YachtWorld Recruits Al Gardner and Experienced Development Team

A founding member of YachtCouncil.org brings his development team to enhance YachtWorld's offerings to brokers and builders.

NORFOLK, Va.-(July 28, 2011)–YachtWorld.com, a division of Dominion Marine Media, today announced that Al Gardner, one of the founders of YachtCouncil.org, has joined the company, effective immediately.

Along with his entire programming and design staff, Gardner has joined YachtWorld.com to collaborate on new product development.

YachtWorld’s strategy is ever-evolving to ensure the best results for its members, and Gardner’s team has a proven track record of managing and delivering strategic R&D.

“YachtWorld.com will continue to enhance its core mission,” said Ian Atkins, vice president and general manager of YachtWorld, “which is to provide brokers and boat builders with a huge variety of web based marketing and software solutions. Now we have the opportunity to leverage our newly expanded resources to take our strategic product development to the next level more quickly.”

Gardner joins YachtWorld.com with more than 20 years of experience in the technology and software industry, as well as nearly 15 years in the marine and brokerage industry. “Together with my entire programming staff, I am very excited about working with the YachtWorld team. I am confident that our industry knowledge, proven development skills and team tenure will move us toward our goal of building many new and exciting products and enhancing some of the existing products and services,” Gardner stated.

Gardner’s background includes multiple successful entrepreneurial ventures, ecommerce system development, global software and hardware installation, establishment of new business processes and global networking platforms. “I’m very excited to continue my career with such a multi-faceted team of sales, marketing, customer service and editorial professionals — all of whom collaborate with product development. It is a signpost to a new standard of collaboration for the yacht brokerage industry.”

About Dominion Marine Media

Dominion Marine Media (DMM) is the Internet partner of choice for the recreational marine industry and operates the three market leading web portals – www.boats.comwww.yachtworld.com and www.boattrader.com. DMM is a division of Dominion Enterprises, a leading marketing services and publishing company, that provides businesses with a comprehensive suite of technology-based marketing solutions including Internet advertising, lead generation, CRM, website design and hosting and data management services.  DMM has offices in North America (Norfolk, Virginia; Seattle, Washington; and Vancouver, British Columbia) as well as in Europe (United Kingdom and Italy).  The company employs 150 people, has customers in 106 countries and advertises boats for sale in 193 countries.  In 2010, over 38 million unique visitors spent time researching products on DMM web and mobile sites, apps and social media outlets.  DMM’s global reach includes 22 localized web portals which are translated into 13 languages.


Courtney Chalmers

Dominion Marine Media

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