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Vanemar | Mevlüt Şahin

2020-01-12T19:22:00+00:00

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

2020-01-10T14:40:00+00:00

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

2019-12-17T15:08:00+00:00

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

Rose Damen

Rose Damen | Damen & Amels

2019-10-29T11:39:00+00:00IBI , by Robert Wielaard

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

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Thom Dammrich on 20 years at the NMMA and his biggest regret

2019-09-27T13:08:00+01:00IBI , by Craig Ritchie

The marine industry has gone through a lot of changes in the 20 years that Thom Dammrich has headed the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). Through boom times and global recessions, labour challenges and tariff wars, Dammrich has been front and centre as our industry experienced some of its highest ...

Stephen Heese

Chris-Craft | Stephen Heese

2019-08-15T14:26:00+01:00IBI , by Craig Ritchie

Chris-Craft’s president and CEO speaks with IBI about sales trends, working with Winnebago and what the future holds as the iconic US boat builder celebrates 145 years in business.

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Sunreef Yachts | Francis Lapp

2019-08-02T19:13:00+01:00IBI , by Jaroslaw Adamowski

Polish luxury catamaran builder expands abroad, adds new models to its portfolio and selects Cannes 2019 to serve up the 80-footer powerboat design which won over new owner Rafeal Nadal