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2019-08-23T14:58:00+01:00

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Pendennis Marala

Pendennis takes on major refit project

2019-08-23T14:53:00+01:00

UK superyacht yard Pendennis welcomed the 59m MY Marala (ex-Gaviota, Zapala, Evadne, No 388) to its Falmouth facilities earlier this month to undergo a comprehensive restoration programme. Over the next 18 months, the Pendennis team will ensure that the yacht retains its original character whilst incorporating modern systems and technology.

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Grady-White honours top US dealer

2019-08-23T12:03:00+01:00

US boatbuilder Grady-White has named MarineMax Pensacola as its top dealer worldwide, bestowing it with a Gold Anchor Sales Award for model year 2019.

Fairline

Fairline announces £15m investment to accelerate product development

2019-08-23T10:33:00+01:00

The UK’s Fairline Yachts has secured a significant £15m cash facility through the RiverRock European Opportunities Fund. In conjunction with the current owners, the capital investment will be used to accelerate Fairline’s product development plans.

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“World’s largest travel lift” given colourful official launch

2019-08-23T09:38:00+01:00

What is said to be the world’s largest marine travel lift, the 1,120-tonne capacity named ‘Bessy’, was officially launched into service earlier this month at the BSE Maritime Solutions-Cairns Slipway shipyard in Cairns, Australia. The launch combined a dramatic mix of lights, fireworks and music.

Brazil

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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Stephen Heese

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IBI , by Craig Ritchie

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

2018 METSTRADE CATALOGUE

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

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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 |
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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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IBI International Show Calendar

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2019 IBI Boat Show Calendar available to view or download here

2019 IBI International Boat Show Calendar