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Sales tax could sink Connecticut boating industry


Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont’s proposed 6% sales tax on boats was met by a regatta of boaters and industry professionals sailing into the state capital to inform lawmakers just how devastating the increase could be to the state.

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ClubSwan 36 joins Nations Trophy one-design fleet


Finnish yacht-builder Nautor’s Swan has announced that its ClubSwan 36 is to join the one-design fleet competing for the European Championship in this year’s Nations Trophy.

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ICOMIA publishes quarterly EU update


ICOMIA, the International Council of Marine Industry Associations, has published its latest quarterly update on EU developments. The report is available to download from the ICOMIA Library and is available to all ICOMIA members.

Darrell Lowrance

Lowrance founder dies at age 80


The man credited with creating the first recreational fish-finding sonar, Lowrance Electronics founder Darrell Lowrance, died Saturday at age 80 following a stroke.

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Ocean Yacht Systems names new project manager


Ocean Yacht Systems (OYS) in the UK has promoted engineering technician Dan Whitelock to the role of project manager with immediate effect.


Amer Yachts picks up top design award for 94


Italian builder named among the winners of the International Design Awards

Newport Shipyard, Rhode Island

International sail-maker to open new sales location on US northeast coast


International sail-maker North Sails is opening a sales office covering the US northeast coast. The new office, located at Newport Shipyard in Rhode Island, will open on May 1, 2019.

Last year's Abu Dhabi show attracted more than 21,000 visitors

Abu Dhabi show shortlisted for MESE Award


The Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS) has been shortlisted for a Middle East Special Event (MESE) award in the Best Consumer Exhibition category. The winners will be announced during the Middle East Special Event & Exhibition Show at Madinat Jumeriah in Dubai from April 8-9.

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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


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


Columbus celebates the launch of its 80m flagship Dragon

Italy's Columbus Yachts launches flagship 'Dragon'

Columbus Yachts celebrates the launch of its 80m flagship ‘Dragon’ at Palumbo Superyachts’ yard in Ancona, Italy

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Case Study - Sunseeker and MTU's new hybrid drive

Sunseeker and MTU respond to changing trends in boat usage with smarter, more innovative hybrid power system



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



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


Rise of Renewables

Working with conventional engines, but sometimes seeking to replace them, electric propulsion is gaining more of a market share, especially in the commercial, charter and large yacht sectors

Upcoming Events


Sjøen for Alle

20-24 March 2019, Lillestrøm, Norway

Les Nauticales à La Ciotat

23 - 31 March 2019, La Ciotat, France

Kuwait Yacht Show

26-30 March 2019, Salmiya, Kuwait

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