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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

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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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European Boating Industry names new secretary general

2019-08-30T15:29:00+01:00

Philip Easthill takes on new role alongside new president, Jean-Pierre Goudant

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Industry mourns loss of boating visionary Orin Edson

2019-08-30T14:14:00+01:00

Bayliner founder and pioneer in mass merchandising of affordable boats died August 27 at the age of 87, but his name and legacy will long survive him  – in the boating industry and at Arizona State University, where he generously supported multiple causes

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SA industry pays tribute to Duncan Lethbridge

2019-08-29T08:40:00+01:00

Balance Catamarans president Phil Berman leads tributes to murdered boatbuilder, who was laid to rest at the weekend in his home town in South Africa

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Actisense appoints new engineers

2019-08-20T11:41:00+01:00

Actisense, the UK-based marine electronics firm, has hired two new engineers to help support continued turnover growth in overseas markets.

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Siren Marine makes key managerial promotions

2019-08-19T15:16:00+01:00

Siren Marine has promoted two from within the organisation to help meet what the company calls growing demand for its Connected Boat technology.

Obituary: Tom Hutchinson

2019-08-19T14:32:00+01:00

Tom Hutchinson, founder of composite rigging specialist Future Fibres, died on August 7 after sustaining fatal injuries while kiteboarding at Compton on the UK’s Isle of Wight.

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Executive appointment at Johnson Outdoors

2019-08-19T08:32:00+01:00

Johnson Outdoors Inc has named Larry Baab as its new group vice president, camping and watercraft recreation.

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Top SA boatbuilder killed during attack at his home

2019-08-19T07:54:00+01:00

St Francis Marine founder Duncan Lethbridge died during an armed robbery at his St Francis Bay home late last week, the South African police have confirmed.

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Glen Raven appoints new CMO

2019-08-16T07:40:00+01:00

Steve Pawl assumes role as first Chief Marketing Officer for manufacturer of Sunbrella fabrics

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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