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Princess keeps up pace of development and growth


The UK’s Princess Yachts announced strong preliminary results and performance figures at the start of boot Düsseldorf this year, highlighting the fact that 90% of 2019 and 40% of 2020 build slots are already sold.

Irish association submits Marine Spatial Plan


The Irish Marine Federation says barriers to investment and sustainability around the Irish coastline have for ‘too long stymied growth’

South Florida marine economy continues to rise


The recreational marine industry’s multi-billion-dollar economic impact on South Florida is growing across Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties, according to the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and a new study com

New Italian yacht brands launch in Düsseldorf


Two new Italian brands have used boot Düsseldorf 2019 to launch into the global market. Nerea Yachts debuted its NY24 day cruiser and Cetera Yachts introduced the Cetera 60, the first in a new series of ‘multispace yachts’.

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Raymarine unveils DockSense technology at Düsseldorf


The new assisted docking system is said to be an industry first

Hearings scheduled to revitalise marine industry in New York


The Suffolk County Marine Industry Revitalization Advisory Council (MIRAC) is seeking input from marina owners, commercial and recreational anglers and residents in deed of dredging “to help shape policy that will create the next generation of marine workers, support much-needed dredging projects, protect fisheries from deadly algal blooms, and ensure ...

Princecraft staff display their 2018 Employer of Choice Award

Princecraft Boats presented with Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice Award


Quebec aluminium and pontoon boat builder cited for ongoing efforts to recruit youth

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Ferretti forecasts continued growth


Wally acquisition to boost group’s financial strength and performance

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Dr Ralph Kudla, MD of Bavaria Yachts

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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.


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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 ...

New Boat Show Calendar!

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2019 IBI Boat Show Calendar Now Available

2019 IBI International Boat Show Calendar

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