Brenna Preisser

Brunswick Corp | Brenna Preisser


As president of Business Acceleration at the boating industry’s biggest company, Brenna Preisser has a dizzying number of responsibilities including oversight for Freedom Boat Club, the Tech Nexus Incubator, seven Finance & Insurance brands, a new boater training venture, human resources – and if that is not enough – she ...

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Port of Felixstowe

Supplying the supply chain: containers in short supply too

IBI , by Tony Esposito

Another weak link in the supply chain:  shipping delays, lack of containers and soaring freight costs.  How long will it last?

Samsung semiconductor

Semiconductor shortage could have broad implications for boat industry

By Craig Ritchie, Ed Slack,

A perfect storm of tight supply and growing demand has left marine equipment manufacturers struggling to secure supplies of an increasingly critical component. IBI speaks to Navico CEO Knut Frostad and Raymarine General Manager Gregoire Outters for additional insight.

Honda 105 Jet outboard

Honda, Toyota halt North American production as supply chain woes worsen

IBI , by Tony Esposito

Decades-old infrastructure issues made worse by security precautions

Plywood sheeting

US boatbuilders facing shortages “on just about everything”

IBI , by Craig Ritchie

Covid-19 impacts and rapid surge in demand for boats forcing multiple challenges to global supply chains


Resin: “An unprecedented supply-demand imbalance”

IBI , by Arlene Sloan

In a year full of ’unprecedented’ scenarios, yet another has emerged in the market for resins – a key component for boatbuilding and many other industries

LyondellBasell plant in Channelview, Texas

Foam shortage slowing US boat production

IBI , by Craig Ritchie

Weather damage to key raw material plants bring US seat foam production to a standstill



IBI cover FebMar2021

Market Focus:
Italy | France

Insight:   Brunswick Stragegy Chief Brenna Preisser |  Investors in boatbuilding

Spotlight:  Outboard Engines | Propellers & Propulsors

Profile:   Pininfarina Designer Nicola Girotti | Maarten Bernhart of La Bella Verde

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