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A prime example of cross platform connectivity is Lumishore’s Lumi-Link system which uses HTML5 as a protocol, which makes it much easier to carry more data, whilst having the added benefit of being simple to upgrade through a black box.

Erwin Bamps

Erwin Bamps appointed CEO of Prestige Yachts


On November 1st, 2018, Erwin Bamps joined the Beneteau Group as CEO of Prestige, reporting to Jean-Paul Chapeleau, general manager of Jeanneau and Prestige.

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Annette Roux leads list of winners at 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 ...

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Triskel Marine wins hotly contested DAME Award


Birgit Schnaase, chair of the DAME Awards jury, presented UK company Triskel Marine with the prestigious DAME Award 2018 on Tuesday for its fully integrated Integrel generator replacement system. A further five products were named as Category Winners and 22 received Special Mentions.

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Gastinel reveals bold plans to outshine market


In his keynote presentation at the opening ceremony for METSTRADE on Tuesday, Hervé Gastinel, CEO of Groupe Beneteau, laid out some ambitious challenges in the years ahead for the world’s largest boatbuilder. He explained that Groupe Beneteau initiated a business transformation programme which has the simple objective to ensure sustainable ...

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Allpa and Technodrive hit 30


Dutch manufacturer and distributor celebrating 30 years distributing Technodrive


Palumbo Malta Superyachts expands facility offering


Completes testing on new 16-wheel, 420 ton travelift

Panama City to end marina rental, create fund to rebuild following hurricane


Panama City, Florida leaders are getting creative in how to rebuild the two city-owner marinas following Hurricane Michael, which devastated the city in October.

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Fulvio Dodich

Rossetti Superyachts | Fulvio Dodich

Fulvio Dodich sets off on a new adventure in the boating world, this time as the chairman and partner of Rosetti Superyacht

Evinrude - Nando Zucchi

Evinrude | Nando Zucchi

Evinrude’s Nando Zucchi ready to “buy, build, transform”

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Boat & Fun Berlin

29 November - 2 December 2018, Berlin, Germany

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Paris Boat Show

8-16 December 2018, Paris, France

Nashville Boat Show

10-13 January 2019, TN, USA

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Paints & Coatings

All the coatings manufacturers we spoke to spotted similar trends – a shift towards ‘cash rich, time poor’ lifestyles means that many boat owners want their coatings applied professionally, and with access to a wide palette of custom colours



Boat buyers increasingly want ‘smarter’ boats, with every system accessible from centralised screens and remote devices. Jake Kavanagh reviews the latest trends in connectivity, from helm station to fridge freezer.

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