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  • Thom Dammrich, president NMMA

    Dammrich receives WSIA Lifetime Achievement Award


    Outgoing National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) president Thom Dammrich has received the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed by the US Watersports Industry Association (WSIA).

  • Giuseppe Mazza, sales and business development manager at Tankoa

    Tankoa appoints sales and business development manager


    Italian superyacht-builder Tankoa Yachts has appointed Giuseppe Mazza as its new sales and business development manager. Mazza joins the company after serving as sales manager for Mangusta Yachts from 2016-18. Prior to that, he spent six years as marketing director for Itama and Mochi Craft.

  • Sunseeker founder Robert Braithwaite was a true visionary

    Obituary: Robert Braithwaite CBE, 1943-2019


    Robert Braithwaite CBE, the man behind one of the industry’s most iconic brands, Sunseeker, passed away peacefully in the early hours of this morning. He was 75.

  • Bob Rudolph, VP of international sales at MTI Industries

    METSTRADE Exhibition Committee elects new members


    The METSTRADE Exhibition Committee elected three new members at its annual general meeting in January – Bob Rudolph from MTI Industries in the US, Scanstrut CEO Tom Reed, and Mei Reading, global marketing director of the Griffing Group.

  • Denise Hill, Customs Advisor at Peters & May

    Peters & May appoints Customs Advisor in run-up to Brexit


    Peters May, the UK-based logistics firm, has hired a new Customs Advisor in the run-up to Britain’s departure from the EU next month.

  • New Actisense employees Sammi Galwan, Monika Maluskova and Robin Richards

    Actisense expands team


    Actisense, the UK-based marine electronics firm, has added three new employees to its team – office PA and administrator Sammi Galwan, Monika Maluskova in sales support, and software project manager Robin Richards.

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    Obituary: Paul Gelder


    Former Yachting Monthly editor loses battle with cancer

  • Inmarsat's Peter Broadhurst

    Inmarsat expands presence in global yacht market with key appointment


    Inmarsat, the global satellite communications firm, has named Peter Broadhurst as its new Senior Vice President, Yachting and Passenger. The move is part of the company’s strategy to expand its presence in the small cruise, superyacht and leisure yachting sectors.

  • Gill's Tim Golden

    Appointment at Gill


    UK-based technical apparel manufacturer Gill Marine has appointed Tim Golden as national sales manager for its new fishing division, serving the US market.

  • Pietro Schiaffonati, OEM sales manager at Osculati

    Osculati expands sales team


    Italian marine accessories firm Osculati has expanded its sales team with the addition of Pietro Schiaffonati as OEM sales manager.

  • L&B’s Silke Sigley and Grant Matthew

    L&B hires electrical product manager


    New Zealand-based marine distributor Lusty Blundell (L B) has chosen Silke Sigley to lead the company’s fast-growing electrical division in the role of electrical product manager. An experienced project manager, ocean-crossing sailor and America’s Cup sailmaker, Sigley joins the team with immediate effect.

  • MichaelMüller

    Bavaria appoints new CEO and makes other key appointments


    Following his three-month tenure as managing director for sales and marketing, Michael Müller is now taking on an additional role: He has been appointed as the new chief executive officer (CEO) and is responsible for the activities of the entire group, including Bavaria Yachtbau GmbH in Germany and Nautitech Catamarans ...

  • Simon Pic

    Simon Owen to join Boating Communications Ltd


    Owen joins team at IBI , while Nick Hopkinson takes on chairman role

  • Bill Longacre, VP of aftermarket sales at SeaStar

    SeaStar names VP of aftermarket sales


    Bill Longacre has been named vice president of aftermarket sales at SeaStar Solutions, now part of the Dometic Group.

  • Dennis de Roos, commercial director of Fairline Yachts-crop2

    Fairline Yachts appoints commercial director


    The UK’s Fairline Yachts has named Dennis de Roos as the group’s new commercial director. As well as managing the Fairline Yachts design, sales and marketing teams, de Roos will be responsible for overseeing the dealer network.

  • News

    John Thommen wins NMMA Freedman Award


    John Thommen, founder and CEO of Ocean Marketing Inc, is the recipient of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) 2019 Alan J Freedman Memorial Leadership Award, presented last Friday during the Miami International Boat Show (MIBS).

  • Joe Ueberroth

    New Bellingham Marine CEO


    US marina construction company Bellingham Marine has announced that owner and chairman Joe Ueberroth will succeed outgoing president and CEO Everett Babbitt when he retires at the end of this year.

  • News

    Dutch America’s Cup entry names MD


    Eelco Blok, a former CEO of Dutch telecoms provider KPN, has been named managing director of DutchSail, the company behind the Dutch challenger in the 36th America’s Cup in 2021.

  • Kerry Marriott with her accreditation certificate

    MDL Marinas announces latest accreditation


    MDL Marinas in the UK has announced that Kerry Marriott, MDL’s head of operations, has achieved her Certified Marina Professional accreditation under the umbrella of British Marine and the Global Marina Institute.

  • Bill & Dusty Gaston in 1961

    Glastron Boats founder dies


    William “Bill” Gaston, founder of US sportsboat manufacturer Glastron Boats, passed away peacefully last week at his home in Austin, Texas. He was 91.