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  • Yanmar's Martijn Oggel

    Yanmar appoints global sales manager


    Yanmar Marine International (YMI) has appointed Martijn Oggel as its global sales manager. Based at YMI Almere in the Netherlands, Oggel will implement the company’s strategic directives in alignment with local offices and key distributors. He will report directly to YMI director of sales and

  • Screenshot-2018-12-11_ Join the Beneteau Group

    Beneteau utilizes Paris Boat Show to recruit staff


    Factory workers teamed up with HR to sell the benefits of working for the French builder

  • News

    Executive appointments at KVH


    Bruun, Woodhead assume expanded responsibilities at mobile connectivity and inertial navigation systems manufacturer

  • Ken Seipel, new West Marine CEO

    Retail executive to head up West Marine


    America’s largest marine equipment retailer has gone outside of the boating industry to find its new CEO

  • News

    Bryant Boats hires VP of sales and marketing


    Robin Brendle has been hired as the new vice president of sales and marketing for Bryant Boats in the US. Brendle joins the company with more than 20 years in the marine industry, having held sales positions at Brunswick, Larson, Sea Ray and HCB.

  • Don Smith, Beneteau America

    Beneteau America appoints outboard sales manager


    Beneteau America has named Don Smith as the group’s new outboard sales manager, succeeding David Aldrich in the role. Smith has over 30 years’ experience in sales management and retail dealership. For the last 10 years, he has worked for Regal, Hatteras and Bertram Yacht.

  • Future Fibres' new home in Valencia, Spain

    Future Fibres announces factory expansion and new GM


    Composite rigging manufacturer Future Fibres has signed a long-term lease agreement for a 60,000sq ft factory space in Valencia, Spain that will become the company’s dedicated service and R D centre.

  • Crestliner president Brittany Hizer

    Crestliner Boats appoints new president


    A veteran of Brunswick Corporation’s Life Fitness division has been tapped to lead Crestliner Boats. Brittany Hizer was appointed president of Crestliner Boats on Tuesday, reporting to Brunswick’s Aluminum Fish Group president Dirk Hyde.

  • Bertrand Thiebaut

    Thiébaut out, BRP Powersports restructures


    Bertrand Thiébaut is out as head of the BRP Powersports Group and an “internal leadership restructuring” will have the company co-led by Sandy Scullion as Senior Vice President, Global Retail Services and Thomas Uhr as Senior Vice President, Product Engineering and Manufacturing Operations.

  • Seakeeper CFO Rebecca Smitha

    Seakeeper names new CFO


    US-based marine stabilisation specialist Seakeeper has promoted vice president of finance Rebecca Smitha to chief financial officer. In her new role, Smitha will focus more on strategy and overall goals, allowing her teams to run more of the day-to-day operations.