The April-May edition of IBI magazine looks into the marine markets in Canada and Germany. In addition, our IBI Technical pages feature reviews of the ongoing development at UK boatbuilder Fairline, and Cypriot yacht-maker Karnic. Read on to find out what’s in the latest issue.

REGULARS 

Editor’s comment: Light in the tunnel

Appointments: New Bavaria CEO

Data Digest: Canada

NEWS HEADLINES

AmericasBrazilian marina operator expands

Europe: Yanmar acquires Vetus

World: Chinese tycoon buys into Sunseeker China

MARKETS & REGIONS

United States: How US firms are coping in the wake of Hurricane Sandy

Canada focus

Overview: Strength in numbers

Germany focus

Overview: At the mercy of the markets

Equipment: Looking to new territories for growth

Russia: Domestic builders on the rise

South Korea: Boat show preview

STRATEGY & FINANCE

Company profile

Brunswick: Back from the brink


IBI TECHNICAL

Yard visit

Fairline Boats: UK motoryacht builder Fairline has revamped its Corby, Oundle facility, transforming its traditional single model assembly line system into a mixed-model production set up.

Karnic: A new computarised control system that has helped do away with hand-filled worksheets, is the latest innovation to help transform daily operations and improve productivity.


MATERIAL WORLD

Composites revolution: Composite manufacturers have been looking into suitable alternatives for the premium cost of flax fibre.


SECTOR SPOTLITE

Distress signalling: Like 3G mobile telephony, marine distress signalling and location is linking diverse technologies in ever smaller and more affordable devices.

Fire: Less after-fire damage, better detection and control, less damage to the environment. These are all demands placed on produces of marine fire suppression systems by boaters and legislators.


Product sector

Latest launches, including HydroComp contra-rotating propellers prediction system