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    Market overview | Germany

    2015-04-01T00:00:00Z

    Despite the Greek debt crisis and ongoing tensions with Russia over Ukraine, Germany’s leisure marine firms ended 2014 on a relatively upbeat note. Sales of marine goods and services, excluding superyachts, were up by 1.7% to $1.77bn compared to the previous year, with all sectors of the market – new ...

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    Market overview | Colombia

    2015-04-01T00:00:00Z

    Lured by Colombia’s booming economy, a large percentage of its nearly 50 million population have turned to the marketplace for a wide range of products. Cars, seaside properties and boats are some of the high-ticket items in demand.  

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    Market overview: France

    2015-03-11T10:58:00Z

    Despite a difficult home market, the French nautical industry is harbouring hopes of recovery on the back of a weakening euro and rising exports

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    Market Overview | Italy

    2015-03-10T11:08:00Z IBI

    With 95% of boat production headed for the export market, Italy’s shipyards have been busy reinventing themselves. Most are courting the Americas and Asia for growth, and looking at non-Italian yards as their newest competitors

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    Market overview | Italy

    2015-02-01T00:00:00Z

    Italy’s marine industry last year began a slow return to growth. UCINA, the country’s marine trade association, had forecasted much higher growth earlier in 2014, after a robust first quarter. But the second half of the year produced lacklustre boat sales inside Italy, forcing most shipyards to once again rely ...

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    Market overview | France

    2015-02-01T00:00:00Z

    Despite the general European malaise and a sluggish domestic economy, there are a small number of significant reasons why the clouds could well be lifting on the French marine market. The depreciation of the euro against the dollar should boost French exports – particularly to the US, which is proving ...

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    Market overview | UK

    2014-12-01T00:00:00Z

    According to the British Marine Federation (BMF) the uk’s new build sector for powerboats accounts for 26.5% of the uk’s annual total of £2.32 billion spent on boating activities, whilst sailboat manufacture was just 3.4%. These figures should come as no surprise, as they reflect the UK’s significant output ...

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    Market overview | Netherlands

    2014-11-01T00:00:00Z

    Against a backdrop of deteriorating market conditions, leisure marine firms in the Netherlands are trying their best to remain upbeat. Most concede, however, that 2014 will be another year of hardship, as conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East threaten to destabilise the eurozone’s already fragile recovery. “We’re ...

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    Market overview | Hong Kong

    2014-11-01T00:00:00Z

    At the time of writing, the high-stakes poker game between the students and the government in Hong Kong appears to be coming to a thankful, blood-free impasse. However, it is not too early to consider what lasting impact the pro-democracy protests will have on the former British colony and ...

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    Market overview | China

    2014-11-01T00:00:00Z

    When assessing the future prospects of Chinese boating there is a wide acceptance that it has the capacity to become one of the world’s leading markets if not the biggest. But those active in the market will also tell you that it is a complex one in which to ...

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    Market overview | New Zealand

    2014-08-01T00:00:00Z

    New Zealand’s "rock-star" economy has had a diverse impact on its boating industry. Low unemployment and low interest rates have helped domestic sales of trailer boats, particularly in the aluminium category, but the record-high New Zealand dollar has dampened exports of equipment and smaller boats, while almost halting new orders ...

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    US marine market overview

    2014-07-09T15:12:00Z

    For the first time since 2008, most US boatbuilders are expecting a good year. While the cruiser and sailboat markets seem to be stalled, and sterndrives still haven’t bottomed out, every other segment is reporting growth.

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    US: Market overview

    2014-07-01T00:00:00Z

    For the first time since 2008, most US boatbuilders are expecting a good year. While the cruiser and sailboat markets seem to be stalled, and sterndrives still haven’t bottomed out, every other segment is reporting growth.  

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    South America: Market overview

    2014-07-01T00:00:00Z

    The boating culture in South America has been growing at a steady pace, but the market hasn’t performed in the same fashion across the region. Sales have been on a roller coaster for the last couple of years, and the instability is not as much from the economic climate ...

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    Turkey: Market overview

    2014-04-01T00:00:00Z

    For the past decade, turkey has been an economic powerhouse, supported by a stable government, and with the prospect of accession to the EU drawing in billions of euros of investment. The GDP has literally tripled since 2002 from uS$231bn to US$786bn by 2012, a year which also saw a ...

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    Germany: Market overview

    2014-04-01T00:00:00Z

    The German leisure marine market was more or less stable in 2013, with total sales of marine goods and services down by just 0.5% to ¤1.744bn compared to the previous year. The situation was buoyed by a strong domestic market, as record-low interest rates encouraged many Germans to spend, rather ...

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    Italy: Market overview

    2014-02-01T00:00:00Z

    The steep five-year decline for Italy’s boating industry is finally slowing, and perhaps bottoming out. But any signs of a turnaround for its domestic boating sector have been postponed for at least another year. The country’s marine trade association, the Unione Nazionale dei Cantieri e delle industrie Nautiche e affini ...

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    France: Market overview

    2014-02-01T00:00:00Z

    Will a calmer macro-economic environment enable France to return to more robust growth? Confidence within France is still severely shaken. There are worries about the rise in unemployment, which is forecast at 11% of the active workforce this year, stronger fiscal pressures and the government’s inability to get a grip. ...

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    UK performance indicators

    2014-01-01T00:00:00Z

    The Key Performance Indicators (KPI) 2012-2013 report has been released by the British Marine Federation. The study details a range of economic indicators within the UK leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry. The analysis includes revenue, value added, international trade and employment. The data is presented at a total ...

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    UK market overview

    2013-12-01T00:00:00Z

    The message from the UK’s leisure and commercial boat builders is almost unanimous. The majority of 2013 was as tough as ever, but following the well attended PSP Southampton boat show in September, and official reports of sustained growth in the domestic economy, the buyers are back.