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London's St Katharine Docks

London On-Water Boat Show changes name


The London On-Water Boat Show has been renamed, rebranded and relaunched as the London Yacht Show and will take place on-water at St Katharine Docks from May 8-12, 2019.

Rayglass Protector RIBs are popular in most parts of the globe

NZ RIB builder in lucrative contract win


New Zealand’s Rayglass Boats has announced that its Protector RIBs have been chosen as the official patrol boats for two of the world’s major sailing regattas – the 36th America’s Cup and the inaugural Sail GP competition. The agreements are said to be worth tens of millions of dollars to ...

Borrow A Boat reports overfunding by 250%


Borrow A Boat, the UK’s first peer-to-peer yacht charter platform, has announced the completion of crowdfunding which saw the company overfunded by 250% with £1.5m raised following its second round.

Wilks' Scott and Chris Berry with Tomas Gustafsson and Rob Tilney from Flexiteek

Flexiteek to acquire UK decking and marine fendering supplier


Flexiteek International, the Swedish producer of synthetic teak decking and 2G technology, has acquired UK-based Wilks for an undisclosed sum.

The MTU hybrid system on a Sunseeker yacht

Sunseeker, Rolls-Royce to present first production yacht with MTU hybrid power in 2020


Sunseeker International and Rolls-Royce have agreed to present the first yacht fitted with an MTU series production hybrid propulsion system in 2020 at boot Düsseldorf, which opens on Saturday for a nine-day run. The two companies will present the new hybrid propulsion system in Hall 6 on booth B61.

Fort Pierce City Marina ready for bigger boats


A three-month, US$400,000 dredging project to deepen the entrance to Fort Pierce City Marina in Florida following Hurricanes Matthew and Irma in 2016 and 2017 has opened the marina to larger boats and is using the removed sand for the Indian River Lagoon Island.

The 38m Sanlorenzo SD126 was sold by Sanlorenzo Spain

Sanlorenzo SD126 sold by Spanish agent


Sanlorenzo Spain, the exclusive agent for Sanlorenzo motoryachts in Spain and the Balearics, has announced the sale of a new-build 38m Sanlorenzo SD126. Sold by director Andy McDougall, the yacht is currently in build at Sanlorenzo’s Viarregio facility and scheduled for delivery in February 2020.

Dr Ralph Kudla, MD of Bavaria Yachts

Ralph Kudla | Bavaria


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

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Dr Ralph Kudla, MD of Bavaria Yachts

Ralph Kudla | Bavaria

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.


BBA 2018_All Winners

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 ...

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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New Boat Show Calendar!

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2019 IBI Boat Show Calendar Now Available

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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