Benetti | Paolo Vitelli & Franco Fusignani


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


Norwegian stabiliser manufacturer’s new Chief Commercial Officer on market prospects and investments for 2019


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.

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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


Head of Marine Diesel | Volvo Penta

Lignia's Dale Warren, Anthony Carroll and Chris Palmer

UK timber modification firm grows team


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.

Xavier Fabre (left), Yacht Sourcing’s co-founder and Director of Sales, with Nicolas Monges (right), General Manager of Yacht Sourcing Thailand

Yacht Sourcing targets Thai market with new appointment


Yacht Sourcing, a full-service yacht provider based in Indonesia, has appointed Nicolas Monges as its general manager in Thailand.

Celsus UK's Paul Baker and Adrian Gray

Celsus UK expands sales team


Celsus UK has hired Adrian Gray of Global Distribution Solutions Ltd to help lead the expansion of the Kicker marine audio brand in Europe.

Colin Watts has spent 20 years as a TYHA director

TYHA appoints new chairman


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.

Frank Hugelmeyer joins the NMMA from the RV Industry Association (RVIA)

NMMA names new president


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.

New CEO at Turquoise Yachts


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 ...

Hempel's Lars Petersson

Hempel appoints new CEO


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.

New minister in Greece assumes responsibility for boating and yachting


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 president Tom Schuessler

Appointments at Power Products, Land ‘N’ Sea


Power Products and Land ‘N’ Sea are important businesses in the Brunswick portfolio

Mercury Marine's new president, Christopher Drees

Drees: perfectly positioned for Mercury presidency


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.

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