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  • Sunreef founder Francis Lapp

    Sunreef launches new projects amid stable interest

    2020-03-26T10:12:00Z IBI , by Jaroslaw Adamowski

    Sunreef founder Francis Lapp told IBI that business is strong Polish catamaran builder Sunreef Yachts says it has implemented a number of safety measures due to the coronavirus outbreak, but the company has not observed decreased interest in its craft from customers – and is ...

  • Onda 331GT outboard version

    Onda Tenders appoints Scandinavian dealer


    Onda Norge AS is based near Oslo, Norway

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    Coronavirus update | 25 March


    Latest on Italian and Polish boating industries; Lippert, Lowe Boats suspend production; New Taiwan show dates

  • Brunswick's David Foulkes at CES

    Brunswick increases liquidity


    The marine industry’s largest company has extended its credit facilities and borrowing as a precautionary measure to increase liquidity and financial flexibility in the wake of substantial uncertainty stemming from the COVID-19 crisis

  • Volvo Group logo

    Volvo provides Covid-19 update


    The Volvo Group has postponed its Annual General Meeting given the uncertain and accelerating developments in the wake of the coronavirus

  • Jason Lippert

    Lippert suspends production at select US and Europe facilities


    US-based LCI Industries – parent of Lippert Components – has issued a business update regarding COVID-19

  • Poland's flag

    Coronavirus in Poland’s boating industry


    Most Polish boatbuilders continue to operate under increasingly stiff restrictions, reports POLBOAT President Sebastian Nietupski on behalf of the country’s boating industry

  • Italian flag on boat

    Latest on Italy’s boating industry


    Only marine repair companies in the marine sector and certain suppliers will remain open past today, reports Andrea Razeto of Italy’s marine industry association - Confindustria Nautica

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    US healthcare workers appeal to boating industry for help


    The US healthcare community has made a direct appeal to marine manufacturers to help them in a desperate need for personal protective equipment (PPE), according to a letter from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) to its members.

  • Maldives YachtMarina@Crossroads

    New marina bolsters Maldives’ superyacht facilities and location appeal


    The recent Phase One opening of the new Crossroads Maldives luxury destination includes a new marina able to berth some 30 superyachts of up to 50m (164ft) as well as several small yachts.

  • MRAA logo

    MRAA offers free online learning for dealers


    US boat dealers idled by the COVID-19 pandemic can fill some of their free time with some free online education.

  • Taiwan boat show_outdoor display

    New dates announced for Taiwan show


    The 2020 Taiwan International Boat Show (TIBS), originally scheduled for March 12-15 at the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center and Kha Shing Pier 22, has been postponed to March 10-13, 2022. The show is held every two years and will be celebrating its fourth edition.

  • Heysea Asteria 126-2

    Heysea Yachts to deliver first Asteria 126


    Chinese superyacht builder Heysea Yachts will shortly deliver its first 38.4m Asteria 126 model to a mainland Chinese customer following its launch in early March.

  • Princess Y85

    ‘Controlled shutdown’ at Princess Yachts


    Princess Yachts Ltd has announced a controlled shutdown of its UK facilities with immediate effect. The company today released the following statement: “The health and safety of our employees is of paramount importance and is our main priority, along with our network, suppliers and international clientele. We also ...

  • Sunseeker 74 Sport Yacht

    Sunseeker International suspends production


    Following the UK Prime Minister’s coronavirus (COVID-19) update yesterday, Sunseeker International has announced that it is temporarily suspending production until the end of April for the vast majority of employees. Some safety-critical and continuity roles will remain but at a very low level.

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    Coronavirus update | 24 March


    Malibu Boats provides business update, suspends operations; Chris-Craft plant winds down; New Hong Kong yacht show announced

  • Brunswick's David Foulkes

    Brunswick releases sustainability report


    Brunswick Corp has published its first company-wide sustainability report to showcase its efforts and successes in efforts to conserve resources, both natural and financial.

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    Wartsila to restructure marine business ‘to accelerate strategy execution’


    A new corporate three-part structure is to be introduced for the marine business of Finnish high-tech systems company Wärtsilä, from July 1, 2020. The company is a major supplier of various systems and equipment to the global yacht market and in a statement the reorganisation was stated to be aimed ...

  • Boating in Florida

    Inconsistent rules leave Florida’s US$23bn boating industry in flux

    2020-03-24T14:37:00Z IBI , by Tony Esposito

    Palm Beach County, Florida, has joined its neighbour to the south, Miami-Dade County, in closing marinas and boat ramps to all but commercial fishing operations. But Broward County, which sits between the two and is home to Ft. Lauderdale – the hub of South Florida’s US$12bn yachting and boating industry ...

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    New family-run SA business eyes export market with new semi-rigid model


    A family-run engineering services company has launched themselves onto the South African boatbuilding market with a new custom 5.7m semi-rigid aluminium model.