The August/September issue of IBI magazine includes our annual Europe round-up reporting on the major leisure marine markets. In addition to the country reports of Iceland and Australia, we looked at the market potential in Oman. IBI magazine September 2013

In the IBI Technical pages we reviewed Volvo Penta’s latest product launch, and we looked at the latest development in satellite communications and night vision

Read on to find out what’s in the latest edition of IBI magazine


Editor’s comment: Taxing issue

Appointments: Feadship’s new marketing director

Data Digest: Australia


Europe: Italy to repeal tax on new boats

Americas: Brunswick’s Hatteras and Cabo sold

World: Macau to boost yacht facilities


Oman Focus

Overview: Sailing potential

Iceland Focus 

Overview: Signs of life return

Australia Focus

Overview: Doldrums Down Under
Elandra Yachts: Turning the dream into reality



BRP: On the expansion trail


Sector Spotlight

Satcomms and night vission

Latest Launches

Products: What’s new on the product scene


Test drive

Volvo Penta

Swedish marine engine manufacturer Volvo Penta has launched a new generation of diesel and petrol engines along with an interceptor trim tab system and user-friendly Glass cockpit, bringing the automotive experience to boating

Sector spotlight

Satellite communications

A global view of what’s happening in the marine satellite communications market, and how new high-throughput satellite networks that are due to come on stream over the next couple of years will provide fast data-rich capability and make it cheaper for mariners to stay connected­ off-shore

Night vision

Night vision equipment, including thermal imaging and infra-red technology, were a rarity in the leisure boating market only a few years ago. Now it’s well on the way to becoming ubiquitous. We review the latest developments.