People News & Moves

  • Anders Kurtén to head up Baltic Yachts in September

    New Baltic CEO


    Finland’s Baltic Yachts has appointed Anders Kurtén as its new CEO. Kurtén will take on his new role in September.

  • New BIA presidentDarren Vaux

    BIA names new president


    Alan Blake, president of the Boating Industry Association (BIA) of Australia, is stepping down after six years in the role and another nine years as a BIA director. He is succeeded by Darren Vaux, a BIA director since 2005.

  • Gary Burrell

    Garmin co-founder dies


    Gary Burrell, co-founder of Garmin Ltd, passed away last week at the age of 81. Burrell retired in 2002 and continued to serve as Garmin’s co-chairman until 2004, when he was named chairman emeritus.

  • Brian Zue

    Appointment at Campion Marine


    Kelowna, Canada-based boatbuilder Campion Marine has named marine sales veteran Brian Zue as its new US sales manager.

  • Gastinel

    Gastinel steps down as Beneteau CEO


    Hervé Gastinel, CEO of Groupe Beneteau since 2015, has stepped down from his position with immediate effect. The Board of Directors of Beneteau SA today announced that his duties as chief executive and his other positions within the group came to an end on June 15 and 16, 2019 respectively. ...

  • Jennifer Thompson, IFBSO's new president

    IFBSO names new president


    The International Federation of Boat Show Organizers (IFBSO) has a new president and the first woman to fill the role, having named Jennifer Thompson, senior vice president of NMMA Shows, to the two-year term.

  • MBG's Dave Porthouse

    Marathon Boat Group appoints new director of operations


    As part of its ongoing rebuilding strategy following its acquisition by new owners last month , Marathon Boat Group (MBG) has announced that former Champion Boats COO David Porthouse has joined the company as its new director of operations.

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    Dometic appoints chief financial officer


    Stefan Fristedt joins the Swedish company on October 1

  • Andrea Fabretti

    Sunseeker names new CEO


    Andrea Frabetti takes over following resignation of Christian Marti

  • News

    Princess MD steps down


    Chris Gates, managing director of the UK’s Princess Yachts, has stepped down from his role after more than 30 years at the helm. Gates will transition to a role as special advisor to executive chairman Antony Sheriff.