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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

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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