The yachting professionals gathered online
Initially scheduled for March 2020, the General Assembly of the Fédération des Industries Nautiques (FIN) was finally held on 27 April 2020. The health measures linked to the coronavirus epidemic imposed an unprecedented form, the meeting being entirely online. The yachting employers' union brought together 120 participants.
7 new administrators in Colleges of Nautical Professionals
The meeting of the association was the occasion to renew its board of directors for 2 years. 7 new professionals joined the bodies. While the major shipyards such as Bénéteau, Jeanneau, Fountaine-Pajot and the Grand Large Group are keeping their representatives, 2 mid-sized companies are joining. Chistian Iscovici represents the Latitude 46 shipyard (and beyond that the Experton Revollier group), while Emmanuel Poujeade sits for the Amel yachts. Patrick Leroux of Cummins joins Fabrice Lacoume of Yamaha in the college of engine manufacturers. Alliance Marine president Jean-Paul Roche joins the college of equipment manufacturers. Stéphan Serra from the USHIP fittings chain is elected for the trading professions, Bruno Voisard, a former shipyard manager who has been on the board, joins the Services college and Chantal Leméteyer from Monaco Marine will represent the yachting industry.
Key positions unchanged
The vast majority of the NIF office is confirmed. Yves Lyon-Caen, representative of the Bénéteau shipyard, begins his 3rd term as president of the association. Stéphan Constance of the Grand Large Yachting group retains the position of treasurer and Jean-Paul Chapeleau de Jeanneau that of president of the APER, also in charge of European matters.
Fabrice Lacoume from Yamaha returns to the office and takes over the head of the FIN shows committee. Antoine Thomas from the equipment manufacturer ENO will be in charge of the METS Trade committee, as FIN has taken over the management of the French pavilion at the world boat show.