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Boot Dusseldorf is the world's largest indoor leisure boat show

50th boot Düsseldorf kicks off European boat show season


With the London Boat Show no more, the privilege of opening the European boat show season goes to boot Düsseldorf, which is celebrating its 50th edition this year. The huge gathering runs from January 19-27 at the Messe Düsseldorf exhibition centre.


First four US boat shows were down on attendance but up on sales


The first four events of the winter boat show season in America came to a close last Sunday with a decline in attendance figures but positive reports of strong sales and qualified buyers.

Brian Hess, Lippert's VP of Innovation

Lippert names VP of Innovation


Lippert Components Inc (LCI) has promoted Brian Hess to the role of vice president of innovation.

ICOMIA Marinas Group publishes policy paper on marina lease tenders


The ICOMIA Marinas Group has developed a policy paper giving recommendations to governments and investors worldwide on marina lease tenders.

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Ferretti acquires Wally brand


After months of negotiations, Italy’s Ferretti Group today announced that it has acquired the Wally yacht brand through an exclusive license agreement. The news will be officially presented at the start of boot Düsseldorf, which opens this weekend.


Join Raymarine for livestream announcement


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World Cat's Alexandra Flora

Appointment at World Cat


US-based fibreglass boatbuilder World Cat has named Alexandra Flora as its new marketing and international sales manager. The new role brings an opportunity for Flora to leverage previous international sales experience after working with World Cat’s marketing team for the past two years.

London's St Katharine Docks

London On-Water Boat Show changes name


The London On-Water Boat Show has been renamed, rebranded and relaunched as the London Yacht Show and will take place on-water at St Katharine Docks from May 8-12, 2019.

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Dr Ralph Kudla, MD of Bavaria Yachts

Ralph Kudla | Bavaria

Bavaria MD Ralph Kudla discusses the German yard’s new direction, new boats and plans for growth

Brunswick Mark Schwabero

Brunswick | Mark Schwabero

Mark Schwabero, chairman and CEO of Brunswick Corporation in the US, retired at year’s end with the industry enjoying eight straight years of growth and Brunswick’s stock having recorded several 12-month highs.

New Boat Show Calendar!

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2019 IBI Boat Show Calendar Now Available

2019 IBI International Boat Show Calendar


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Winners & Highlights of the 2018 Boat Builder Awards

A record total of 15 winning companies and individuals, plus 12 honourable mentions, were announced last night at the 2018 Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement, held in association with Raymarine. In a fitting finale for the evening, more than 350 guests witnessed an evening celebrating the industry’s many successes ...

Upcoming Events

Toronto Boat Show

Toronto International Boat Show

18-27 January 2019, Ontario, Canada

Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow

23-27 January 2019, KY, USA


New York Boat Show

23 - 27 January 2019, NY, USA

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Powered stabilisers that dampen a boat’s motion have seen a reduction in costs, more responsive motors and greater systems integration


Galley design and equipment

The evolution of galleys onboard sail and motoryachts below 24m has gained significant momentum over the past three years. What was once a functional, often cramped space, tucked down below out of sight, is increasingly taking centre stage