Southport Boats expands development team to introduce new models
October 15, 2013
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AUGUSTA, ME - OCTOBER 15, 2013 - Southport Boats, a division of Maritime Marine Group, LLC, has appointed George Menezes as director of product development and engineering. George is assumes the newly created position at Southport Boats to spearhead expansion of new boat models, specifically a 32' model in development, designed by C. Raymond Hunt and Associates. In addition, to his role as project engineer for Southport's long awaited, larger boat, Menezes will contribute to the continual upgrades and improvements on the existing Southport 27 and 29 center console boat lines.
George brings to Southport Boats more than 25 years of experience at Sabre Yachts and Back Cove Yachts where he led the development team in new boat designs and liaised between marketing, sales, manufacturing, and customers. George is also an accomplished boatbuilder who specialized in building tooling for performance powerboats.
"George is ideally suited to his new role at Southport Boats where he'll keep his finger on the pulse of the sportfishing industry while expanding our widening customer base," said Peter Galvin, vice president of sales and marketing at Southport Boats. "He will keep Southport responsive to market demands by incorporating the best features possible on every existing Southport model as well as those to come."
Southport Boats is rolling out its newest model, the 29 FE, at boat shows along the Atlantic Coast. George will continue to evolve this crossover cruiser/fisher that incorporates features for the dedicated offshore fisherman and for the cruising family.
Ian Kopp, president of Soutport Boats, said, "With his background and experience, George completes the management team we've assembled to take Southport Boats to the next level as we introduce new models and continually improve the existing line of Southport Boats."
More information about Southport Boats' models, including the 27 CC, 29 CC, 29 TE and 29 FE, is available online at www.southportboats.com.