Mike Derrett is the owner of Mike Derrett Marine which specializes in providing ‘Business solutions for boating businesses’. Since 1989 we have carried out market research, strategic planning and establish dealer networks for our clients worldwide. Our specialty is the developing boating markets of the world and the business is recognized as one of the leading authorities on the marine industry in Asia and the Gulf States. Mike Derrett Marine has carried out projects in over 44 countries worldwide and has a detailed knowledge of the Gulf and Asia boating markets.
Mike started his career in the leisure boat industry in 1973 and worked in sales and project management for a leisure boat manufacturer and for a workboat and high speed military boat builder before starting his own consultancy business in 1989. The client list over the past 26 years includes leading boat manufacturers such as Bavaria Yachts, Brunswick, Fairline, Ferretti Group, Gulf Craft and Riva. Mike Derrett Marine has also consulted on marina development projects for clients in the Gulf States of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Qatar and Oman as well as in India and Vietnam.
Mike Derrett was also instrumental in the creation of the first Gyeonggi Marine Festival and International Boat Show in South Korea in 2008 and was honoured to be appointed Special Advisor to Governor Kim Moon soo for this project.
Mike Derrett is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and frequently speaks at seminars and market briefings for the International Marine Industry and is a regular contributor with market reports and articles on the Gulf States and Asia for the magazine ‘International Boat Industry’ and the on line news web site www.ibinews.com