All Power and Motorboats articles

  • US Power Boat Show_crop_Josh Davidson

    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).

  • Yamaha boat & engines

    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

  • Hanse's Fjord

    Hanse Yachts reports record turnover

    2019-10-31T15:30:00Z IBI , by Arlene Sloan

    Germany’s largest production boatbuilder increased turnover to €150m and achieved its highest profits since 2008

  • Beneteau sailboat

    Beneteau shares drop 16% on news of lower growth & profitabillity

    2019-10-30T17:44:00Z IBI , by Arlene Sloan

    The French boatbuilder posted a fifth consecutive year of growth for its 2019 fiscal year, but investors appear to be uncertain about prospects for the coming year. Although noting a higher order book, Beneteau said it would not be issuing its FY 2019-20 outlook until 4 February and hinted that ...

  • X-Yachts

    X-Yachts buys Swedish powerboat builder


    Danish sailboat producer X-Yachts has entered the powerboat market with the acquisition of HOC Yachts in Sweden.

  • News

    US powerboat registrations flat in August


    New powerboat registrations in the US were down less than one percent in August, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s (NMMA) 12-month, year-over-year rolling scale while down 2% on the rolling three-month, year-over-year basis.

  • News

    US powerboat registrations down in July


    New powerboat registrations in the US dropped under half a percent through July on a rolling 12-month year-over-year basis and down 2.4% on a rolling three-month year-over-year basis, according to preliminary data from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA).

  • US boat sales

    Brunswick’s 2nd quarter results show a weakening US market


    The industry’s global leader posted a solid performance for the first half of 2019, but a slowdown in wholesale shipments reflects concerns about weaker market conditions for the remainder of the year

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    Sichterman launches new interiors program


    Three new ’style package’ interiors are helping Dutch builder drastically cut lead times 

  • Honda 105 Jet outboard

    US powerboat sales up in 2018


    America’s NMMA continues the release of its 2018 US Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract which shows, among other positives, an 11-year high of outboard-powered new boat sales at 177,600 units.

  • The SolarisPower 55 has a base price of around €1.5m

    Solaris Yachts launches new lobster-style yacht series


    Italy’s Solaris Yachts has launched a new series of motorcraft called SolarisPower in an initiative that sees Norberto Ferretti, former head of the Ferretti Group, return to the yacht-building market.

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    Jeanneau delivers insight into current model development


    Erwin Bamps, the new CEO of Prestige Yachts, offered an insight into Jeanneau’s current model development during the company’s spring press conference for the boating media in Cannes.

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    2019 Motor Boat Awards - finalists revealed


    The UK’s Motor Boat Yachting magazine has announced the finalists of the 2019 Motor Boat Awards, sponsored by Side-Power.

  • Tohatsu pleasure fishing boat TF-23X

    Tohatsu-Yanmar tie-up


    The two Japanese companies will partner on production of a new fishing boat targeted to the domestic leisure market

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    US wholesale powerboat shipments up in 2018


    2018 closed as the ninth consecutive year of growth for the US boating industry, according to the latest statistics from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA).

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    US powerboat registrations up in 2018


    2018 saw a 4.2% increase in new powerboat registration in the US, according to data released by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA).

  • Pachoud's 18m powercat Sojourn is capable of high-speed ocean passages

    Roger Hill-designed asymmetric foiling powercats prove a hit for Kiwi builder


    Pachoud Motor Yachts’ innovative Roger Hill-designed asymmetric foiling powercat is proving a hit, with the New Zealand builder just announcing that it has just sold two more. Hulls #4 and #5 are now in production.

  • News

    True North Powerboats sold


    Catalina Yachts in Largo, Florida has acquired Downeast cruiser manufacturer True North Powerboats for an undisclosed sum. The moulds for the True North 34, True North 34 Outboard Express and True North 38 are being moved to the Catalina plant and production will begin this year.

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    Sunseeker on track for strong financial year


    The UK’s Sunseeker International is said to be on plan for the current financial year. Sean Robertson, Sunseeker’s sales and marketing director, told IBI at boot Düsseldorf that the company is “lining up for a good, clear profit year”.

  • European Boat of the Year Awards

    2019 European Yacht of the Year Award winners revealed


    The winners of the 2019 European Yacht of the Year and European Powerboat of the Year awards were announced during the opening weekend of this year’s Düsseldorf boat show.