Balearic show organiser says virtual event had global reach of more than 1 million


    The first virtual boat show in the Balearics meets expectations with over 200,000 page views

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    Toronto Boat Show reveals details on virtual 2021 event


    Forced to cancel its traditional in-person event due to the continuing Covid-19 pandemic , organisers of the Toronto International Boat Show (TIBS) have released details of a new virtual event to be held from January 18-24, 2021.

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    2021 Helsinki Boat Show rescheduled to 2022

    2020-11-26T16:42:00Z IBI

    The 2021 Helsinki International Boat Show (Vene 21 Båt) has been rescheduled to 2022 on account of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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    Royal Geelong Yacht Club named ‘2020 Club of the Year’


    While 2020 will certainly be remembered as the year of the Covid-19 pandemic, for the Royal Geelong Yacht Club (RGYC) it will also be a significant year in the club’s 161-year history. Not only has it won the 2020 Club of the Year award in the recent annual Australian Sailing ...

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    2021 Gothenburg Boat Show cancelled


    The organisers of the Gothenburg International Boat Show, typically the first of the Nordic boat shows, have cancelled next year’s event. After 61 consecutive years, the show that would have been held in early February will not take place due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Australian ‘Apprentice of the Year’ wins trip to Amsterdam


    Jasmine Willoughby, a second year engineering fabrication apprentice from Aus Ships Group in Australia, picked up the inaugural ‘Apprentice of the Year’ award last week as part of the 2020 Australian Marine Industry Awards at Southport Yacht Club in Queensland.

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    Antigua Charter Yacht Show cancelled


    After months of preparation and just a fortnight from opening, the organisers of the 59th Antigua Charter Yacht Show have scuttled the 2020 event over Covid-19 concerns.

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    Qatar opens as Middle East’s only show this year


    In yesterday’s news, IBI reported visitors to Qatar can enter the country without having to undergo a period of quarantine. This is not the case and people arriving in the country still need to have a valid proof of test certificate or take a test at the airport and then ...

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    How are evolving consumer trends and technology shaping boat functionality, usage and design?


    IBI’s Ed Slack chairs an international panel discussion at the Balearic Yacht Show discussing the ’Boat of the Future’. Be sure to tune in tomorrow morning at 9.45am CET

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    Australian Boating Festival draws 20,000


    Held instead of the cancelled Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) which was scheduled for May 2020, the inaugural Sanctuary Cove Boating Festival was held over three days last weekend.

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    BBA 2020 Special Edition


    IBI and METSTRADE, in association with Raymarine, have announced a special one-off virtual edition of the Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement in 2020, acknowledging the challenges, ingenuity and resolve of our industry in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis. Headline sponsored once again by Raymarine, ...

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    Milwaukee Boat Show to make way for hospital beds


    The authorities operating the Wisconsin State Fair Park have informed ShowSpan Inc, the organisers of the Milwaukee Boat Show, that the venue will be required for medical use by the State of Wisconsin in January and February in order to house hospital beds.

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    First virtual Balearic Yacht Show starts tomorrow


    The first virtual yacht show in the Balearic Islands opens tomorrow, bringing together thousands of professionals from the industry in one virtual meeting organised by the Chamber of Commerce of Mallorca and the Balearic Marine Cluster.

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    Torqeedo to host digital conference this week


    The event takes place on Thursday 19 November at 2pm CET

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    Registration now open for METSTRADE Connect


    This year’s virtual event will have an international focus on innovative technology

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    2020 World Superyacht Awards – winners revealed


    The World Superyacht Awards, one of the key events in the annual superyacht market calendar, followed in the path of several other events for 2020 by going virtual. Organised by Boat International Media, this 15th edition of the awards saw 15 yachts becoming winners and three others gaining judges’ commendations ...

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    Detroit Boat Show cancelled


    The Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA), which owns the Progressive Detroit Boat Show, has informed exhibitors that it has reluctantly had to cancel the 63rd edition of the show which was due to have taken place from the 16th-24th January 2021. It was to have been held at the TCF ...

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    2020 Australian Marine Industry Awards – winners revealed


    AIMEX, the Australian International Marine Export Group, announced the winners of the 2020 Australian Marine Industry Awards at Southport Yacht Club in Queensland last night in the run-up to the Sanctuary Cove Boat Festival which opened today .

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    Sanctuary Cove Boating Festival opens with anticipated busy times ahead


    The Sanctuary Cove Boating Festival (SCBF) opened today as a delayed and smaller version of the usual Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) but also as a precursor to the next SCIBS scheduled to be held in May 2021.

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    Fort Myers Boat Show delayed, storm brewing

    2020-11-11T15:45:00Z IBI , by Tony Esposito

    The opening of the 48th Fort Myers Boat Show (FMBS), a four-day event scheduled to open tomorrow, has been pushed back to Friday 13 November, proportedly due to weather. Tropical storm Eta is reforming into a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida’s West coast. ...