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  • IBI Interview with Jerome de Metz
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    Beneteau Group CEO, Jérôme de Metz - The 15-minute read

    2020-08-12T11:00:00Z IBI

    Not watched the video  yet? Read the transcript of IBI’s recent interview with Beneteau Group CEO where is explains the thinking behind the French builder’s ambitious new strategy to cope with a fast changing market

  • Askeladden C65 Cruiser (2)
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    Askeladden appoints new general agent for Sweden

    2020-08-11T14:56:00Z

    Norwegian boatbuilder Askeladden has chosen KGK Motor AB to serve as its general agent for Sweden.

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    Grants help fund US boatbuilder expansion

    2020-08-10T15:20:00Z

    World Cat have announced they will open a new $8.8m production facility in Greenville, North Carolina.

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  • 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 ...

  • Dr. Hans Gerhardt-CEO Hanse Yachts
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    Interview with Hanse Yacht’s Dr. Jens Gerhardt (trailer)

    2020-06-16T14:56:00Z

    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 ...

  • Dr. Hans Gerhardt-CEO Hanse Yachts
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    IBI speaks with Hanse CEO Dr. Jens Gerhardt

    2020-06-16T14:56:00Z IBI

    IBI’s Ed Slack interviews Hanse Group CEO Dr. Jens Gerhardt on the company’s recent financial results and order book, the impact of Covid-19 on demand in relation to boat shows and characteristics of the builder’s customer base, how the acquisition of French catamaran builder Privilege fits into the company’s multi-brand ...

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    Fairline confirms 240 job cuts

    2020-06-05T15:54:00Z By Neil Eaves, Arlene Sloan,

    Following last week’s story that Fairline Yachts had warned staff to expect redundancies, the UK-based boatbuilder today announced that 240, out of a total work force of 455, will be made redundant from the end of July, when the furlough period runs out. Fairline attributed the job cuts to ...

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    Riviera celebrates the launch of its 20th Sports Motor Yacht

    2020-06-04T15:28:00Z

    The 72 and 68 Sports Motor Yachts, the flagships of the Riviera collection, have reached a milestone this week with the completion of the 20th boat following the launch of the new designs in 2018. Riviera spent two years developing the 68 and 72 SMY, consulting with Riviera owners from ...

  • Privilege P580
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    Hanse logs record order book

    2020-06-01T16:29:00Z

    Lower turnover, but order book increases 28% for the first nine months 2019/2020

  • Lauderdale Marine Center
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    Ferretti expands US footprint

    2020-05-28T09:14:00Z

    Italy’s Ferretti Group has announced a US$15m investment to purchase a service shipyard in Ft Lauderdale, Florida to increase the strategic presence of Ferretti Group America.

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    Covid-related production disruptions lead Mastercraft to $36.7m Q3 loss

    2020-05-06T15:45:00Z IBI , by Craig Ritchie, Arlene Sloan

    March production cutbacks lead to 20% YOY drop in net sales, 32% drop in gross profit

  • Beneteau H1 2020 Boat Sales
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    Beneteau responds to crisis

    2020-04-29T16:52:00Z IBI

    Beneteau has restarted production at three of its sites as half year earnings announced; CEO takes salary reduction, new strategic plan to follow in July to reflect deep transformation of its markets

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    Polaris reports a 6% drop in Q1 sales

    2020-04-29T15:56:00Z By Arlene Sloan,

    The outdoor vehicle specialist has withdrawn revenue and earnings guidance for the rest of 2020 but currently thinks the recovery will take ’more of a U shape’ – with demand weakest in the second quarter

  • Sea Doo
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    BRP takes further steps to manage COVID-19 impact

    2020-04-16T14:30:00Z

    After slowing down and temporarily suspending manufacturing at all powersports and marine operations sites around the world, Canada’s BRP Inc. announced a series of additional measures – including cost-containment measures and employee compensation changes – to protect the company’s financial flexibility and long-term growth.” BRP’s marine-related products are captured ...

  • Strong North American demand for personal watercraft contributed toward BRP’s record Q3 results
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    US powerboat registrations up through January

    2020-04-02T13:25:00Z

    Sales of new powerboats were up 5% on a rolling three-month YOY basis

  • BRP has manufactured Sea-Doo personal watercraft for the US market at its plant in Querétaro, Mexico since 2013
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    BRP temporarily halts or slows down global operations in response to Covid-19

    2020-04-01T15:11:00Z

    Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) has announced that, due to the rapid evolution of the COVID-19 situation, the company is temporarily suspending or slowing down all powersports and marine manufacturing operations around the world. These actions, says BRP, will allow the company to evaluate and respond to the changing conditions, as ...

  • Chaparral SSX 277
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    Marine Products Corp suspends production

    2020-04-01T15:00:00Z

    Marine Products Corp announced on Monday that it had temporarily suspended manufacturing operations at its Nashville, Georgia production facility. The facility produces all of the company’s recreational pleasure boats under the Chaparral, Robalo and Vortex brand names.

  • Hanse brands
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    Hanse maintains production pace; sold out until June

    2020-03-18T15:15:00Z

    HanseYachts’ CEO has provided an update on the company’s status for clients, suppliers and shareholders in the wake of the Coronavirus crisis: “ We are producing and are able to deliver.”

  • Dehler 30 OD
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    Hanse reports latest financials

    2020-03-10T18:00:00Z By Arlene Sloan,

    Despite a drop in revenues and earnings for the company’s first half which the builder attributed to typical seasonality and one-time integration costs for Privilége Catamarans, German boatbuilder Hanse Yachts said a strong order backlog would provide the company with a profit for the year