The June-July edition of IBI magazine looks at the marine markets in the Nordic region with country reports from Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark.

The IBI Technical pages look at the strategy behind the €15m expansion of Austrian-based Steyr Motors’ production facility, and the potential energy savings the new Air Supported Vessel (ASV) design can provide to the leisure marine industry.

Read on to find out what’s in the latest issue.

The latest edition of IBI magazine

REGULARS 

Editor’s comment: Stars in alignment?

Appointments: New manager at Cannes boat show

Data Digest: China

NEWS HEADLINES

Europe: Sunseeker in talks for majority purchase

Americas: Mercury’s Schwabero market overview

World: ASMEX conference strikes positive note

MARKETS & REGIONS

Nordic Focus

Overview: Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland

New Zealand Focus 

America’s Cup: Kiwis reap Cup rewards

US Focus

US boatbuilders: Turning to jetboats

Asia Focus

Korea Boat Show review: Boating gathers momentum

China overview: New consumers

STRATEGY & FINANCE

Insider

Nimbus: Lars & Hans Wiklund

PRODUCT SECTOR

Sector Spotlight

HVAC and air conditioning

Latest Launches

Products: Gadgets and accessories

IBI TECHNICAL

YARD VISIT

Steyr

Austrian-based Steyr Motors has attracted a Chinese investor who wants to combine high-level engineering with efficient, low-cost production in China. As a result, Steyr Motors plans to double in size this Autumn.

INNOVATION

Hull design

With potential energy savings of more than a half compared with benchmark planing powercruisers, the radical new Air Supported Vessel (ASV) design developed by Norwegian company ESI looks set to be a game-changer.