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Key Brazilian boating area to be developed as tourist hub

2019-08-23T09:20:00+01:00

A delegation from the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism recently visited Angra dos Reis, located on the south coast of Rio de Janeiro, to carry out a survey of actions needed to develop the potential tourism of the region.

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New manufacturer enters US aluminium fishing boat market

2019-08-23T08:58:00+01:00

A newly-launched US boatbuilder aims to capture a share of the lucrative domestic aluminium fishing boat market.

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New Fiji marina aims to be ‘plastic free’

2019-08-22T14:53:00+01:00

The new 150-berth Nawi Island Marina in Fiji, which is due for completion by November 2020, plans to be one of the first green marinas in the world by banning single-use plastic bags. The marina and associated resort will also be powered by renewable solar energy.

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Latest issue of IBI out now

2019-08-22T13:47:00+01:00

Subscribers can access the full magazine online

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Interior Technology Services gets new owner

2019-08-22T13:20:00+01:00

Interior Technology Services (ITS) of the Netherlands has sold its US operations and the new owner is looking to expand operations.

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UK marine hydraulics specialist opens Spanish workshop

2019-08-22T12:22:00+01:00

UK-based Armada Engineering, a leader in the marine hydraulics market and for which superyachts represent a large and growing part of its activities, has expanded its operations with the opening of a workshop at MB92 in Barcelona. The new centre is part of its commitment to expand its services in ...

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Helsinki Boat-Afloat attracts strong crowd

2019-08-22T12:11:00+01:00

The 2019 Helsinki Boat-Afloat Show closed on Sunday with attendance up 7% compared to the previous year. New boat registrations in Finland are said to be on an upward trend, and the number of exhibitors at the event also reflected this: there were more than 155 exhibitors present with over ...

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Sweboat reports stable market

2019-08-22T10:49:00+01:00

As the Scandinavian boating season comes to an end, Sweboat, the Swedish marine industry association, says its member companies are reporting stable sales and positive growth in certain segments of the market compared to this time last year.

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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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Nominations open for 2019 U.S. Export Excellence Award

The Export Excellence Award, conceived and sponsored by International Boat Industry (IBI) magazine for American exporters, will once again take place this year at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) in Tampa in October.

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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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IBEX 2019 registration is open

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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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

Brisbane Boat Show

Brisbane Boat Show

23-25 August 2019, Brisbane, Australia

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Open Yard

23-25 August 2019, Orust, Sweden

Marstrand Boat Show

Marstrand Boat Show

23-25 August 2019, Marstrand, Sweden

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Market Focus: Europe |
South Africa

Sector Focus: Steering & Transmissions |
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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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2019 IBI Boat Show Calendar available to view or download here

2019 IBI International Boat Show Calendar