Seattle, WA - Wednesday April 5, 2006 - Today, YachtWorld.com announced that Jessica Muffett, Founding Publisher of YachtWorld.com, will move into a part time consultative and advisory role later this month. In her new role as Publisher Emeritus, Muffett will primarily be involved in the strategic direction and communication for the company.
"Jessica built and developed the most powerful channel for yacht brokers to conduct business on the Internet today," said James Nolan, group general manager of boats.com and YachtWorld.com." In an industry attracting many competitors, she grew this publication from a startup organization 11 years ago to the most powerful advertising venue, inventory management and MLS service for yacht brokers in the world."
Bob Summers, Business Development Manager and nine year veteran of YachtWorld.com, assumes day-to-day business responsibilities for the American business. Summers programmed the BoatWizard and YachtWorld functionality. As his role evolved into product management, he oversaw the creation of projects including translated international sites and soldboats.com. Ian Atkins, Managing Director, Europe, will continue to lead the business' growth outside the Americas.
Formed in 1995, YachtWorld is the premier channel for yacht brokers around the world to list and sell boats over the Internet. YachtWorld, through its proprietary web-based applications BoatWizard and SoldBoats provides the brokerage community with inventory and website management, a co-brokerage MLS system, and access to historical sold boat data. With boats listed in 115 countries, YachtWorld directs consumers to the yacht broker community for professional boat buying and selling assistance.