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Annapolis Yacht Sales announces charter division


Annapolis Yacht Sales (AYS) is partnering with Navigare Yachting to bring a new yacht charter service to the Chesapeake Bay area of the US.


Beneteau CEO points to new strategic direction in Les Echos interview

2019-10-14T15:10:00+01:00IBI , by Arlene Sloan

The hundreds of suppliers and dealers for one of world’s largest boatbuilders should expect significant changes in the coming year; Former CEO takes issue with successor’s statements

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First sale of direct drive diesel microturbine generator for superyacht


The rebuild of the 42.06m (138ft) classic superyacht Istros by Feadship in Makkum will include the installation of the first-ever direct-drive DC C65 diesel microturbine generator for marine use. The sale was made by Capstone Turbine Corp of the US through Seven Turbine Power BV, Capstone’s exclusive distributor for Belgium, ...

University of Maine sets three ‘world records’ with 3D printed boat


The University of Maine (UM) has secured three ‘world records’ with the successful production of a 25ft, 2.5-tonne boat created from a blend of plastic and wood cellulose and produced by a 3D printer.

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Ecoworks Marine expands in Asia


Seal Superyachts to distribute the Ecoworks range of environmentally friendly cleaning products on the Asian market


Durban boat show to be incorporated into bigger logistics event


After two postponements, the Durban Boat Show is finally set to go ahead – but it will look nothing like previous editions

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New models & award nominees on show in Annapolis


The Annapolis Sailboat Show celebrates 50 year’s as the industry’s premiere in-water event; nominees for Cruising World’s Boat of the Year Award are among dozens of new boats making their debut at the show

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SureShade opens new corporate headquarters


New 11,000 sq ft headquarters and plant opens on National Manufacturing Day

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Thom Dammrich on 20 years at the NMMA and his biggest regret

IBI , by Craig Ritchie

The marine industry has gone through a lot of changes in the 20 years that Thom Dammrich has headed the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). Through boom times and global recessions, labour challenges and tariff wars, Dammrich has been front and centre as our industry experienced some of its highest ...

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Chris-Craft | Stephen Heese

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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Volvo Penta unveils new electric Saildrive prototype

New initiative in collaboration with Fountaine-Pajot



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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