All International Boat Industry articles in February/March 2019

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    Watch consumers shopping at any boat show and you see the same scenario play out time and again. A couple or family approaches a boat and, after a few minutes of gazing at the exterior, they step aboard and sit down. If they get back up again quickly, it is ...

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    Columbus 50m on track as hull moved to outfitting shed


    Set for delivery in summer 2020, the S50 will make her worldwide debut at the 2020 Monaco Yacht Show

  • Ocean Alexander's Divergence 45 made its global debut in Miami

    Ocean Alexander debuts first outboard model


    The first outboard-powered yacht from Ocean Alexander made its world debut at the 2019 Miami Yacht Show this month. Designed by Evan Marshall, the Divergence 45 is a centre-console design powered by four Mercury Verado 350 engines.

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    Peters & May appoints Customs Advisor in run-up to Brexit


    Peters May, the UK-based logistics firm, has hired a new Customs Advisor in the run-up to Britain’s departure from the EU next month.

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    Pershing's first aluminium superyacht hits the water


    Pershing’s new flagship, the 140, has just hit the water at the builder’s superyacht yard in Ancona, Italy.

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    Canadian HOC trade report highlights retaliatory tariffs’ impact


    The International Trade Committee of Canada’s House of Commons has issued a report detailing the toll retaliatory tariffs are taking on the Canadian economy and calls on the government to work with the US for a swift resolution to the issues with five suggested recommendations.

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    Balance Catamarans in South African joint venture


    Balance Catamarans has confirmed a second South African joint venture to build a new range of Balance custom and semi-production catamarans.

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    Safe Boats signs deal with Saudi firm


    Safe Boats International in the US has signed an agreement with Saudi Arabian company Al Blagha Industrial to create a partnership that will ensure Safe Boats’ vessels in the region receive the support and maintenance required for maximum mission effectiveness. The agreement also paves the way for Al Blagha to ...

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    Gulf Craft focuses on non-superyacht range at DIBS


    Gulf Craft is calling 2019 “The Year of Nomad Yachts” as it harnesses a smart approach to family yachting with its range of environment-friendly vessels. In line with its serious steps to reduce its carbon footprint, Gulf Craft will be offering customers the solar-power option for all its yachts in ...

  • Oceanco's 105m Esquel is an exploration vessel with superyacht sophistication

    Oceanco unveils new explorer SY concept in Dubai


    The unveiling of a new superyacht concept by Oceanco has been a regular feature at the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) for several years, and for 2019 that concept is the 105m Esquel explorer superyacht. Oceanco says the design was “conceived and designed to explore new territories”.

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    MB92 Group restructures


    Superyacht refit and repair firm the MB92 Group has announced a series of structural changes in anticipation of its next phase of growth. The company says it is expecting increased activity at its yards in Barcelona and La Ciotat in the wake of two new shiplifts – a 4,800-tonne platform ...

  • Mild temperatures helped bolster crowds at the 2019 Ottawa Boat Show

    Ottawa Boat Show posts attendance gain


    New show features and mild temperatures helped bolster crowds at the 44th Ottawa Boat Show, which was held from February 21-24 at the EY Centre in Canada’s national capital.

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    Ferretti appoints Middle East dealer


    Italy’s Ferretti Group announced a new dealership agreement with Ocean 360 at the start of this year’s Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS). The five-day event opened today and runs until March 2.

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    New Dutch builder launches ‘circular’ catamaran


    A new yacht company in the Netherlands, Vaan Yachts, has introduced its first-ever model. The Vaan R4 is a 12.8m (42ft) catamaran made from ‘circular’ materials, including recycled aluminium, cork and plant-based alternatives for leather.

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    Mixed first quarter for Johnson Outdoors


    Racine, Wisconsin-based marine equipment and watercraft manufacturer Johnson Outdoors has announced lower sales and higher net income year-over-year for the first quarter of the company’s 2019 fiscal year.

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