Member News July 26, 2017

Boats Group, which is moving its corporate headquarters from Norfolk, VA to Miami, appointed Sam Peterson as the company’s chief technology officer. Before joining Boats Group, Peterson was CTO at and Open English. Boats Group operates Boat Trader, YachtWorld,, CosasDeBarcos, and Yacht Closer.

MarineMax managers Kyle Roney (Pompano and Palm Beach) and Scott Holmes (Hall Marine Greenville) were selected among the top 40 leaders in the industry under 40 years old by Boating Industry. The 40 Under 40 program highlights professionals who impact all aspects of the industry, including associations, manufacturing, dealers, and marinas.
Jorge Acosta has joined AccuDock as a sales representative and will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with new and existing customers.

Sailorman is up and running at its new location: 3000 South Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. Be sure to stop in and check out the new location!

Deerfield Beach-based Bennett Marine announced recently that it has been acquired by Yamaha Motor Corp. “We’re very excited to become part of the Yamaha Marine family and look forward to continuing the great legacy of producing innovative and high-quality boat-leveling solutions well into the future,” said Charles Sweet, CEO of Bennett Marine.

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