IBI Market Overviews

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    Market Overview | Sweden

    2021-05-03T16:18:00Z By Lars-Åke Redéen,

    Boating Boom:  Staycations and influx of new buyers prove perfect hothouse for growth as market struggles to keep up with demand

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    Market Overview | Germany

    2021-05-03T15:52:00Z IBI

    The German boating industry is entering one of its best years, say industry representatives – despite, or potentially because of, the Covid pandemic

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    Market Overview | Italy

    2021-02-23T02:10:00Z IBI

    Rising interest in yacht ownership bestows an unexpected bonus on Italian builders

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    Market Overview | France

    2021-02-23T02:08:00Z IBI

    The French boating market remains resilient in the face of strict pandemic lockdowns in 2020, and buoyed by a renewed passion for being on the water

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    Market Overview | Netherlands

    2020-11-06T22:14:00Z IBI

    Resurgence in the small boat market has been a major positive, though challenges remain for the large boat sector and the impact of a second lockdown is yet to be fully realised

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    Market Overview | USA Equipment

    2020-11-06T22:14:00Z IBI

    The cancellation of global physical events like IBEX and METSTRADE to Covid-19 may have changed the industry landscape this year, but the pandemic is done nothing to stem the tide of innovation in the marine equipment sector.

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    Market Overview | Japan

    2020-10-12T16:04:00Z IBI

    New initiatives to encourage people onto the water appear to be bearing fruit, but restrictive regulations and lack of berths remain an issue

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    Market Overview | Taiwan

    2020-08-19T21:25:00Z IBI

    Taiwan got to grips with the Covid breakout better than any other country, but it’s legion of local builders may yet bear the brunt of the pandemic as it continues to ravage crucial export markets

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    Market Overview | Europe

    2020-08-19T14:06:00Z IBI

    The fallout of Covid-related lockdowns and safety protocols has had far-reaching impacts on Europe’s industry, but there are winners amid the upheaval.  What does this mean for the boating sector?

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    Market Overview | Denmark

    2020-04-27T07:56:00Z IBI

    Full order books and momentum from a healthy 2019 have bought builders and their suppliers vital time in the COVID-19 battle

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    Market Overview | Finland

    2020-04-27T07:47:00Z IBI

    Off the back of one of the most positive Helsinki boat shows in years, Finland’s marine industry had been looking forward to a buoyant 2020. Now it waits anxiously to see what tomorrow brings

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    Market Overview | Gemany

    2020-04-27T07:38:00Z IBI

    Cracks were already beginning to appear in the industry, despite a buoyant Boot Düsseldorf, with growing sales of bigger boats masking softness in other sectors. Covid-19 has now set alarm bells ringing

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    Market Overview | France

    2020-02-19T15:10:00Z IBI

    Ten years after the 2008 financial crisis, a smile has returned to the faces of leisure boat professionals in France. But the good results are mainly from exports as the home market remains lacklustre

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    Market Overview | Italy

    2020-02-19T14:14:00Z IBI

    Italy’s industry is riding high, but can the growth rate be sustained?  Exports and confidence continue to rise as the industry gets ready for what it predicts will be another good year

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    Market Overview | Canada

    2020-02-19T13:04:00Z IBI

    One step forward, one step back – a turbulent trade landscape has presented its share of challenges to the Canadian boat industry, where it seems like every win is met with another fresh roadblock

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    Market Overview | Turkey

    2020-01-20T13:03:00Z IBI

    Political and macro-economic forces have conspired against the boating sector in recent years, but with a well-proven build and refit capability and low cost base, it’s hard to keep the Turkish market down for long – the mood is optimistic for 2020

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    Market Overview | UK

    2019-12-20T16:03:00Z IBI

    Standing strong in the face of adversity

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    Market Overview | Netherlands

    2019-11-05T22:53:00Z IBI

    It’s no longer just the superyacht sector grabbing headlines; the Dutch market is back, with most sectors enjoying solid growth, though economic uncertainty continues to make sales hard won

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    Market Overview | USA Equipment

    2019-11-05T21:17:00Z IBI

    In spite of ongoing tariffs and trade disputes, the US marine equipment market continues to surge driven by unprecedented technological innovation

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    Market Overview | South Africa

    2019-08-28T05:14:00Z IBI

    While Catamarans are not the only pleasure boats built in South Africa, the market is clearly dominated by cruising cats – both big and small, power and sail