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  • Duarry ISO9650 liferaft 12 person Open
    Product Launch

    MCI to stage UK launch of latest Duarry liferafts


    The 12-person capacity Duarry ISO9650 liferaft Marine Components International (MCI) is set to stage the UK launch of the latest range of Duarry Dynamic ISO9650 liferafts for the yacht and motorboat sectors. The Poole, Dorset-based firm was made the exclusive UK distributor of Spanish-owned Duarry ...

  • Haslar Marina

    Dean & Reddyhoff rebranded Boatfolk Marinas Group


    Following the takeover last year of Quay Marinas (QM) by the Dean Reddyhoff Group (D R) , the combined entity is to be rebranded Boatfolk Marinas Group Ltd. IBI understands that the rebranding is to be officially announced on April 1, 2020, according to a spokesperson for D ...

  • Kelly Tolhurst

    UK government appoints new minister to cover maritime sector


    MP Kelly Tolhurst used to run Tolhurst Associates, a marine surveying business As part of the recent UK government ministerial reshuffle, Kelly Tolhurst has been appointed to oversee the country’s maritime sector including the recreational marine market. Tolhurst has the ranking Parliamentary Under Secretary of State ...

  • Ancasta

    Ancasta named one of UK’s fastest-growing private exporters


    The UK-based international boat sales firm ranked 53rd in the annual Sunday Times HSBC list

  • Dan Bloice-Smith - 1

    Williams Jet Tenders makes key promotion


    Williams Jet Tenders in the UK has promoted long-serving team member Dan Bloice-Smith to the role of development director. In his new position, Bloice-Smith will oversee the development of all new products for Williams, as well as the ongoing evolution of the existing range.

  • SYTT Taiga Motors Orca Electric Watercraft LR

    Taiga Motors appoints global superyacht dealer


    Taiga Motors, the Canadian snowmobile manufacturer that recently entered the electric watercraft market when it launched its Orca PWC in September last year, has chosen Superyacht Tenders and Toys (SYTT) in the UK to serve as its global dealer.

  • Fischer Panda UK - Service Partner Training

    Fischer Panda UK hosts first partner training event


    Around 25 representatives attended a recent session in Verwood

  • Borrow A Boat

    Borrow A Boat pursues third crowdfunding round


    The UK-based Borrow A Boat company, which aims to be the Airbnb of the boating world, is currently undertaking a third round of crowdfunding to raise a target of £1.5m. Requests to invest led to this round, rather than doing a private shareholder fundraising round with support of venture capital ...

  • British Marine logo

    UK marine exports outpace national average


    British Marine reports on latest industry figures

  • Dometic Kevin Lench

    Dometic UK Blind Systems names new MD


    Kevin Lench has over 25 years’ experience in senior leadership positions

  • YBDSA jane-gentry

    YBDSA CEO to retire in May


    After some 40 years working in different parts of the UK’s marine leisure industry, Jane Gentry, the current CEO of the YBDSA (Yacht Brokers, Designers Surveyors Association) is retiring in May.

  • 2MS protective cotaing is now available to the public

    MS Yacht Services undergoes corporate restructure


    The UK’s MS Yacht Services, a global specialist for protective coating applications, has undergone a corporate restructure and rebrand under the name of MS Global Solutions. The move is part of the company’s growth strategy to diversify into construction, automotive, public transport, aviation and medical industries.

  • Marine Hardwoods

    Marine Hardwoods now offers Certified Sustainable Teak


    Marine Hardwoods in the UK has announced that it now offers Certified Sustainable Teak in decking and mini decking.

  • Fairline David Tydeman

    David Tydeman leaves Fairline having fulfilled remit


    Tydeman’s directorship at Fairline was terminated on January 14

  • Sprenger 2

    Sprenger appoints UK distributor


    Sprenger, a German manufacturer of yacht and boat fittings, has appointed Bainbridge International as its new UK distributor.

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    British Marine Spring Expo to be held next week


    British Marine is to host its annual Spring Expo next week at the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. Taking place from February 4-5, the two-day event will include a number of key industry talks and seminars and is set against a backdrop of learning, networking and business deals ...

  • Andrea Frabetti, Sunseeker CEO (1)

    Sunseeker significantly improves new-build productivity across the range


    At its annual Boot Düsseldorf press conference, Sunseeker International reported that it strengthened its financial performance in 2019 and that its new-build productivity had improved significantly right across its range.

  • The British Motor Yach Show

    2020 British Motor Yacht Show to expand


    The organisers of the British Motor Yacht Show (BMYS) have announced that this year’s event will extend to four days from May 14-17 and will include more craft than ever before.

  • Francesco Frediani Headshot

    Sunseeker hires director of superyachts & dealer network


    Francesco Frediani has joined Sunseeker International as director of superyachts dealer network. Having worked in the leisure marine industry for 30 years, Frediani brings a wealth of experience to the UK yard.

  • BBC Yacht Transport

    Yachting logistics and transport specialists link to offer sailing sector solutions


    A new partnership between two leading players in the yacht transport and event logistics areas has been agreed to “provide additional professional transport solutions to the sailing sector”. The two partners are GAC Pindar, the marine leisure, sports and event specialist arm of the GAC Group, and BBC Yacht Transport, ...