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Roy Roberts founded the Owen Group in 1969

The UK’s Owen Group celebrates 50 years in business


The UK’s Owen Group is celebrating its 50-year anniversary in 2019, marking five decades since Roy Owen Roberts set up the multichannel marketing agency in a storage loft in Havant, Hampshire. Within weeks Owen had signed its first marine client, Halmatic Marine, and business continued to grow.

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Mercury Marine captures iF Design Award for V-6 platform


For the third time in five years, Mercury Marine has been recognised by the International Forum Design (iF) award – this time for its V-6 outboard platform.

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ICOMIA issues guidance on Brexit


The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) has published its latest set of guidance notes in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit.

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Numarine delivers third unit in 32XP Series


Turkish motoryacht builder Numarine has delivered the third unit in its 32XP Series to an experienced Mediterranean owner.

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Norwegian boat imports continue to grow


The Norwegian market for pleasure boats is back with strong figures, according to trade organisation Norboat.

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Spirit Yachts begins construction of new electric yacht


Launching in 2020, the Spirit 44E will be fully electric with solar panels and no hydrocarbons onboard

John Mitchell, CMP president

CMP Group CEO announces retirement


British Columbia, Canada-based CMP Group Ltd has announced that CEO John Mitchell will retire next month, concluding a 31-year career as the driving force behind one of the country’s largest marine parts and accessories manufacturing concerns. Mitchell will officially step down on April 15.

DP World boosts revenues by 20%


DP World, the parent company of P&O Marinas, Dubai Maritime City and Drydocks World, has reported a 20% increase in revenues for the financial year ended December 31, 2018. The acquisition of Dubai Maritime City (DMC), a key facility for yacht repair, maintenance and refit work, along with the purchase ...

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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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