SEATTLE, Wash. — YachtWorld.com and Boats.com announced this week that Ian Atkins has been promoted to vice president/general manager of both sites.
Atkins has spent more than 30 years in the recreational marine industry including seven years as CEO of Europe’s largest boat retailing group and three years as CEO a UK sailboat manufacturer, according to a release from YachtWorld/Boats.com parent company Dominion Advertising Media. Atkins is also a committed yacht racer with several national and world championships.
Jack J. Ross, President of Dominion Advertising Media, said of the promotion, “Ian has been Group General Manager of YachtWorld/Boats.com since July, 2007, having joined the business just after it was created in early 2000. Initially, Ian led the group’s International Division, and managed the start-up and development of the company’s operations outside North America. Simultaneously, Ian was instrumental in formulating overall strategic direction along with the company founders. Since Dominion Enterprises’ 2004 acquisition of YachtWorld/Boats.com, revenues have tripled under Ian’s leadership, a reflection of the fine contributions he has made.”