Nov 3, 2020

Groupe Beneteau Americas has announced two important executive appointments in their powerboat brands.

Nick HarveyNick Harvey

Nick Harvey, FOUR WINNS and WELLCRAFT Brand Director

In charge of Jeanneau and Prestige sales development in the Americas since 2014, Nick Harvey is appointed FOUR WINNS and WELLCRAFT Brand Director.

After having started his career in the automotive industry, Nick Harvey joined Groupe Beneteau in 2003, and took up his position in North America that year to lead the development of Lagoon catamarans. Nick then moved to France and assumed a Senior Regional Sales Director role for the Jeanneau and Prestige brands where he contributed to their rapid development in Southern Europe and South America. In 2014, Nick moved back to the USA and became President of Jeanneau America.

Andy Lindsay

Andy Lindsay

Andy Lindsay, GLASTRON and SCARAB Brand Director

With a 34-year experience in the marine industry, Andy Lindsay has managed all facets of OEM business in the US. In 1991 he joined Four Winns as Regional Sales Manager for Canada. In 2016, he was appointed VP of Sales for the brands Four Winns, Glastron, Wellcraft and Scarab. He has developed dealer networks of various brands over the course of his career.

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The Importance of a Sea Trial

 

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