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Intercoastal Financial Group, of Fort Pierce, Fla., expanded its marine lending group in New England by adding Maribeth Pochini.

“We are pleased and excited to have Maribeth Pochini as part of the Northeast team,” Intercoastal Financial CEO Hans Kraaz said in a statement. “Someone with her experience and skills are a huge asset in this marketplace.”

Intercoastal Financial said Pochini will work in conjunction with Jim Desnoyers, Cliff Burwell, Tonya McFadyen and Paul Moriarty out of the Northeast regional office in Mystic, Conn., and will be reconnecting with dealers and brokers in New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont.

The company said Pochini has years of experience in marine lending and has a solid background in consumer marine lending, underwriting and dealership operations. She can be reached at (978) 660-3688 or via email at mpochini@boatloans.net.

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Rick Venner is the newest member of the Walstrom Marine sales team, bringing with him more than 35 years of industry experience. An avid sailor, boater and yachtsman, he has sold, serviced and captained virtually all types of vessels.

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“Over the course of his career, Rick has garnered experience in every possible capacity, making him an exceptional advocate for our customers,” Walstrom Marine president David Lyle said in a statement.

“He is one of a small group in the marine industry well versed in the manufacturing of new and the sales and service of new, pre-owned and brokerage vessels. It is because of this experience Rick will have an immediate impact on our already established sales and service businesses.”

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