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Marine Electrical Equipment hires new sales manager

Posted Monday, October 20th, 2014

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Chris Dolan has joined Marina Electrical Equipment (MEE) in the US to manage its sales and customer relations and provide cost-effective marina electrical design services.
Dolan has a wealth of industry experience, having spent the last eight years in …

Gobius expands distribution

Posted Monday, October 20th, 2014

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FM Marin, the Swedish manufacturer of Gobius level indicators, has announced that Headsync of Newport, Rhode Island has been appointed its east coast distributor in the US.
“We see Headsync as the perfect distributor on the east coast of America, fro…

AIMEX and Superyacht Australia renew partnership with Sanctuary Cove show

Posted Monday, October 20th, 2014

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ASMEX, the Australian Superyacht and Marine Export Industry Conference, is partnering with the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) for the fifth consecutive year.
“It’s a great event to have leading up to the Sanctuary Cove International…

Gonzalo puts several Bermudan yachts on the rocks

Posted Monday, October 20th, 2014

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Salvage and recovery work is fully underway in Bermuda following it being hit over the weekend by the full force of Hurricane Gonzalo. A large number of boats broke their moorings and ended up on the rocks and the task of relaunching the many boats…

World’s largest superyacht project seeks European builder

Posted Monday, October 20th, 2014

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With plans to start construction on the 222m (728ft) Project Triple Deuce in the next 6-12 months, an unknown number of European shipyards are currently discussing what will be the world’s largest yacht by some 42m (138ft). The discussions are being…

Correct Craft gets into the engine business

Posted Monday, October 20th, 2014

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Correct Craft has acquired PCM Marine Engines and Crusader Engines. Terms were not disclosed.
The parent of Nautique Boat Company and Aktion Parks now owns 100% of the two engine builders, both based in Little Mountain, South Carolina.
“PCM and…

China Yachting Conference and CN Yacht Show reveal interesting results

Posted Monday, October 20th, 2014

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The 2nd China Yachting Conference, held at Nansha Marina in China’s Pearl River Delta, fielded an impressive list of Chinese government and industry trade speakers who attended the two-day event.
One of the keynote speakers was Yang Xinfa, chairman o…

Survey says: US boat dealers good at introductions, bad at closing sales

Posted Friday, October 17th, 2014

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A study released by the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) found pros and cons during the sales process at US boat dealerships. The study used “mystery shoppers” who went to different boat dealerships in Orlando, Tampa, Miami, Houst…

Sunseeker cuts workforce

Posted Friday, October 17th, 2014

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Sunseeker International has just announced that it is to cut up to 300 jobs following an 8-week strategic review of the business. The boatbuilder currently employs 2,100.
Talking this lunchtime to IBI Sunny Thakrar, the boatbuilder’s Group Executive…

Arctic Cat sues BRP over Sea-Doo patent infringement

Posted Friday, October 17th, 2014

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Arctic Cat, which made the former Tiger Shark personal watercraft brand, has filed a lawsuit against BRP, alleging “substantial” acts of patent infringement. A statement about the lawsuit was released by Arctic Cat’s law firm, Hagens German.
The…

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