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Northern Marine sold

2019-09-13T14:48:00+01:00

Seattle Yachts, a new boat dealer and yacht brokerage firm with offices in the Pacific Northwest, Southern California and South Florida, has purchased US boatbuilder Northern Marine. Included in the sale are the rights to the Northern Marine brand, the shipyard in Anacortes, Washington, the tooling, and intellectual property.

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Honda Marine bolsters Boat Builder Alliance

2019-09-13T14:29:00+01:00

Two new Honda-powered leisure boat ranges – the 4XC line built in collaboration with Italian sportsboat builder Ranieri and the H-Series of RIBs designed and built in partnership with Highfield Boats – made their UK debut at the Southampton International Boat Show today.

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Prestige launches 42’ flybridge, confirms move to larger models

2019-09-13T13:42:00+01:00

Prestige Yachts says it has confirmed its market position as global leader in the small to medium-sized flybridge boat range with the launch of its new 42’ flybridge at the Cannes Yachting Festival this week and has confirmed a move to larger models with the soft launch of the new ...

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NTSB: Dive boat crew asleep when fire broke out

2019-09-13T13:27:00+01:00

All six crew members of the ill-fated dive boat Conception, which caught fire 2 September killing 34 people off the California coast, were asleep when the blaze broke out in violation of regulations requiring a commercial vessel to have a crew member stand night watch.

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IMCI experts to lecture at NHL Stenden University

2019-09-13T08:48:00+01:00

Experts from IMCI, the International Marine Certification Institute, are to lecture on CE certification as part of a yacht-building course at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands.

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Azimut-Benetti celebrates 50 years at stylish gala event

2019-09-13T07:55:00+01:00

The Azimut-Benetti Group celebrated reaching 50 years of age in style at a gala event at the famous Eden Roc villa with over 500 people, including at least 250 clients participating. The event went on long into the evening and included a bespoke fashion show by Giorgio Armani. Azimut-Benetti is ...

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Revenue gains drive MasterCraft 2019 Q4, full-year results

2019-09-13T06:10:00+01:00

MasterCraft Boat Holdings Inc reported higher sales for both its fourth quarter and full-year 2019 fiscal results, which were released on Thursday.

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Vast ‘floating solar park’ for Netherlands meets with criticism

2019-09-13T06:00:00+01:00

Just when its ‘Grow Boating’ drive is getting some traction, along come four provincial governments in the Netherlands with a plan to deploy a vast floating solar park in the IJsselmeer, the big lake in the heart of the Netherlands.

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Chris-Craft’s president and CEO speaks with IBI about sales trends, working with Winnebago and what the future holds as the iconic US boat builder celebrates 145 years in business.

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

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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.

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Sept 28: Last day for free IBEX registration

Taking place 1-3 October 2019 in Tampa, Florida, the International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) is North America’s largest technical marine event with unparalled access to the people, products and technology shaping the boatbuilding industry.

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Volvo Penta unveils new electric Saildrive prototype

New initiative in collaboration with Fountaine-Pajot

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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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Decking

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

Upcoming Events

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Cannes Yachting Festival

10-15 September 2019, Cannes, France

Newport International Boat Show

12-15 September 2019, Newport, USA

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Southampton Boat Show

13-22 September 2019, Southampton, UK

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Why you should be there!

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2019 IBI Boat Show Calendar available to view or download here

2019 IBI International Boat Show Calendar