Interviews & Insights

  • Jan-Erik Viitala, Axopar Co-founder

    IBI interview with Axopar (trailer)


    In the latest installment of the IBI Interview, Editor Ed Slack speaks with Axopar Co-founder Jan-Erik Viitala  In this excerpt, Viitala shares details on orders and production capacity at Axopar during the outbreak of Covid-19. IBI plus subscribers, can watch the full video by clicking here .

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    Interview with Navico’s Knut Frostad (trailer)


    In the latest installment of the IBI Interview, Editor Ed Slack speaks with Knut Frostad, President CEO of Navico about how the electronics manufacturer is managing Covid at facilities spanning 40 countries; Q2 expectations for the company and the industry, the development of glass bridge technology and advanced ...

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    Lippert Components’ CEO Jason Lippert – The 15-Minute Read

    2020-06-23T15:33:00Z IBI , by Craig Ritchie

    Not watched the video yet? Check out the edited transcript highlights of IBI’s recent interview with Jason Lippert and learn about the benefits of experienced leadership, the growth of powered stuff and why this is a key time for the industry to focus on quality.

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    Interview with Jason Lippert of Lippert Components (trailer)


    In the latest installment of the IBI Interview, Craig Ritchie speaks with Jason Lippert, CEO of Lippert Componet Industries (LCI), the US and Europe-based component manufacturer whose broad portfolio includes Taylor Made, Lewmar and Power Arm – strategic acquisitions made in the last 18 months to provide the company with ...

  • Huw Bower on boat

    Brunswick Boat Group | Huw Bower

    2020-06-16T18:13:00Z IBI , by Craig Ritchie

    The president of Brunswick Boat Group speaks with IBI about building boats through a pandemic, and how the experience could change the industry moving forward

  • Dr. Hans Gerhardt-CEO Hanse Yachts

    Interview with Hanse Yacht’s Dr. Jens Gerhardt (trailer)


    In the latest installment of the IBI Interview, Ed Slack speaks with Dr. Jens Gerhardt, CEO of the Hanse Group about the company’s recent financial results, expectations for customer demand in the wake of Covid 19, the impact of cancelled boat shows, and more. Watch the 2½ minuite trailer ...

  • Sanlorenzo Interview-Massimo Perotti

    Sanlorenzo chairman, Massimo Perotti – The 15-minute read

    2020-06-10T15:22:00Z IBI

    Not watched the video yet? Check out the edited transcript highlights of IBI’s recent interview with Massimo Perotti and learn why the Perini deal could be a match made in heaven and why Covid-19 won’t blow the builder off course

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    Interview with Sanlorenzo’s Massimo Perotti (trailer)


    In this 3-min clip, Massimo Perotti discusses the company’s financial expectations for 2020 and plan for new model launches in autumn.  Watch the trailer here or IBI Plus subscribers can go directly to the full interview with Massimo Perotti here

  • Princess Yachts interview with Antony Sheriff

    Princess Yachts executive chairman, Antony Sheriff - The 15-minute read

    2020-06-03T13:54:13.273Z IBI

    Not watched the video yet? Check out the transcript highlights of IBI’s recent Interview to learn how Princess is coping with Covid, how consumers are changing, and why Antony Sheriff is optimistic about the new normal

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    Sunseeker CEO, Andrea Frabetti - The 15-minute read

    2020-05-28T15:31:00Z IBI

    Not watched the video  yet? Check out the edited transcript of IBI’s recent CEO interview, with highlights including the impact of Covid-19 on the builder; its plans for Cannes and how it plans to transform its business model 

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    Dometic Group | Juan Vargues


    The energetic president and CEO of Dometic Group speaks with IBI about post-Covid-19 strategy, the continuing shift in consumer focus toward enjoying the outdoors, and what it all means for both Dometic and the leisure marine industry as a whole

  • Herve Gastinel

    Former Beneteau chief discusses Covid-19


    This issue of IBI – out tomorrow – features guest writer Hervé Gastinel, former CEO of Groupe Beneteau, suggesting the industry’s best course of action during these troubled times

  • Hatteras CEO Gary Smith

    Hatteras Yachts | Gary Smith

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

    New Hatteras CEO talks to IBI about his objectives and plans for the business going forward

  • Knut Frostad Sailing with B&G

    Navico | 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 ...

  • Jonathan Timianko

    Jonathan Timianko | PierShare


    Market Disrupter: US start-up PierShare is bringing the Airbnb concept to boat docks. An empty dock at the end of his parent’s new Floridian home got city worker Jonathan Timianko thinking there had to be a smart way of making the asset pay for dock owner and boater alike… ...

  • AXOPAR's Jan-Erik Viitala at Boot 2020

    Jan-Erik Viitala | Axopar


    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 ...

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    Vanemar | Mevlüt Şahin


    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

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    EBI | Jean-Pierre Goudant


    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

  • Frank Hugelmeyer

    Interview | Frank Hugelmeyer, NMMA


    New NMMA president on the major challenges and key priorities that the industry needs to tackle

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    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 ...