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European Boat of the Year Awards

2019 European Yacht of the Year Award winners revealed


The winners of the 2019 European Yacht of the Year and European Powerboat of the Year awards were announced during the opening weekend of this year’s Düsseldorf boat show.

Brock Elliott served as Campion Marine's general manager and president for 20 years

Brock Elliott inducted into NMMA Canada Boating Hall of Fame


Retired Campion Marine president Brock Elliott was inducted into the NMMA Canada Boating Hall of Fame Tuesday morning during the Toronto International Boat Show’s annual industry breakfast.

Andrea Fabretti

Former Ferretti Group exec joins Sunseeker


Andrea Frabetti will join Sunseeker International on 28 January as its new chief technical officer following the retirement of company co-founder John Braithwaite in June 2018

Beneteau's new EXCESS range

Beneteau unveils new EXCESS cat range in Düsseldorf


Having reportedly found a gap in the growing multihull market, Groupe Beneteau launched its new EXCESS catamaran range through its CNB brand at boot Düsseldorf on Sunday.

Anna Nowotarska at Aquila

Aquila names new sales manager


Aquila Power Catamarans has named Anna Nowotarska as its new sales manager for Europe.

Production focus for Fairline in 2019


Stabilising production is top of the to-do list for Fairline in 2019, according to executive chairman David Tydeman, who took the helm at the UK boatbuilder toward the end of last year.


US powerboat registrations up through November


US powerboat registrations were up 4.4% in November on a rolling, 12-month year-over-year basis, with increases seen in all categories of boats.


New Platinum series engine presents golden opportunity for Nanni


Nanni’s new N16 Platinum series engine, being launched this week at Düsseldorf, is the big sister to the N13 launched at Cannes last September, and represents a key strategic move for the engine manufacturer. Based on a Scania block, the 16lt, 1,200hp engine is the biggest the French manufacturer has ...

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Dr Ralph Kudla, MD of Bavaria Yachts

Bavaria | Ralph Kudla

Bavaria MD Ralph Kudla discusses the German yard’s new direction, new boats and plans for growth

Brunswick Mark Schwabero

Brunswick | Mark Schwabero

Mark Schwabero, chairman and CEO of Brunswick Corporation in the US, retired at year’s end with the industry enjoying eight straight years of growth and Brunswick’s stock having recorded several 12-month highs.


Raymarine DockSense Virtual Bumper

Raymarine unveils DockSense technology at Düsseldorf

The new assisted docking system – featuring five sensor cameras to create a virtual bumper – is said to be an industry first; see a video demo below

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Winners & Highlights of the 2018 Boat Builder Awards

A record total of 15 winning companies and individuals, plus 12 honourable mentions, were announced last night at the 2018 Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement, held in association with Raymarine. In a fitting finale for the evening, more than 350 guests witnessed an evening celebrating the industry’s many successes ...

New Boat Show Calendar!

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2019 IBI Boat Show Calendar Now Available

2019 IBI International Boat Show Calendar

Upcoming Events

Toronto Boat Show

Toronto International Boat Show

18-27 January 2019, Ontario, Canada

Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow

23-27 January 2019, KY, USA


New York Boat Show

23 - 27 January 2019, NY, USA

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Powered stabilisers that dampen a boat’s motion have seen a reduction in costs, more responsive motors and greater systems integration


Galley design and equipment

The evolution of galleys onboard sail and motoryachts below 24m has gained significant momentum over the past three years. What was once a functional, often cramped space, tucked down below out of sight, is increasingly taking centre stage