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    Oceanco makes ‘efficiency step’ to future-proof ICT strategy

    2019-08-21T13:48:00Z IBI , by Robert Wielaard

    The Dutch builder’s radical new data-driven IT system ‘Yachtbuilder” is set to trasform the way it builds its increasingly large and complex boats

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    Superyacht refit 2019

    2019-07-04T12:54:00Z

    IBI ’s global round-up of the key superyacht refit operators and the work being carried out in 2019

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    Decking

    2019-07-04T11:42:00Z

    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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    ZF’s steerable propulsion goes fully electric

    2019-07-04T11:21:00Z

    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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    MILLING, CUTTING & PRINTING MACHINES

    There seemed to be more machinery than usual at this year’s JEC World. Big advances in automation and additive manufacturing – a process whereby components are built up by hot metal – have allowed some machines to create spare parts for themselves. The precision of the manufacture of components, and ...

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    RESINS OVERVIEW

    Advances in resin technology are aimed at reducing styrene, providing greater endurance and quicker cure times while perfecting surface finishes

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    REINFORCEMENTS & RIGGING

    Carbon fibre, natural materials and recycled plastics are prevalent in the drive for light, strong and sustainable reinforcements

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    ADHESIVES & MOULD TOOLS

    There has been a great deal of development in adhesive technology – offering greatly reduced curing times and limiting the number of holes that need to be drilled into a product for fixtures and fittings.

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    SECTOR SPOTLIGHT | Materials & Machinery

    Renewables scored high on the theme of the JEC World composites show this year, but so did carbonfibre and robotic machinery

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    Cannes revamps show layout to expand capacity

    2019-05-03T00:10:00Z

    At the 2018 Cannes Yachting Festival, show director Sylvie Ernoult announced plans to support growth of the boating industry and the show’s customers to meet demand for additional exhibit space and cement the show’s position as one of Europe’s most important events.

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    Port Canto - Sailboats

    2019-05-03T00:10:00Z

    In 2019, Port Canto will be 100% dedicated to monohull and multihull sailboats, able to accommodate over one hundred boats. With over 400 linear metres of quayside for monohulls and over 450m for multihulls, Port Canto offers both water-based facilities and expansive dock-side and land space to provide 30% ...

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    Vieux Port - Motorboats

    Vieux Port, one of the oldest harbours on the French Riviera, will be devoted to motorboats of all sizes, offering 10% more capacity in 2019 for exhibits across seven zones, including a full range of motorboats from open day boats to 55m superyachts.

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    Seating

    2019-04-29T15:02:00Z

    Watch consumers shopping at any boat show and you see the same scenario play out time and again. A couple or family approaches a boat and, after a few minutes of gazing at the exterior, they step aboard and sit down. If they get back up again quickly, it is ...

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    ACI opens luxury marina in Croatia

    2019-04-29T13:29:00Z

    The new marina is split into two basins; one for annual moorings and one for visiting yachts

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    Outboards

    2019-03-20T16:07:00Z

    As cars become greener, more electrified and even self-parking, are boat owners expecting the same afloat? 

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    Raising the bar; How this Kiwi firm is taking onboard-entertainment to another level

    2019-03-16T10:26:00Z Provided by

    The ability to think outside the box, coupled with a deep understanding of technology, product requirements, industry trends and passionate people, is helping this Kiwi firm revolutionise the market for entertainment onboard

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    Case study - Videoworks and Domotics onboard Wider’s Cecilia

    2019-03-12T13:02:00Z

    Videoworks in Italy is at the vanguard of integrating onboard visual and audio entertainment tech with lighting and cybersecurity systems

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    Inboards

    2019-02-27T11:28:00Z

    Many of the trends seen in the outboard sector are being replicated with inboards, although the high fuel prices in Europe are placing more emphasis on good fuel economy

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    Rise of Renewables

    2019-02-21T17:20:00Z

    Working with conventional engines, but sometimes seeking to replace them, electric propulsion is gaining more of a market share, especially in the commercial, charter and large yacht sectors

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    Stabilisers

    2019-01-11T14:07:00Z

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