Changing Places

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Cobalt Boats announced Aaron Krenzer was hired as regional sales manager for its newly formed Southeastern United States and Latin America regions.

Krenzer comes to Cobalt with experience in retail boat sales and marina management, in addition to sales experience for a major yacht builder, according to Cobalt.

He will manage a new territory that includes Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Mississippi. Krenzer will also be responsible for managing, servicing and developing the dealer network in Mexico, South America and Central America.

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Beth Leonard was named technical editor of BoatUS publications and assistant director of technical services.

In addition to writing for Seaworthy magazine, she'll be technical editor for the group's flagship publication, BoatUS Magazine, according to BoatUS.

Leonard grew up boating on Lake Ontario in upstate New York and has completed two circumnavigations.

She is the author of “The Voyager's Handbook,” a how-to guide for those who want to head offshore in their own boats, and narratives about her two circumnavigations: “Blue Horizons” and “Following Seas.”

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Yamaha sponsors Jacksonville show

Yamaha has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the Jacksonville In-Water Boat Show that runs April 13 -15 at Metropolitan Park and Marina in Jacksonville, Fla.

Volvo Penta announces contest

Volvo Penta of the Americas is asking new engine owners to submit stories to its inaugural Boating Dreams contest and will award the winner with a Chevrolet Silverado pickup.

MIASF volunteers collect 32 tons of trash

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida and the Marine Industry Cares Foundation, organizers of the 41st Annual Broward County Waterway Cleanup held on March 3, collected 32 tons of trash from 31 sites around the county.