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    Greek government pledges 10-year strategic plan for tourism


    New Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited the Ministry of Tourism recently to discuss plans for the next decade. Tourism is the largest sector in Greece, and it is one where Greece has unquestionable – and to some extent untapped – competitive advantages.

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    Suspect to appear in court for Lethbridge murder


    South African police have arrested a suspect in connection with the murder of prominent local boatbuilder Duncan Lethbridge who was killed during an attack at his St Francis Bay home last week.

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    UK yard reports 53% rise in post-tax profits


    Falmouth, UK-based Pendennis Shipyard has reported strong performance in 2018, with record turnover and a 53.1% increase in post-tax profits – thanks, in part, to a £1.2m tax credit which accounted for 27.8% of the profit for last year. The company has also acquired a new 800-tonne travel lift.

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    Pontoon boat accident leads to calls for rental rule review


    In the wake of a rental boat capsize that dumped 15 vacationers in the Ocean City Inlet channel in Maryland on August 1, some are questioning regulations surrounding boat rentals and what repercussions rental companies face when an accident occurs.

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    Harken named official supplier to America’s Cup challenger


    Harken, the US deck hardware specialist, has been named an official supplier of New York Yacht Club’s American Magic , challenger for the 36th America’s Cup.

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    Actisense appoints new engineers


    Actisense, the UK-based marine electronics firm, has hired two new engineers to help support continued turnover growth in overseas markets.


    ICOMIA Marinas Group names new member


    The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) has announced that Jachthaven Portus Ganda, a marina in Ghent, Belgium, has become a member of the ICOMIA Marinas Group (IMG).

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    Historic British yacht ‘rediscovered’ in SA to be restored


    An historic 106-year-old British-built yacht has been ‘rediscovered’ in South Africa, prompting a unique community boatbuilding project, the South African Boatbuilding Export Council reports in its latest newsletter.

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    Tickets on sale now for Boat Builder Awards 2019


    Countdown underway for the industry’s signature awards event

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    Scout Boats expands dealer network


    Scout Boats, the US builder of sportfishing boats from 17ft-53ft, has added twelve national dealers and eight international dealers to its current roster.