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A prime example of cross platform connectivity is Lumishore’s Lumi-Link system which uses HTML5 as a protocol, which makes it much easier to carry more data, whilst having the added benefit of being simple to upgrade through a black box.


New boat brand offers sneak preview of 'game-changing' 62 footer


Described as a ‘Multispace Yacht’, newly formed Cetera Yachts claims to have re-written the rule book when it comes to interior space onboard

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Fairline adds dealer for Finland and Estonia


MP Yachts OY will trade as Fairline Finland


Ferretti Group sees deliveries and orders climb


Italian builder claims current production value of over 650 million euros

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SailTime opens third location in Europe


Boat membership franchise opens in Concarneau, France, months after first European expansion into Italy

Two named to Michigan Boating Hall of Fame


Two veteran members of the state’s marine industry were inducted into the Michigan Boating Hall of Fame recently, one posthumously.


Dubai SY summit to be held in February


The Dubai International Superyacht Summit (DISS) will celebrate its second edition next year on February 27 and 28 on the iconic Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) moored in Mina Rashid Port in Dubai under the patronage of P&O Marinas. The summit takes place during the Dubai International Boat Show to maximise ...

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Mia Vikner joins Marine Jet Power


Sweden-based propulsion systems manufacturer Marine Jet Power has named Mia Vikner as its new chief operating officer. Vikner assumes responsibility for operational efficiencies as well as process implementation to drive the continued growth of the company, which manufactures waterjet propulsion systems for performance yachts and commercial vessels.

Sea Ray reports strong autumn boat show season


Growth attributed to new models and new technology

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Feadship | Tom de Vries

Feadship MD on the need to connect with a new generation

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Correct Craft | Bill Yeargin

The Correct Craft CEO on tariffs, going global and how to solve one of the industry’s most pressing challenges


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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 ...

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Paints & Coatings

All the coatings manufacturers we spoke to spotted similar trends – a shift towards ‘cash rich, time poor’ lifestyles means that many boat owners want their coatings applied professionally, and with access to a wide palette of custom colours



Boat buyers increasingly want ‘smarter’ boats, with every system accessible from centralised screens and remote devices. Jake Kavanagh reviews the latest trends in connectivity, from helm station to fridge freezer.

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