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CJR Propulsion

CJR Propulsion launches new design and production service


UK-based CJR Propulsion has launched a rapid design and manufacturing service to deliver bespoke, fully-machined Class S propellers in just two weeks. The precision-engineering specialist claims to be the only propeller manufacturer in Europe able to offer this level of responsiveness, following a £4m investment at its Southampton, UK facilities.

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NMMA honours Bob’s Machine Shop with Global Star export award


Recognising members who exemplify export success through a demonstrated commitment to exporting, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) in the US has named Bob’s Machine Shop as a 2019 Global Star export honoree.


ADNEC receives recognition for organisational resilience


Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), organiser of the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS), has received ISO 22301:2012 certification for its Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The recognition reinforces the company’s commitment to increasing organisational resilience.


Chris-Craft unveils two new models


US boatbuilder also has plans for future plant expansion

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Turkey imposes new "tax" on tourist vessels


Turkish Parliament ratified a bill last Thursday to establish a new agency to promote and further develop tourism in Turkey.

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Vetus-Maxwell expands American headquarters


Marine systems supplier adds offices, a training centre and 17,500sq ft of warehouse space to existing US facility

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Yacht tourism sees a slow comeback in St Maarten following Hurricane Irma


Two years after the Category 5 storm devastated the Caribbean, St Maarten has enjoyed what one veteran industry observer describes as “a moderately successful high season”

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MOU signed between HKCYIA and yacht insurance company


The Hong Kong Cruise & Yacht Industry Association (HKCYIA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Voyager Risk Solutions Ltd in a move to offer insurance solutions to the superyacht community in Hong Kong. The MOU follows the one signed earlier this year with the Singapore Yacht Show organiser ...

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Freedom Boat Club, Brunswick | John Giglio, Cecil Cohn, Brenna Preisser

Following Brunswick’s acquisition of Freedom Boat Club, IBI talks with FBC president John Giglio, president of Brunswick Boating Services, Cecil Cohn, and Brenna Preisser, president – Brunswick Business Acceleration about the business strategy and the future of boating

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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



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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.



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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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

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2019 IBI Boat Show Calendar available to view or download here

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Market Focus: USA, South Korea, New Zealand

Sector Focus: Superyachts, Decking, Steerable Propulsion

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