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.
Editor’s comment: Light in the tunnel
Appointments: New Bavaria CEO
Data Digest: Canada
Americas: Brazilian 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
Overview: Strength in numbers
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
Brunswick: Back from the brink
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.
Composites revolution: Composite manufacturers have been looking into suitable alternatives for the premium cost of flax fibre.
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.
Latest launches, including HydroComp contra-rotating propellers prediction system