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Hatteras CEO Gary Smith

New Hatteras CEO outlines objectives

2020-03-02T15:30:00+00:00IBI , by Tony Esposito

Gary Smith talks to IBI about his plans for the business going forward

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

2020-02-17T16:20:00+00:00

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

2020-02-17T11:04:00+00:00

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

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

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