All Power and Motorboats articles

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    News

    US posts second highest monthly boat sales in 10 years

    2020-11-17T16:53:00Z IBI , by Arlene Sloan

    After a brief respite in July and August, US new boat sales took off again in September, nearly beating the highest monthly sales in more than a decade. 

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    Feature

    Kiwi big-boat boom

    2020-11-09T11:45:00Z IBI , by Barry Thompson

    With more than 80 boats over 10m currently in build or on contract in New Zealand, it seems that the Kiwi big boat industry is still very much alive and well. In fact you could say it has never been stronger. 

  • Beneteau multi-hull
    News

    Better than forecast results for Groupe Beneteau

    2020-10-27T18:44:00Z IBI , by Arlene Sloan

    The multi-brand French boatbuilder said the company is benefiting from its global, multi-segment positioning against the adverse environment of Covid 19

  • Fountaine Pajot Saona 47
    News

    Fountaine Pajot reports 2019-20 turnover

    2020-10-26T16:24:00Z IBI , by Arlene Sloan

    France’s second largest boatbuilder has released preliminary information for its fiscal year, ending August 31 noting a significant impact stemming from the Covid-19 crisis

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    News

    Grand Banks achieves Q1 profitability

    2020-10-22T15:00:00Z IBI , by Arlene Sloan

    Despite dampened business sentiment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Grand Banks Yachts Ltd recorded quarterly revenue of S$24.6 million (€15.2m) for the three months ending 30 September 2020 – a dip of 5.7% compared to the same quarter last year. The Singapore publicly-listed company – parent of the Grand ...

  • US boat sales
    News

    US boat sales expected to hit 13-year high

    2020-10-14T14:33:00Z IBI , by Arlene Sloan

    NMMA reports 2020 has been a banner year for new power boat retail sales

  • Hanse turnover development
    News

    HanseYachts makes investment case

    2020-09-25T16:07:00Z By Arlene Sloan,

    German boatbuilder HanseYachts presented its performance and outlook at an investor conference in Munich today, reporting solid post-Covid demand

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    News

    Beneteau sells US plant; scales back at other facilities

    2020-09-16T15:49:00Z By Arlene Sloan,

    Group Beneteau’s US production facility in Marion, South Carolina is being purchased by a fibreglass pool manufacturer, while the Group reduces production capacity and headcount across other facilities

  • Sealegs fishing boat
    News

    Sealegs launches 12m amphibious boat

    2020-09-04T13:29:00Z

    New amphibious cabin RIB debuts as largest production model in the segment

  • Jeanneau Cap Camarat 10.5 WA
    News

    Beneteau adapts 2021 launch strategy

    2020-09-03T15:12:00Z

    In the wake of boat show cancellations, the global boatbuilder has presented its new season models in private press events, also providing an update on the four boat brands it is exiting

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    News

    Grand Banks reports results & plant closure

    2020-09-01T15:59:00Z By Arlene Sloan,

    The Malaysian luxury boat builder finished its fiscal year 2020 on a strong note with a 30% increase in revenues and fifth consecutive year of profits despite 8 weeks of shutdown and restructuring costs.

  • Doug Smoker Interview
    Interview

    IBI Interview with Smoker Craft CEO Doug Smoker (trailer)

    2020-08-28T14:39:00Z

    In the latest installment of the IBI Interview series, IBI correspondent Craig Ritchie speaks with American boatbuilder Doug Smoker, President CEO of Smoker Craft, a line of fishing and deck boats with wide appeal among among America’s extensive angling and fishing market – about a wide range of ...

  • Doug Smoker Interview
    Interview

    IBI speaks with Smoker Craft CEO Doug Smoker

    2020-08-28T14:39:00Z IBI , by Craig Ritchie

    IBI correspondent Craig Ritchie speaks with American boatbuilder Doug Smoker, President CEO of Smoker Craft, a line of fishing and deck boats with wide appeal among among America’s extensive angling and fishing market – about a wide range of topics including the remarkable demand that is expanding boating’s ...

  • 2020 Sea-Doo GTI
    News

    Higher profits offset lower Q2 revenues for BRP

    2020-08-28T13:18:00Z By Arlene Sloan, Craig Ritchie,

    Recreational products manufacturer BRP said Q2 delivered better than expected results driven by strong worldwide retail demand for its portfolio, including PWCs and boats. Wind-down of the Evinrude outboard business was reflected in a 35% drop in marine revenues.

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    News

    Wajer adds ‘Foil Assist’ to 38, 38 S models for more comfort

    2020-08-25T11:52:00Z By Robert Wielaard,

    Preliminary technical research shows ‘Foil Assist’ cuts fuel use by 10 to 20% and boosts maximum speed

  • Annapolis Sailboat Show
    News

    Annapolis boat shows cancelled

    2020-08-21T08:21:00Z

    In a discouraging development for the boating industry, the City of Annapolis announced yesterday that it was cancelling the US Powerboat and Sailboat shows scheduled for October, due to Covid-19 health concerns. The sailboat show – the largest in-water sail-only show – has a strong draw among international exhibitors and ...

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    News

    Riviera unveils new 50ft model

    2020-08-20T14:58:00Z

    Gold Coast, Australian boatbuilder Riviera is introducing a new 50ft sports motoryacht to its line-up of larger 64, 68 and 72 models

  • MasterCraft's Aviara AV32
    News

    MasterCraft buys former Sea Ray plant

    2020-08-18T14:21:00Z

    Newly-acquired Florida facility to handle all production for upscale Aviara day boat line

  • Finnmaster interview
    Video

    IBI speaks with Finnmaster’s Kjell Björklund

    2020-08-14T07:48:00Z IBI

    IBI’s Ed Slack speaks with Kjell Björklund, Managing Director of Finnmaster Boats, Scandinavia’s largest builder, about his ambitions for the builder’s three brands, including production volumes, new model developments, and ways in which the pandemic has affected how the company is operating.

  • Finnmaster interview
    Interview

    IBI Interview with Finnmaster’s Kjell Björklund (trailer)

    2020-08-14T07:48:00Z

    In the latest installment of the IBI Interview series, Ed Slack speaks with Kjell Björklund, Managing Director of Finnmaster Boats, Scandinavia’s biggest boatbuilder with three ranges – Finnmaster, Grandezza and Husky. In this excerpt, Björklund discusses the builder’s plans for continued growth. IBI plus subscribers, can watch the full ...