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IBEX expands educational seminars


Seminar Series expanded to include eight different learning tracks

Mauritius gives surprise boost to marinas in budget


New tax benefits for the development of marina projects as part of strategic plan to increase leisure vessels


Venice show confirmed for next two years


27,000 attend inaugural event

One year later, Maritimo US strategy paying off


Australian builder claims to have doubled sales

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UCINA elects new president


Saverio Cecchi takes on role from 2019-2023 after gaining 99% of votes. New vice presidents named

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Sunseeker explains choice of Fast Displacement Hull Form for new 161


When details were first released on Sunseeker’s new 161 Yacht in partnership with ICON, the UK builder confirmed that it will use a proven fast displacement hull design which, considering the relatively modest power fitted, would be capable of speeds in excess of 22 knots.


New Onda tender launched


Greek yard unveils new 331GT


Project 818 emerges from Feadship’s Kaag facility


The 77.25m vessel ready for further outfitting, placement of the mast and testing of the propulsion system

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Benetti | Paolo Vitelli & Franco Fusignani

Benetti recently launched three gigayachts in 100 days, a feat that pushed the builder to its limits. Benetti’s new CEO, Franco Fusignani, and group president Paolo Vitelli reveal just how they came to terms with the mammoth task and the builder’s plans for the gigayacht sector going forward

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Sleipner | Marius Torjusen

Norwegian stabiliser manufacturer’s new Chief Commercial Officer on market prospects and investments for 2019



Published by IBI, the 2018 METSTRADE Catalogue is available for download here

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Nominations open for 2019 Export Excellence Award

The Export Excellence Award, conceived and sponsored by International Boat Industry (IBI) magazine, 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.



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


Seating - Part 1

Watch consumers shopping at any boat show and you see the same scenario play out time and again. A couple or family approaches a boat and, after a few minutes of gazing at the exterior, they step aboard and sit down. If they get back up again quickly, it is ...



As cars become greener, more electrified and even self-parking, are boat owners expecting the same afloat?

Upcoming Events

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Wind & Water (Gdynia)

18-21 July, Gdynia, Poland

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Sydney International Boat Show

1-5 August 2019, NSW, Australia

Open Yard_panorama

Open Yard

23-25 August 2019, Orust, Sweden

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Market Focus: Germany, Sweden|Norway, Japan, Kuwait

Sector Focus: Materials & Machines, Marine Seating

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Why you should be there!

Published as a supplement to the Apr/May 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