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  • Alliance Marine Amy Grealish

    Alliance Marine expands marketing team


    Amy Grealish has stepped up to the permanent role of group marketing communications manager in the UK for the five safety, survival and technical apparel brands which are part of the Alliance Marine group.

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    Actisense named UK’s Small Business of the Year


    Poole, UK-based marine electronics specialists, Actisense, was awarded the title of Small Business of the Year at the British Chambers’ national Chamber Awards, which took place at London’s Tobacco Dock on Thursday 28 November.

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    Lumishore receives DAME Special Mention for second year running


    Lumi-Link Wireless, part of the recently launched LUX Lighting Collection by LED lighting specialist Lumishore, received a Special Mention at this year’s DAME Design Award – an honour that was bestowed on the company for the second year running. It was also the 8th time that Lumishore has been nominated ...

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    Oyster Yachts in major recruitment drive


    UK boatbuilder Oyster Yachts has announced it is hiring 150 new employees in a bid to keep up with global demand.

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    UK firm makes Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100


    The UK’s Superyacht Tenders Toys (SYTT) has made the Sunday Times’ Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 list for the second year running.

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    British Marine Scotland releases industry findings


    British Marine Scotland, the regional association for the Scottish leisure marine industry, has released the findings of a survey designed to identify members’ views on the issues and priorities relevant to the sector in Scotland. The survey was held in May 2019.

  • Sam Thorpe

    Barrus expands marine leisure team


    British marine engine and equipment distributor EP Barrus has appointed Sam Thorpe to the role of dealer auditor and boat technical support for its Marine Leisure Division.

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    Cox hopes to start CXO300 production in early 2020


    Cox Powertrain Ltd plans to manufacture 2,000 units of its new CXO300 outboard diesel engine in 2020 once it has the required approvals from the US’s Environmental Protection Agency and the European RCD.

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    UK SY tender manufacturer to present at Cornwall Marine Conference


    Henry Ward, the design director of Cockwells Modern Classic Boatbuilding in the UK, a leading bespoke superyacht tender builder based in Mylor, will make one of three presentations at the annual Cornwall Marine Conference. The event is being held on November 14 at the National Maritime Museum in ...

  • Informa-Andrew Williams

    No London Yacht Show until at least 2021


    There will be no London Yacht Show in 2020. This was confirmed to IBI by Andrew Williams, president, Maritime for Informa, the owner and organiser of the event following its takeover of the former London On-Water Show in 2018. Informa is also the owner and organiser of other leading ...

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    Lignia Wood Co joins Water Revolution Foundation as corporate partner


    Lignia Wood Company, a British timber modification business whose Lignia Yacht range is a real-wood alternative to Burmese teak, has joined the Water Revolution Foundation as a corporate partner.

  • ChartCo and Marine Press merge

    Digital navigation firms merge


    Around 500 superyachts stand to benefit from a merger between UK-based ChartCo and Canada’s Marine Press. The get-together creates a major new force in the provision of global digital navigation solutions and will operate under the OneOcean brand name.

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    2019 Scottish Boat Show described as “roaring success”


    The 2019 Scottish Boat Show (SBS 2019) was described as “a roaring success” by a number of exhibitors. The event, the largest of its kind in Scotland and the second largest show in the UK, was attended by more than 13,000 people over its three days – a small increase ...

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    UK yard appoints refit sales manager


    Fox’s Marina Boatyard in the UK has appointed Roger Goldsmith to the newly created role of refit sales manager.

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    Jersey plans £3.5m upgrade for St Helier marinas


    Two major refurbishment projects valued in the region of £3.5m have been announced by the UK’s Ports of Jersey in respect of marina facilities in St Helier. The work will be carried out over the next two winter seasons so that disruption to yacht movement is minimal.

  • Multiflex Eurowarehouse

    Multiflex appoints UK distributor


    India-based steering and control manufacturer Multiflex has chosen Marathon Leisure as its sole distributor in the UK and Ireland.

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    Forge Group names European representative


    The Forge Group has chosen IMDS to represent its entire range of SpeedSix performance sailing products in Europe. These include SpeedSix Prolube marine lubricant, SpeedSix HydraPro hull coating and the lightweight SpeedStix aluminium tiller extension with composite grip.

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    British boating magazines sold as part of £140m deal


    TI Media (the former IPC Media Group and later Time Inc UK) has been sold by the Epiris private equity company to Future PLC, a UK-based publisher of consumer magazines and websites.

  • Inmarsat's Fleet One on a Beneteau yacht

    Inmarsat takeover gets green light


    The UK government has given its approval for the £2.6bn takeover bid for Inmarsat, the UK’s largest satellite company, to go ahead. Inmarsat is a leading player in the maritime communications sector, including yachting where it is currently looking to grow its involvement.

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    Duarry appoints UK distributor


    Marine Components International (MCI) has signed an exclusive contract to distribute the latest range of Duarry liferafts for the yacht and motorboat sectors in the UK. The deal will be officially launched at the upcoming METSTRADE Show in Amsterdam.