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    Market overview | Italy

    2017-02-01T00:00:00Z

    According to data provided by trade association UCINA, the Italian boating sector has been growing significantly for several years, from its low point in 2009. In 2014 a turnover of $1.47bn for boat construction and refitting was recorded, while accessories were worth $780m and engines accounted for $25m. In ...

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    Market overview | France

    2017-02-01T00:00:00Z

    A light breeze of optimism is blowing over the French nautical market. After a number of bad seasons, the boating professionals want to believe they can feel it. But they remain cautious all the same. “The 2014/15 season is changing the trend,” Yves Lyon-Caen confirms. Figures have stopped falling ...

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    Market overview | Spain

    2016-12-01T00:00:00Z

    The Spanish boating market was all but decimated during the global financial crisis, but an improved national economy fuelled by a boom in tourism and new maritime laws introduced in late 2014 to help kick-start the industry have led to a slight rebound of sorts. It is estimated that ...

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    Market overview | UK

    2016-12-01T00:00:00Z

    The latest figures from British Marine (BM) make encouraging reading, but they don’t tell the whole story because – by the very nature of their painstaking collection – they are always retrospective. As such, the official data is only compiled to January 2016, and a lot has happened since then, ...

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    Market overview | Netherlands

    2016-11-01T00:00:00Z

    Signs of stabilisation in the Dutch leisure marine market were evident at this year’s HISWA Amsterdam In-Water Boat Show (August 30 to September 4), where more than 23,500 people gathered to see the latest innovations on offer. Attendance was up by 17.5% over the previous year, marking a strong ...

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    Market overview | India

    2016-11-01T00:00:00Z

    Faced with giving the 1.2 billion citizens of the world’s most populous democracy something to do, India’s government is looking at all avenues of wealth creation. One of the most promising initiatives is called ‘Make in India’, (possibly sounding better as ‘Make it in India’) and is already opening ...

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    Market overview | US equipment

    2016-11-01T00:00:00Z

    The US accessories and equipment sector has been steadily growing for the last two years, buoyed by increasing new-boat sales and a steady aftermarket. While international sales continue to be constricted by a strong US dollar, most equipment manufacturers have more than made up for the shortfall in exports ...

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    Market overview | New Zealand

    2016-10-01T00:00:00Z

    A buoyant economy, marine-friendly government and highly skilled workforce have helped the kiwi industry to re-establish itself in the wake of the global crisis.  

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    Monaco yacht cluster holds market overview event

    2016-06-09T09:40:00Z

    Well over 100 delegates attended yesterday’s Le Rendezvous du Cluster Yachting Monaco

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    Market overview | US

    2016-06-01T00:00:00Z

    First-quarter retail sales show continuing growth across almost all powerboat segments, with a possible bottom for the sterndrive segment. Data from Info-Link and Statistical Surveys Inc (SSI) for the first three months of 2016 show continuing growth after an 8% gain in overall new-boat sales in 2015. Unit sales ...

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    Market overview | Germany

    2016-05-01T00:00:00Z

    Germany’s leisure marine firms ended 2015 in good shape, with total sales of marine goods and services – excluding superyachts – up 2.4% to $1.82bn compared to the previous year. All sectors of the market, including new and used yachts, nautical equipment, repairs, maintenance and other ...

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    Market overview | Croatia

    2016-05-01T00:00:00Z

    Croatia boasts a coastline of 1,777km in addition to 718 islands and 467 islets and reefs, so on the whole the country stretches along over nearly 6,000km of what it is appreciated as one of the most beautiful cruising grounds. This scenery is the major driver of the upbeat ...

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    Market overview | Italy

    2016-02-01T00:00:00Z

    Many Italian companies report sales that are half of their 2007 highs, but everyone is happy to see the industry moving in the right direction.  

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    Market overview | France

    2016-02-01T00:00:00Z

    After a number of lean years, a rise in exports has finally brought some good news for the French nautical market. However, the sluggish domestic market remains cause for concern.  

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    Market overview | UK

    2015-12-01T00:00:00Z

    Despite setbacks for the main motorboat manufacturers, and hampered by a strong pound, the UK’s marine industry reports continued, if unspectacular, growth supported by surprisingly good results in the small craft sector.  

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    Market overview | South East Asia

    2015-12-01T00:00:00Z

    IBI investigates the impact of the economic slowdown in china on the key south East Asia boating markets of Brunei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.  

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    Market overview | Netherlands

    2015-11-01T00:00:00Z

    Dutch boatbuilding and equipment supply has quite rightly earned a strong international reputation, thanks to its innovative, high quality work and reliable service. But like the rest of the world, the Netherlands is still tackling the aftermath of the 2008 economic crisis. Its domestic industries and markets have all ...

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    Market overview | US

    2015-11-01T00:00:00Z

    According to both statistical and anecdotal data, the US equipment sector is experiencing a growth year that will probably end in the mid-single digits. IBEX, the US equipment trade show in Louisville, Kentucky, was booked to capacity, with many exhibitors reporting quality attendees. With new-boat sales on the rise, ...

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    Market overview | Mexico

    2015-10-01T00:00:00Z

    Even with the uncertain economy, Mexico’s boating industry has reported growth in the past five years. Since the country has few recreational boatbuilders, the boating market relies mostly on US and European imports.  

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    Market overview | Canada

    2015-10-01T00:00:00Z

    Having weathered the economic storms that marked the beginning of this decade, Canadian marine equipment manufacturers enjoy comparatively smooth sailing these days, with a stable domestic market and a growing interest in developing export trade.