Boats.com appoints new general manager to drive forward European growth

Marine management specialist, Julian Gowing has been appointed European General Manager for Boats.com, a leading global internet portal for buying and selling boats.

June 30th 2011

Joining from Sunseeker, where he was the General Manager and Sales Director, Julian, appointed in May 2011, will be focused on development and growth strategies for Boats.com across Europe. He will spearhead the major expansion planned for Boats.com across the region, as well as being an integral part of the team that will implement the re-engineering of the entire Boats.com operation worldwide.

Julian brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from over 25 years in the marine industry working across new and used boat sales, brokerage and finance.   He is a well known figure in the boating sector and has worked closely with the Chairmen and CEO’s of significant Marine Industry businesses, including Sunseeker, Premier Marinas Ltd and the marine division of the Autotrader Group.

Ian Atkins, General Manager and Vice President of Boats.com, comments: “I am delighted that Julian has been appointed to this role.  Julian is an experienced company director specialising in the marine industry and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in sales and marketing strategy, finance and people management. He is an extremely valuable addition to our team at a critical stage in the growth of the company.  He is well known for his determination to get things done and he will prove to be a valuable asset to the company.”

Julian Gowing, comments: “I’m joining at an exciting time for Boats.com with many new projects in the short term pipeline which will enable the brand to develop and add more value for boat owners in Europe.  Boats.com is already a leading internet portal for buying and selling boats but I’m looking forward to working with the team to expand the offering and drive forward its growth across Europe.”

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