Trend Watch

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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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    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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    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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    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

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    Galley design and equipment

    2018-12-17T16:34:00Z

    The evolution of galleys onboard sail and motoryachts below 24m has gained significant momentum over the past three years. What was once a functional, often cramped space, tucked down below out of sight, is increasingly taking centre stage

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    Paints & Coatings

    2018-10-18T08:22:00Z

    All the coatings manufacturers we spoke to spotted similar trends – a shift towards ‘cash rich, time poor’ lifestyles means that many boat owners want their coatings applied professionally, and with access to a wide palette of custom colours

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    Connectivity

    Boat buyers increasingly want ‘smarter’ boats, with every system accessible from centralised screens and remote devices. Jake Kavanagh reviews the latest trends in connectivity, from helm station to fridge freezer.