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IBI office closed for long Easter weekend

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Normal service will resume on Tuesday, April 23

Unsolicited management offer leads St Pete to seek marina lease proposals

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The City of St Petersburg, Florida, is seeking lease/management proposals for its Municipal Marina, following an unsolicited management proposal from Safe Harbor Marinas presented back in February. The proposal was made public this week as the city issued a legal notice of intent to lease the venue.

MarineMax completes Sail & Ski acquisition

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MarineMax is expanding in Texas, completing the acquisition of Sail & Ski Center, which has three locations in two of the states fastest growing markets of Austin and San Antonio.

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New Dutch yacht brand launched

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Sichterman Yachts sets sail

The Ryds brand is still very strong, especially in Sweden

Ryds’ new owners in positive mood

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Sweden´s Ryds Båtar AB is making an offensive under new owners and new management. After several tough years, the new CEO hopes for a strong comeback.

Correct Craft buys Parker Boats

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Correct Craft is expanding again, this time, with the purchase of North Carolina-based Parker Boats.

Azimut NZ's sales office in Grey Lynn

Azimut Yachts NZ relocates

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Azimut Yachts New Zealand has opened a new sales office in the heart of the luxury car precinct of Grey Lynn, Auckland. The new sales office will provide an increased brand presence for the Italian builder and brings the New Zealand dealership into line with other Azimut dealers around the ...

Barcelona-based Solé Diesel has joined an exclusive global alliance of Cox distributors

Cox Powertrain names Spanish distributor

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Solé Diesel to represent UK firm’s outboard diesel engines in Spain

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Vladimir Zinchenko

SVP Yachts | Vladimir Zinchenko

The owner of SVP Yachts, builders of Shipman sailboats, OceanClass and the Greenline range of hybrid motoryachts, looks back on the fateful day he took over the Slovenian builder in 2015, and outlines plans for future growth

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Caymas Boats | Earl Bentz

Earl Bentz entered the boat business working for his uncle’s dealership at age 14. Now, at 66, he’s decided to start his third boat company, Caymas Boats, from part of the facilities – and with many employees – of his former Triton Boats in Tennessee

New Boat Show Calendar!

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2019 IBI Boat Show Calendar Now Available

2019 IBI International Boat Show Calendar

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A big leap forward in propeller efficiency

The new Sharrow Propeller claims a remarkable 9-15% increase in efficiency over the industry standard Wageningen B-series design and now has 20 patents to protect the concept

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Sunseeker's new Hawk 38 hits 79mph in sea trials

Following prototype sea trials on Lake Como, boat will return to UK for more trials

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Sustainability a key theme at the 2019 JEC World Composites Expo

IBI spent three days at the annual JEC World event near Paris and discovered the latest trends in industry’s move towards greener technologies and sustainability

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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

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Outboards

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

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Inboards

Many of the trends seen in the outboard sector are being replicated with inboards, although the high fuel prices in Europe are placing more emphasis on good fuel economy

Upcoming Events

Busan International Boat Show

26-29 April 2019, Busan, South Korea

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Rio Boat Show

27 April - 05 May 2019, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Korea International Boat Show

09-12 May 2019, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea

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Market Focus: Italy & France; Sector Focus: Marine Engines, Gyro Stablisers
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2018 METSTRADE CATALOGUE

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Published by IBI, the 2018 METSTRADE Catalogue is available for download here