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    Canadian city approves C$2m overrun for floating dock system


    Faced with spending C$2m more than planned for a floating dock system or a 42% reduction in available boat slips, the city of Windsor, Ontario has opted to stick with the original plan of adding an additional 12 berths to its Lakeview Park Marina.

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    Gold Anchor scheme enters US market


    A new collaboration agreement signed between the Marina Industries Association of Australia (MIA) and the US west coast-based Marine Recreation Association (MRA) means that the internationally-recognised 5 Gold Anchors quality accreditation scheme has entered the US market. This transaction opens the door for the scheme to the world’s largest marina ...

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    Lippert continues on acquisition path


    American component supplier Lippert Components has acquired electric-powered Bimini specialist, PWR-ARM, one of many acquisitions in the marine equipment segment which the company has targeted for diversification

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    Grand Banks shareholders tour revamped facility


    Production robots are among the state-of-the-art improvements luxury motorboat builder Grand Banks has invested in to overhaul and expand its capabilitites in Malaysia. The company also acquired a yard in Stuart, Florida during the past year to cater to customers in the US where it sells the majority of ...

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    James Watt Dock Marina reports strong growth in SY visits

    2019-11-19T10:23:00Z IBI , by David Robinson

    Growing number of superyacht visits year-on-year

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    USCG Illegal charter crackdown continues


    The United States Coast Guard’s (USCG) focus on illegal charter operations continues in full force with the latest unlawful operator nabbed in Key West, Florida, just off the community’s legendary Mallory Square. The operator faces fines on up to US$39,936.

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    Simpson Marine sells two Sanlorenzo SD96s


    Two Sanlorenzo SD96 models which had their world premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival last September have been sold by the Sanlorenzo Asia Division of Simpson Marine, headquartered in Hong Kong.

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    US powerboat registrations on par with last year


    New US powerboat registrations through September show retail sales down just under 1% on a rolling 12-month year-over-year basis and up 5% on a rolling three-month year-over-year basis, bringing retail units “back on par with last year”, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA).

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    Lunasea Lighting appoints European representative


    Lunasea Lighting in the US has chosen International Manufacturers Direct Sales (IMDS) to represent its lighting line in Europe. Through their offices in the UK and The Netherlands, IMDS will be seeking distribution and direct OEM opportunities in all European territories.

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    Dutch yard chooses SeaStar Optimus 360


    Allpa Marine Equipment, a European marine equipment wholesaler based in the Netherlands, has announced that Van Der Heijden Yachts has chosen to use SeaStar Optimus 360 steering for their Phantom Flybridge model.

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    Make the most of METSTRADE with the Boat Builder Awards 2019


    Join the industry, and winners from around the world, at tomorrow night’s IBI-METSTRADE awards

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    Two yachts destroyed in fire worth US$24m


    An early morning weekend fire destroyed two yachts worth an estimated US$24m in what officials are calling the “biggest fire loss in Ft Lauderdale history”.

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    New SA builder takes aim at US market


    An American businessman and a veteran South African boatbuilder have teamed up to buy the assets of Knysna-based Harvey Yachts, with a view to entrenching themselves in the global high-performance catamaran market.

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    Benetti sells five yachts valued at around €100m


    In the space of a recent few weeks, Benetti has secured contracts for five superyachts ranging from 38m (125ft) to 50m (164ft), with deliveries due between 2020 and 2022. Benetti told IBI that the buyers are spread across five continents and that MarineMax was not involved in any ...

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    Greek builder to provide limousine tender for major SY project


    Greek boatbuilder Onda Tenders has announced the sale of another custom 321L limousine tender designed in collaboration with the Scandinavian studio Mannerfelt Design Team.

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    Yamaha Motor’s share price jumps 13% on Q3 results

    2019-11-15T15:02:00Z IBI , by Arlene Sloan

    Japan’s top manufacturer of outboard motors, personal watercraft, and boats reported a 4% increase in marine revenues for the first nine months of 2019, and confirmed the company’s outlook for year-end results

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    Venice floods cause €500,000 damage to gondolas


    As a prime tourism attraction and a major marine centre for boating, visiting superyachts and cruise ships, the traditional gondoliers in Venice have been hard hit by the floods currently affecting the city. Some 70% of this famous location are now covered by the floods, the worst for 50 years ...

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    Showtime with IBI


    With just a few days to go, IBI is gearing up to what promises to be the biggest and best METSTRADE yet – rest assured IBI has it covered

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    Lumishore to unveil Lumi-Link Wireless at METSTRADE


    Lumi-Link Wireless, part of Lumishore’s recently launched LUX Lighting Collection, will be making its METSTRADE debut next week where it has been nominated for a 2019 DAME Design Award.

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    Appointment at SmartPlug


    US-based shore power equipment manufacturer SmartPlug Systems has named Ron Bailey as its new global vice president of sales and marketing.