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Vesper Marine names EMEA sales director

Matthew Forbes

Matthew Forbes

Vesper Marine has named Matthew Forbes as its sales director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Forbes has held executive and business development roles with Navman, Fusion, Garmin and Dometic. He launched Fusion in Europe and played a significant role in that company’s growth.

“Matthew has come on board at an exciting time for our company,” said Jeremy Singleton, global sales director of Vesper Marine, in a statement. “He will provide a massive boost to our sales reach across EMEA by providing outstanding support to new and existing distributors and dealers. With Matthew driving the European sales efforts we will certainly widen our exposure and demand throughout Europe for current and future products.”

Forbes will be based in England and will work with IMDS, Vesper Marine’s independent rep group. Vesper Marine said its smartAIS transponders differ from other AIS transponders because they have built-in safety alarms that warn boaters of potential collision situations, a dragging anchor or a man overboard. They also have WiFi capability, so users can control their smartAIS remotely using a smartphone, tablet or smartwatch.

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