Nautical Ventures Marine adds sales specialist


Nautical Ventures Marine Superstore in Dania Beach, Fla., hired Katherine Ames as a tender sales specialist.

A graduate of Missouri Western University, Ames is a licensed Florida yacht and ship broker. She holds a Coast Guard 100-ton master/mate certification and was formerly with Ardell Yacht & Ship, 84 Boatworks and Nautica International.

“With our recent expansion into additional product lines and the growth we’ve experienced in 2014, Katherine will be instrumental in helping to meet the needs of our yacht captains and crew around the world,” Nautical Ventures Marine Superstore tender department head Renee McCullers said in a statement.


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