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Comment: Training is going to play an increasingly vital role

Posted Friday, February 28th, 2014

Ed Slack, editor IBI magazine
Ed Slack, editor IBI magazine

The fact is recruiting skilled factory floor personnel – engineers, carpenters, electricians – is a lot harder than it should be

Marine business latest stock price review

Posted Thursday, April 17th, 2014

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- A MarineMax location in New Jersey catches fire and suffers “extensive damage”
All shares are correct as of Friday, April 17 2014.
Beneteau/BEN:PAR Previous Update April 11 2014: €12.01 Last Update April 17 2014: €12.28 Change: 2.2% 52…

IBI office closed for Easter break

Posted Thursday, April 17th, 2014

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The IBI office will be closed on Friday, April 18 until Tuesday, April 22. Please note that there will be no IBI Plus newsletter during this time.

Irish government faces EU threats over yacht diesel prices

Posted Thursday, April 17th, 2014

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The European Commission has warned the Irish government that it must charge boat and yacht owners the same price for diesel as automobile owners, or face prosecution. The new rates would effectively double diesel prices for boat owners.
According to th…

RBFF launches campaign targeting lapsed boat registrations

Posted Thursday, April 17th, 2014

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The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) said it has launched a new marketing program to increase renewals of boat registrations among boat owners. The campaign, which works with 21 US state agencies, will target owners whose boat…

MarineMax location suffers “extensive damage” from fire

Posted Thursday, April 17th, 2014

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A MarineMax location in New Jersey caught fire yesterday, and suffered “extensive damage,” according to the Star-Ledger. Police responded to the MarineMax Lake Hopatcong location just after midnight.
Jefferson Police Capt Eric Wilsusen said in a…

Expansion plans for two yacht transporters

Posted Thursday, April 17th, 2014

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Two leading yacht transport operators, Sevenstar/DYT and Complete Marine Freight/Cigisped, have announced new expansion plans that will strengthen their positions in this growing sector of the global yacht market.
In a short presentation at the…

SYS underpins growth prospects for Asian yacht market

Posted Thursday, April 17th, 2014

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With a record 14,000 public and trade visitors, over 100 exhibitors and 96 yachts and boats, the Singapore Yacht Show (SYS) ended on a high note. The responses and reactions to the standard of the show from some of the leading global yacht builders and…

Maryland boat show sees 25% jump in attendance

Posted Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

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Organisers of the 2014 Bay Bridge Boat Show reported a 24.9% gain in paid customers over last year’s show. An improving market and “perfect weather” helped increase attendance, according to Annapolis Boat Shows.
"These results are better than…

Fiji yacht study shows slight decline in economic impact

Posted Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

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Fiji’s marine industry contributed F$28,607,128 to the country’s economy, according to the 2013 Fiji Marine Industry Survey, released on Monday. The study said this was about F$1.9m less than the 2012 F$30,508,832 contribution.
The study reported…

Korean government plans to cut taxes on new boats to boost boating industry

Posted Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

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The Korean government has announced a plan to cut taxes on recreational vessels as part of an effort to boost the country’s marine industry. The Korea Joongang Daily reported that the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries has requested a cabinet meeting t…

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