A majority council renewed
At its general assembly, the European Boating Industry (EBI), the European association bringing together the national organisations representing the nautical sector, renewed the majority of its management board. Robert Marx (BVWW-Germany), Jean-Pierre Goudant (Fédération des Industries Nautiques-France), Piotr Jasionowski (POLBOAT-Poland) and Piero Formenti (UCINA-Italy) will retain their positions. The Spanish Carlos Sanlorenzo de l'ANEN replaces the Czech Olda Straka who has left her organisation APL.
Piero Formenti re-elected president
Italian Piero Formenti has been re-elected to head the EBI for a second term as president. He is assisted by the Vice-Presidents Jean-Pierre Goudant and Piotr Jasionowski.
The new director intends to continue his lobbying mission at European level to defend the interests of yachting and the boating industry, insisting on the need to involve national bodies. "European pleasure boat producers and other yachting professionals deserve and need a strong association to represent their interests. The work of the Board is important, but the active involvement of EBI members is also essential to carry out our activities and best reflect the needs of our members