Jean François LAIR








·        25 years of experience in the boating industry                       

·        Sales department management

·        International networks management                                 

·        Multi-cultural teams management


February 2018 until now -BENETEAU AMERICAS

Director of Sales

Managing Beneteau sales and marketing in North, Central and South Americas Annapolis, MD USA


2016- January 18- FOUR WINNS / SCARAB St Gilles Croix de Vie FRANCE

Export Sales Director

·      Sales management

·      Network management 


2009 – January 2018 CHANTIERS BENETEAU St. Gilles Croix de Vie FRANCE

Export Sales Director

·      Sales management

·      Network management: UK, Turkey, GCC, Scandinavia, Russia, Central Europe, Africa, Adriatic, Australia…

·      Direct sales to charter companies

·      Member of the executive committee


2005 - 2008  CHANTIERS BENETEAU St. Gilles Croix de Vie FRANCE

Sales manager UK, Russia and Black Sea

·      Network set-up in Russia and Black Sea countries

·      Network development in UK and Ireland


2004 - 2005  JFL Yachts Nantes FRANCE 

Managing Director

·      Sales of Sunsail partnership programs in France, Belgium and Switzerland

·      Yacht brokerage 



2000 - 2004  SUNSAIL Paris/Portsmouth/ FRANCE /UNITED KINGDOM

Head Of International Yachts Sales

·      Sales management for yacht partnership programs worldwide (150 yachts per year)

·      Sales management for used boats sales (100 yachts per year)

·      Management of 7 sales teams in 6 countries


1995 -1999   SUNSAIL Port Pin Rolland/St-Raphael FRANCE 

Côte d’AzurManager

·      Sales management of partnership programs and used boats

·      Charter base management



2011 – 2012 Executive MBA -Audencia Business School- Nantes FRANCE

1992 - 1994  Marine sales and technics degree - I.N.B. Concarneau FRANCE

1990 - 1992  Law studies- Universite Paris X- Paris FRANCE 



English -Fluent 

French- Mother tongue


HOBBIES- Sailing, History 





CONTACT US 50 Water Street Warren, RI 02885
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