Rolls-Royce Power Systems appoints Otto Preiss to Management Board
Rolls-Royce Power Systems is expanding its Management Board by appointing Otto Preiss as Chief Operating Officer (COO) to the Management Board. With a professional career spanning over 30 years at power and automation specialist ABB, Preiss has accumulated wide-ranging experience in various global leadership positions. He was Group Senior... Read more
Bénéteau, the dealers are preparing for recovery
While the vast majority of Bénéteau dealers worldwide are closed and can no longer receive either customers or suppliers, the teams in the various countries are doing their best to prepare for the restart. To varying degrees, of course, as the restrictions are not the same from one country... Read more
CIBS Shanghai postponed to June, but the show must go on
Due to the worldwide COVID-19 epidemic, the China International Boat Show (CIBS) also had to postpone its long-awaited event. The organization announced that most of the exhibitors and visitors confirmed their presence for the new dates, June 22 – 24, 2020. The Show will be held at the National... Read more
Richard Sears, studying Blue Whales powered by Volvo Penta
Richard Sears – President of Mingan Island Cetacean Study (MICS) has been studying Blue Whales off of Canada’s St Lawrence coast for more than 40 years. This hard task is facilitated by Volvo Penta. Calm waters and no waves are the ideal weather conditions to be able to collect... Read more
Blohm+Voss: Dock 10 to be converted into covered dock
A new hall-like construction designed by German architect Werner Sobek, will reinvent Blohm+Voss’ Dock 10 as Europe’s largest covered floating dock,  integrating it into the Hamburg harbor panorama. Lürssen continues to invest in the modernization of its Hamburg shipyard. The new structure will offer improved occupational health and safety... Read more
Africa Eco Race, a desert rally partnered by Sunreef Yachts
Partnered by Sunreef Yachts, the 2020 edition of the Africa Eco Race has ended. This exciting rally took its participants from Monaco to the deserts of Morocco, Mauritania, and Senegal for an epic off-road adventure. The Africa Eco Race has managed to combine the thrill of racing with sustainability.... Read more
Nobiskrug’s 77 m Black Shark ready for the outfitting
Another step has been taken in the construction of Nobiskrug’s 77-metre Project Black Shark, with the arrival of the custom hull at the shipyard’s Rendsburg facility, marking a significant milestone in a new project. Imperial, who acted as Broker and is now acting as Owner’s Representative and Construction Supervisor,... Read more
Brunswick establishes Advanced Systems Group and appoints Brett Dibkey as president
Brunswick Corporation announced the formation of its Advanced Systems Group and appointed Brett Dibkey President – Advanced Systems Group reporting to Brunswick CEO David Foulkes.  The new structure will take effect on January 1, 2020.   The Advanced Systems Group consists of the 11 leading Power Products brands from the... Read more
Volvo Penta, customers lead the development of new electric driver interface
Volvo Penta is developing an electric driver interface within its Glass Cockpit System to aid the shift into electric boating. The aim is to make the electric boating experience as easy as possible. A prototype of a new electric driver interface has been developed by Volvo Penta with new... Read more
Marco Kern joins the board of Ocean Indipendence
 After 14 years with Credit Suisse, leading their Yacht and Aviation Finance team, Marco Kern has recently joined the board of Ocean Independence. Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, Marco Kern started his career as an engineer and sales manager, subsequently advancing within the business environment of Credit Suisse.... Read more