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  • Tom Nighy
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    Obituary: Tom Nighy

    2020-07-14T14:02:00Z

    Tom Nighy, former technical manager of the British Marine Industries Federation (now British Marine), passed away on June 30 after a long and illustrious career.

  • Halyard Roland McIldowie
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    Halyard appoints new service coordinator

    2020-07-10T13:18:00Z

    Halyard, the UK-based marine exhaust systems specialist, has hired Roland McIldowie as its new service coordinator.

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    Teakdecking Systems hires new director of engineering and design

    2020-07-09T15:15:00Z

    Teakdecking Systems in the US has named Michael Hartline as its new director of engineering and design.

  • Vetus-Maxwell - Thijs Boegheim
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    Vetus-Maxwell expands sales and marketing team

    2020-07-09T13:59:00Z

    Thijs Boegheim appointed EMEA sales director and global marketing director

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    Annick Girardin appointed head of Ministre de la Mer

    2020-07-07T15:25:00Z

    L-R: FIN president Yves-Lyon Caen, French Minister of the Sea Annick Girardin and Jean-Paul Chapeleau, Deputy CEO of Groupe Beneteau France’s new prime minister, Jean Castex, announced a Cabinet reshuffle on Monday which included a new Minister of the Sea. A native of Saint-Malo, Annick ...

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    Navico President and CEO, Knut Frostad - The 15-minute read

    2020-07-03T13:32:00Z IBI

    Not watched the video yet? Read the transcript of IBI’s recent CEO interview, with highlights including the latest trends in electronics, the impact of Covid-19 on the firm’s financials and why the car industry shouldn’t be the Holy Grail for boating

  • Gino Pardo
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    Obituary: Gino Pardo

    2020-07-02T12:23:00Z

    Gino Matteo Pardo, founder of the Gino Group, one of Turkey’s oldest yacht brokerage, refit and management firms, has passed away at the age of 84.

  • from left to right Karsten Stahlhut, Robert Marx, Jürgen Tracht
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    German watersports industry association MD retires

    2020-06-30T14:19:00Z

    Jürgen Tracht has stepped down as managing director of German watersports association BVWW after more than 33 years of service. Tracht, who is retiring, will be replaced by his successor Karsten Stahlhut.

  • Ian Alexander McAndrew
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    Obituary: Ian Alexander McAndrew

    2020-06-29T09:41:00Z

    The Boating Industry Association (BIA) of Australia has announced the passing of Ian Alexander McAndrew, a past president of the BIA and life member.

  • Nicolo Strocco
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    Overmarine expands Mangusta sales team

    2020-06-24T10:34:00Z

    Italy’s Overmarine Group, builder of the Mangusta range of motoryachts, has strengthened its sales department with the appointment of Nicolò Strocco as sales manager.

  • Thomas WienersCOO InvincibleBoats
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    Invincible Boats appoints new COO

    2020-06-22T15:14:00Z

    Invincible Boat Company, the US-based builder of saltwater sportfishing and high-performance boats, has added Thomas Wieners to its executive team as chief operating officer. Wieners will help lead the company’s next growth phase, with a particular focus on enhancing operational efficiency while increasing production to meet increasing demand.

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    ACOBAR president re-elected

    2020-06-22T14:47:00Z

    Eduardo Colunna will lead the Brazilian boatbuilders’ association for another two years

  • HowardArneson1
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    Howard Arneson dies

    2020-06-19T09:21:00Z

    Powerboat legend, who gave his name to his famous surface drive system, has died at the age of 99

  • Dr. Hans Gerhardt-CEO Hanse Yachts
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    Hanse Yachts CEO, Dr Jens Gerhardt - The 15-minute read

    2020-06-18T14:45:00Z IBI

    Not watched the video yet? Check out the transcript highlights of IBI’s recent Interview to learn how Hanse is coping with Covid, how multi-million euro boats are selling online, and why CEO Dr Jens Gerhardt thinks we may be on the cusp of a surge in small sailboat ...

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    Munich Re Syndicate appoints new head of marine

    2020-06-18T14:24:00Z

    A new head of marine has been appointed to the Munich Re Syndicate at Lloyd’s of London in the UK. The new head is Rob McAdams, who joins Munich Re, a global leader in reinsurance business, from AXA XL where he was global marine chief underwriting officer.

  • Brunswick Ryan Gwillim
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    Ryan Gwillim appointed Brunswick CFO

    2020-06-17T14:18:00Z

    Ryan Gwillim has been appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer of Brunswick Corp, effective immediately. He succeeds William Metzger, who will retire from Brunswick on July 10, 2020.

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    Obituary: Arvie Edwin ‘Dugie’ Freeman

    2020-06-16T13:47:00Z

    Arvie Edwin ‘Dugie’ Freeman, co-founder of Freeman Marine Equipment in the US, passed away last week after a brief battle with cancer.

  • Torqeedo CEO Christoph Ballin
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    Deutz restructures Torqeedo management team

    2020-06-16T08:25:00Z

    Ralf Plieninger and Michael Rummel take on senior roles, CEO and founder Christoph Ballin moves to Advisory Board

  • Patrick Burkert
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    Boatim Inc appoints a chief marketing officer

    2020-06-11T13:34:00Z

    Global online boat marketplace, Boatim, creates new top position to accelerate industry digitalisation

  • Brunswick Chris Bernauer
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    Harris Pontoons names new president

    2020-06-10T09:01:00Z

    Harris Pontoons, a division of Brunswick Corp, has named Chris Bernauer as president. He takes up his position immediately.