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  • Venice Gondola

    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

  • Lumishore LUX Lighting

    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.

  • Ron Bailey

    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.

  • Dutch flag_boats

    Netherlands steps up Dutch flag marketing


    The Netherlands is stepping up marketing of its registry of sea-going vessels and superyachts to generate more work for the Dutch maritime sector. It has launched a website – – with details on vessel registration and certification, manning requirements and Dutch shipping and tax policies.

  • Mark Fea

    Fairline expands dealer network


    The UK’s Fairline Yachts has added Bush Noble International Yacht Brokerage in Spain to its dealer network. A Dubai-headquartered operation with offices across the Middle East, Europe and the UK, Bush Noble will trade as Fairline Southern Spain.

  • Setur Marinas

    Management changes at Turkish marina operator


    Setur Marinas, Turkey’s leading marina operator with a portfolio of 10 facilities across the country, has made three executive appointments.

  • Marine Components International managing director Andy Scott

    UK firm signs EchoPilot distributor deal


    Marine Components International (MCI) in the UK has been chosen by Denmark’s Daniamant to distribute its British-designed EchoPilot forward-looking 3D sonar systems (FLS 3D).

  • News

    Miami Innovation Award nominations open


    January 10 is the entry deadline for products to be nominated for the 2020 Miami International Boat Show (MIBS) Innovation Awards.

  • EBI President Jean-Pierre Goudant

    European boating lobby urges EU action on single market growth


    Europe’s boating sector lobby has marked its 10th anniversary with a plea to the EU to show leadership in the years ahead in boosting Europe’s single market, easing transatlantic trade frictions, encouraging innovation and reversing climate change.

  • Boatica

    Messe Frankfurt rebrands Cape Town show


    Messe Frankfurt has rebranded the Cape Town International Boat Show, which from next year will be known as Boatica Cape Town. Show organisers are aiming to bolster show attendance to over 10,000 on the back of a recently enlarged show footprint featuring more exhibitors, luxury yachts, and interactive activities.

  • News

    Osculati reports strong 2019 results


    Italy’s Osculati Group has reported turnover of €72m for the year ended August 31, 2019 – an 8% increase over the same time last year. Positive performance was recorded across all markets and product categories, with sales in Italy up 5% and sales in the rest of Europe up 9%. ...

  • Coral Sea Marina Resort_WQ

    Over 100 superyachts expected to visit Australia in 2020


    Following the promotion of Australia and the South Pacific region at the Monaco and Ft Lauderdale shows, Superyacht Australia is anticipating that over 100 superyachts will visit the country next year. The America’s Cup races being held in Auckland, New Zealand in 2021 is a factor in this increase. 

  • ACI-Rovinj

    ACI reports drop in profits for first nine months


    The Croatian state-owned marina operator ACI has reported a 14.6% drop in profits for the first nine months of 2019. The company, which operates a chain of 22 marinas, achieved a profit of Kuna 33.7m – a Kuna 5.7m or 14.6% weakening in profits for the period ended September 30, ...

  • News

    Cornes Chart Group buys digital navigation provider


    Two leading suppliers of navigation charts, software and equipment have joined forces to create what is claimed to be the largest charts supplier in the world. Cornes Chart Group has acquired navigation systems supplier GNS. The deal follows Cornes’ acquisition of US and Singapore-based Safe Navigation earlier this year to ...

  • Balance 482

    Balance Catamarans reports orders boost for new 482 model


    Newly-launched Balance Catamarans Cape Town had confirmed five orders for the new Balance 482 on the back of a successful Annapolis show.

  • Hull Vane on Heesen superyacht

    Kudos for Hull Vane from a French naval giant


    French defense giant Naval Group has model-tested the Hull Vane and says the below-the-transom wing “significantly improves” powering, seakeeping and stealth capabilities of naval vessels and cuts their fuel consumption.

  • Axopar Jan-Erik Viitala

    Axopar looks to major expansion over next two years

    2019-11-13T14:55:00Z IBI , by David Robinson

    Launch of new Axopar 37 at Boot Düsseldorf to play a key role

  • MJM Yachts

    MJM Yachts makes US$12m investment in North Carolina


    MJM Yachts, the Boston, Massachusetts-based builder of “eco-friendly motoryachts”, is creating a new shipyard in Washington, North Carolina with a US$12m investment and the promise of creating more than 200 jobs over the next five years.

  • International Superyacht Summit

    3rd International Superyacht Summit to be held in Dubai


    Under the patronage of Dubai Ports World subsidiary P O Marinas, the third edition of the International Superyacht Summit is to take place in Dubai next year from March 11-12.