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Rising Star | Dan Bloice Smith

2019-07-04T14:17:00+01:00

Williams Jet Tenders’ Design Engineering manager, Dan Bloice Smith, was named the inaugural winner of the Rising Star award at last year’s Boat Builder Awards in association with Raymarine. He talks to IBI about his involvement in Williams’ new EvoJet project and how the industry can attract young talent

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Freedom Boat Club, Brunswick | John Giglio, Cecil Cohn, Brenna Preisser

2019-07-04T10:45:00+01:00

Following Brunswick’s acquisition of Freedom Boat Club, IBI talks with FBC president John Giglio, president of Brunswick Boating Services, Cecil Cohn, and Brenna Preisser, president – Brunswick Business Acceleration about the business strategy and the future of boating

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Wettoncraft | Eric Divry

2019-06-27T08:30:00+01:00

A former director in logistics, Eric Divry had a dream four years ago of developing a boat that would take the stress out of boating

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Benetti | Paolo Vitelli & Franco Fusignani

2019-04-30T10:57:00+01:00

Benetti recently launched three gigayachts in 100 days, a feat that pushed the builder to its limits. Benetti’s new CEO, Franco Fusignani, and group president Paolo Vitelli reveal just how they came to terms with the mammoth task and the builder’s plans for the gigayacht sector going forward

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Sleipner | Marius Torjusen

2019-04-26T15:54:00+01:00

Norwegian stabiliser manufacturer’s new Chief Commercial Officer on market prospects and investments for 2019

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Caymas Boats | Earl Bentz

2019-03-08T12:01:00+00:00

Earl Bentz entered the boat business working for his uncle’s dealership at age 14. Now, at 66, he’s decided to start his third boat company, Caymas Boats, from part of the facilities – and with many employees – of his former Triton Boats in Tennessee

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SVP Yachts | Vladimir Zinchenko

2019-02-20T17:30:00+00:00

The owner of SVP Yachts, builders of Shipman sailboats, OceanClass and the Greenline range of hybrid motoryachts, looks back on the fateful day he took over the Slovenian builder in 2015, and outlines plans for future growth

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Bavaria | Ralph Kudla

2019-01-16T15:30:00+00:00

Bavaria MD Ralph Kudla discusses the German yard’s new direction, new boats and plans for growth

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Brunswick | Mark Schwabero

2019-01-07T15:59:00+00:00

Mark Schwabero, chairman and CEO of Brunswick Corporation in the US, retired at year’s end with the industry enjoying eight straight years of growth and Brunswick’s stock having recorded several 12-month highs.

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Correct Craft | Bill Yeargin

2018-12-12T15:24:00+00:00

The Correct Craft CEO on tariffs, going global and how to solve one of the industry’s most pressing challenges

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Obituary: Ron Allatt

2019-07-23T13:11:00+01:00

Ron Allatt, co-founder of Australian deck hardware manufacturer Ronstan, passed away peacefully last week with his wife Jan at his side. He was 89.

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CPS Distributors expands sales team

2019-07-19T09:38:00+01:00

US-based marine audio equipment distributor CPS Distributors Inc has named Fred Kolacki as its new southeast regional sales manager. Located in Kansas City, Missouri, CPS Distributors is the exclusive marine distributor for JVC, Kicker, Memphis and its own CPS brand.

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EP Barrus expands Marine Leisure Division

2019-07-18T11:45:00+01:00

EP Barrus Ltd, the UK-based engine importer and distributor, has appointed Matt Dayman to the newly created role of application and technical support engineer for the Marine Leisure Division.

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Sanlorenzo Americas names new CEO

2019-07-17T09:37:00+01:00

Marco Segato has been appointed CEO of Sanlorenzo Americas, the division that has aided in the Italian superyacht-builder’s expansion in North, Central and South America for the last 10 years.

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Cox Powertrain expands technical leadership team

2019-07-16T13:16:00+01:00

Cox Powertrain in the UK has announced new management appointments to further strengthen its technical leadership team ahead of production of the new CXO300 diesel outboard, which is set to commence this year.

Cobalt Boats president Paxson St Clair will move to a part-time role focused on dealer development and sales strategy

Management changes at Malibu

2019-07-12T10:14:00+01:00

Tennessee-based Malibu Boats Inc announced a number of executive management changes on Thursday in the wake of news that Paxson St Clair will step down from his role as president of the company’s Cobalt Boats brand in order to spend more time with family.

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Arksen grows technical team

2019-07-09T14:07:00+01:00

Arksen, the new UK-based builder of hybrid explorer vessels, has appointed Jim Mair as technical director.

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Rising Star | Dan Bloice Smith

2019-07-04T14:17:00+01:00

Williams Jet Tenders’ Design Engineering manager, Dan Bloice Smith, was named the inaugural winner of the Rising Star award at last year’s Boat Builder Awards in association with Raymarine. He talks to IBI about his involvement in Williams’ new EvoJet project and how the industry can attract young talent

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Marquis appoints national sales manager

2019-07-04T10:04:00+01:00

Marquis Yachts has named Scott Nault to the position of national sales manager, responsible for the Pulaski, Wisconsin-based builder’s Marquis, Carver and Lexus yachts lines. He will also oversee dealer development and product education.

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Dubai brokerage names new CEO

2019-07-03T15:08:00+01:00

BehneMar, the Dubai-based superyacht brokerage firm, has named Tim Trenker as its new CEO. Trenker’s corporate background is in the premium automobile and maritime industry. He is tasked with leading BehneMar’s continued success and further planned expansion into new markets in the yachting industry.

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