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The 50m Riva in Venice

Flagship 50m Riva makes world premiere in Venice


The first model from the Ferretti Group’s Riva Superyachts Division, the 50m Race, made its world premiere in Venice last week.

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Cape Town show confirms three-year charity agreement


The Cape Town International Boat Show has confirmed a three-year agreement to host a charity Optimist sailing race with well-known Cape Town charity campaigner Greg Bertish, the Cape Times newspaper reports.

CDI Electronics names Polish distributor


CDI Electronics, the US-based marine ignition systems specialist, has chosen ITA Marine to serve as its distributor in Poland.


Mercury Racing 450R V-8 opens bigger boats to outboard power


Mercury Racing’s new 450R comes to market with the best power-to-weight and torque-to-weight ratios of any outboard engine of 400hp or more, making it a candidate for larger, heavier boats, opening additional markets to the performance division of Mercury Marine, and hastening the transition in the US from sterndrive to ...

Dutch yard opens Palma de Mallorca service centre


Vitters Shipyard, the Dutch maker of 30m-plus custom sailing yachts, has opened a service facility in Palma de Mallorca.

The F-Line 33 is Fairline's new express cruiser

Fairline announces two world launches at Cannes


The UK’s Fairline Yachts has announced the global premiere of the F//Line 33 and the Squadron 68 at the 2019 Cannes Yachting Festival in September.

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IBEX keynote speaker revealed


The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) today announced that Dr Sam Potolicchio will present the keynote speech at this year’s IBEX Industry Breakfast.

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Two Oceans Marine launches SA’s biggest-ever composite catamaran


Two Oceans Marine Manufacturing has launched South Africa’s biggest composite and leisure catamaran, the company announced on Tuesday.

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Benetti | Paolo Vitelli & Franco Fusignani

Benetti recently launched three gigayachts in 100 days, a feat that pushed the builder to its limits. Benetti’s new CEO, Franco Fusignani, and group president Paolo Vitelli reveal just how they came to terms with the mammoth task and the builder’s plans for the gigayacht sector going forward

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Sleipner | Marius Torjusen

Norwegian stabiliser manufacturer’s new Chief Commercial Officer on market prospects and investments for 2019



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New from the latest issue of IBI >> Expanded coverage from the 2019 JEC composites show

IBI presents expanded video coverage of new technology advances demonstrated at JEC 2019, highlighting applications for boatbuilding


Sichterman’s first yacht takes to the water

The new aluminium Inveni 18m has launched from its yard in Workum, Friesland



Case study - Videoworks and Domotics onboard Wider’s Cecilia

Videoworks in Italy is at the vanguard of integrating onboard visual and audio entertainment tech with lighting and cybersecurity systems

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Calling investors: Is this the future of engine design?

A New Zealand R&D engine builder has developed a new marine diesel with an innovative hose-less design. Now, they’re looking for investors to bring the engine to market


Seating - Part 1

Watch consumers shopping at any boat show and you see the same scenario play out time and again. A couple or family approaches a boat and, after a few minutes of gazing at the exterior, they step aboard and sit down. If they get back up again quickly, it is ...



As cars become greener, more electrified and even self-parking, are boat owners expecting the same afloat?

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