Member updates: ZF Marine, MPT, Yacht Management, Bahia Mar, Bradford, Luxury Law, MYMIC, AME, Telemar, Complete Marine, Northrop & Johnson October 23, 2015

ZF Group, the parent company of ZF Marine Propulsion Systems, recently completed the acquisition of TRW Automotive. The acquisition has propelled the ZF Group into the top three automotive suppliers in the world and will allow ZF Marine to benefit from an unprecedented technological cross-fertilization that spans the automotive, non-automotive and marine sectors.

Maritime Professional Training has opened a lifeboat training facility at the Nautical Ventures location in Dania Beach. The $500,000 investment will allow MPT to train and certify crews in deploying lifeboats using a special crane and state-of-the-art lifeboat. Training at the new facility typically will take a week and cost $1,200 for the certification course.

Yacht Management is pleased to welcome Kelli Popovic and Robert “Jason” Packlain. Kelli, the new business development marketing manager, will be responsible for oversight and direction of marketing campaigns as well as strategic relationship development with key clients and new clients. Jason, the new yard manager, has more than 25 years of marine industry management and service experience, including as a yard foreman and manager at Marine Max. Yacht Management is also offering free survey haulouts for boats up to 100’ through the month of November. The service must be scheduled 72 hours prior to haul-out. To set up an appointment, call 954-941-6447 or email

Bahia Mar Marina will be the home base for the Melges32 sailing race, which will be in Fort Lauderdale December 4-6, February 12-14 and April 1-3. For more information, visit

Three employees at Bradford Marine, Nasir Ahmad, and brothers Adrian Cuadro and Israel Cuadro, recently celebrated their 25th anniversary.

Luxury Law Group celebrated the grand opening of its new office at 909 E. Las Olas Blvd. on Oct. 1 with a block-wide celebration and ribbon-cutting by Mayor Jack Seiler. The office joins Luxury Law’s other locations in Stuart, Washington, D.C., and The Hamptons.

MYMIC Training Technologies, a leader in the 3D game-based training industry, has partnered with One Squared Education to launch MYMIC LEARN, a program that will help marinas and boatyards comply with federal, state and local safety regulations. MYMIC LEARN uses a web-based training portal that lets employees access online 3D interactive training that offers the first comprehensive, compliance based training program specifically built for the marina and boatyard industry.

Advanced Mechanical Enterprises welcomes Renee Hogan, a King’s Point graduate, to its staff. Hogan, a mechanical field service engineer, has three years’ of maritime experience, most recently as a damage control assistant in the United States Coast Guard.

Telemar Yachting is excited to introduce a complete aviation quality bridge, fully type approved by class in Italian contemporary design. The bridge offers day and night view scenarios, individual dimming and many other features, and on the fly RGB colors are available. See it for yourself at the Telemar Yachting stand 702 & 703 in the Yacht Builders’ & Designers tent at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Complete Marine has been awarded two 2015 NauticStar Boats achievement awards from its NauticStar representative: the Top Ten Dealer Award and Top Excellerator Award. To learn more about Complete Marine’s inventory, visit or call at 954-567-BOAT (2628).

Northrop & Johnson Charter Manager Amy Wachmann has been promoted to retail charter manager. Amy, who manages a fleet of 11 yachts, joined Northrop & Johnson in 2011 and has more than 25 years of yachting industry experience, including five years as a crewmember.

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