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    Rising Star | Dan Bloice Smith


    Williams Jet Tenders’ Design Engineering manager, Dan Bloice Smith, was named the inaugural winner of the Rising Star award at last year’s Boat Builder Awards in association with Raymarine. He talks to IBI about his involvement in Williams’ new EvoJet project and how the industry can attract young talent ...

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    Marquis appoints national sales manager


    Marquis Yachts has named Scott Nault to the position of national sales manager, responsible for the Pulaski, Wisconsin-based builder’s Marquis, Carver and Lexus yachts lines. He will also oversee dealer development and product education.

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    Dubai brokerage names new CEO


    BehneMar, the Dubai-based superyacht brokerage firm, has named Tim Trenker as its new CEO. Trenker’s corporate background is in the premium automobile and maritime industry. He is tasked with leading BehneMar’s continued success and further planned expansion into new markets in the yachting industry.

  • Ben Sangster has been a core member of the Fairline team for 15 years

    Fairline appoints international sales manager - Europe


    The UK’s Fairline Yachts has named Ben Sangster as its new international sales manager - Europe. Sangster will be responsible for Fairline’s European sales operations and managing its European dealer network.

  • Andy Seymour, global director operational excellence at Fugro NV, joins IMCA board

    IMCA names new board member


    The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has added Andy Seymour, global director of operational excellence at Fugro NV in the Netherlands, to its governing board.

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    Malibu CEO named Entrepreneur of the Year


    Malibu Boats CEO Jack Springer has been named 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year for the Southeast region by the business consultancy of Ernst Young.

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    Lumishore hires new sales manager


    Lumishore, the UK manufacturer of underwater LED lighting systems, has appointed Melody Balfe as divisional sales manager for EMEAA.

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    Navico names new CEO


    Leif Ottosson steps down after 10 years at helm of parent company to Lowrance, Simrad, B G and C-MAP brands

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    Gulf Craft CEO steps down


    Gulf Craft chairman Mohammed Hussein Alshaali to assume the role of Executive chairman

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    Ben Ainslie joins Henri Lloyd


    Olympian and Team Principal of British America’s Cup; INEOS Team UK, joins board as Non-Executive director

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    UCINA elects new president


    Saverio Cecchi takes on role from 2019-2023 after gaining 99% of votes. New vice presidents named

  • Kirk Fistick, director of manufacturing at SureShade

    SureShade appoints director of manufacturing


    Kirk Fistick has been named director of manufacturing for SureShade, a US maker of retractable sunshade systems for the marine and outdoor industries.

  • Bob Salthouse

    Obituary: Bob Salthouse


    Bob Salthouse, one of New Zealand’s most respected yacht designers, passed away peacefully recently, aged 83.

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Appointment at Campion Marine


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

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    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.

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    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.