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International Boat Industry

June - July 2019

Business-to-business magazine for the recreational marine industry distributed to boat builders, designers, equipment manufacturers, distributors and retailers in over 120 countries. Contains industry news, market facts and data, country reports, technical, new product news, and management features for OEMs, distributors and retailers.

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United Kingdom
Lingua:
English
Editore:
Boating Communications Ltd.
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life is a marathon, not a race, and the industry is inching forward

“The will and stamina of the industry to make a difference was there to see in Split” The danger of committees is that they can sometimes get hung up on process – minute-taking and points of order are all well and necessary, but they need a sharp end – points of action to justify themselves. Thankfully, when it came to the annual ICOMIA/IFBSO Congress, it seems that the delegates were on the same page. Reporting from the event, held in Split at the beginning of June, it was reassuring to see frank discussions between members who are at the coal face and know very well what the industry is and isn’t capable of. Never far away from an agenda nowadays is the issue of End of Life Boats (ELBs) – the…

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international boat industry

EDITORIAL Editorial Director: Ed Slack Tel: +44 (0)7984 026 733 Email: ed@ibiplus.co.uk Deputy Editor: Belinda Snell Email: belinda@ibiplus.co.uk Art Editor: Madeleine Fitzsimons Email: madeleine@ibiplus.co.uk Research and Business Analysis Editor: Arlene Sloan Email: arlene@ibiplus.co.uk ADVERTISING Commercial Director: Philip Pereira Tel: + 44 (0)7866 462 577 Email: philip@ibiplus.co.uk Marketing Director: Philippa Drysdale Tel: + 44 (0)7511 121 833 Email: philippa@ibiplus.co.uk Account Manager: Amanda Barlow Tel: +44 (0)7730 314 989 Email: amanda@ibiplus.co.uk MANAGEMENT Publishing Director: Simon Owen Email: simon@ibiplus.co.uk Executive Chairman: Nick Hopkinson Email: nick@ibiplus.co.uk Finance Manager: Christine Chisholm Email: finance@ibiplus.co.uk Accounts Payable: Katy Periera Email: katy@ibiplus.co.uk IBI Plus Account Manager: Isabella Mitchell Email: isabella@ibiplus.co.uk CORRESPONDENTS Australia/New Zealand: Barry Thompson Benelux: Robert Wielaard Brazil: Fernanda Teixeira Velloso Europe: David Robinson, Jake Kavanagh Far & Middle East: Mike Derrett France: Olivier Voituriez Germany: Stefan Gerhard Greece: Manos Roudas Ireland: David O’Brien Italy: Fulvia Venturi Japan: Peter Langan North America: Craig Ritchie Poland: Jaroslaw Adamowski Portugal: Rodrigo Rato Russia: Eugene Gerden Scandinavia: Lars-Åke Redéen South Africa: Bobby…

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top 10 most read news on ibinews.com

1 Sunseeker names new CEO ibinews.com June 11 2 Lewmar Marine to be acquired by Lippert Components for £33m ibinews.com June 12 3 Princess MD steps down ibinews.com June 11 4 US bans private boating to Cuba ibinews.com June 5 5 Obituary: Jan Boone Ibinews.com June 7 6 Marquis looks to “fill hole” left by Sea Ray Ibinews.com June 3 7 Princess Yachts reports record year Ibinews.com May 31 8 US powerboat sales up in 2018 Ibinews.com May 31 9 New owners for Marathon Boat Group Ibinews.com May 24 10 UK marina operators merge Ibinews.com May 31…

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new sunseeker ceo outlines growth plans

UK The appointment of new CEO Andrea Frabetti heralds a new era for Sunseeker, as the UK builder becomes laser-focused on speeding up both its strategic and manufacturing processes to ensure its first to market with innovation. Frabetti will spearhead a new Strategic Committee along with chief financial officer Mike McMillan and chief operations officer Michael Straughan and work closely with its executive committee to focus on further developing the strategic framework for the business and driving the Sunseeker brand forward. Central to that framework, Frabetti told IBI, was the expansion of its product portfolio. Sunseeker currently has 11/12 product offerings across its Yacht, Sport Yacht, Predator, Manhattan and Hawk ranges. According to Frabetti, Sunseeker has been given the go-ahead by its shareholders to double that offering within the next four years.…

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lewmar to be acquired by lippert

UK The board of directors of Lewmar Marine have agreed to the terms of a cash offer from US-based Lippert Components, a subsidiary of LCI Industries, which produces a range of engineered components for recreational vehicles (RVs), boats and commercial transportation vehicles. LCI has received pledges from Lewmar shareholders representing nearly 81% of existing shares to vote in favour of the acquisition, pursuant to final approval by the company’s shareholders and the Scottish Court. LCI’s initial cash offer is approximately £33.286m, or about £1.44 per share, and allows for additional consideration up to £2.5m, or approximately 10.8p per share. “The marine industry has been a continued target of growth for LCI, and with the acquisition of Lewmar, we are expanding this strategy to a global level,” said Jason Lippert, CEO and president…

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royal huisman expands

NETHERLANDS Spring 2019 has been a busy one for Dutch yacht manufacturer Royal Huisman, with the opening of a new, second location on the Amsterdam waterfront and considerable progress made toward completion of the fast motoryacht Project Phi. The company announced it has obtained a new production facility in the port of Amsterdam, occupying the former Holland Jachtbouw shipyard which came under Port ownership in mid-May. This makes Royal Huisman the second superyacht manufacturer to join the port community, following Feadship Royal van Lent which opened its facilities there in 2016.…

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