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    Argentinian marine industry faces peak of Covid-19 crisis


    As a consequence of strict quarantine measures, Argentina’s boating industry is undergoing the toughest times ever seen

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    Echo Yachts unveils Project Echo-HSV


    Australian superyacht new-build and refit specialist Echo Yachts has released details of its latest design – Project Echo-HSV, a Humanitarian Support Vessel that utilises the same platform and principal particulars as its earlier Project Echo-ASY Adventure Support Yacht catamaran motoryacht.

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    Greek government signs Alimos Marina concession


    As the COVID-19 lockdown in Greece recedes, Alimos Marina, the largest marina in the Balkans with 1,100 berths, has entered a new era after the long-awaited concession agreement was signed between representatives of the Greek state, ETAD (State Property Assets), HRDH and Aktor Concessions.

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    American Boating Congress opens in DC and 800 other locations

    2020-05-14T13:09:00Z IBI , by Tony Esposito

    NMMA president Frank Hugelmeyer said Americans will seek outdoor adventures close to home for the foreseeable future More than 800 members of the US boating industry descended on Washington, DC for the annual American Boating Congress (ABC) Wednesday, but did so via laptop, tablet and mobile ...

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    IBI teams up with Wells Fargo CDF to present Covid recovery summit at Cannes


    As an addition to this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival, IBI has organised a Summit for a panel of industry leaders from Azimut, Groupe Beneteau, Princess Yachts and Volvo Penta to discuss the post Covid-19 market recovery and to hear other expert speakers on a number ...

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    Cannes Yachting Festival to go ahead


    The organisers of the 2020 Cannes Yachting Festival, Europe’s largest in-water event, have confirmed that this year’s show will go ahead as planned from September 8-13. The news was confirmed this morning by Reed Expositions, whose staff are working remotely to ensure the success of the show’s 43rd edition.

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    Seakeeper names preferred supplier of battery chargers


    Marine stabilisation specialist Seakeeper has chosen Scandvik and its Dolphin Battery Chargers as the preferred supplier of battery chargers for Seakeeper 1, Seakeeper 2 and Seakeeper 3 installations.

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    Coronavirus update | 13 May


    Perini Navi Cup postponed; Dutch Frisian harbours to reopen; New British Marine webinars; Cape Town gets boatbuilding assistance

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    EU calls for swift restart of summer boating


    The European Boating Industry association (EBI) has reported new guidelines released today from the European Commission calling for a quick restart of nautical tourism across Europe – recognising on-water recreation and nautical tourism as a key part of Europe’s tourism industry.

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    IBI strikes agreement with China boatbuilding association


    New International Yacht Building Institute to begin operations in Weihai this year. International Boat Industry (IBI) to benefit from the establishment of a liaison office and the distribution of its news service in Mandarin to members of the China Boat Industry and Trade Association (CBBIA)

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    35th Palm Beach show to take place this week in virtual form


    The 35th Palm Beach International Boat Show and the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s (NMMA) American Boating Congress (ABC) take place this week and both are being held online for the first time ever as the US recreational marine industry initiates ways to move forward amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    UK government gives watersports the green light in England


    As of today, all forms of watersports in England, including the use of privately-owned motorised craft, is permitted to go ahead. This is in stark contrast to the devolved administrations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, where marinas have been ordered to remain closed. 

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    COVID-19 protection, the latest superyacht ‘must-have’


    In a circular about the sale of the 43m (141ft) expedition superyacht Marcato from Globe Regal Yachting, an emphasis was placed on its air-treatment system and anti-COVID-19 protection.

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    GMI chairman foresees ‘lasting change’ for marina training


    Marina training will experience a “lasting change” as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Tony Browne, chairman of the Global Marina Institute (GMI) and marina director of Porto Montenegro. The GMI, formed in 2011, is an organisation jointly supported by British Marine and the Marina Industries Association of ...

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    Horizon launches first FD102 superyacht for US client


    Taiwanese boatbuilder Horizon Yachts has launched its first FD102 superyacht for American owners. Hull No 2 of the 32m fast-displacement vessel is on schedule to arrive in Ft Lauderdale in June and will make its debut at the 2020 Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show in late October.

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    Princess Yachts Australia appoints exclusive NSW dealer


    Sean O’Doherty and David Jensen will help grow the brand in New South Wales

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    Scandinavia sees uptick in buyer interest


    Reports of strong buyer interest at dealerships in America are being echoed in Scandinavia where the summer season is approaching and buyers are looking for alternative holiday options

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    UK marina group to reopen marinas in England on Wednesday


    Boatfolk, the new brand name that brings together Dean Reddyhoff and Quay Marinas in the UK, is to begin reopening its marinas in England on Wednesday following the relaxation of travel and leisure restrictions in the country.

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    Elan to restart production next week

    2020-05-12T13:52:00Z IBI

    Elan’s managing director, Marko Skrbin, told IBI that the company ceased all production on the 16th of March in order to comply with government recommendations and in the interest of the safety of the company’s staff. As a result, the launch of its new GT6 sailing yacht has ...

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    Besenzoni reopens with renewed strategy to stop spread of Covid-19


    Italian marine equipment and accessories manufacturer Besenzoni has implemented a renewed corporate strategy to deal with the ‘emergency situation’ caused by the spread of Covid-19.