Knut Frostad Sailing with B&G

Interview | Knut Frostad

2020-02-18T15:30:00+00:00IBI , by Craig Ritchie

Navico’s new CEO Knut Frostad shares his views on the shape of the industry to come, from auto docking and increasing levels of automation to why we should be looking to the smart home market, rather than the automotive sector, for inspiration. He says a movement to take the ...

Jonathan Timianko

Jonathan Timianko | PierShare


Market Disrupter: US start-up PierShare is bringing the Airbnb concept to boat docks.  An empty dock at the end of his parent’s new Floridian home got city worker Jonathan Timianko thinking there had to be a smart way of making the asset pay for dock owner and boater alike…

AXOPAR's Jan-Erik Viitala at Boot 2020

Jan-Erik Viitala | Axopar


Finnish brand Axopar is revolutionising the boat business by adopting a ‘platform’ approach to model development. Debuting five new models at Düsseldorf in January, the builder has sold over 2,200 boats to date in more than 70 countries with another 500-plus on order. Its co-founder Jan-Erik Viitala talks to the ...

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Vanemar | Mevlüt Şahin


Turkey has earned a reputation for heavy industry and quality manufacturing but new consumer electronics firm Vanemar is evidence of a new generation of Turkish entrepreneurs rewriting the playbook, and setting its sights on the competitive boat monitoring sector

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EBI | Jean-Pierre Goudant


The European Boating Industry association (EBI) is set to tackle boating’s toughest challenges.  IBI Chairman Nick Hopkinson interviews Jean-Pierre Goudant, the group’s new president and formerly part of the senior management teams at some of industry’s largest companies

Frank Hugelmeyer

Interview | Frank Hugelmeyer, NMMA


New NMMA president on the major challenges and key priorities that the industry needs to tackle

Rose Damen

Rose Damen | Damen & Amels


Exploiting the unmatched synergy between the Damen and Amels brands, Rose Damen markets crossovers that are rocking the global yachting sector

Jason Lippert

More acquisitions on the cards as Lippert reveals hand

2019-10-24T10:00:00+01:00IBI , by Craig Ritchie

With seven major acquisitions in the past five years, Lippert Components Inc has become a major player in the leisure boat industry. IBI recently caught up with CEO Jason Lippert, who spoke candidly about what lies next as it builds its marine portfolio