Herve Gastinel

Former Beneteau chief discusses Covid-19

This issue of IBI – out tomorrow – features guest writer Hervé Gastinel, former CEO of Groupe Beneteau, suggesting the industry’s best course of action during these troubled times


Interview | Juan Vargues

The energetic president and CEO of Dometic Group speaks with IBI about post-Covid-19 strategy, the continuing shift in consumer focus toward enjoying the outdoors, and what it all means for both Dometic and the leisure marine industry as a whole

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IBI Interview Series

  • IBI speaks with Princess Yachts chief Antony Sheriff

  • Interview with Sunseeker’s Andrea Frabetti

  • IBI speaks with Alberto Galassi

Weekend Read


Goodbye to an old friend - origins of the outboard engine

The news this week that BRP Inc. has elected to exit the outboard engine business and discontinue building product under its Evinrude nameplate closed the book on a brand that helped drive boating into the modern era.


Trend Watch

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Scott Bader on Material Trends

Scott Bader outlines the trends they are seeing in the world of boatbuilding materials and resin


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New fuel development

One way to clean up the atmosphere is to develop cleaner-burning fuels, but how do these affect performance, and cost?



“I wanted to make something completely new”

Uncertain times call for bold actions and as new product launches go, Finnish brand Saxdor’s new ‘scooter’ tears up the rule book


IBEX 2020

IBEX 2020 planning gears up

Taking place 29 Sep-1 Oct in Tampa, Florida, the International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) is North America’s largest technical marine event with unparalled access to the people, products and technology shaping the boatbuilding industry.



Leader: Beyond Covid-19 by Herve Gastinel

Market Focus: Germany |
Finland |

Sector Focus: Inboard Engines & Materials

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