All COVID-19 articles

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    Fiji’s ‘Blue Lane’ initiative for Covid-19 proves successful


    Over 90 yachts have already arrived or are due to arrive in the Fijian islands to make use of the country’s ‘Blue Lane’ initiative which was introduced some months ago in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. According to an FBC News report, it is estimated that some Fi$10m has been ...

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    Business Achievement Awards for Boat Builders - best response to the Covid pandemic


    Two IBI-METSTRADE awards in association with Raymarine have been designed to recognise boatbuilders who have countered the Covid threat most successfully either commercially or in helping their local communities. Which companies have contributed the most to their local communities during the pandemic? Sponsored by Fusion. Which companies have ...

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    Biograd Show latest: Extended show format appears to be working


    Attendence is on track to be on par with 2019, however numbers will be crucuially spread over more days 

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    Global Covid-19 update | 23 October


    The International Council of Marine Industry Association (ICOMIA) and its member associations have posted updates to a State of the Industry report tracking the latest regulations regarding COVID-19 and the specific impacts on the boating sector in countries across the world.

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    boot Düsseldorf to hold digital pre-show conference


    With 13 weeks to go before the world’s largest boat show is due to open, project director Petros Michelidakis announced today that he will be leading a digital press conference on the 4th of November to report on the status of preparations for the show and the industry’s upcoming prospects. ...

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    International yachts caught up in bureaucratic mix-up at SA ports


    International cruising yachts calling at South African ports are caught up in a bureaucratic mix-up related to Covid-19 health protocols, the South African Daily Maverick website reported on Wednesday.

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    Indonesia opens up to foreign-flagged yachts

    2020-10-20T08:49:00Z IBI , by David Robinson

    In response to the sizeable number of yachts that have been left stranded in Asia-Pacific waters due to cyclones and restrictions on sailing in various locations in the region due to Covid-19, the Indonesian government

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    HISWA: second lockdown undermines Dutch charter firms

    2020-10-20T06:15:00Z IBI , by Robert Wielaard

    The Netherlands’ second coronavirus lockdown in 2020, announced October 14, is a stab in the back for boating companies active in group accommodations like charterers, says Geert Dijks, head of the HISWA-RECRON watersports and recreation sector. Dijks said a negative mid-September travel advice in Germany and Belgium triggered “massive ...

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    Four more Canadian boat shows cancel


    Four more Canadian boat shows have cancelled their 2021 events as a second wave of Covid-19 continues to spread across the country and, in particular, through its most populous province of Ontario.

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    Strong exhibitor interest for 1st Virtual Balearic Yacht Show


    More than 35 companies have confirmed their attendance at the first virtual boat show in the Balearic Islands. With just over a month to go, the Balearic Yacht Show (November 18-20) will be a fully online event with exhibitors representing all sectors of the industry, including marinas, refit yards, shipyards, ...

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    Governments seek to halt Covid-19’s second lap around Europe

    2020-10-15T13:42:00Z IBI , by Robert Wielaard

    Dutch go for ‘partial lockdown’; Employers seek compensation

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    Fort Lauderdale show on track but still facing challenges - industry verdict

    2020-10-14T15:01:00Z IBI , by Tony Esposito

    Informa Markets have pulled out all the stops to open FLIBS in two weeks’ time but with far fewer exhibitors and with provisions which are likely to reduce visitor numbers significantly. IBI analyses the prospects for this year’s show and takes the pulse of its organisers, exhibitors and potential trade ...

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    Nautical tourism keeps Croatia afloat

    2020-10-12T14:31:00Z IBI , by Tony Esposito

    Croatia’s early adoption of the so-called ’Blue Economy’ concept seems to be paying off, as nautical tourism appears to be keeping the country’s travel industry afloat during the time of Covid-19. Tourism and Sport Minister Nikolina Brnjac told the Nautical Patrol last Friday that of the 1.3 million ...

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    60th Genoa Boat Show in numbers

    2020-10-07T15:37:00Z IBI

    The 2020 Genoa International Boat Show ended its six-day run yesterday with 71,168 visitors having passed through the gates. There were 824 brands on display across a total surface area of over 200,000sq m both on land and on water, of which 90% was outdoors. The 60th edition was ...

  • Biograd Boat Show in Croatia

    22nd Biograd Boat Show to go ahead as planned


    With just two weeks to go before the start of the 22nd Biograd Boat Show in southern Croatia, event organiser Ilirija d.d has confirmed that over 200 exhibitors have already registered for this year’s event.

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    Vancouver Boat Show cancels


    Organisers of the Vancouver International Boat Show (VIBS) informed exhibitors late Monday that the 2021 edition of western Canada’s largest consumer boat show will be cancelled in the face of rising Covid-19 infections.

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    Montreal Boat Show cancels


    Another Canadian boat show has cancelled its 2021 run as a second wave of Covid-19 spreads across the country.

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    Covid-19 hits Greek boating industry hard

    2020-10-02T13:18:00Z IBI , by Manos Roudas

    The summer boating season was a wash-out

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    60th edition of Genoa Boat Show opens in face of Covid-19

    2020-10-01T08:32:00Z IBI , by David Robinson

    Some 400 brands from over 20 countries represented

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    Toronto Boat Show cancels for 2021


    The organisers of the Toronto International Boat Show (TIBS) announced late Monday that the 2021 edition of North America’s largest indoor boat show has been cancelled in the face of growing Covid-19 infection rates.