The latest figures from British Marine make encouraging reading, but a lot has happened since January 2016, not least Brexit and the election of a new US President.
New maritime laws introduced in late 2014 to help kick-start the industry have led to a slight rebound of sorts
Buoyed up by new government initiatives, India is stealing the spotlight from China as the place to manufacture marine equipment. Meanwhile, a thriving domestic market may not be far behind
While leisure marine firms in Holland continue to struggle with weak domestic demand, exports are helping to lift sales in a slowly recovering market
A buoyant economy, marine-friendly government and highly skilled workforce have helped the kiwi industry to re-establish itself in the wake of the global crisis
The August/September issue of IBI looks at how European marine firms are coping in the wake of ongoing economic and political turbulence.
New boat sales were strong in the first quarter, but question marks around the high-profit sterndrive and cruiser segments remain
Europe's largest economy continues to grow in the face of global turmoil. With consumer spending on the rise, german marine firms are on solid ground
Great cruising grounds may be a boon for the charter market, but lack of infrastructure is pegging back market growth
After a number of lean years, a rise in exports has finally brought some good news for the French nautical market. However, the sluggish domestic market remains cause for concern