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  • Jan-Erik Viitala, Axopar Co-founder
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    IBI interview with Axopar (trailer)

    2020-07-07T12:36:00Z

    In the latest installment of the IBI Interview, Editor Ed Slack speaks with Axopar Co-founder Jan-Erik Viitala  In this excerpt, Viitala shares details on orders and production capacity at Axopar during the outbreak of Covid-19. IBI plus subscribers, can watch the full video by clicking here .

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    Interview with Navico’s Knut Frostad (trailer)

    2020-06-29T14:09:00Z

    In the latest installment of the IBI Interview, Editor Ed Slack speaks with Knut Frostad, President CEO of Navico about how the electronics manufacturer is managing Covid at facilities spanning 40 countries; Q2 expectations for the company and the industry, the development of glass bridge technology and advanced ...

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    Interview with Jason Lippert of Lippert Components (trailer)

    2020-06-22T13:59:00Z

    In the latest installment of the IBI Interview, Craig Ritchie speaks with Jason Lippert, CEO of Lippert Componet Industries (LCI), the US and Europe-based component manufacturer whose broad portfolio includes Taylor Made, Lewmar and Power Arm – strategic acquisitions made in the last 18 months to provide the company with ...

  • Huw Bower on boat
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    Brunswick Boat Group | Huw Bower

    2020-06-16T18:13:00Z IBI , by Craig Ritchie

    The president of Brunswick Boat Group speaks with IBI about building boats through a pandemic, and how the experience could change the industry moving forward

  • Dr. Hans Gerhardt-CEO Hanse Yachts
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    Interview with Hanse Yacht’s Dr. Jens Gerhardt (trailer)

    2020-06-16T14:56:00Z

    In the latest installment of the IBI Interview, Ed Slack speaks with Dr. Jens Gerhardt, CEO of the Hanse Group about the company’s recent financial results, expectations for customer demand in the wake of Covid 19, the impact of cancelled boat shows, and more. Watch the 2½ minuite trailer ...

  • Princess Yachts interview with Antony Sheriff
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    Princess Yachts executive chairman, Antony Sheriff - The 15-minute read

    2020-06-03T13:54:13.273Z IBI

    Not watched the video yet? Check out the transcript highlights of IBI’s recent Interview to learn how Princess is coping with Covid, how consumers are changing, and why Antony Sheriff is optimistic about the new normal

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    Sunseeker CEO, Andrea Frabetti - The 15-minute read

    2020-05-28T15:31:00Z IBI

    Not watched the video  yet? Check out the edited transcript of IBI’s recent CEO interview, with highlights including the impact of Covid-19 on the builder; its plans for Cannes and how it plans to transform its business model 

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    Ferretti Group CEO, Alberto Galassi – The 15-minute read

    2020-05-22T12:19:00Z IBI

    Not watched the video yet? Check out the transcript of IBI’s recent CEO interview, with highlights including the cost and full impact of Covid-19 on the builder; his views on prospects for a market rebound; and the memories of Covid-19 that haunt him

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    Dometic Group | Juan Vargues

    2020-04-27T12:15:00Z

    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

  • Herve Gastinel
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    Former Beneteau chief discusses Covid-19

    2020-04-27T08:52:00Z

    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

  • Hatteras CEO Gary Smith
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    Hatteras Yachts | Gary Smith

    2020-03-02T15:30:00Z IBI , by Tony Esposito

    New Hatteras CEO talks to IBI about his objectives and plans for the business going forward

  • Knut Frostad Sailing with B&G
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    Navico | Knut Frostad

    2020-02-18T15:30:00Z IBI , by Craig Ritchie

    Navico’s new CEO Knut Frostad shares his views on the shape of the industry to come, from auto docking and increasing levels of automation to why we should be looking to the smart home market, rather than the automotive sector, for inspiration. He says a movement to take the ...

  • AXOPAR's Jan-Erik Viitala at Boot 2020
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    Jan-Erik Viitala | Axopar

    2020-02-17T11:04:00Z

    Finnish brand Axopar is revolutionising the boat business by adopting a ‘platform’ approach to model development. Debuting five new models at Düsseldorf in January, the builder has sold over 2,200 boats to date in more than 70 countries with another 500-plus on order. Its co-founder Jan-Erik Viitala talks to the ...

  • Mevlut Sahin_Vanemar
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    Vanemar | Mevlüt Şahin

    2020-01-12T19:22:00Z

    Turkey has earned a reputation for heavy industry and quality manufacturing but new consumer electronics firm Vanemar is evidence of a new generation of Turkish entrepreneurs rewriting the playbook, and setting its sights on the competitive boat monitoring sector

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    EBI | Jean-Pierre Goudant

    2020-01-10T14:40:00Z

    The European Boating Industry association (EBI) is set to tackle boating’s toughest challenges.  IBI Chairman Nick Hopkinson interviews Jean-Pierre Goudant, the group’s new president and formerly part of the senior management teams at some of industry’s largest companies

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    CEO Insights | Growth in 2020?

    2019-11-19T09:21:00Z IBI , by Nick Hopkinson

    As a 50-year veteran of the industry, IBI Publishing Director Nick Hopkinson has the ear of CEOs and key managers across the industry and is also a keen observer of the long-term trends driving the market. Here he shares observations from a recent discussion with two prominent CEOs about the ...

  • Rose Damen
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    Damen & Amels | Rose Damen

    2019-10-29T11:39:00Z IBI

    Exploiting the unmatched synergy between the Damen and Amels brands, Rose Damen markets crossovers that are rocking the global yachting sector

  • Jason Lippert
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    More acquisitions on the cards as Lippert reveals hand

    2019-10-24T10:00:00Z IBI , by Craig Ritchie

    With seven major acquisitions in the past five years, Lippert Components Inc has become a major player in the leisure boat industry. IBI recently caught up with CEO Jason Lippert, who spoke candidly about what lies next as it builds its marine portfolio

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    Thom Dammrich on 20 years at the NMMA and his biggest regret

    2019-09-27T13:08:00Z IBI , by Craig Ritchie

    The marine industry has gone through a lot of changes in the 20 years that Thom Dammrich has headed the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). Through boom times and global recessions, labour challenges and tariff wars, Dammrich has been front and centre as our industry experienced some of its highest ...

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    Freedom Boat Club, Brunswick | John Giglio, Cecil Cohn, Brenna Preisser

    2019-07-04T10:45:00Z

    Following Brunswick’s acquisition of Freedom Boat Club, IBI talks with FBC president John Giglio, president of Brunswick Boating Services, Cecil Cohn, and Brenna Preisser, president – Brunswick Business Acceleration about the business strategy and the future of boating