All Sailboats articles – Page 3

  • Beneteau factory pic
    News

    Workforce dispute at Beneteau quickly resolved

    2020-12-03T16:04:00Z IBI , by Neil Eaves, Arlene Sloan

    Last Tuesday morning workers walked out of the Beneteau factory in Challans, in Vendée on the French Atlantic coast, though the dispute lasted less than 24 hours. In early September, Beneteau announced its plans to address the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, launching job protection plans (PSE) and the closure ...

  • X5 leaves the shed
    News

    X-Yachts launches new X5⁶ model

    2020-11-26T16:47:00Z

    Danish builder X-Yachts launched the new X5⁶ for the first time yesterday, last evening, putting her afloat for the first time. The new X56 model afloat for the first time ”It was a tremendously glorious sight to see the new beauty hit the water,” stated Thomas Mielec, ...

  • Frank Butler
    News

    Obituary: Frank Butler

    2020-11-18T16:19:00Z

    Frank Butler, president and CEO of US-based sailboat producer Catalina Yachts, passed away on November 15 due to unexpected complications from a recent illness.

  • Beneteau multi-hull
    News

    Better than forecast results for Groupe Beneteau

    2020-10-27T18:44:00Z IBI , by Arlene Sloan

    The multi-brand French boatbuilder said the company is benefiting from its global, multi-segment positioning against the adverse environment of Covid 19

  • Fountaine Pajot Saona 47
    News

    Fountaine Pajot reports 2019-20 turnover

    2020-10-26T16:24:00Z IBI , by Arlene Sloan

    France’s second largest boatbuilder has released preliminary information for its fiscal year, ending August 31 noting a significant impact stemming from the Covid-19 crisis

  • Yanmar_logo-1
    News

    Yanmar brings saildrives to larger sailboats

    2020-10-08T13:09:00Z

    Responding to boatbuilder demand, Yanmar is introducing the SD15 saildrive solution for larger monohull and multihull sailboats

  • Hanse turnover development
    News

    HanseYachts makes investment case

    2020-09-25T16:07:00Z By Arlene Sloan,

    German boatbuilder HanseYachts presented its performance and outlook at an investor conference in Munich today, reporting solid post-Covid demand

  • 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
    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 ...

  • Nautor Swan CEO interview
    Video

    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

  • 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
    Video

    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 sales

  • 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