New Executive VP and Director of Business Development at Lauderdale Marine Center

There are two new faces at the Lauderdale Marine Center (LMC). Colin Kiley, a 30-year industry veteran who previously held leadership positions at Nautical Structures Industries and Rybovich Boat Co. LLC is now the executive vice president. In this position, Kiley will manage the soup to nuts customer experience including sales, business development, marketing guest services and contractor relations. Jeff Partin, who has worked in the marine sector as a captain, project manager and yacht brokerage for nearly three decades, is the LMC’s new director of business development. Partin’s role is seeing out new business opportunities, negotiating and maintaining business relationships, improving customer experience and retention and overall taking a bigger bite of market share for the LMC.

“The expansion of Lauderdale Marine Center, including the addition of 20 slips for vessels over 100 feet, underscores LMC’s prominence as one of the world’s leading boatyards,” says Doug West, the LMC’s president. “As part of our team, Colin Kiley and Jeff Partin bring an additional dimension of global marine industry expertise and client-centric service to the next chapter in LMC’s success.”

The 65-acre LMC is located on the New River in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and is the largest yacht repair facility in the U.S. www.lauderdalemarinecenter.com

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Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.