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    City of Sequim proposes takeover of John Wayne Marina


    In the continuing dilemma of what to do with the ageing, ailing John Wayne Marina, councilors from the City of Sequim, Washington voted unanimously to ask the Port of Port Angeles to transfer the marina to the city at no cost.

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    Michigan pledges additional US$8m to keep Asian carp out of Great Lakes


    The State of Michigan has pledged US$8m in new funding in its latest efforts to keep three species of invasive Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes.

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    Fastmount honours distributors


    New Zealand-based panel mounting manufacturer Fastmount announced the winners of its annual Distributor Awards during the 2019 METSTRADE Show in Amsterdam on Wednesday.

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    Pershing presents new motoryacht range


    Italian sports yacht builder Pershing has announced the launch of the TØ project, a new range of motoryachts that is expected to redefine the boundaries of the 25m-40m market segment.

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    Global boating revenues head for €110bn in 2019


    While the latest figures still have to be finalised, Udo Kleinitz, secretary-general of ICOMIA, told a packed audience on the opening day of METSTRADE that global boating revenues are on course to reach €110bn this year. If this occurs, 2019 will be the sixth year in a row that the ...

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    Dometic to restart acquisitions in 2020


    Dometic, the Swedish headquartered global market leader in branded solutions for mobile living, announced at METSTRADE on Wednesday that it will restart acquisitions in 2020 to expand the group’s activities including those in the marine market.

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    Lewmar at the centre of LCI’s marine expansion in Europe


    Following its recent acquisition by Lippert Components Inc (LCI), Lewmar is now firmly at the centre of the group’s leisure marine expansion in Europe.

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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 ...

  • METSTRADE Newsletter Thursday_21.11.19

    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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    ​Pinmar and AkzoNobel link to promote optimum application process


    A Letter of Intent has been signed between AkzoNobel and Pinmar (an arm of the GYG Plc group) to partner in studying the optimum application process for the Awlfair SF product. This new partnership follows collaboration with several shipyards and applicators during the initial product testing.

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    Feadship aims to be emissions free by 2025


    In his keynote presentation and a subsequent Q A session at METSTRADE 2019, Feadship director Henk de Vries highlighted the Dutch yard’s plans to go green and possibly be emissions free by 2025.

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    Princecraft introduces new fish boat, pontoon models for 2020


    Canadian aluminium boat builder Princecraft is introducing two new pontoon models and has overhauled its Vectra/Sportfish brands with added features in a Platinum SE series.

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    Inmarsat in multi-billion spend on eight new satellites


    An intensive multi-billion dollar four-year investment programme in eight new satellites for Inmarsat will start on November 22 with the launch of the first one from Kourou in French Guiana. This was announced by Inmarsat at the METSTRADE exhibition where it is making its debut.

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    Lalizas acquires Italian liferaft manufacturer


    The Lalizas Group of companies has acquired Arimar, a European leader in the production of state-of-the-art liferafts.

  • METSTRADE Newsletter Wednesday_20.11.19

    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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    Xylem names new Dutch distributors


    Global water technology firm Xylem Inc has announced two new distributors for its Rule and Jabsco brands in the Netherlands. Combi Noord BV and Technautic BV will join existing Xylem distributor Exalto BV from December 1

  • METSTRADE Newsletter Wednesday_20.11.19

    METSTRADE 2019 – Day 1


    IBI is reporting live from this year’s METSTRADE Show in Amsterdam. METSTRADE is the world’s largest trade exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the international leisure marine industry. It is organised by RAI Amsterdam in association with ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations). Day 1 of ...

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    2019 DAME Award winners revealed


    Birgit Schnaase, chair of the DAME Awards jury, presented the 2019 DAME Awards today at the start of this year’s METSTRADE Show in Amsterdam. This year saw several Category Winners reach a closely debated final round to decide the overall DAME prize. The ultimate decision went to the U SAFE, ...

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    Canadian city approves C$2m overrun for floating dock system


    Faced with spending C$2m more than planned for a floating dock system or a 42% reduction in available boat slips, the city of Windsor, Ontario has opted to stick with the original plan of adding an additional 12 berths to its Lakeview Park Marina.

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    Gold Anchor scheme enters US market


    A new collaboration agreement signed between the Marina Industries Association of Australia (MIA) and the US west coast-based Marine Recreation Association (MRA) means that the internationally-recognised 5 Gold Anchors quality accreditation scheme has entered the US market. This transaction opens the door for the scheme to the world’s largest marina ...