Masselot appointed Director of Beneteau; Gailly to head Lagoon


Luca Brancaleon has been appointed Deputy GM of Brand and Product Strategy at Groupe Beneteau, while Yann Masselot and Thomas Gailly are the new Brand Directors for Beneteau and Lagoon respectively.

Luca Brancaleon, Deputy General Manager, Brand and Product Strategy, Groupe Beneteau


Groupe Beneteau, which offers over 200 models through its 12 boat brands, has appointed Luca Brancaleon, Yann Masselot and Thomas Gailly in new roles within the Boat Division’s Brand and Product Strategy Department, while Clément Himily has been appointed as CEO of Construction Navale Bordeaux (CNB).


After working as Beneteau Brand Director since September 2017, Brancaleon takes on his new role from today (October 15) as Deputy General Manager alongside Gianguido Girotti, Deputy CEO, Brand and Product Strategy. Brancaleon joined the Beneteau brand in May 2017 as Sales Director, after working in various executive sales positions in international and multi-brand environments. The Italian has been involved in the boat industry for the past 16 years.


Yann Masselot, Brand Director, Beneteau © Nicolas Claris


Masselot succeeds Brancaleon as Beneteau’s Brand Director after serving as CEO of Construction Navale Bordeaux since September 2018 and Brand Director of Lagoon and CNB Yachts. Masselot joined the Beneteau boatyard in 1992 and worked in sales for recreational then commercial boats, in the UK then France.


In 2000, he was appointed to head up commercial operations for Lagoon and helped drive the distribution network’s rapid development, enabling the brand to establish itself as the world leader for catamaran cruisers from 2003.


Thomas Gailly, Brand Director, Lagoon © Nicolas Claris


Gailly takes over from Masselot as Brand Director of Lagoon, having been Customer Services Director for Lagoon, Excess and CNB Yachts. Gailly joined Groupe Beneteau in 2005 and has held various sales positions for the CNB, Lagoon and Excess brands.


Clément Himily, CEO, Construction Navale Bordeaux


Himily, formerly Industrial Operations Director for Construction Navale Bordeaux, takes over from Masselot as CEO of this Groupe Beneteau subsidiary. Himily joined the Bordeaux site in 2017, initially heading up production support functions and several industrial transformation projects.