The February issue of IBI magazine sees the launch of IBI Technical, a new section in the second half of the magazine that looks in greater depth at the latest boatbuilding processes and techniques. Read on to find out what’s in the latest issue.

REGULARS

Editor’s comment: Changes afoot

Appointments: New CEO at Sanlorenzo

Data Digest: France and Germany

NEWS HEADLINES

Americas: NMMA forecasts powerboat growth

Europe: Stability returns to UK market

World: Yamaha partners with Chinese firm

MARKETS & REGIONS

France focus

Overview: Between fear and optimism

Beneteau: Closing in on the number one spot

Iguana Yachts: An amphibious revolution

Nanni Diesel: Growth through diversification

Plastimo: Getting back to basics

Goïot System: A new future for Goïot

Italy focus

Overview: Export-driven survival

Equipment: New strategy for difficult times

Show report: Seatec 2013

STRATEGY & FINANCE

Company profile

Teleflex Marine: New name, new culture

IBI TECHNICAL

Yard visit: Frauscher: Working practices inspired by Porsche have helped a family-run boatbuilder cut waste, boost sales, and even partly finance a new factory from the savings made

Bavaria: Bavaria Virtess 420 is one of the most technically complex boats it has ever built. But the modern facility is up to the challenge.

MATERIAL WORLD

Building the ultimate curing oven: Green Marine has built a set of multi-purpose ovens designed to do a lot more than just cook pre pregs. Is this the future for carbonfibre infrastructure?

SECTOR SPOTLITE

Engines: Boat propulsion continues to attract new engine producers with new ideas. Recent arrivals are growing their business very satisfactorily.

NEW LAUNCHES

Latest launches: Product upgrade for marine equipment and boat accessories.