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MichaelMüller

Bavaria appoints new CEO and makes other key appointments

2019-02-19T14:39:00+00:00

Following his three-month tenure as managing director for sales and marketing, Michael Müller is now taking on an additional role: He has been appointed as the new chief executive officer (CEO) and is responsible for the activities of the entire group, including Bavaria Yachtbau GmbH in Germany and Nautitech Catamarans ...

Aquatic AV expands Croatian presence

2019-02-19T14:36:00+00:00

San Jose, California-based Aquatic AV, manufacturer of specialist waterproof AV equipment, has appointed Oktogon as its exclusive distributor in Croatia.

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Success of one-off project spurs SY builder to create mini-series of fast dayboats

2019-02-19T12:58:00+00:00

Rising demand for its ‘custom’ 16m fast dayboat has encouraged Turkish builder Alia Yachts to go into semi-production with the Bill Dixon-designed vessel

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Simon Owen to join Boating Communications Ltd

2019-02-19T12:42:00+00:00

Owen joins team at IBI, while Nick Hopkinson takes on chairman role

Berthon acquires UK marine firms

2019-02-19T12:37:00+00:00

The Berthon group of companies in the UK has acquired BHG Marine and Willow Marine through its Lymington Marina subsidiary. The move comes not longer after the company acquired Marine IP, producer of the VersaDock mooring system.

Raceix CEO Aidan Foley, Gianguido Girotti, director general of Beneteau, and Raceix COO Stuart Walker

Raceix partners with Beneteau to bring game-changing technology to boaters

2019-02-19T11:41:00+00:00

Group Beneteau signed a Development Partnership Agreement (DPA) with Irish marine technology company Raceix at the Miami International Boat Show last week.

Bill Longacre, VP of aftermarket sales at SeaStar

SeaStar names VP of aftermarket sales

2019-02-19T10:42:00+00:00

Bill Longacre has been named vice president of aftermarket sales at SeaStar Solutions, now part of the Dometic Group.

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Marine & Property Group has busy start to 2019

2019-02-19T10:37:00+00:00

The Marine & Property Group (MPG), which operates four marinas in Wales, has had an active start to 2019 with the opening of a new shed at its Cardiff shipyard, the launch of a discounted yachting visitor offering, and plans to purchase a building in its Aberystwyth marina to house ...

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Dr Ralph Kudla, MD of Bavaria Yachts

Bavaria | Ralph Kudla

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.

New Boat Show Calendar!

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2019 IBI Boat Show Calendar Now Available

2019 IBI International Boat Show Calendar

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Beneteau's annual report highlights gains & successess

Group Beneteau’s ‘Transform to Perform’ gaining traction as French builder reports boost in sales and revenues

Raymarine DockSense Virtual Bumper

Raymarine unveils DockSense technology at Düsseldorf

The new assisted docking system – featuring five sensor cameras to create a virtual bumper – is said to be an industry first; see a video demo below

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Xantrex HALT Product Test Lab

Makings of a Merger: Xantrex & MCE discover an ideal fit

Buoyed by new ownership and steady category growth, Canadian electrical equipment manufacturer Xantrex seeks to build its global market share with funding and development support from MCE.

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Stabilisers

Powered stabilisers that dampen a boat’s motion have seen a reduction in costs, more responsive motors and greater systems integration

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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