A prime example of cross platform connectivity is Lumishore’s Lumi-Link system which uses HTML5 as a protocol, which makes it much easier to carry more data, whilst having the added benefit of being simple to upgrade through a black box.
The 31st METSTRADE Show in Amsterdam came to a successful end on Thursday with a record number of visitors. According to event organiser Amsterdam RAI, 16,716 people attended the three-day show and the number of visits reached 26,052 – a 5% increase over last year’s event.
The US International Trade Commission (ITC) will issue a final decision regarding duties on imported aluminium sheet from China by 20 December following the Department of Commerce issuing its final antidumping and countervailing duties ranging from 96% to 176%.
Clipper Ventures, the British organiser of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, is undertaking its biggest expansion in 23 years with the establishment of a new China-based division. The aim of this new arm is to support the growing participation in sailing in China.
With sustainability rising on many agendas, key superyacht industry actors have joined forces to promote innovative technologies and conservation techniques in building, repairing, maintaining and refitting yachts.
The European distribution network for Yanmar Marine International has been extended with the opening of a new sales and customer representative office in France. This new office will assume full responsibility for the distribution of all the company’s products and services.
The Israeli government has major plans to expand the country’s stock of marinas. The plan, being initiated by the Transportation Ministry, involved the construction of nine new coastal marinas and the upgrading of existing facilities, according to a report in the Haaretz newspaper.
UK diesel outboard manufacturer Cox Powertrain is continuing to develop partnerships to enhance its marketing-leading technology initiative through marketing and service partnerships. The company has recently formed a new partnership with Coastkey.
French Bavaria subsidiary has Nautitech brand revived as it gears up for growth
All the coatings manufacturers we spoke to spotted similar trends – a shift towards ‘cash rich, time poor’ lifestyles means that many boat owners want their coatings applied professionally, and with access to a wide palette of custom colours
Boat buyers increasingly want ‘smarter’ boats, with every system accessible from centralised screens and remote devices. Jake Kavanagh reviews the latest trends in connectivity, from helm station to fridge freezer.