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Global Timber CEO Peter Baek, Lignia's Steve Rogers, and Global Timber's creative director, Kasper Fredsted

UK timber modification firm expands in Europe


Lignia Wood Company, a British timber modification business, has chosen Global Timber to distribute Lignia Yacht – its real wood alternative to Burmese teak deck – across Europe. The news comes not long after Lignia signed its first major distribution agreement with US-based Teakdecking Systems for the North American market.

Arcadia's Sherpa XL motoryacht

First Arcadia Sherpa XL on schedule for Cannes 2019 launch


Italy-based Arcadia Yachts has announced that construction of its first 24m Sherpa XL ‘pocket megayacht’ is proceeding rapidly and is on schedule for its global debut at the 2019 Cannes Yachting Festival in September.

The 155m SeaDream will be built to operate in tropical and polar regions

Damen enters luxury cruise market


Already active in 14 marine markets including superyachts, family-owned Damen Shipyard Group of the Netherlands is entering the luxury cruise market.

Vesper Marine's  WatchMate Vision2 AIS transponder

Vesper Marine appoints US sales rep


New Zealand-based Vesper Marine has chosen Total Marine Supply LLC to represent its smartAIS transponders in the US Midwestern States surrounding the Great Lakes.


BWA Yachting opens Gibraltar office


Further enhancing the already strong yachting sector in Gibraltar is the expansion of capacity of a major fuel company and the opening of the ever-expanding BWA yacht services business.

Former Galati Yacht Sales bookkeeper guilty of embezzlement


A former employee of Galati Yacht Sales will serve five years probation, provide 100 hours of community service, and will repay the US$67,927.37 she embezzled from the Florida-based yacht brokerage.


Inmarsat receives US$3bn takeover offer


Global satellite communications company Inmarsat Plc has received a new takeover offer from a transatlantic consortium comprising UK private equity firm Apax Partners, US-based Warburg Pincus, and two Canadian pension funds – CPPIB and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Fund.

John Lance, owner and director of Marine Trade Supplies

New mega chandlery on Australian Gold Coast opens for business


A new mega chandlery has opened on Australia’s Gold Coast as part of The Boat Works’ A$100m investment into expanding the Gold Coast Marine Precinct in Coomera.

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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



As cars become greener, more electrified and even self-parking, are boat owners expecting the same afloat?



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

Upcoming Events


Sjøen for Alle

20-24 March 2019, Lillestrøm, Norway

Marina del Rey Puerto Rico

Caribbean International Boat Show

22-24 March 2019, Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Les Nauticales à La Ciotat

23 - 31 March 2019, La Ciotat, France

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