Superyacht UK appoints Michael Beattie as manager

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Superyacht UK (SYUK), the membership association representing the interests of the UK superyacht industry at home and internationally, has announced the appointment of Michael Beattie as the new SYUK manager.

In his role, Beattie 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.

“I am delighted to be joining Superyacht UK”, says Beattie. “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.”

Michael has spent the last three years at Boat International as chief commercial officer. Prior to this he spent over 20 years working across Superyacht World, Yachting World, Supersail World, Yachting Monthly, Practical Boat Owner and Motor Boat & Yachting. With his breath of industry knowledge, Michael is ideally positioned to help further promote SYUK, an association of British Marine, championing UK excellence and innovation on a global scale.

Ben Geary, chair of Superyacht UK, comments: “During my nearly six months as chairman of Superyacht UK, I’ve had the honour of listening to both past and present members. 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.”

This appointment marks a significant step in SYUK and British Marine’s ongoing efforts to support sustainable growth within the marine industry and provide exceptional service to its members. Michael’s role is pivotal in ensuring that SYUK remains a symbol of excellence within the international community.

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