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The Pirelli 1900 by TecnoRib

TecnoRib strengthens Mediterranean and Far East presence


TecnoRib, the official licensee of the Pirelli and P. for Speedboats brands, has strengthened its presence in the Med and Far East markets with the appointment of two new dealers – ARY in Montenegro and Infinite Yachts Asia in Thailand.

Global Timber CEO Peter Baek, Lignia's Steve Rogers, and Global Timber's creative director, Kasper Fredsted

UK timber modification firm expands in Europe


Lignia Wood Company, a British timber modification business, has chosen Global Timber to distribute Lignia Yacht – its real wood alternative to Burmese teak deck – across Europe. The news comes not long after Lignia signed its first major distribution agreement with US-based Teakdecking Systems for the North American market.

The 155m SeaDream will be built to operate in tropical and polar regions

Damen enters luxury cruise market


Already active in 14 marine markets including superyachts, family-owned Damen Shipyard Group of the Netherlands is entering the luxury cruise market.

Vesper Marine's  WatchMate Vision2 AIS transponder

Vesper Marine appoints US sales rep


New Zealand-based Vesper Marine has chosen Total Marine Supply LLC to represent its smartAIS transponders in the US Midwestern States surrounding the Great Lakes.


BWA Yachting opens Gibraltar office


Further enhancing the already strong yachting sector in Gibraltar is the expansion of capacity of a major fuel company and the opening of the ever-expanding BWA yacht services business.

John Lance, owner and director of Marine Trade Supplies

New mega chandlery on Australian Gold Coast opens for business


A new mega chandlery has opened on Australia’s Gold Coast as part of The Boat Works’ A$100m investment into expanding the Gold Coast Marine Precinct in Coomera.

RWO High Load Eye

RWO names UK distributor


UK deck hardware manufacturer RWO has chosen Marathon Leisure to distribute its complete product line in the UK and Ireland.

Garmin has been a supplier of choice for the IBBI since 2014

IBBI names Garmin supplier of the year


US-based purchasing cooperative Independent Boat Builders Inc (IBBI) has named Garmin as its 2018 supplier of the year.

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