Caymas Boats | Earl Bentz


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

Vladimir Zinchenko

SVP Yachts | Vladimir Zinchenko


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

Dr Ralph Kudla, MD of Bavaria Yachts

Bavaria | Ralph Kudla


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

Brunswick Mark Schwabero

Brunswick | Mark Schwabero


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.

Bill head shot

Correct Craft | Bill Yeargin


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


Feadship | Tom de Vries


Feadship MD on the need to connect with a new generation

Fulvio Dodich

Rossetti Superyachts | Fulvio Dodich


Fulvio Dodich sets off on a new adventure in the boating world, this time as the chairman and partner of Rosetti Superyacht


Volvo Penta | Stefan Carlsson


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Bavaria | Lutz Henkel


Renowned and respected, but unloved, Bavaria is undergoing a transformation. CEO Lutz Henkel reveals plans to build not just bigger boats, but to inject passion back into the brand

Volvo Penta | Göran Gummeson


In April Göran Gummeson will retire from being the head of Volvo Penta to make way for Björn Ingemanson, previously president of Volvo Trucks International Division. In this interview IBI’s publisher Nick Hopkinson talks Göran through his tenure at the helm of one of the leisure marine industry’s most significant ...

Darrell Lowrance

Lowrance founder dies at age 80


The man credited with creating the first recreational fish-finding sonar, Lowrance Electronics founder Darrell Lowrance, died Saturday at age 80 following a stroke.

Dan Whitelock, OYS project manager

Ocean Yacht Systems names new project manager


Ocean Yacht Systems (OYS) in the UK has promoted engineering technician Dan Whitelock to the role of project manager with immediate effect.

Joe Curran at the helm of a Donzi 41

Industry mourns Iconic Marine COO


Joe Curran, the 55-year-old chief operating officer of Iconic Marine Group, died Wednesday from complications of stomach cancer.

Jay Polvin, NauticStar president

Jay Povlin named NauticStar president


MasterCraft Boat Holdings (MCBC) has named Jay Povlin as president of its NauticStar fibreglass fishing boats division, effective immediately.

Dan Mundy, president of Alexander Marine USA

Dan Mundy named president of Alexander Marine USA


Alexander Marine USA, a family-owned and operated boat brokerage and dealership on the US west coast, has appointed Dan Mundy as its new president.

Behind the scenes with Waterline Media during a photoshoot with Sunseeker

Waterline Media expands on the back of strong growth


The UK’s Waterline Media has expanded its marketing team with the addition of Jo Hurt.

Thom Dammrich, president NMMA

Dammrich receives WSIA Lifetime Achievement Award


Outgoing National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) president Thom Dammrich has received the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed by the US Watersports Industry Association (WSIA).

Giuseppe Mazza, sales and business development manager at Tankoa

Tankoa appoints sales and business development manager


Italian superyacht-builder Tankoa Yachts has appointed Giuseppe Mazza as its new sales and business development manager. Mazza joins the company after serving as sales manager for Mangusta Yachts from 2016-18. Prior to that, he spent six years as marketing director for Itama and Mochi Craft.

Sunseeker founder Robert Braithwaite was a true visionary

Obituary: Robert Braithwaite CBE, 1943-2019


Robert Braithwaite CBE, the man behind one of the industry’s most iconic brands, Sunseeker, passed away peacefully in the early hours of this morning. He was 75.

Bob Rudolph, VP of international sales at MTI Industries

METSTRADE Exhibition Committee elects new members


The METSTRADE Exhibition Committee elected three new members at its annual general meeting in January – Bob Rudolph from MTI Industries in the US, Scanstrut CEO Tom Reed, and Mei Reading, global marketing director of the Griffing Group.

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