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2019 Cape Town Boat Show

Deputy Transport Minister praises Cape Town boatbuilders at CT boat show launch

2019-10-21T15:25:00+01:00

South Africa’s deputy Transport Minister Dikeledi Magadzi on Friday lauded the country’s boatbuilding sector as an inspiration to other local industrial sectors, particularly in relation to innovation and diversity.

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Wide-ranging programme planned for METSTRADE

2019-10-21T15:11:00+01:00

This year’s METSTRADE Show, which runs from November 19-21 at RAI Amsterdam, is to feature an extraordinary selection of learning opportunities. A dedicated program spread across three stages on the METSTRADE exhibition floor will cover a wide range of inspiring technical and engineering topics.

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French equipment firm opens Lorient site

2019-10-21T14:23:00+01:00

Karver Systems, a French manufacturer of high-end sailboat equipment, has moved its sales department to Lorient La Base in Brittany. The company has also hired a new designer and an export sales rep.

Brazilian group opens marina number eight

2019-10-21T13:52:00+01:00

BR Marinas Group, the largest business group within its segment in Brazil, is to open a new marina in the historic city of Paraty, a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Rio de Janeiro state. The investment is said to be worth some US$2.3m.

Ocean Marina Boat Show 2018

Pattaya show expected to boost tourism numbers in Thailand

2019-10-21T13:13:00+01:00

The 8th edition of the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show, located at the Ocean Marina venue in Pattaya on Thailand’s east coast, is scheduled to take place from November 21 this year. According to the show organisers, Ocean Property Co, the event is expected to give the Thai marine tourism ...

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UK Docks buys Royal Clarence Yard

2019-10-21T12:12:00+01:00

UK Docks, a British ship repair firm with facilities on Tyneside, Teesside, Plymouth and Gosport, recently acquired the 5.7-acre Royal Clarence Yard in Gosport, a former military site that offers access to deep water.

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Matrix Yachts files for liquidation

2019-10-21T11:14:00+01:00

Cape Town luxury catamaran builder Matrix Yachts has applied for voluntary liquidation in the Cape Town High Court.

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Go Earth introduces Automatic Fender System

2019-10-21T10:38:00+01:00

Go Earth is introducing an Automated Fender System (AFS) to handle deployment and lifting of fenders on any size boat at the touch of a button using a smart phone or tablet app and Bluetooth.

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Thom Dammrich on 20 years at the NMMA and his biggest regret

IBI , by Craig Ritchie

The marine industry has gone through a lot of changes in the 20 years that Thom Dammrich has headed the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). Through boom times and global recessions, labour challenges and tariff wars, Dammrich has been front and centre as our industry experienced some of its highest ...

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IBI , by Craig Ritchie

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.

2018 METSTRADE CATALOGUE

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

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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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Hamburg Boat Show

23-27 October 2019, Hamburg, Germany

Valencia Boat Show

Valencia Boat show

30 October - 3 November 2019, Valencia, Spain

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METSTRADE - Marine Equipment Trade Show

19-21 November 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Market Focus: Europe |
South Africa

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ABU DHABI 2019

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Why you should be there!

Published as a supplement to the Aug/Sep issue of IBI Magazine

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IBI International Show Calendar

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2019 IBI Boat Show Calendar available to view or download here

2019 IBI International Boat Show Calendar