All International Boat Industry articles in April/May 2020

  • KIBS

    Resurgence of Covid-19 forces cancellation of next week’s Korea show


    The postponed Korea International Boat Show (KIBS) scheduled for next week has been cancelled due to a resurgence of the Covid-19 virus, which raises the question on how boat shows can be successfully run in any part of the world while no reliable means of controlling the virus exists.

  • Yamaha outboards

    Yamaha first quarter results 2020

    2020-05-29T14:55:00Z IBI

    Yamaha Motor Co Ltd has reported consolidated net sales of ¥395.9bn for the first quarter of the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, a decrease of ¥33.5bn or 7.8% compared with the same period during the previous fiscal year. Operating income was ¥25.4bn, a decrease of ¥10.5bn or 29.2%.

  • Alumacraft Boats

    BRP closes Alumacraft Arkansas plant, consolidates in Minnesota

    2020-05-29T14:44:00Z By Tony Esposito,

    BRP will shutter its Alumacraft Boat operation in the state of Arkansas, eliminating 90 jobs and consolidating manufacturing at its existing facility in St Peter, Minnesota, according to a company news release and local reports. This on the heels of Wednesday’s announcement that the Canadian outdoor recreational products company is ...

  • SailTimer Wind Instrument

    SailTimer appoints official distributor for EMEA


    Marine Components International (MCI) in the UK has been made the official EMEA distributor of a new range of anemometers by Canadian manufacturer SailTimer Inc.

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    Silent-Yachts reports four new sales during crisis peak


    Austria’s Silent-Yachts has reported four new sales in recent weeks. The company now has eight solar-electric catamarans under construction at its yard – one Silent 55, four Silent 60s and three Silent 80s, the 24m flagship model of the entire range.

  • Andrea Frabetti

    Sunseeker staff to return to work


    The UK’s Sunseeker International is implementing a phased return to work for all its employees starting as early as next week.

  • Kai Dittmar, CEO of metrica

    German interiors specialist buys Austrian facility


    German yacht interiors specialist metrica has completed the acquisition of a new facility in Greifenburg, Austria.

  • Royal Huisman Project 405 Nauta Reichel Pugh 151-3D deck view by Nauta Design

    Royal Huisman unveils Project 405


    Delivery of the Nauta Reichel Pugh 151 is scheduled for 2022

  • Fairline COO Peter McNulty

    Fairline warns of job losses


    Workers at Oundle, UK-based boat manufacturer Fairline Yachts are facing an uncertain future after the company warned of the need to axe jobs, reports The Peterborough Telegraph .

  • Cover

    IBI April-May digital issue released today

    Recipients of the latest IBI will be treated to some very interesting content, beginning with guest columnist Hervé Gastinel, former CEO of Beneteau, discussing the way ahead during the Covid-19 crisis and also contains market reports on the current situation in Germany, Finland and Denmark. Dr.Thom Dammrich, former president of ...

  • Musta_punainen_ilmantaustaa_open

    “I wanted to make something completely new”


    Uncertain times call for bold actions and as new product launches go, Finnish brand Saxdor’s new ‘scooter’ tears up the rule book

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    Dometic Group | Juan Vargues


    The energetic president and CEO of Dometic Group speaks with IBI about post-Covid-19 strategy, the continuing shift in consumer focus toward enjoying the outdoors, and what it all means for both Dometic and the leisure marine industry as a whole

  • JEC World

    Latest in boatbuilding materials & machinery


    The annual gathering of the international composites industry did not take place at the JEC show in Paris this year but the roll-out of lighter and stronger composites continues apace with boatbuilders and their suppliers moving towards more exotic carbon reinforcements, more versatile 3D printing and greater use of bio-based ...

  • Herve Gastinel

    Former Beneteau chief discusses Covid-19


    This issue of IBI – out tomorrow – features guest writer Hervé Gastinel, former CEO of Groupe Beneteau, suggesting the industry’s best course of action during these troubled times

  • Report

    Market Overview | Denmark

    2020-04-27T07:56:00Z IBI

    Full order books and momentum from a healthy 2019 have bought builders and their suppliers vital time in the COVID-19 battle

  • Report

    Market Overview | Finland

    2020-04-27T07:47:00Z IBI

    Off the back of one of the most positive Helsinki boat shows in years, Finland’s marine industry had been looking forward to a buoyant 2020. Now it waits anxiously to see what tomorrow brings

  • Report

    Market Overview | Gemany

    2020-04-27T07:38:00Z IBI

    Cracks were already beginning to appear in the industry, despite a buoyant Boot Düsseldorf, with growing sales of bigger boats masking softness in other sectors. Covid-19 has now set alarm bells ringing

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  • Johan-Inden2

    Testing times accelerate new trends towards sustainable business


    The world around us has changed dramatically since the start of 2020. Most of us have been impacted personally, professionally or both. Health and safety have become a critical focus. When we think about sustainability in these changing times, we believe that it includes not just environmental aspects, but also ...

  • Sustainability

    Sustainability in Focus


    April | May 2020