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The Moorings

Leading boatbuilders to benefit from large-scale charter fleet order


The Moorings, Sunsail and Footloose have announced a $130m investment in new charter products by parent company Travelopia Yachts. Jenneau, Beneteau, Lagoon and Robertson & Caine are among the brands which will be receiving orders according to the charter operator


UK’s Isle of Wight to strengthen marine infrastructure


In two recent actions, the UK’s Isle of Wight (IOW) Council has taken steps to buy key buildings related to the island’s important marine industry and released the latest masterplan for Newport harbour.

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Lengers reports two superyacht sales


Dutch brokerage Lengers Yachts has announced the sale of another Sanlorenzo ‘crossover’ yacht, the SX88, and a 134ft semi-displacement yacht from Lürssen.

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Corporate changes at two UK yacht builders


Corporate changes to the ownership structures at both Fairline Yachts and Princes Yachts have recently been made known through filing to Companies House, the UK business register.

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Polboat president delivers Polish industry update


The Wind & Water boat show in Gdynia, on the shores of the Baltic Sea in northern Poland, opened yesterday with 100 exhibitors and 200 boats on land and on water. The show was met with glorious sunny weather coupled with a cool breeze – ideal for the show, which ...

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Norway aims for zero fatality leisure boating


The Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry Torbjørn Røe has initiated an action plan to reduce the number of serious accidents relating to the use of recreational craft.

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CPS Distributors expands sales team


US-based marine audio equipment distributor CPS Distributors Inc has named Fred Kolacki as its new southeast regional sales manager. Located in Kansas City, Missouri, CPS Distributors is the exclusive marine distributor for JVC, Kicker, Memphis and its own CPS brand.

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MasterCraft redesigns entry-level product line


MasterCraft Boats is revamping its entry-level NXT product line for the 2020 model year to “deliver a more athletic and refined look with an all-new interior, exterior, and even more performance,” according to a company news release.

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Freedom Boat Club, Brunswick | John Giglio, Cecil Cohn, Brenna Preisser

Following Brunswick’s acquisition of Freedom Boat Club, IBI talks with FBC president John Giglio, president of Brunswick Boating Services, Cecil Cohn, and Brenna Preisser, president – Brunswick Business Acceleration about the business strategy and the future of boating

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Wettoncraft | Eric Divry

A former director in logistics, Eric Divry had a dream four years ago of developing a boat that would take the stress out of boating



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Nominations open for 2019 U.S. Export Excellence Award

The Export Excellence Award, conceived and sponsored by International Boat Industry (IBI) magazine for American exporters, will once again take place this year at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) in Tampa in October.

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Nominations open for fifth Boat Builder Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement in association with Raymarine. From today the industry will be able to nominate across 10 award categories via the quick and simple online nomination tool at www.boatbuilderawards.com.



ZF’s steerable propulsion goes fully electric

Germany-based ZF recently launched a new saildrive leg that can fully rotate for integrated joystick control. From November, a fully-electric proof-of-concept version will also become available for sea trials

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Rising Star | Dan Bloice Smith

Williams Jet Tenders’ Design Engineering manager, Dan Bloice Smith, was named the inaugural winner of the Rising Star award at last year’s Boat Builder Awards in association with Raymarine. He talks to IBI about his involvement in Williams’ new EvoJet project and how the industry can attract young talent

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With mature teak becoming ever rarer and more expensive, there has been a big swing towards greener alternatives. IBI investigates the latest deck covering trends, options and technologies available to yards and owners today

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2019 IBI Boat Show Calendar available to view or download here

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Market Focus: USA, South Korea, New Zealand

Sector Focus: Superyachts, Decking, Steerable Propulsion

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Special Superyacht Report!

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