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IBI expands presence in Scandinavia with key appointment


IBI is expanding its representation in Scandinavia following the appointment of Henrik Salén, who joins as the team sales representative for Sweden and Norway.

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Lumishore claims first with new Lumi-Link Command Center


Easy to install central control platform reduces helm clutter and provides complete control of on-board Lumishore LED lighting systems


Galeon enters Australian market


Polish builder to make Australian debut with two models destined for Sanctuary Cove show

The Xquisite 56 Power Cat was designed by Cape Town's Rudolf Jonker

Phoenix/Xquisite launch new power cat in Miami


Joint venture partners Phoenix Marine and Xquisite Yachts have launched a new 17m luxury cruising catamaran, the Xquisite 56 Power Cat.

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Cox Powertrain appoints Florida distributor


UK-based Cox Powertrain has chosen Ring Power Corp as its exclusive distributor for Florida. The announcement was made at last week’s Miami International Boat Show, where Ring Power teamed with the British engine manufacturer to promote its CXO300 diesel outboard.


Miami show underlines Dutch builder's strong growth


In mid-February, Vanquish Yachts of the Netherlands opened a second US office – in Pompano Beach, Florida – then went to the nearby Miami Yacht Show to flaunt its fast-growing and diversifying portfolio of luxury aluminium motor cruisers and yachts.

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L&B hires electrical product manager


New Zealand-based marine distributor Lusty & Blundell (L&B) has chosen Silke Sigley to lead the company’s fast-growing electrical division in the role of electrical product manager. An experienced project manager, ocean-crossing sailor and America’s Cup sailmaker, Sigley joins the team with immediate effect.


International trade continues to cause ‘concern’ in US marine industry


The state of trade continues to be an “area of concern” for the US marine industry, which one representative says “remains in the crosshairs” of the tariff and trade war, but there are signs of optimism.

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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.

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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Beneteau's annual report highlights gains & successess

Group Beneteau’s ‘Transform to Perform’ gaining traction as French builder reports boost in sales and revenues

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


Xantrex HALT Product Test Lab

Makings of a Merger: Xantrex & MCE discover an ideal fit

Buoyed by new ownership and steady category growth, Canadian electrical equipment manufacturer Xantrex seeks to build its global market share with funding and development support from MCE.

Upcoming Events

Tuzla Boat Show

16-25 February 2019, Istanbul, Turkey

Zagreb Boat Show

20-24 February 2019, Zagreb, Croatia

Nauticampo - Lisboa Boat Show

20-24 February 2019, Lisbon, Portugal

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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