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A prime example of cross platform connectivity is Lumishore’s Lumi-Link system which uses HTML5 as a protocol, which makes it much easier to carry more data, whilst having the added benefit of being simple to upgrade through a black box.


METSTRADE 2018 breaks all records


The 31st METSTRADE Show in Amsterdam came to a successful end on Thursday with a record number of visitors. According to event organiser Amsterdam RAI, 16,716 people attended the three-day show and the number of visits reached 26,052 – a 5% increase over last year’s event.

US announces final aluminium sheet duties


The US International Trade Commission (ITC) will issue a final decision regarding duties on imported aluminium sheet from China by 20 December following the Department of Commerce issuing its final antidumping and countervailing duties ranging from 96% to 176%.

Clipper China

Clipper Ventures launches new China division in major expansion


Clipper Ventures, the British organiser of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, is undertaking its biggest expansion in 23 years with the establishment of a new China-based division. The aim of this new arm is to support the growing participation in sailing in China.

Key superyacht figures join forces to promote sustainability


With sustainability rising on many agendas, key superyacht industry actors have joined forces to promote innovative technologies and conservation techniques in building, repairing, maintaining and refitting yachts.

Yanmar expands European distribution network


The European distribution network for Yanmar Marine International has been extended with the opening of a new sales and customer representative office in France. This new office will assume full responsibility for the distribution of all the company’s products and services.

Israel launches plans for nine new marinas


The Israeli government has major plans to expand the country’s stock of marinas. The plan, being initiated by the Transportation Ministry, involved the construction of nine new coastal marinas and the upgrading of existing facilities, according to a report in the Haaretz newspaper.

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Cox Powertrain announces new technical partnerships at METSTRADE


UK diesel outboard manufacturer Cox Powertrain is continuing to develop partnerships to enhance its marketing-leading technology initiative through marketing and service partnerships. The company has recently formed a new partnership with Coastkey.


New investment planned for Nautitech


French Bavaria subsidiary has Nautitech brand revived as it gears up for growth

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Fulvio Dodich

Rossetti Superyachts | Fulvio Dodich

Fulvio Dodich sets off on a new adventure in the boating world, this time as the chairman and partner of Rosetti Superyacht

Evinrude - Nando Zucchi

Evinrude | Nando Zucchi

Evinrude’s Nando Zucchi ready to “buy, build, transform”

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Paints & Coatings

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



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.

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