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  • Hatteras CEO Gary Smith
    Interview

    New Hatteras CEO outlines objectives

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

    Gary Smith talks to IBI about his plans for the business going forward

  • Knut Frostad Sailing with B&G
    Interview

    Interview | 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
    Interview

    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

  • Jean-Pierre Goudant©DavidGirard20172
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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

  • BBA 2018_Nick on IBI's 50th
    Interview

    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
    Interview

    Rose Damen | Damen & Amels

    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
    Interview

    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

  • Thom Dammrich in Chicago Low Res Sept 23 2019-1_edited-1
    Interview

    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 ...

  • john0113_HI-RES
    Interview

    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

  • Wettoncraft CEO_Eric_DIVRY
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    Wettoncraft | Eric Divry

    2019-06-27T08:30:00Z

    A former director in logistics, Eric Divry had a dream four years ago of developing a boat that would take the stress out of boating

  • IndustryInsider
    Interview

    Benetti | Paolo Vitelli & Franco Fusignani

    2019-04-30T10:57:00Z

    Benetti recently launched three gigayachts in 100 days, a feat that pushed the builder to its limits. Benetti’s new CEO, Franco Fusignani, and group president Paolo Vitelli reveal just how they came to terms with the mammoth task and the builder’s plans for the gigayacht sector going forward

  • Marius (1 of 1)
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    Sleipner | Marius Torjusen

    2019-04-26T15:54:00Z

    Norwegian stabiliser manufacturer’s new Chief Commercial Officer on market prospects and investments for 2019

  • Unknown
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    Caymas Boats | Earl Bentz

    2019-03-08T12:01:00Z

    Earl Bentz entered the boat business working for his uncle’s dealership at age 14. Now, at 66, he’s decided to start his third boat company, Caymas Boats, from part of the facilities – and with many employees – of his former Triton Boats in Tennessee

  • Vladimir Zinchenko
    Interview

    SVP Yachts | Vladimir Zinchenko

    2019-02-20T17:30:00Z

    The owner of SVP Yachts, builders of Shipman sailboats, OceanClass and the Greenline range of hybrid motoryachts, looks back on the fateful day he took over the Slovenian builder in 2015, and outlines plans for future growth

  • Dr Ralph Kudla, MD of Bavaria Yachts
    Interview

    Bavaria | Ralph Kudla

    2019-01-16T15:30:00Z

    Bavaria MD Ralph Kudla discusses the German yard’s new direction, new boats and plans for growth

  • Brunswick Mark Schwabero
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    Brunswick | Mark Schwabero

    2019-01-07T15:59:00Z

    Mark Schwabero, chairman and CEO of Brunswick Corporation in the US, retired at year’s end with the industry enjoying eight straight years of growth and Brunswick’s stock having recorded several 12-month highs.

  • Bill head shot
    Interview

    Correct Craft | Bill Yeargin

    2018-12-12T15:24:00Z

    The Correct Craft CEO on tariffs, going global and how to solve one of the industry’s most pressing challenges 

  • Evinrude - Nando Zucchi
    Interview

    Evinrude | Nando Zucchi

    2018-11-02T14:16:00Z

    Evinrude’s Nando Zucchi ready to “buy, build, transform”

  • TomdeVries
    Interview

    Feadship | Tom de Vries

    2018-10-24T11:55:00Z

    Feadship MD on the need to connect with a new generation