• News

    3rd East Mediterranean Superyacht Forum returns to Greece


    The 3rd East Mediterranean Superyacht Forum will once again be hosted on May 30 at the Athens Plaza Hotel in Greece, bringing together superyacht industry experts from across Europe and further afield to discuss chartering, marinas, crew and related issues in the eastern Mediterranean and beyond.

  • Works are well underway at Gold Coast-based The Boat Works

    Queensland gears up for welcoming larger superyachts


    Major investments and events highlight state’s leading role

  • US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross

    Trump officials indicate what’s good for boating is good for the nation


    Two members of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet told the boating industry Wednesday that the administration is aware of the importance boating is to the US economy and vow to continue to work with industry on everything from deregulation and expanding trade to boating access and programs to get kids outdoors ...

  • Daewon Marine Tec's Blue Way 15 cat at KIBS

    12th Korea show pulls in crowds


    The 12th Korea International Boat Show (KIBS) concluded last Sunday with exhibitors generally happy about the quality of visitors, bucking a slowing economy and reduced boat sales over the past two years. The latest leisure boat registration figures show that 3,522 boats were registered in 2017, down from 4,863 in ...

  • Washington

    Aggressive advocacy strategy paying off for US boating industry


    When Thom Dammrich started as President of the National Marine Manufacturers’ Association (NMMA) 20 years ago, industry advocacy was a necessary evil, almost an afterthought. But two years ago, a decision to switch from defense to offense, and the subsequent action to do so, has paid off is some very ...

  • News

    Monaco Yachting Cluster holds annual pop-up event


    The first of the two key annual events organised by the Cluster Yacht Monaco (CYM) was held yesterday in Monaco. The Spring Pop-Up gathering brought together cluster members along with brokers and guests. There were also 12 yachts between 14m-52m (47ft-172ft) participating.

  • Washington

    Trade talks dominate American Boating Congress


    As a record more than 350 recreational marine industry professionals opened the 2019 American Boating Congress (ABC) in Washington, DC, yesterday, the trade war between the US and China escalated, the stock market tumbled and confusion about who pays tariffs on imported goods reigned.

  • Last year's Genoa show attracted over 950 exhibitors

    Genoa show registration up 26%


    Registration for this year’s Genoa International Boat Show is up by 26% compared to the same time last year, according to Italian trade association UCINA, with more than 92% of the 951 exhibitors from the 2018 edition having already identified their display areas and products to be showcased.

  • Smoker Craft’s annual Vendor Day has grown larger each year, with more than 200 attending last week’s event

    Record attendance for Smoker Craft’s 2019 Vendor Day


    Multi-line US boatbuilder Smoker Craft Inc welcomed more than 200 individuals representing 90 of its suppliers to the company’s 2019 Vendor Day, held earlier last week. The large turnout represented a new record attendance for the company’s annual supplier meetings.

  • Actisense wins big at this year's Business Excellence Awards

    Actisense picks up Business Excellence Award


    Actisense, the UK-based marine electronics firm, has been named Best Import/Export Company at this year’s Business Excellence Awards held at the Telford International Centre last month.