Interviews & Insights

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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

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    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

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    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

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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.

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    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

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    Feadship | Tom de Vries

    2018-10-24T11:55:00Z

    Feadship MD on the need to connect with a new generation

  • Fulvio Dodich
    Interview

    Rossetti Superyachts | Fulvio Dodich

    Fulvio Dodich sets off on a new adventure in the boating world, this time as the chairman and partner of Rosetti Superyacht

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    Volvo Penta | Stefan Carlsson

    2018-02-22T12:03:00Z

    Head of Marine Diesel | Volvo Penta

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    Bavaria | Lutz Henkel

    2017-12-15T10:40:00Z

    Renowned and respected, but unloved, Bavaria is undergoing a transformation. CEO Lutz Henkel reveals plans to build not just bigger boats, but to inject passion back into the brand

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    Volvo Penta | Göran Gummeson

    2012-02-29T15:29:00Z

    In April Göran Gummeson will retire from being the head of Volvo Penta to make way for Björn Ingemanson, previously president of Volvo Trucks International Division. In this interview IBI’s publisher Nick Hopkinson talks Göran through his tenure at the helm of one of the leisure marine industry’s