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  • Tara Norton_Navic CSO
    Interview

    Navico’s Tara Norton on the business case for sustainability

    2022-06-23T15:48:00Z IBI

    As more marine companies commit to sustainability targets and the annual reports which will hold them accountable, they are also creating new C-level executive positions to drive and monitor the necessary business-wide transformations. IBI speaks to recent industry newcomer, Tara Norton, to discuss the sustainability challenges and opportunities facing ...

  • Tara Norton_Navic CSO
    Interview

    Navico's Tara Norton on the business case for sustainability

    2022-06-23T15:48:00Z IBI

    As more marine companies commit to sustainability targets and the annual reports which will hold them accountable, they are also creating new C-level executive positions to drive and monitor the necessary business-wide transformations. IBI speaks to recent industry newcomer, Tara Norton, to discuss the sustainability challenges and opportunities facing ...

  • Jim Hergert senior category manager at Mercury Marine_Moment
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    Mercury explains new electric outboard concept

    2022-02-18T14:44:00Z

    IBI’s Craig Ritchie speaks to Jim Hergert, senior category manager at Mercury Marine, about the company’s introduction of the new Avator electric outboard at the Miami boat show Video: Mercury explains new electric outboard concept

  • Gtechniq Jay Bentley
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    Gtechniq enters marine finishes segment

    2022-02-18T10:44:00Z IBI , by Craig Ritchie

    Automotive sealant manufacturer launches marine finish protector business at Miami show

  • Smartgyro - SG20 gyro stabilizer  (3)
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    Smartgyro looks to turbocharge US sales

    2022-02-17T14:09:00Z

    Stabiliser specialist looks to strengthen supply chain and dealer network in US

  • Indmar jet drive
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    Indmar introduces jet drive for pontoons

    2022-02-16T18:50:00Z IBI , by Craig Ritchie

    2.3lt EcoJet said to revolutionise pontoon boat segment by allowing unprecedented interior designs

  • Luiz-06 (1)
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    Luiz de Basto on design

    2022-01-04T01:57:00Z IBI , by Francesca Goi

    How does the global concept of culture – everything from the way we live, our values, behaviours and tastes – impact the niche world of boating? Luiz de Basto, the Miami-based yacht designer, with a wide portfolio in both custom and production yachts, tells IBI how a multicultural background has ...

  • Peter Hamlyn
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    Peter Hamlyn | Oyster Yachts

    2022-01-04T01:26:00Z IBI , by David Robinson

    The rebuilding of the Oyster Yachts brand continues apace with a multi-million pound investment programme that includes a recruitment drive and the application of new Formula 1 inspired production processes; Chief Operations Officer Peter Hamlyn gives IBI an inside perspective

  • Matt Anzardo
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    Matthew Anzardo | AkzoNobel Yacht Coatings

    2022-01-03T23:53:00Z IBI

    It’s no longer just a mirror finish customers are after; AkzoNobel’s Global Segment Manager Matthew Anzardo reveals how the global coatings specialist is adapting to the new world order, where experience and the environment are centre stage

  • Andrew Doole in Ft. Lauderdale
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    Andrew Doole | Informa Markets

    2022-01-03T23:06:00Z IBI

    As point person on many of America’s most important international boat shows – in Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and Miami – Informa’s Andrew Doole provides an encouraging outlook on the prospects for the upcoming Miami boat show, the dynamics among new boat owners, and other markets for potential expansion

  • Kevin Moschetti 2
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    Mission Critical Electronics | Kevin Moschetti

    2021-11-05T21:40:00Z IBI , by Craig Ritchie

    Kevin Moschetti, CEO of Mission Critical Electronics Since little equipment on a boat will operate without power, enabling a steady supply of clean, stable current is foundational to modern boat design and critical to the functionality of onboard equipment. As the head of a company that drives ...

  • Luca Bassani onboard Wallynano- ph. Gilles Martin-Raget
    Interview

    In conversation with: Luca Bassani

    By Francesca Goi,

    When it comes to colour, the boat industry had for many years appeared to have taken a leaf out of Henry Ford’s design notebook – prospective owners of a Model T Ford could have it in any colour ”as a long as it was black.” Generations of boaters would ...

  • Chad Lyon Wells Fargo Marine Head
    Interview

    Wells Fargo Marine Group | Chad Lyon

    2021-11-05T20:40:00Z IBI , by Craig Ritchie

    Named commercial leader for Wells Fargo Distribution Finance Marine and RV group in May, Chad Lyon takes the reigns as head of the US bank’s significant leisure boating business following the retirement of Bruce Van Wagoner in April. IBI’s Craig Ritchie speaks with Lyon, coming into the leisure boat industry ...

  • Brian Hall, CFO, Lippert
    Interview

    Lippert Components | Brian Hall on supply chain costs

    2021-08-17T18:34:00Z

    With annual sales approaching $3 billion, LCI Industries supplies highly engineered components to OEMs of RVs, boats and other segments, along with their related aftermarkets, and knows a thing or two about material costs. In 2020, steel and aluminium made up more than 50% of the company’s raw material ...

  • MaartenEndel3
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    DLL Finance | Maarten Endel on boat finance

    2021-08-17T12:03:00Z

    A subsidiary of Rabobank Group, DLL enters the leisure marine sector with launch of worldwide delear finance programs, leveraging its finance know-how and infrastructure to take market share in the boat business – a potential win-win for the industry

  • Niels Klarenbeek
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    METSTRADE | Niels Klarenbeek on what to expect from this year’s show

    2021-08-17T10:51:00Z

    As vaccine rollouts around the world gather momentum, the industry anxiously awaits the advent of a new show season in Europe that promises to lay the platform for robust growth in 2022 and beyond. 

  • Brett Dibkey
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    Brunswick Corp | Brett Dibkey on technology advances for boatbuilders

    2021-08-17T09:41:00Z By Craig Ritchie,

    IBI speaks with the president of Brunswick’s Advanced Systems Group about rapidly changing consumer expectations, the evolving role of technology, and how boatbuilders stand to gain from enhanced data collection and analytics capabilities

  • Quentin Lucet
    Interview

    VPLP | Quentin Lucet

    2021-01-11T16:16:00Z

    IBI speaks with Quentin Lucet, naval architect at France-based naval architecture and design firm VPLP, specialising in the application of foil technology to the design of racing mono and multihulls.

  • Chris Baird 2
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    Propspeed | Chris Baird

    2020-11-13T09:49:00Z IBI

    With a product representing a win-win for OEMs, service yards, their boat owners and the environment, Propspeed is on a mission to quadruple turnover within five years. IBI talks to CEO Chris Baird and the team driving the rapid expansion.

  • Doug Smoker Interview
    Interview

    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 topics ...