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    Actisense named UK’s Small Business of the Year


    Poole, UK-based marine electronics specialists, Actisense, was awarded the title of Small Business of the Year at the British Chambers’ national Chamber Awards, which took place at London’s Tobacco Dock on Thursday 28 November.

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    Dubai show to move back to original location


    The 28th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) is moving back to its original Dubai International Marine Club venue location, now known as Dubai Harbour, following a two-year redevelopment. This is a much anticipated move for the leisure boat industry, after the show spent two years at a ...

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    ICOMIA World Marinas Conference sets course for 2020


    Dubai-based P O Marinas has announced that plans are well in hand for the 2020 World Marinas Conference (WMC). IBI met with P O Marinas at the company’s new marina in Port Rashid to discuss plans for the event scheduled to take place from October 13-15, 2020.

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    Paris boat show opens tomorrow despite disruption


    Show organisers acknowledge Paris strikes will impact this year’s show, but say the quality of services will be maintained.

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    1st Greek Yachting Awards Gala to be held next week


    Athens is preparing to host Greece’s first-ever Yachting Awards Gala, a unique event that will honour the leaders of the country’s yachting and marine tourism sectors. Organised by Ondeck Media, the event will take place at the historic Zappeio Mansion in the centre of Athens on Thursday 12 December.

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    2020 Motor Boat Awards – finalists revealed


    The UK’s Motorboat Yachting magazine has announced the finalists for the 2020 Motor Boat Awards, sponsored by Side-Power.

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    Greek government makes maritime tourism a strategic priority


    The Greek Minister of Shipping and Island Policy, Ioannis Plakiotakis, recently inaugurated the 16th Athens Boat Show, which ran from 27 November to 1 December in the former Olympic Fencing Centre in Ellinikon on the Athens Riviera Coast.

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    Experts gather for 13th Middle East Yachting Conference


    The 13th Middle East Yachting Conference, held last week at Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi, gathered more than 75 leaders from across government, business and tourism to dissect how the yachting industry and the GCC’s regulatory authorities are working together to reinvigorate the region as a global yachting hub.

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    Miami show organiser seeks long-term deal


    The Virginia Key Advisory Board (VKAB) and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) met again recently to discuss maximising use of the island that hosts the trade association’s Miami International Boat Show (MIBS) and the Miami Marine Stadium.

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    Larger marina and new onshore developments to give boost to SCIBS 2020


    The 32nd edition of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS 2020), to be held May 21-24, will benefit from an expanded marina and various onshore upgrades which are all gearing up for next year’s event to match the success of SCIBS 2019. SCIBS is one of the two leading ...

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    Boat & Fun Berlin hits visitor milestone – how does it compare to other shows in the region?

    2019-11-26T14:43:00Z IBI , by Stefan Gerhard

    After four days and a pre-start with the prestigious Gala Night of Boats, the Boat Fun Berlin boat show ended with a big growth in exhibitors, exhibition space and visitors. The fact that Boat Fun Berlin is booming is clear when looking at the figures published ...

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    Boot Düsseldorf to host Sea Tourism Summit ahead of show


    A new Sea Tourism Summit is to be held ahead of next year’s Boot Düsseldorf exhibition in Germany. The event, entitled ‘Navigating a Sea of Opportunities’, will take place on January 17 and is being organised by Economist Events in conjunction with the show.

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    Biofouling: The ‘silent killer’


    At last week’s METSTRADE Show in Amsterdam, a panel of experts discussed the challenges presented by biofouling and its effect on loss of biodiversity on the I-nnovationLAB Stage. Together they looked at the way forward for our industry with various types of antifouling solutions that are currently available.

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    32nd METSTRADE attracts record crowd


    This year’s METSTRADE Show in Amsterdam attracted a record number of exhibitors and the largest-ever number of visitors to the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre. The event ran from November 19-21.

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    Best of Boats Awards 2019 – winners revealed


    The 2019 Best of Boats (BOB) Awards were presented in Germany last night at Boot Fun Berlin. The winners were selected by an international jury of 18 boating journalists from 16 countries who tested more than 150 different new motorboat models from the current model year.

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    New dates for Korea show


    The organisers of the Korea International Boat Show (KIBS) announced at this week’s METSTRADE Show in Amsterdam that the 2020 edition of KIBS will take place from March 13-15, bringing it forward from its previous May timing. The show will also combine with an existing fishing show in order to ...

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    British Marine to support UK companies at smaller shows

    2019-11-21T09:57:00Z IBI , by David Robinson

    In the wake of the closure of the London Boat Show, British Marine, the UK trade body for the marine leisure and small commercial market, plans to launch a new initiative in 2020 that will provide a support package to encourage companies to exhibit at a number of small UK ...

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    METSTRADE 2019 - Day 3


    News from the world’s largest marine trade show delivered direct to your inbox from IBI (International Boat Industry) Magazine

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    METSTRADE 2019 - Day 2


    News from the world’s largest marine trade show delivered direct to your inbox from IBI (International Boat Industry) Magazine

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    Biggest night yet under the stars for Boat Builder Awards


    In a dramatic black and gold themed night within the amphitheatre of Amsterdam’s National Maritime Museum, the Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement, held in association with Raymarine, praised 36 shortlisted companies and named eight winners. More than 350 guests also honoured the Lifetime Achievement of Viking Yachts’ Bill and ...