ABYC’s John Adey joins CPYB Advisory Council

The national Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) program, supported and sponsored by all seven broker associations in North America, recently welcomed John Adey, president of the American Boat and Yacht Council as a member of their Certification Advisory Council. Certified Professional Yacht Brokers are recognized as having achieved the highest level of industry accreditation, available …
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Smoker Craft mourns John Babbitt, international sales manager

John Babbitt, Smoker Craft’s international sales manager, passed away last week. The company submitted the following obituary to Boating Industry. Smoker Craft Inc. is saddened to announce the passing of its much-beloved international sales manager, John Babbitt. John, 69, passed away at his home in Indianapolis late last week. A graduate of the University of …
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Q&A with John Pfeifer, president, Mercury Marine

The last year has been very eventful for Mercury, with the introduction of its first purpose-built sterndrive engine in 2014, along with a number of new outboards. There was also a change in leadership, as Mercury president Mark Schwabero was named president and chief operating officer of Brunswick Corp. Taking over his role was John […]
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Mercury Marine’s John Temple announces retirement, Will Sangster named as replacement

FOND DU LAC, Wis. – John Temple, general manager of Mercury Marine’s Australia, New Zealand and Pacific (ANZP) region business, will retire at the end of 2014 after 35 years with the company. Will Sangster, director of sales in the ANZP region, will be appointed general manager to replace Temple upon his retirement. Sangster recently completed […]
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