Skip to main content

Propspeed Expands Operations


New Zealand-based foul-release coatings manufacturer Propspeed named Rusty Morgan regional sales manager for the Pacific Northwest, where he’ll be tasked with driving growth in the area’s commercial sector, the company said in a statement.

Other new hires include Alan Ferland and Bobby Matos as managers of regional sales and technical support. Ferland will cover the Southeast, and Matos will serve the Gulf Coast region.

In the European market, Propspeed said it finalized partnerships for distribution in Italy, Holland and Germany, and with Quick, which will focus on global service.

The company said it is looking to fill roles in the French Mediterranean and Italian markets.

“At Propspeed, we are committed to our continual goal of being the world leader in protecting underwater assets and offering our customers globally the service they deserve,” CEO Chris Baird said in the statement.


St. Petersburg Show Opens Thursday

The 44th edition combines with the Tampa Boat Show to create what organizers say is the largest show on the Florida Gulf Coast.

Pay To Play

When Covid restrictions were widespread, some MTAs found a new revenue stream by charging admission to previously free shows, and visitors had no problem ponying up.

Yamaha Expands F25 Line

The company added short-shaft power trim and tilt models, and two models with improved tiller handles.

MRAA Donates to Educational Foundation

The group reinvested $100,000 in donations it received to help the foundation’s effort to address workforce shortages.

TPG Adds to Marine Portfolio

The hospitality and marina management firm acquired Conanicut Marina and Taylor Point Boat Yard in Jamestown, R.I.

Trade Only Today Returns Jan. 18

The daily e-newsletter will not publish Monday, Jan. 17, in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday weekend.

ECONOMY REPORT: Omnipresent Omicron

The year closed with an uptick in consumer confidence, but the latest coronavirus variant threatens to derail progress