Skip to main content

New England Ropes hires new manager

Teufelberger Fiber Rope Corp. hired Stuart MacNeil as an associate market manager for the New England Ropes brand within the pleasure marine division.

MacNeil comes to Massachusetts-based Teufelberger from Maine boatbuilder Lyman-Morse, where he worked as a project and rig shop manager, supervising two associate riggers. A longtime sailor, MacNeil worked with and used New England Ropes products extensively while on the racecourse, crossing the Atlantic, and circumnavigating Ireland.

He is a graduate of Bowdoin College, and while in school he worked as the assistant sailing coach, instructing athletes both on and off the water on conditioning, technique and tactics. He also was a performance sailing coach for J World at its Performance Sailing School, where he instructed all levels of adult sailors, teaching them classroom theory and on-the-water skills.

“We are very excited that Stuart has decided to come onboard,” New England Ropes manager Kevin Coughlin said in a statement. “His extensive experience within our industry and with our product line will be an invaluable asset to our organization, as well as a wonderful resource for our customers. Stuart will be instrumental in providing customer service to our growing pleasure marine customer base through in-store visits, remote customer support, trade shows and product demonstrations.”


AIM Marine Group Hosts Meet the Editors Event

More than a dozen editors from Active Interest Media’s Marine Group participated in the day-long, information-sharing event.

Fairline Makes Leadership Appointments

The British luxury boatbuilder founded plans to chart its course for the future with a new CEO and the return of Derek Carter as chairman.

Battle on the Great Lakes Rages On

The Icebreaker Wind Turbine Development faces strong headwinds from boating and fishing groups.

Limestone Boat Co. Expands Dealer Network

The company adds four new dealers to its roster, with three to represent Aquasport Boats.

NMEA Announces ‘22 Training Course Schedule

For next year, marine training courses will be offered as virtual and in-person sessions for basic marine electronics installers, and in-person only for advanced installers.

GM Invests $150M in Electric Boat Start-Up

General Motors has acquired a 25-percent stake in Pure Watercraft, a Seattle-based e-propulsion outfit.

Patrick Acquires Marine and RV Seating Maker

The Elkhart, Ind.-based component manufacturer finalized its purchase of Williamsburg Marine and Williamsburg Furniture.