IBI Market Overviews – Page 2

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    Market Overview | Germany

    2018-05-21T16:57:00Z IBI

    Confidence in Germany’s marine leisure industry is high and builders’ order books are full, but changing boat usage, dated business models, and an ageing demographic present both challenges and opportunities

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    Market Overview | France 2018

    2018-02-01T00:00:00Z IBI

    A favourable wind is blowing for the French nautical industry. The many signs of growth were underlined in the positive report given by Yves Lyon-Caen at the traditional press conference at the beginning of December just before the opening of the Paris Nautic Boatshow. “We are ...

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    Market Overview | Italy

    2018-02-01T00:00:00Z

    The mood at Genoa in September said it all. The Italian market was back with a bang. Since 2015 domestic builders have had to make the most of rising export markets as they clawed their way back into the profit, but as the favourable economic tide ...

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    Market Overview | Netherlands Equipment

    2017-12-01T00:00:00Z

    Dutch suppliers of marine equipment and accessories are reporting healthy sales in 2017, with demand for products that improve onboard comfort levels or lower the cost of boating coming from both the aftermarket and boatbuilders alike. According to national watersports association HISWA, equipment firms in the Netherlands grew sales by ...

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    Market Overview | UK

    2017-12-01T00:00:00Z

    One of Europe’s biggest boat-producing countries, the UK industry registered its fifth year of growth in 2016 and the trend looks likely to have continued through 2017. Marine companies from all segments generated total industry sales of £3.01bn (€3.8bn) in 2016 – a 1.6% rise compared to the previous 12-month ...

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    Market Overview | US Outboards

    2017-12-01T00:00:00Z

    The race towards the perfect outboard is now about systems integration, either by new-product development or acquisitions. By the time the engine-makers get there, will everything be electric?  

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    MYBA Charter Show to provide market overview

    2017-04-21T14:30:00Z

    First time at new venue in Barcelona

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    Market overview | France

    2017-02-01T00:00:00Z

    A light breeze of optimism is blowing over the French nautical market. After a number of bad seasons, the boating professionals want to believe they can feel it. But they remain cautious all the same. “The 2014/15 season is changing the trend,” Yves Lyon-Caen confirms. Figures have stopped falling ...

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    Market overview | Italy

    2017-02-01T00:00:00Z

    According to data provided by trade association UCINA, the Italian boating sector has been growing significantly for several years, from its low point in 2009. In 2014 a turnover of $1.47bn for boat construction and refitting was recorded, while accessories were worth $780m and engines accounted for $25m. In ...

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    Market overview | Spain

    2016-12-01T00:00:00Z

    The Spanish boating market was all but decimated during the global financial crisis, but an improved national economy fuelled by a boom in tourism and new maritime laws introduced in late 2014 to help kick-start the industry have led to a slight rebound of sorts. It is estimated that ...

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    Market overview | UK

    2016-12-01T00:00:00Z

    The latest figures from British Marine (BM) make encouraging reading, but they don’t tell the whole story because – by the very nature of their painstaking collection – they are always retrospective. As such, the official data is only compiled to January 2016, and a lot has happened since then, ...

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    Market overview | India

    2016-11-01T00:00:00Z

    Faced with giving the 1.2 billion citizens of the world’s most populous democracy something to do, India’s government is looking at all avenues of wealth creation. One of the most promising initiatives is called ‘Make in India’, (possibly sounding better as ‘Make it in India’) and is already opening ...

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    Market overview | Netherlands

    2016-11-01T00:00:00Z

    Signs of stabilisation in the Dutch leisure marine market were evident at this year’s HISWA Amsterdam In-Water Boat Show (August 30 to September 4), where more than 23,500 people gathered to see the latest innovations on offer. Attendance was up by 17.5% over the previous year, marking a strong ...

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    Market overview | US equipment

    2016-11-01T00:00:00Z

    The US accessories and equipment sector has been steadily growing for the last two years, buoyed by increasing new-boat sales and a steady aftermarket. While international sales continue to be constricted by a strong US dollar, most equipment manufacturers have more than made up for the shortfall in exports ...

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    US Equipment | West Marine

    2016-11-01T00:00:00Z

    The recent renaming of Port Supply to West Marine Pro was more than a branding exercise, according to West Marine executives at IBEX. Among other changes, the new professional division of West Marine has launched a service that connects local boaters with local service providers who will do maintenance ...

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    Boat sales market report | Spain

    2016-10-01T00:00:00Z

    The market has stabilized for boat sellers, although new- and used- boat sales volumes remain mixed  

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    Market overview | New Zealand

    2016-10-01T00:00:00Z

    A buoyant economy, marine-friendly government and highly skilled workforce have helped the kiwi industry to re-establish itself in the wake of the global crisis.  

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    Round-up | Europe

    2016-08-01T00:00:00Z

    With consumer confidence at an all-time low, the August/September issue of IBI looks at how European marine firms are coping in the wake of ongoing economic and political turbulence.  

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    Monaco yacht cluster holds market overview event

    2016-06-09T09:40:00Z

    Well over 100 delegates attended yesterday’s Le Rendezvous du Cluster Yachting Monaco

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    Market overview | US

    2016-06-01T00:00:00Z

    First-quarter retail sales show continuing growth across almost all powerboat segments, with a possible bottom for the sterndrive segment. Data from Info-Link and Statistical Surveys Inc (SSI) for the first three months of 2016 show continuing growth after an 8% gain in overall new-boat sales in 2015. Unit sales ...