METSTRADE 2018 breaks all records


The 31st METSTRADE Show in Amsterdam came to a successful end on Thursday with a record number of visitors. According to event organiser Amsterdam RAI, 16,716 people attended the three-day show and the number of visits reached 26,052 – a 5% increase over last year’s event.

HISWA Symposium

HISWA symposium marks 50 years of innovation in yacht design


Celebrating a half-century of innovation in yacht design and construction, the 25th bi-annual HISWA International Symposium on Yacht Design and Yacht Construction featured a “Back to the Future” theme for its golden jubilee edition that was well-received by the large and enthusiastic crowd of delegates in attendance.

The Superyacht Forum 2018

23rd Superyacht Forum attracts strong crowd


The 23rd edition of The Superyacht Forum, held from November 12-14 in association with METSTRADE, delivered a wide range of presentations around a central theme of ownership experience entitled ‘The Future of Superyacht Ownership - The Perfect Customer Journey.’

Annette Roux receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Annette Roux leads list of winners at 2018 Boat Builder Awards


A record total of 15 winning companies and individuals, plus 12 honourable mentions, were announced last night at the 2018 Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement, held in association with Raymarine. In a fitting finale for the evening, more than 350 guests witnessed an evening celebrating the industry’s many successes ...

Ambassador Hoekstra talks tariffs, opens USA Pavilion at METSTRADE


The US Ambassador to The Netherlands, Peter Hoekstra, kicked off the 2018 METSTRADE Show with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the USA Pavilion and a meeting with exhibitors, State delegations and officials of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA).

USA Pavilion serves as “incubator” at METSTRADE


Seven new US manufacturers will be represented at the USA Pavilion during METSTRADE this week trying to break into the EU market place in what one industry leader said is “hands-down, the best show to help them do that.”

Final weigh-ins of some tournament events like the Bassmasters Classic are held in stadiums to accommodate large crowds of fans

BPS signs three-year B.A.S.S. tournament sponsorship agreement


American fishing tackle retailer and multi-brand boat manufacturer Bass Pro Shops (BPS) has signed a three-year sponsorship agreement with the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (B.A.S.S.) that will see the company’s flagship Tracker and Nitro boat brands continue as title sponsors of several premier fishing tournaments across the US, including the ...

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USA Pavilion set to take METSTRADE by force


The 31st annual METSTRADE Show opens next week in Amsterdam amid a booming US recreational boating market and global trade wars, but it will be “business as usual” among exhibitors at the National Marine Manufacturer’s Association (NMMA) USA Pavilion.

Hong Kong powerboat racing

1st Asia Powerboat Championship to take place in Hong Kong


The high-speed sport of powerboat racing is having its first Asian championship in Hong Kong tomorrow. Organised by the Asia Powerboat Association led by Martin Lai, Jacky Kong and Mark Tribe from Asia Powerboat Development Ltd, the 1st Asia Powerboat Championship will be held from November 9-11 in Tolo Harbour, ...

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Outboards dominate performance boats at FLIBS


Visitors walking the performance boating dock at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) are seeing something different this year: no sterndrives. The so-called ‘go-fast’ boat crowd has adopted outboard engines with a passion.

BoatBuilder Awards

Boat Builder Awards Shortlist Announced


More event news

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Boat & Fun Berlin

29 November - 2 December 2018, Berlin, Germany

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Paris Boat Show

8-16 December 2018, Paris, France

Atlanta Boat Show_show floor

Atlanta Boat Show

10-13 January 2019, Georgia, USA

Nashville Boat Show

10-13 January 2019, TN, USA

Thailand Yacht Show and Rendezvous

10-13 January 2019, Phuket, Thailand

Kansas City Boat & Sportshow

10-13 January 2019, MO, USA

Toronto International Boat Show

18-27 January 2019, Ontario, Canada

Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow

23-27 January 2019, KY, USA

New York Boat Show

23 - 27 January 2019, NY, USA

Baltimore Boat Show

24-27 January 2019, MD, USA

Vancouver International Boat Show

6-10 February 2019, BC, Canada

New England Boat Show

9-17 February 2019, MA, USA

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IBI Show Calendar 2018