Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (October 9, 2018) Lauderdale Marine Center (LMC), the largest yacht repair facility in the U.S., is pleased to announce the appointment of Colin Kiley as executive vice president Jeff Partin as director of business development.
Kiley brings over 30 years of experience in the marine industry to his position at LMC where he will manage all aspects of the customer experience including sales, business development, marketing guest services and contractor relations. He previously served as president of Nautical Structures Industries. Prior to that, he served with Doug West as vice president of sales and marketing and chief supply chain management officer at Rybovich Boat Co LLC. He studied mechanical engineering at Tulane University and project management at Nova Southeastern University.
Partin brings 28 years of marine industry experience to his position at LMC where he is responsible for seeking out new business opportunities, negotiating and maintaining business relationships, and working with the sales team to increase market share and improve customer experience and retention. His time in the industry includes the role of captain, project manager and 15 years in brokerage, most recently with Superyacht Sales and Charter. He serves on the board of directors of the InternationalYacht Brokers Association (IYBA) and is chair of the IYBA Ethics Committee, Annual golf tournament and East and West Coast Sales Summits.
“Both Colin and Jeff are highly respected individuals within the yachting community, so we are very pleased to have them join our team, as they share LMC’s values of professionalism and transparency,” said Doug West, president of Lauderdale Marine Center. “They join us at an important time as we finish the reconfiguration and expansion of our marina adding, more than 20 slips for vessels over 100-feet.”
About Lauderdale Marine Center
Located in Fort Lauderdale on the New River, visible from I-95 and close to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, LMC is a 65-acre facility consisting of a boatyard, marina and marine service center providing a complete offering of marine-related repair and services. Featuring 10,000 linear feet of dockage, it accommodates boats up to 200 feet with 22 covered sheds and 130 wet slips. The facility also has four boat lifts with haul-out capacity up to 485 tons. LMC’s business model includes leasing work space and commercial office space to approximately 60 on-site contractors providing various marine-related services such as fiberglass repair, electrical, painting, engine service, hydraulics, navigation and electronics, carpentry, metal fabrication and welding.