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Posted Thursday, September 18th, 2014

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3A Composites acquires PNG Balsa

Posted Friday, October 31st, 2014

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Switzerland-based 3A Composites has acquired PNG Balsa (BNGB), a producer of Balsa with its own plantations in Papua New Guinea.
“This is a great addition to the existing businesses of 3A Composites,” says Roman Thomassin, CEO of 3A Composites Core…

Swedish sailboat companies join forces

Posted Friday, October 31st, 2014

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More than 20 Swedish sailboat producers and dealers have agreed to implement a new offensive strategy for marketing sailboats and the concept of sailing to new groups of people in Sweden.
The new strategy focuses on the Swedish floating boat shows and…

Marine business latest stock price review

Posted Friday, October 31st, 2014

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- Brunswick Corporationappointed Christopher Dekker has its vice president, general counsel and secretary
- West Marine has announced plans to shut down 10 stores in Canada and leave that market
- Twin Disc has reported sales of US$64.8m for its first…

Tahiti cuts taxes to help draw more superyachts

Posted Friday, October 31st, 2014

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The Tahitian government has reduced its charter tax rate from 12% to 5% in a further move to enhance its attraction to superyachts to visit the South Pacific island nation. The news follows the earlier change of allowing yachts to stay duty-free for 3…

FLIBS gets off to sunny start

Posted Friday, October 31st, 2014

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The Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) got off to a sunny start yesterday, with summer-like weather and no rain in the forecast for its five-day run. Exhibitors seemed to be prepared for a strong show, with a return of the North American…

Barton Marine names new MD

Posted Friday, October 31st, 2014

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UK sail control and deck hardware manufacturer Barton Marine has named Paul Botterill as its new managing director, effective November 1.
Botterill has worked for the company for nearly 30 years, most recently as operations director responsible for…

Ferretti chief: We will break even by 2016

Posted Friday, October 31st, 2014

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The Ferretti Group yesterday held a press conference at the Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) outlining its growth plans over the next three years. The expansion will be fuelled largely by new-product launches, according to Ferretti’s…

MIASF releases economic impact study

Posted Friday, October 31st, 2014

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An economic impact study released by MIASF on opening day of the Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show estimates that three counties in South Florida have a combined economic impact of US$11.5bn. Broward, Dade and Palm Beach counties represent 51% of…

Wider introduces new express cruiser to the American market

Posted Thursday, October 30th, 2014

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Wider 32’ makes her US debut at the Fort. Lauderdale show

NISI Yachts unveils GTX50

Posted Thursday, October 30th, 2014

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Bahamas-based motoryacht builder showcases hull #2 of GTX50 model at the Ft. Lauderdale show

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