International Superyacht Society names board of directors

The International Superyacht Society named its 2016-19 board of directors and past presidents council.

The International Superyacht Society named its 2016-19 board of directors and past presidents council.

For the current year and based on a member-based democratic voting system, ISS stakeholders have awarded eight board positions for three years for the 2016-19 term.

The board elected the ISS executive committee during its Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show board meeting in November.

The executive committee members are: Derik Wagner, Wagner Consulting, president; Diane M. Byrne,, vice president; Erin Ackor, Moore & Co., treasurer; Norma Trease, Yachting Matters, board representative; and Ken Hickling, Sherpa 63, past president.

The ISS board members are:

2016-2019: three-year term remaining — AJ Anderson, Wright Maritime Group; Jill Bobrow, Jill Bobrow Associates LLC; Michele Flandin, Oceanco; Gary Groenewold, Westrec Marinas; Tim Hamilton, Feadship; Dieter Jaenicke, Viking Recruitment Ltd.; Bill Tripp, Tripp Design; and Will Mathieson, The Superyacht Group

2015-2018: two years of three-year term remaining — Bransom Bean, Fine Focusing; Dorien Bilterijst, Moonen Shipyards; Diane Byrne,; Sylke auf dem Graben, Lürssen; Simon Harvey, N2 People Skills; Matthew Johnson, Muir Engineering Group Pty Ltd.; Michael Moore, Moore & Co.; and John Venables, Naiad Dynamics

2014-2017: one year of three-year term remaining — Erin Ackor, Moore & Co.; Gary DeSanctis, Active Interest Media; Andrew Doole, Show Management; Michele Leung, Marsh; Roberta Sabatini, CRN; JP Shipman, Outermost Harbor Marine; and Derik Wagner, Wagner Consulting.



Star brite introduces Marine Descaling Fluid—a powerful, easy way to descale raw water-cooled systems using recirculation. It saves time, energy, and a lot of headache, allowing for a faster, cost-effective return-to-service for equipment.

NAW Elects 2021 Officers

Michael Medart of Medart Engine and Marine takes the helm as chairman of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors board.

Caterpillar Names Global Manager

Alex Berg will lead the manufacturer’s pleasure craft and yachting segment.

Nearly 320K Boats Sold in 2020

NMMA says new-boat sales are at their highest level in 12 years, with all powerboat segments up 8 to 22 percent.

‘Injection of Capital’ for Cox Powertrain

The British company said it will use the $16.7 million to expand operations and ramp up production of its CXO300 diesel outboard.

Groupe Beneteau Releases Preliminary 2020 Financials

Revenues were down 15.1 percent for the 16-month period that ended Dec. 31. A full report is due next month.

A Modern Twist on Word of Mouth

The supercharged power of user-generated content.