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Cross-border travel proposal floated between mainland China and Hong Kong

Posted Friday, January 23rd, 2015

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The Chinese province of Guangdong is considering opening its waters to yachts registered in Macau and Hong Kong, according to the Macau News. The move could boost sales for boat dealers and yacht brokers outside mainland China.
Sunny Tao, a senior…

Marine business latest stock price review

Posted Friday, January 23rd, 2015

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- Bill McGill, CEO and founder of US boat retailer MarineMax, rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in celebration of the start of the 110th annual New York Boat Show.
- Yamaha Marine Group has launched six new outboards at the…

West Marine ends year with 8% same-store sales gains

Posted Friday, January 23rd, 2015

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West Marine reported preliminary results for its fiscal year ended January 3, 2015. The company said it expects year-end revenue to be about US$676m, within the range of its guidance of US$665m-US$680m.
Its EBITDA is expected to be about US$22m, below…

Business opportunities revealed at Düsseldorf’s international conference

Posted Friday, January 23rd, 2015

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The 3rd International Conference that took place at boot Düsseldorf on Wednesday this week looked at the situation of the boat and yacht retail markets in Europe, North America, South East Asia and South America, with a focus on business opportunities…

Construction of Wider 150 continues on schedule

Posted Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Wider 150 under construction
Wider 150 under construction

Hull and superstructure primer of this 150-footer is 90% finished

New Zealand’s superyacht promotion activities achieving results

Posted Friday, January 23rd, 2015

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With more and larger superyachts visiting New Zealand, along with efforts to continually upgrade local facilities and services to support them, the promotional activities of New Zealand to highlight its attractions and infrastructure is achieving…

Neander Shark prepares for diesel outboard launch

Posted Friday, January 23rd, 2015

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German company Neander Shark, which has spent the last three years developing a diesel outboard, has now announced that it will start production and sales in January 2016. This revolutionary outboard will be launched with an initial power output of 50h…

Liverpool to host new boat show

Posted Friday, January 23rd, 2015

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Plans for the first Northern Boat Show, due to be held from June 5-7 in Liverpool in the UK, are moving forward with a number of exhibitors now signed up. The show will be part of the 2015 International River Mersey Festival.
The organiser, Carnah…

Yamaha launches six outboards at Minneapolis show

Posted Friday, January 23rd, 2015

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Yamaha Marine Group launched six new outboards at the Minneapolis Boat Show. The outboards are part of the engine builder’s expansion into the freshwater market.
The new group includes four additions to the V MAX SHO line, including V MAX SHO 115, V…

Sika battle continues

Posted Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

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Sika AG said its management and shareholders last week held an “unconstructive” meeting with Saint-Gobain. Sika’s board of directors and management said in early December that it would not support the sale of the Swiss adhesives manufacturer to t…

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