Changing Places


Xtreme Tower Products hired industry veteran Mike McCrary as its engineering manager.


Based in Maryville, Tenn., XTP designs and manufactures custom watersports towers and accessories for boatbuilders and retail customers around the world.

“We are excited to have Mike on the XTP team,” company president Tony Williams said in a statement. “His project management capabilities and purchasing experience will be huge assets, given our aggressive new product schedule.”

McCrary has more than two decades of marine industry experience, including as senior buyer/new product development project leader at Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. and purchasing positions at Crownline and Celebrity boats.

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Ocean Link recently added Michael Amelang to its technician staff, increasing the company’s marine services beyond sanitation and plumbing and into refrigeration and air conditioning. The new hire also expands the company’s service territory from its Portsmouth, R.I., location north to Boston.


Amelang has more than 20 years of experience with marine systems. He is factory-trained in CruisAir direct expansion and chilled water equipment. He also has working familiarity with Webasto, MarineAir, Aqua Air and MarvAir temperature-control equipment, as well as Norcold, Nova Kool, Adler Barbour, Sea Frost, U-line, Raritan and Marvel refrigeration and ice makers. He has a lengthy background in electrical and marine plumbing systems and recently completed VacuFlush super-tech training at The Landing School.

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Tommy’s Slalom Shop Adds Dealer

Boulder Boats has locations in Nevada, Arizona and California.

Trade Only Today Returns Tuesday

The daily e-newsletter will not publish Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Mercury and Crownline Make Supply Pact

Under the agreement, Mercury will be the exclusive outboard and sterndrive supplier for the boatbuilder.

Sea Tow Makes Executive Appointment

Thomas Spina, who has more than 25 years of maritime experience in a variety of roles, was named vice president of franchise operations.

Quick Hits: January 15, 2021

IBEX seeks proposals for session topics; Sensible Yacht Cordage changes hands

Godfrey Marine to Host Virtual Showcase

The event is to take place Jan. 23 and will include Godfrey pontoons and Hurricane deckboats.

Boat Shows Throttling Up

2021 is bringing a new paradigm to the winter boat show season.

Correct Craft Plans Expansions

The moves will allow additional growth for Nautique, Supreme, Ingenity and Watershed Innovation.

Avalon and Tahoe Appoints President

Duane Dinninger, who has been with the pontoon builder since 2006, steps into the leadership role.