for driving sales of the McMurdo and Kannad brands of marine electronic safety products for the U.S. commercial and recreational marine markets and the outdoors market.

Based in Massachusetts, Eastwood brings more than 25 years in the marine electronics industry. The company said he has a proven track record of developing multichannel strategic marketing plans, increasing market share and driving revenue in previous roles at CaribAzul Marketing, OceanLED, Navionics, Ocean Marketing and West Marine.

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Raymarine promoted Harry Heasman to U.K. sales manager.

Previously regional sales manager for the U.K. South East, East Coast and the whole of Ireland, Heasman will oversee the complete Raymarine U.K. sales team and handle key OEM accounts.

Heasman graduated with a degree in accountancy and business law and had experience in sales, information technology and educational technologies before joining Raymarine.

He cruises and races in dinghies and keelboats, and his offshore experience includes Fastnet qualifiers sailing in a Ker 11.3. He cruises regularly on a Contessa 32 that his family owns and windsurfs when he can.

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Nautor’s Swan named Jimmy Cheung as the brand’s new area manager for the Asian market.

Cheung, 35, who was born and raised in Hong Kong, was appointed to expand the brand’s presence in China and Southeast Asia. His role will include commercial development and the coordination of Nautor’s Swan meetings and events in the region.

After several years at nautical magazines, Cheung became a sales manager for a Chinese superyacht agency. He worked for Thomson and Reuters before joining Nautor’s Swan. He will be based in Hong Kong.


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.