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Quick Hits: January 6, 2021

The Marine Marketers of America announced that Boats Group vice president Courtney Chalmers was elected president, and Sea Tow International president Kristen Frohnhoefer was elected vice president. “I am excited to join the board as president and work alongside such a well-respected and talented team of industry leaders,” Chalmers said in a statement. Romina Bompani remains the association secretary, and new board members include Nautique’s Brian Sullivan, Malibu’s Jane Schlegel, and Regulator’s Keith Ammons. MMA founding president Wanda Kenton Smith remains in an advisory role as immediate past president.

Lazzara Yachts Group appointed Nils C. Nelson executive vice president. An industry veteran, Nelson is a licensed captain and third-generation marine professional, most recently serving as international sales manager for Northern Lights. He will be tasked with leading business development, customer service and sales efforts of the Tampa, Fla.-based Lazzara team.

Crevalle Boats parent company Littoral Marine named Roger B. Taylor Jr. chief operating officer. Taylor’s 20 years of experience includes positions with SeaHunter, Bertram, Edgewater and Donzi. “I am very excited to join the team at Crevalle,” Taylor said in a statement. “I think they have an amazing product and am very impressed with the design and quality of these boats.”


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.