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Groupe Beneteau names new CEO

Groupe Beneteau's board of directors has appointed its Chairman, Jérôme de Metz, as Chief Executive Officer, replacing Hervé Gastinel. Alongside this appointment, the boat division’s management board is also evolving to unite the group's teams, brands, design units and plants around a stronger shared project. This project is based around a cross-cutting approach and will be reflected in the creation ...

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Groupe Beneteau Americas names new COO for North America

George Armendariz, CEO of Groupe Beneteau Americas, announced the appointment of Yannick Madiot as the group’s new chief operating officer for North America, effective since April 1st, 2019. Yannick Madiot is no stranger to Groupe Beneteau as he served as VP of Finance and Administration for Beneteau USA from 2002-2010. “We are very excited to have Yannick back on board ...

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Raymarine introduces assisted docking technology

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced the Raymarine DockSense assisted docking system, an intelligent object recognition and motion sensing assisted docking solution for recreational boating. DockSense system uses FLIR machine vision camera technology and video analytics to integrate intelligence gathered from surrounding imagery with the vessel’s propulsion and steering system to assist boat owners in tight quarter docking maneuvering. Additionally, FLIR announced ...

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Beneteau announces partnership with Sail and Ski Center

Beneteau America recently announced Sail and Ski Center will develop its marketing and sales efforts for the Beneteau powerboat products out of their locations. Sail and Ski Center operates stores in Austin and San Antonio servicing customers in Central and South Texas since 1969. They will have Beneteau powerboat models on site, including the Gran Turismo express yachts, Swift Trawlers ...

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Groupe Beneteau completes acquisition of Delphia Yachts

Groupe Beneteau recently announced its had completed the acquisition of Delphia Yachts. The company reports its Polish subsidiary Ostroda Yachts sp. z.o.o. will have 80 percent of the share capital, while Delphia Yachts will retain 20 percent. In July, Groupe Beneteau announced it had signed an agreement with Delphia to acquire its operations for sailing and motoryachts under the Delphia ...

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Four Winns Boats expands dealer network in Ontario

Expanding its dealer network in London Ontario, Four Winns boats, a division of Groupe Beneteau, Cadillac Operations has added Hully Gully Powersports & Marine as the newest addition to their distribution channel. “We’re proud to add another great dealership to our growing network of dealers. Joining forces with Randy and the team at Hully Gully is an important partnership towards ...

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Groupe Beneteau announces Prestige CEO appointment

Erwin Bamps has joined Groupe Beneteau as CEO of Prestige, reporting to Jeanneau Prestige CEO Jean-Paul Chapeleau. With a Masters in electronics engineering, the 49-year old Dutch-speaking Belgian national, started his career in Asia with a Belgian electronics engineering firm before moving to Dubai in 1998 and then to the Philippines on behalf of a Chinese telecommunications conglomerate. Bamps joined Gulf ...

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Groupe Beneteau appoints new U.S. brand president

Groupe Beneteau has announced the appointment of Christophe Lavigne as president of U.S. brands Four Winns, Glastron, Wellcraft and Scarab. This appointment takes effect immediately. Lavigne, has been vice president of engineering and customer service in Cadillac, Mich. for the past 11 years leading engineering and product development for all four of the boat builder’s brands. He has devoted his ...

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Groupe Beneteau wraps up Cadillac brands dealer conference

The 2019 Groupe Beneteau Dealer Conference held Sept. 7 to Sept. 9 in Sarasota, Fla. featured demonstrations of the company's four Cadillac-built boat brands. The conference attracted 450 attendees from 27 different countries. In attendance were 350 dealership members, 100 supply partners and company staff. Four brands on display included Four Winns, Glastron, Scarab Jet, and Wellcraft.  Four Winns showcased ...

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Beneteau launches new US outboard boat line

Beneteau has announced it is bringing its Antares range of boats to the U.S. market for the first time. The Antares 21, 23 and 27 outboards are the new generation of coastal cruising boats from Beneteau. The Antares 21, 23 and 27 were designed entirely by the Beneteau design team. The tulip-shaped hull design of both new models in the ...

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