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
Norwegian stabiliser manufacturer’s new Chief Commercial Officer on market prospects and investments for 2019
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
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
Bavaria MD Ralph Kudla discusses the German yard’s new direction, new boats and plans for growth
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.
The Correct Craft CEO on tariffs, going global and how to solve one of the industry’s most pressing challenges
Fulvio Dodich sets off on a new adventure in the boating world, this time as the chairman and partner of Rosetti Superyacht
Lignia Wood Company, a UK manufacturer of modified timber for the marine and other markets, has hired Dale Warren, Anthony Carroll and Chris Palmer as purchasing manager, senior technical sales executive and production manager respectively.
Yacht Sourcing, a full-service yacht provider based in Indonesia, has appointed Nicolas Monges as its general manager in Thailand.
Celsus UK has hired Adrian Gray of Global Distribution Solutions Ltd to help lead the expansion of the Kicker marine audio brand in Europe.
The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) in the UK has named Colin Watts as its new chairman. Watts takes over from Simon Haigh of Quay Marinas. His appointment coincides with his 20th year as a THYA director.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) in the US today announced that Frank Hugelmeyer is to succeed Thom Dammrich later this year as its new president. Dammrich led the NMMA for 20 years and announced his retirement in 2018.
Turkish superyacht builder Turquoise Yachts has been undergoing changes and expansion as part of its strategic plan to increase production and its share of the market as a world-class builder of superyachts. As part of this strategy, Turquoise has constituted a new board of directors and beefed up its management ...
Danish coatings manufacturer Hempel A/S has appointed a new CEO as from July this year. He is Lars Petersson, the current executive vice president and chief operating officer. He will take up his new appointment as from July 1, 2019.
Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of Greece, has appointed the President of the Democratic Left (DIMAR) party, Thanasis Theoharopoulos, as the new minister for tourism, following the resignation last Friday of Elena Kountoura, who will be running for a seat in European Parliament later this month on the SYRIZA ticket.
Power Products and Land ‘N’ Sea are important businesses in the Brunswick portfolio
One month into his role as president of Mercury Marine, Chris Drees reports the transition is going smooth thanks to the team and his tenure with the company.