For readers of nautical magazines, François-Xavier Ricardou is not a stranger. After starting in 1994 as a journalist at Moteur Boat Magazine then to Voile Magazine he was in charge of the equipment section of the magazine for 15 years Voiles&Voiliers. Enough to build a beautiful nautical baggage. He joined the BoatIndustry team attracted by the extraordinary opportunities on how to process the information that the web offers. His taste for images and video will be able to express itself fully.
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Briag Merlet is engineer of training. He specialized in the naval architecture with its own firm and has already done a lot of work in various shipyard design offices such as Vismara Marine. But if Briag knows design boats he also enjoys sailing. After many hours of family sailing, classes at Les Glénans and student regattas, he also has two transatlantic to his credit. And even though he put his bag ashore, he kept an exit door to the open sea by owning an affordable and portable small boat. He also has collaborated with several newspapers such as Voile Magazine, Le Marin...
Chloé Lottret has apprehended pleasure boating through his reports. But the sea, it has been with her since she was a child, she used to walk on the beaches of the Pointe Finistère. Since then, this taste of salt has not let go and she did not hesitate when asked to put her bag on board the BoatIndustry adventure. Curious, laughing and tenacious, she uses a steady hand in her interviews and reports to offer qualitative content to readers. Whether it's putting on a oilskin for a motor boat test, triggering her photo box for a skipper's portrait or taking to the road to question a boatyard, Chloé answers present. With her feminine touch endowed with a great innocence so useful for a journalist, she approaches the news of yachting from all its angles to better transmit it.
Charly Fernbach is not a stranger in the nautical world. He started sailing dinghies (at 4 years old, he was sailing with his parents on a Laser!). Very quickly he will seek speed, sailing in a sports catamaran and then during long runs in a sand yacht on the Normandy beaches. After business studies, some of which were at INB he realizes that only the sea can bring him serenity. His professional career will therefore always be accessible on the water to give him the opportunity to go on the water: sailing instructor, skipper for charter, courier, educator... To rub shoulders with racing yachts in the Structures where it markets the Pogos he also wanted to taste the pleasure of ocean racing. After a career devoted to cruising on single and multihull boats, here he is at the bar of a Mini 6.5 Pogo 3 with which he will run 3 seasons to refine his technique in order to win the 2016 Mini Fastnet 2016 and get the 4th place in the Mini Transat in 2015 . One more string to his sailor's bow.
After 20 years of marketing Voiles&Voiliers, Ludivine Rocca is now leaving paper to invest in the Internet with BoatIndustry. His long experience in the field gives him a very good vision of the market. Its know-how, advice and wide range of skills, both for local authorities and boating professionals, will help to build effective communication strategies.
Fan of water sports and sliding sports, Xavier Brossollet has long sailed in the tropics. A salesman by training, he joined the BoatIndustry team to combine his professional experience with his passion for everything that sails and the world of the sea.