Appoints New General Manager to Drive Forward European Growth

Monday, May 23, 2011

LONDON, May 24, 2011 -

- Julian Gowing to Oversee Significant Developments for the Brand

Marine management specialist, Julian Gowing has been appointed European
General Manager for, the leading online marketplace for
boat buying and selling. Joining from Sunseeker Poole, where he was General
Manager and Sales Director, Julian will be leading exciting development and
growth strategies planned for across Europe. He will spearhead
major expansion across the region, as well as be an integral part of the team
that will implement the re-engineering of the entire operation

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 world 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. Julian has also held senior volunteer positions as
Chairman of the British Marine Federation, Vice-President of National Boat
Shows and with the Boat Retailers and Brokers Association.

Ian Atkins, General Manager and Vice President of Dominion Marine Media
which owns the brand, 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 key stage in the rapid
growth of the company."

Julian Gowing, comments: "I'm joining at an exciting time for
with many new significant projects in the short and long term, enabling the
brand to develop and adding value to boaters all over Europe. is
already a leading internet portal for buying and selling boats and I'm
looking forward to working with the team to dramatically expand the scope of
our business and accelerate our growth."


Nicola Holder, McKenna Townsend PR, t. +44(0)1425-472-330

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