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  • Doug Smoker Interview
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    IBI Interview with Smoker Craft CEO Doug Smoker (trailer)

    2020-08-28T14:39:00Z

    In the latest installment of the IBI Interview series, IBI correspondent Craig Ritchie speaks with American boatbuilder Doug Smoker, President CEO of Smoker Craft, a line of fishing and deck boats with wide appeal among among America’s extensive angling and fishing market – about a wide range of ...

  • Doug Smoker Interview
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    IBI speaks with Smoker Craft CEO Doug Smoker

    2020-08-28T14:39:00Z IBI , by Craig Ritchie

    IBI correspondent Craig Ritchie speaks with American boatbuilder Doug Smoker, President CEO of Smoker Craft, a line of fishing and deck boats with wide appeal among among America’s extensive angling and fishing market – about a wide range of topics including the remarkable demand that is expanding boating’s ...

  • Richard Hadida interview
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    IBI Interview with Oyster’s Richard Hadida (trailer)

    2020-08-21T13:02:00Z

    In the latest installment of the IBI Interview series, Ed Slack speaks with Richard Hadida, Owner and CEO of Oyster Yachts about the company’s direction since he came onboard and the outlook for demand and new products over the near term. In this excerpt, Hadida shares his thoughts on coming ...

  • Finnmaster interview
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    IBI Interview with Finnmaster’s Kjell Björklund (trailer)

    2020-08-14T07:48:00Z

    In the latest installment of the IBI Interview series, Ed Slack speaks with Kjell Björklund, Managing Director of Finnmaster Boats, Scandinavia’s biggest boatbuilder with three ranges – Finnmaster, Grandezza and Husky. In this excerpt, Björklund discusses the builder’s plans for continued growth. IBI plus subscribers, can watch the full ...

  • IBI Interview with Jerome de Metz
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    IBI interview with Beneteau CEO Jérôme de Metz (trailer)

    2020-08-07T13:38:00Z

    In the latest installment of the IBI Interview, Ed Slack speaks with Jérôme de Metz, Chariman and CEO of France-based Groupe Beneteau, the global leader in sailboat and multihull production, and second largest boatbuilder worldwide. In this excerpt, De Metz discusses aspects of the company’s new five-year strategic plan ...

  • Brett McGill IBI Interview
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    IBI interview with MarineMax CEO Brett McGill (trailer)

    2020-07-27T09:27:00Z

    In the latest installment of the IBI Interview, IBI contributor Craig Ritchie speaks with Brett McGill, CEO of mega boat retailer MarineMax about significant shifts emerging out of the Covid-19 crisis and the role technology and digital investments are playing in the company’s business model. In this excerpt, McGill ...

  • Bavaria interview_ Michael Muller
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    IBI interview with Bavaria CEO Michael Müller (trailer)

    2020-07-21T14:56:00Z

    In the latest installment of the IBI Interview, Editor Ed Slack speaks with Michael Müller, CEO of the Bavaria Yachts Group In this excerpt, Müller discusses the importance of new product development and having a full range of boat lines for the marketplace. IBI plus subscribers, can watch ...

  • METSTRADE Director Niels Klarenbeek
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    Interview with METSTRADE Director Niels Klarenbeek (trailer)

    2020-07-16T13:24:00Z

    In the latest installment of the IBI Interview, Ed Slack speaks with Niels Klarenbeek, director of the industry’s largest international trade gathering of equipment suppliers, distributors and their OEM and retail customers – about how METSTRADE 2020 is adapting to the current circumstances to ensure a safe and successful event ...

  • 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 .

  • Frostad
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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 ...

  • IBI Interview_Jason Lippert
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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

  • Frabetti-Sunseeker interview image
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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 

  • Ferretti Group CEO Alberto Galassi 8
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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

  • Juan_Vargues_righthead
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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 ...