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Vessel Vanguard announces personnel move

Boat maintenance management firm Vessel Vanguard appointed Mark Brown as director of dealer development.

Brown joins Vessel Vanguard from MarineMax, the world’s largest boat retailer, where he served for 14 years in brokerage and new-boat sales. He will be responsible for developing new dealer relationships and fostering stronger relations with existing partners, as well as conducting training webinars for dealers.

“I am so pleased to welcome Mark to the Vessel Vanguard team,” company founder and CEO Don Hyde said in a statement. “We have seen substantial growth recently as a result of our continuing innovation in product development and excellence in customer service, and now it is time to elevate our success to new heights with renewed vitality. With Mark’s skills, we will be able to build upon the important relationships we have with our boat dealer partners and create relationships with new ones.”

In addition to his time as a boat broker, Brown is also a certified yachtmaster and scuba instructor. With a passion for sailing and travel, he has pursued the boating lifestyle from Europe to the Caribbean. He lives in Palm Beach, Florida, with his wife and children.

“I’ve spent much of my professional career sharing my love of the water with others,”Brown said. “Recognizing the benefit and value that Vessel Vanguard brings to its subscribers, I feel this position is a natural progression. I’m proud to work for a company that really helps boaters get the most from their ownership experience. I look forward to making a tangible contribution to the team and the future of Vessel Vanguard.”

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