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Sustainability a key theme at the 2019 JEC World Composites Expo


IBI spent three days at the annual JEC World event near Paris and discovered the latest trends in industry’s move towards greener technologies and sustainability

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Brexit seminar counsels UK industry on customs & VAT issues


As the Brexit saga continues, Peters & May’s in-house Customs Team took matters into their own hands to help customers understand what to expect under the various scenarios confronting UK builders and manufacturers

The UK's Appledore Shipyard in Plymouth is an historic site of significant importance to the wider region

UK shipyard up for sale


Following the announcement last November that Babcock, operator of the UK’s Devonport naval dockyard in Plymouth, was going to close its Appledore Shipyard, the facility has now been put on the market.

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Hainan Marine Tourism Summit postponed


The 2019 Hainan Marine Summit scheduled for March 25-27 is understood to have been postponed until the second half of this year. The summit was due to follow a 2018 roundtable of leisure marine and China experts that was held in Hainan last November and hosted by Arthur Tay, CEO ...

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TecnoRib strengthens Mediterranean and Far East presence


TecnoRib, the official licensee of the Pirelli and P. for Speedboats brands, has strengthened its presence in the Med and Far East markets with the appointment of two new dealers – ARY in Montenegro and Infinite Yachts Asia in Thailand.

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Russia to invest in Red Sea infrastructure?


Russian businesses may invest up to US$1bn in the development of yachting infrastructure on the Red Sea over the next several years, according to senior officials in the Russian government and representatives of large, local businesses. This is due to the high yachting potential of the region and the ever-growing ...

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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.

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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.

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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

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2019 IBI Boat Show Calendar Now Available

2019 IBI International Boat Show Calendar


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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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