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New Superyacht UK manager

Membership association Superyacht UK (SYUK) has appointed Micheal Beattie as association manager.

Micheal’s career spans nearly 25 years working within the UK and International marine and superyacht industry.

“I am delighted to be joining Superyacht UK,” he said. “The superyacht sector in the UK contains some of the industry’s best brands, talent and innovation and I look forward to working with the SYUK committee, the members, the British Marine team and the wider superyacht market to support and promote the best the UK has to offer in this exciting sector.”

Micheal has spent the last three years at Boat International as chief commercial officer.  Prior to this he spent more thn 20 years working at Superyacht World, Yachting World, Supersail World, Yachting Monthly, Practical Boat Owner and Motor Boat & Yachting.

Industry experience

“During my nearly six months as chairman of Superyacht UK, I’ve had the honour of listening to both past and present members,” said Ben Geary, chair of Superyacht UK. “We as the industry body recognise the need for change to better serve our valued members.

“As part of this effort, we’ve appointed Michael, who brings extensive industry experience and a shared passion for driving Superyacht UK forward.

“I believe his expertise will undoubtedly bring significant value to our members and I look forward to working closely with him.”

In his new role, Micheal will be responsible for overseeing the promotion of SYUK members, implementing the annual business plan, and leading the association’s membership and governance activities.

He will also represent SYUK at both domestic and international meetings, events and networking opportunities, ensuring that members’ interests are well-represented.


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