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Quick Hits: January 21, 2021

Foul-release coatings manufacturer Propspeed announced the launch of a rebranding campaign, which will include new logos, an updated website, packaging, and updates to social media platforms collateral materials. “Our brand is a reflection of our people, and no matter who you talk to in the company, you will see the passion for our products, industry, customers and the ocean,” CEO Chris Baird said.

Fraser appointed Frédéric Dormeuil to its worldwide team as head of global partnerships, the company said in a statement. Dormeuil joins Fraser with years of experience in the yacht market, and brand and business development.

Kevin Coughlin was named vice president of sales and marketing for the Wichard Groupe, the century-old French supplier of sailing products under the brands Profurl, Sparcraft, Facnor, Lorima and Peguet. Coughlin was previously brand manager of New England Ropes. “Kevin brings tremendous experience to this key role, and we can’t wait to see the impact and leadership we know he will have on our business segments,” Wichard Group USA general manager Darryl Spurling said in a statement.


Sudbury Names Martin Flory Group Agency of Record

The Peabody, Mass., boat-care products company has hired the public-relations firm to enhance market positioning of the company and its subsidiaries.

Technohull Opens New Shipyard

The Greek high-performance RIB manufacturer moves operations to a purpose-built,129,000-square-foot facility.

Yamaha Rightwaters Supports N.Y. Oyster Restoration

The Billion Oyster Project in New York Harbor aims to bring back bivalves to the mouth of the Hudson River and one of the country’s busiest harbors.

Zeelander Names New CEO

Marine industry veteran Grant Hooper is appointed CEO of Zeelander Yachts.

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.