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  • Pwllheli Marina in Wales

    Welsh marina plans unveiled


    Two existing Welsh marinas and a potential new one are all undergoing different projects with revitalisation planned for Pwllheli Hafan Marina, expansion at Milford Haven Marina, and a possible new marina project in Barry.

  • News

    2020 MBOY Awards – finalists revealed


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

  • MY Mischief cruising Sydney Harbour

    Green light for foreign SY charter in Australia


    New legislation was passed through the Australian Senate today that enables foreign superyachts to charter in Australian waters. The special recreational vessel legislation will allow superyachts use of a coastal trading temporary licence, allowing commercial charter activities.

  • spain-flag

    Spanish boat registrations up 10%


    ANEN, the Spanish marine trade association, has announced that the number of leisure boats registered in Spain during the first 11 months of 2019 reached 5,929 units – a 9.7% increase over the 5,403 boats registered during the same time last year.

  • Greg Falkner Lowe Boats

    Appointment at Brunswick


    Brunswick Corp has named Greg Falkner as general manager of its Lowe Boats division, effective immediately.

  • Greek flag6

    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.

  • AIMEX president Jeremy Spear

    AIMEX elects new president


    The Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) appointed Jeremy Spear as its new president and Peter Dowdney as vice president at its annual AGM in Sydney last week. Both were existing board directors, with Spear formerly serving as vice president and Dowdney as a director.

  • Sonos

    SeaWide Distribution expands portfolio


    Seawide Distribution, a US wholesale distributor of outdoor products, boat systems, consumer and marine electronics, is now an authorised distributor for Sonos products. Seawide says it is the first Sonos distributor for the marine market.

  • News

    New owner for SEA magazine?


    US-based marine publishing and marketing veteran Arnie Hammerman says he is in the process of taking over the publishing of SEA magazine from Duncan McIntosh Company Inc, as well as Boating World . Both magazines ceased publication last week.

  • Oyster Yacht in Solent LR

    Oyster Yachts in major recruitment drive


    UK boatbuilder Oyster Yachts has announced it is hiring 150 new employees in a bid to keep up with global demand.

  • Galeon 650 Sky Deck in Poland-2

    Polish builder appoints US dealer


    Poland’s Galeon Yachts has formed a new dealer partnership with Prince William Marine in the US.


    Hamburg Boat Show discontinued

    2019-12-03T16:13:00Z IBI , by Stefan Gerhard

    Organiser blames “economic reasons” for the show’s demise

  • MEYC Ali Al Shaiba (1)

    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.

  • Kha Shing Monte Fino F76

    Kha Shing wins excellence award for Monte Fino F76


    Taiwanese yacht builder, Kha Shing, has been awarded the 2020 Taiwan Excellence Award for its 23m Monte Fino F76 Flybridge motoryacht.

  • News

    Miami River Commission approves yacht building, restaurant; neighbours vow opposition


    The Miami River Commission has approved construction of a six-storey marine facility and adjacent restaurant along the Miami River proposed by Puntallana LLC, but local residents are vowing to fight the decision until concession are received from the developer.

  • Frederick A. Brightbill

    Brightbill named permanent MasterCraft CEO


    The board of directors for US boatbuilder MasterCraft Boat Holdings Inc have named interim chief executive officer Frederick Brightbill as the company’s new permanent CEO, effective immediately.

  • Freedom Boat Club will operate as part of Brunswick’s Business Acceleration group

    Freedom Boat Club, Sea Ray win National Safety Award


    The Sea Tow Foundation has awarded National Boating Industry Safety awards to two Brunswick brands, recognising the companies for their commitment to safety and sustainability.

  • ISRG

    Superyacht Refit Group grows business by 10% in 2018-19


    Total value of activity among ICOMIA superyacht refit members was nearly €400m from 1,136 projects, representing approximately 40% of global business in the sector.

  • Arnold van aken (l) and Patrick Noor of DMS

    DMS fills “market gap” with universal stabiliser control system


    Dynamic Marine Systems has begun marketing a remote-control operating system for any brand of large yacht stabiliser and that can add a zero-speed stabilising function.

  • Ullman

    Ullman Sails SA reports financial turnaround under new CEO


    Ullman Sails South Africa has reported a significant increase in turnover for the past calendar year following a decline over the previous two years.