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  • Jeanneau Cap Camarat 10.5 WA_2
    News

    Beneteau sells US plant; scales back at other facilities

    2020-09-16T15:49:00Z By Arlene Sloan,

    Group Beneteau’s US production facility in Marion, South Carolina is being purchased by a fibreglass pool manufacturer, while the Group reduces production capacity and headcount across other facilities

  • Nautor Swan CEO interview
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    IBI speaks with Nautor’s Swan CEO Giovanni Pomati

    2020-09-09T11:16:00Z IBI

    IBI’s Ed Slack speaks with Giovanni Pomati, CEO of one of Finland’s most internationally-recognised builders, Nautor’s Swan, about elevating the user experience and how customers are adapting to the ’new normal’, the latest on model development, and why we need physical boat shows more than ever

  • Nautor Swan CEO interview
    Video

    IBI interview with Nautor’s Swan CEO Giovanni Pomati (trailer)

    2020-09-09T11:16:00Z

    In the latest installment of the IBI Interview series, IBI’s Ed Slack speaks with Giovanni Pomati, CEO of one of Finland’s iconic sailboat brand Nautor’s Swan, about elevating the user experience, how customers are adapting to the ’new normal’, the latest on model development, and why we need physical boat ...

  • Jeanneau Cap Camarat 10.5 WA
    News

    Beneteau adapts 2021 launch strategy

    2020-09-03T15:12:00Z

    In the wake of boat show cancellations, the global boatbuilder has presented its new season models in private press events, also providing an update on the four boat brands it is exiting

  • Richard Hadida interview
    Interview

    IBI Interview with Oyster’s Richard Hadida (trailer)

    2020-08-21T13:02:00Z

    In the latest installment of the IBI Interview series, Ed Slack speaks with Richard Hadida, Owner and CEO of Oyster Yachts about the company’s direction since he came onboard and the outlook for demand and new products over the near term. In this excerpt, Hadida shares his thoughts on coming ...

  • Richard Hadida interview
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    IBI speaks with Oyster CEO Richard Hadida

    2020-08-21T10:04:00Z IBI

    IBI’s Ed Slack speaks with Richard Hadida, Owner and CEO of UK-based luxury sailboat builder Oyster Yachts about order levels, current operations, the focus of new investments and product launches and boat show plans.

  • Annapolis Sailboat Show
    News

    Annapolis boat shows cancelled

    2020-08-21T08:21:00Z

    In a discouraging development for the boating industry, the City of Annapolis announced yesterday that it was cancelling the US Powerboat and Sailboat shows scheduled for October, due to Covid-19 health concerns. The sailboat show – the largest in-water sail-only show – has a strong draw among international exhibitors and ...

  • IBI Interview with Jerome de Metz
    News

    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

  • Bavaria interview_ Michael Muller
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    IBI speaks with Bavaria CEO Michael Müller

    2020-07-21T14:13:00Z IBI

    IBI editor Ed Slack speaks with Michael Müller, CEO of the Bavaria Yachts Group about the launch of the new Vida day cruiser taking the company into the outboard motorboat segment and supporting the company’s strategy of providing a full range of boat lines for the marketplace.

  • Dr. Hans Gerhardt-CEO Hanse Yachts
    News

    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
    Interview

    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
    Video

    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 ...

  • Privilege P580
    News

    Hanse logs record order book

    2020-06-01T16:29:00Z

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

  • Beneteau H1 2020 Boat Sales
    News

    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

  • Annapolis Sailboat Show
    News

    2019 US sailboat sales drop

    2020-03-31T13:29:00Z

    The NMMA releases its first 2019 Statistical Abstract for the sailboat sector

  • Hanse brands
    News

    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
    News

    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

  • Beneteau boat revenues by region 2018-19
    News

    Beneteau confirms positive outlook for 2020

    2020-02-05T14:10:00Z

    French boatbuilder Beneteau Group confirmed a positive financial outlook for the Boat Division’s 2019-2020 financial year, based on ‘robust’ trends in European and charter markets

  • Hanse's Fjord
    News

    Hanse Yachts reports record turnover

    2019-10-31T15:30:00Z IBI , by Arlene Sloan

    Germany’s largest production boatbuilder increased turnover to €150m and achieved its highest profits since 2008

  • Beneteau sailboat
    News

    Beneteau shares drop 16% on news of lower growth & profitabillity

    2019-10-30T17:44:00Z IBI , by Arlene Sloan

    The French boatbuilder posted a fifth consecutive year of growth for its 2019 fiscal year, but investors appear to be uncertain about prospects for the coming year. Although noting a higher order book, Beneteau said it would not be issuing its FY 2019-20 outlook until 4 February and hinted that ...