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Training takes centre stage


Licencing scheme helps NZ Marine training programme from strength to strength

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Messe Frankfurt confirms expanded Cape Town show


Messe Frankfurt has announced a reformatted Cape Town International Boat Show, which as from this year includes a new open water second-hand boat exhibition area and enlarged retail section.

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Final call for US Export Excellence Award entries


Deadline for entries this Friday

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2019 Cannes Yachting Festival set for busy six days

2019-08-09T15:10:00+01:00IBI , by David Robinson

With just over a month to go before the start of the 2019 Cannes Yachting Festival (CYF), the volume of news that has already been issued about new launches suggests the event will be as busy as usual – if not more so.

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IBEX 2019 registration is open


Taking place 1-3 October 2019 in Tampa, Florida, the International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) is North America’s largest technical marine event with unparalled access to the people, products and technology shaping the boatbuilding industry.

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Nominations deadline approaching for IBI US Export Excellence Award 2019


Only a few days left to get your nomination in for the Award celebrating the very best in US Export Achievement

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Sydney International Boat Show dubbed a “resounding success”


With total attendance at just over 60,000 people, the Sydney International Boat Show (SIBS) was dubbed a “resounding success” by its organisers, the Boating Industry Association (BIA).


NMMA hosts ‘Cheers & Beers’ reception at Sydney show


When trying to establish contacts and a foothold in a new, overseas market it’s not enough to just show up; it requires legwork and marketing, and in some cases, a little libation.


BIA president calls boating “the drug of choice”


Australia’s Boating Industry Association (BIA) president Darren Vaux opened the 52nd edition of the Sydney International Boat Show (SIBS) last week by telling his members and exhibitors from around the world that the industry should adopt a universal promotional message: “Boating: The Drug of Choice.”

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Karpaz Gate Marina retains 5 Gold Anchors


Karpaz Gate Marina in North Cyprus has retained its 5 Gold Anchor award following assessment from The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) in the UK.

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IBEX announces 2019 Super Sessions


The organisers of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) have announced a series of Super Sessions and special events, as part of its Education Conference. The Super Sessions are hosted by exhibiting companies and industry associations to offer in-depth training and topic-specific learning. The pre-conference Super Sessions take place ...

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SIBS preview: Sydney show not just about selling boats


Some 60,000 people are expected to visit the Sydney International Boat Show (SIBS) from August 1-5, but with only about 14,000 new boats registered each year in Australia, not a lot of those people are buying boats. But that’s OK, according to Domenic Genua, general manager for marketing and events ...

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ACOBAR supports marine tourism initiative in Brazil


The 5th Nautical Congress: Investments in Nautical Tourism will be held in São Paulo, Brazil from September 18-19 during the 2019 São Paulo Boat Show.

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USA Pavilion to debut at Sydney show


The debut of the USA Pavilion at the Sydney International Boat Show (SIBS) is a sellout, with 13 exhibitors, companies and industry stakeholders, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), which organised the trade mission.

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Sydney International Boat Show set for busy time


With just one week to go before the 52nd Sydney International Boat Show (SIBS) opens, the build-up to this – the biggest southern hemisphere marine leisure event – suggests it will be a busy five-day gathering. The IFBSO event, organised by the Boating Industry Association (BIA) and running from August ...

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Best of Boats (BOB) Awards – jury revealed


The jury has been announced for this year’s Best of Boats (BOB) Awards. They come from 16 countries and represent every important watersports destination and boatbuilding nation.

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Boat Builder Awards 2019: Foilers on the innovation radar


Last year it was a dynamic new deck layout by Galeon that picked up the Innovative On-Board Design Solution award sponsored by Fusion. As foilers enter the mainstream, will the technology make them a front runner in this year’s Awards?

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2019 Brisbane Boat Show approaches


The 2019 Brisbane Boat Show is returning to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre this year from August 23-25. The three-day event is one of the largest recreational boat shows in Queensland, Australia, covering more than 20,000sq m of floor space across four halls at the South Bank venue.

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NMMA honours Bob’s Machine Shop with Global Star export award


Recognising members who exemplify export success through a demonstrated commitment to exporting, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) in the US has named Bob’s Machine Shop as a 2019 Global Star export honoree.

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3km of boats to be displayed at Dutch in-water show


More than 300 boats with a total length or around 3km will be on display from September 4-8 at this year’s HISWA In-Water Boat Show in Lelystad in the Netherlands – 12% more than last year’s edition.


Cannes show organiser unveils new sailing events


The organisers of the 42nd Cannes Yachting Festival have prepared a packed itinerary of sailing events for this year’s show – a fitting tribute to mark its 42nd edition and the opening of the Port Canto Sailing area, which will host 80 exhibitors and 120 new sailing boats, monohulls and ...

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Upcoming Shows & Trade Events

Marstrand Boat Show

Marstrand Boat Show

23-25 August 2019, Marstrand, Sweden

Open Yard_panorama

Open Yard

23-25 August 2019, Orust, Sweden

Brisbane Boat Show

Brisbane Boat Show

23-25 August 2019, Brisbane, Australia

Allt På Sjön - All at Sea in Gustavsberg

30 August -1 September, Stockholm, Sweden

HISWA In-Water boat show

HISWA In-Water Boat Show

4-8 September 2019, Lelystad, Netherlands

Oslo in-water boat show

Båter i Sjøen

5-8 September 2019, Oslo, Norway

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Tampa Boat Show

6-8 September 2019, Florida, USA

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Cannes Yachting Festival

10-15 September 2019, Cannes, France

Newport International Boat Show

12-15 September 2019, Newport, USA


Southampton Boat Show

13-22 September 2019, Southampton, UK

LaRochelle Boat Show

Grand Pavois La Rochelle

18-23 September 2019, La Rochelle, France

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Genoa International Boat Show

19-24 September 2019, Genoa, Italy

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Nominations open for 2019 U.S. Export Excellence Award

The Export Excellence Award, conceived and sponsored by International Boat Industry (IBI) magazine for American exporters, will once again take place this year at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) in Tampa in October.

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Nominations open for fifth Boat Builder Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement in association with Raymarine. From today the industry will be able to nominate across 10 award categories via the quick and simple online nomination tool at www.boatbuilderawards.com.