• Wake-Surfing-web

    Idaho County moves to restrict wakeboats, PWCs


    It what appears to be growing trend, Valley County, Idaho has become the latest governmental body to propose restrictions on wake boats and personal watercraft (PWC), in some cases, effectively banning their use.

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    Montana simplifies youth boating laws


    A new law clarifying how young children can be to operate a boat alone and new testing requirements is working its way through the Montana legislature.

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    European Commission issues Brexit guidance on Recreational Craft Directive


    The European Commission has issued a notice to stakeholders that covers the impact of Brexit on the recreational and personal watercraft industries, with a particular focus on the EU’s Recreational Craft Directive (RCD).

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    Turkey: charter yachts update


    Foreign flagged charter yachts that cruise to Turkish waters not affected by the recent announcements

  • Laser

    Laser class association claims builder breached terms


    A dispute has broken out in the world of sailing after one of the sport’s governing bodies accused the UK’s largest dinghy-maker of breaking strict boatbuilding rules. According to a story in the London Times newspaper, the US-based International Laser Class Association (ILCA) is seeking a new boatbuilder after ...

  • Washington

    USMCA shows signs of faltering in US Congress


    The deal reached last year with the Trump Administration, Mexico and Canada to replace the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is showing signs of stalling in US Congress, according to The Washington Post .

  • Turkish flag

    Turkey overturns ban on foreign-flagged charter yachts


    The ban on foreign-flagged yachts operating as charter vessels in Turkey this season has been overturned, thanks to the efforts of local yacht associations and charter firms. But while negotiations with officials at the Ministry of Tourism have been successful, disappointingly high rates have been imposed.

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    Trade Court rules Trump has authority on steel and aluminium tariffs


    Trump administration currently deciding whether to impose tariffs on auto imports

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    More details emerge on Turkish charter crisis


    As reported yesterday , Turkey appears to be prepared to ban foreign-flagged boats from operating as charter vessels in Turkish waters for the 2019 season. IBI has learned additional details from local sources about the sudden shift of policy, including a yacht charter firm active in the country for many ...

  • Royal Yacht Club, Moscow

    Legal hurdles facing Russia's boating market


    Boat show session highlights the regulatory challenges facing development of leisure boating in Russia