Suzuki Marine, the Japanese engine specialist, claims that its share of the outboard engine market in the Netherlands reached 27% in 2018, making it the most popular outboard motor brand in the Netherlands for the 11th year running.
The UK’s Sunseeker International has reported substantial growth in gross margins and retained profit for the year ended December 31, 2018.
Brazilian shipyard Sedna Yachts has officially commenced production of its new ‘One Hundred Feet’, a project signed by Italy’s Marino Alfani Design.
Suntex Marina Investors in the US today announced that the Fort Lauderdale City Commission has voted unanimously to approve plans for the renovation of Las Olas Marina.
Towboat-builder Malibu Boats has announced a licensing agreement in which Sanger Boats will be utilising the Tennessee boatbuilder’s wakesurf technology.
Porto Montenegro has announced that Monte Carlo Yachts, Beneteau and Sunreef Yachts opened offices at its marina this summer, strengthening its position as one of the Mediterranean’s leading luxury yacht homeports and marina villages.
The jury has been announced for this year’s Best of Boats (BOB) Awards. They come from 16 countries and represent every important watersports destination and boatbuilding nation.
Following the news that the proposed $6bn acquisition of the satellite communications group, Inmarsat, had been referred to the UK Competitions & Markets Authority (CMA) for clearance, the buying consortium has given reassurances to the UK government about its future commitments to the UK.
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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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.
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.
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
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
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