Changing Places

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Brownell Trailers of Fairhaven, Mass., manufacturer of hydraulic boat trailers and Rok Boat Stands, appointed Justin Reis to direct the design and engineering of the company’s products.

Reis received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Dartmouth College and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Massachusetts. He has extensive experience in metal forming, metal fabrication and laser welding processes.

Established in 1954, Brownell Trailers makes fully submersible hydraulic trailers. Rok Boat Stands are rustproof, with fully galvanized bases and cast steel galvanized handles.


Senator visits Tiara Yachts

Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., toured the Tiara Yachts headquarters in Holland, Mich., to meet the workers and learn about the impact of the company on the local economy, as well as the impact of boating on a state and national level.

Strong boat sales in February

Boat sales were up 2.5 percent last month in the main powerboat segments, according to Statistical Surveys Inc. data from 28 early reporting states, and up 1.1 percent across all categories.

Mixed messages on the economy

Markets tumbled on Monday as embattled Facebook sparked a tech selloff — the most recent illustration of the mixed economic indicators prevalent in the news.

Glastron adds Maine dealer

Expanding its dealer network in Maine, Glastron boats, a division of Groupe Beneteau’s Cadillac, Mich., operations, has named Branch Pond Marine as the newest addition to their distribution channel.