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2021 May June Marina World

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PRODUCTS, SERVICES & PEOPLE Index to Advertisers ASAR/GCM Safe Harbour Drystacks, USA 48 Bellingham Marine, USA 7, 9 & 11 Bluewater Marine & Dock, USA 50 CMI/Gaterdock/Lumberock, USA 46 Capria, Argentina 50 Conolift by Kropf Industrial, Canada 36 D-Marin, Turkey 25 Dual Docker, Austria 42 Dura Composites, UK 44 Eaton Marina Power & Lighting, USA 52 Flovac, Spain 49 GH Cranes & Components, Spain 60 Gigieffe, Italy 21 Golden Manufacturing, USA 14 & 15 IBEX, USA 30 ICOMIA World Marina Conference, Dubai 59 IMCI, Belgium 54 Ingemar, Italy 12 Inmare, Italy 47 Lindley, Portugal 44 Livart Marine, China 52 Marex, Croatia 50 Marina Master by IRM, Slovenia 54 Marina Projects, UK 31 MarinaGo by Scribble Software, USA 53 Marinetek, Finland 4 Martini Alfredo, Italy 16 Metstrade 2021, Netherlands 20 Nauticspot, France 10 PDN Mobile Cranes, Italy 42 PierPump by Vogelsang, Germany 8 Plus Marine, Italy 46 Raviv Consulting Engineers, Israel 48 Rolec Services, UK 41 Ronautica, Spain 36 Roodberg - a brand of Frisian Industries, Netherlands 54 SF Marina System, Sweden 2 Seaflex, Sweden 6 Seijsener, Netherlands 18 Skimmit.eco, USA 52 Superior Group, Australia 48 Swedeship Sublift, Sweden 56 ThruFlow, Canada 18 Twinwood by Soprefa, Portugal 22 Walcon Marine, UK 22 John Spragg and Bruce Birtwistle After a 25 year career at Bellingham Marine (see Talking Shop p. 28), John Spragg (left) retires as president Australasia and Middle East, while continuing to serve as a director of the company. Bruce Birtwistle (right), previously general manager of Bellingham Marine New Zealand, has been chosen as his successor. “I am glad to be handing the baton to Bruce as I believe it goes to a reliable pair of hands. I am confident that he will take the company to greater heights,” John Spragg commented. Owner and CEO, Joe Ueberroth, shared his appreciation of Spragg’s contributions: “No one has had a Oliver Dörschuck Oliver Dörschuck has been appointed CEO of D-Marin, the Athens-based leading operator of premium yacht marinas. He has exceptional experience in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries. Dörschuck joins D-Marin from SSP Group, a company that designs and operates restaurants at travel locations, including airports, railway stations and motorway service areas. During his tenure as CEO for Continental Europe, he outperformed market growth through innovative and efficient services and food and beverage concepts, winning tenders and acquiring and integrating competitors. Before SSP, he was part of TUI Group for 14 years, holding a series of senior roles including chief operating officer for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Poland. greater impact on Bellingham Marine’s international operations than John Spragg. As a director, John will continue to provide insight and guidance as we continue to build upon our global footprint,” he said. “We are also fortunate to have a strong team. As John passes the torch to Bruce, I am excited to work with Bruce in his new leadership role.” The appointment is a clear reflection of D-Marin’s long-term strategy to provide substantially differentiated customer experience through its everexpanding marina network. Dörschuck succeeds Steven Rudnitsky, currently D-Marin interim CEO and chairman, who will continue supporting the business as chairman. Boater app partnership UK-based navigation company ‘savvy navvy’ has partnered with US-based Dockwa, a marine reservation app and boater relationship platform. Boaters will benefit from data sharing and smarter routing options. Dockwa offers marinas a platform to take enquiries, assign slips, process payments and communicate with boating guests through 1:1 messaging and automated emails. Boaters are able to plan trips at the click of a button and access thousands of marinas. www.savvy-navvy.com 58 www.marinaworld.com – May/June 2021

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