Business

Bluewater promotes COO

Antibes-based Bluewater has promoted Sarah Corn to the newly created position of chief operations officer (COO), giving her full responsibility of all training and crew department operations, including logistics and…

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Manager promoted president

Hill Robinson Yacht Management has appointed Barrett Wright as president of its U.S. office in Ft. Lauderdale. Former president Michael Reardon resigned to start his own firm. Wright was previously…

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Store sells new toy

Nautical Ventures Introduces the Seabreacher to the South Florida Megayacht Marketplace Dania Beach-based Nautical Ventures Marine Superstore is the official reseller and service partner for Seabreacher Submersible Watercraft. “A significant…

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Sea Hawk hires COO

Clearwater-based New Nautical Coatings has appointed Mike Detmer to chief operating officer. He will report to Erik Norrie, co-founder and CEO at Sea Hawk Paints. Prior to joining Sea Hawk,…

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TRAC expands in europe

TRAC Ecological has appointed Ocean Call Srl to distribute its environment-friendly products for onboard equipment cleaning and maintenance in Italy. Based in Venice, Ocean Call supplies marine equipment and accessories…

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Sevenstar hires Manley

Holland-based Sevenstar Yacht Transport has hired Simon Manley as its new Caribbean Leeward Islands representative. Manley will be based in St. Maarten. The leeward islands include the British and U.S.…

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Agency honors loyalty

Northrop & Johnson Crew Services has developed a loyalty program for its customers. If a yacht places a senior crew member through the agency, it will place a junior crew…

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MPT to raise money

Ft. Lauderdale-based Maritime Professional Training (MPT) is hosting the inaugural “I Heart MPT Red Passion Fundraiser” in honor of American Heart Month in February. The fundraising event will take place…

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Lazzaras buy Lazzara

Avanti Ocean Group, consisting of private investor Geoff Bond and third-generation Lazzara family members Joe and Steve Lazzara, purchased the assets of Lazzara Yachts, including the intellectual property and molds.…

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Broker takes bitcoin

Ft. Lauderdale-based brokerage firm Denison Yacht Sales now accepts the online peer-to-peer payment system Bitcoin for yacht purchases and charters. The cyber currency is becoming an increasingly popular way to…

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