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  • Safinah Group Stuart Downie

    Safinah Group expands yacht team


    Stuart Downie joins the UK marine coatings specialist as a consultant

  • Inside Princess Yachts in Plymouth

    Princess Yachts appeal to UK government answered

    2020-04-06T14:49:00Z IBI

    Following an urgent request for government backing made by its executive chairman Antony Sheriff on the 26th March , Princess Yachts has managed to secure the funding which it was being denied as an apparent oversight in the government’s Corona Large Business Interruption Scheme. Initially the company was caught ...

  • Malin Group Fraser Gunn

    Malin forms new marine hatch division


    Scotland-based Malin Group is introducing a range of hatches to its current marine offering and has appointed Fraser Gunn as its new business unit manager.

  • Boats in build at the Fairline Yachts factory in Oundle HI

    Fairline Yachts scales back operations


    Boats in build at the Fairline Yachts factory in Oundle The UK’s Fairline Yachts is scaling back operations at its Oundle-based facility due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The move follows similar measures by Princess Yachts, which announced a controlled shutdown of its UK facilities last ...

  • Gold Anchors

    UK marinas retain Five Gold Anchor status


    Port Hamble Marina, Hamble Point Marina and Mercury Yacht Harbour all paised for their atmosphere and quality of services

  • Princess

    Princess, Sunseeker donate PPE to frontline workers


    Two of the UK’s leading boatbuilders – Princess Yachts and Sunseeker International – are playing their part to ensure Britain’s essential services receive the much-required protective equipment that is in short supply across the world.

  • Princess Y85

    ‘Controlled shutdown’ at Princess Yachts


    Princess Yachts Ltd has announced a controlled shutdown of its UK facilities with immediate effect. The company today released the following statement: “The health and safety of our employees is of paramount importance and is our main priority, along with our network, suppliers and international clientele. We also ...

  • Sunseeker 74 Sport Yacht

    Sunseeker International suspends production


    Following the UK Prime Minister’s coronavirus (COVID-19) update yesterday, Sunseeker International has announced that it is temporarily suspending production until the end of April for the vast majority of employees. Some safety-critical and continuity roles will remain but at a very low level.

  • News

    Attwater expands management team


    UK laminates specialist makes key appointments

  • Lymington Town Quay AltiVision-0071

    Walcon completes UK marina redevelopment


    Walcon Marine, the UK-based marina builder, has completed a comprehensive reconfiguration of the mooring facilities at Lymington Town Quay in Hampshire.

  • Portsmouth Tipner West

    UK marine development to create around 2,000 jobs


    Around 2,000 new marine sector jobs stand to be created in the south of England in a £1.5bn-plus project planned over the next decade by Portsmouth City Council (PCC) at its Tipner West site.

  • Ron Krisanda, Executive Chairman, Survitec

    Survitec names new executive chairman


    Survitec, the UK-based marine safety and survival specialist, has appointed Ron Krisanda as executive chairman for its worldwide life-saving equipment business.

  • News

    Winch Design reports 5.9% growth in 2018-19


    UK superyacht design studio, Winch Design Ltd, saw turnover hit £31.1m for its 2018-19 fiscal year, a 5.9% rise on the £29.3m it generated the previous year. Profits after costs and tax were £4.42m, down 10.3% (£4.93) on 2017-2018.

  • FPT Potenza

    FPT Industrial acquires electric powertrain specialist


    Marine powertrain specialist FPT Industrial has taken another step towards electrification with the acquisition of Potenza Technology, a UK company that specialises in the design and development of electric and hybrid-electric powertrain systems.

  • Barrus Shire electric outboard

    Barrus adds new range of electric outboards


    The UK engine distributor has added Shire electric outboards to its marine portoflio

  • Saltwater

    UK-based PR firm expands following growth in business


    Saltwater Stone reported a strong year in 2019

  • Blue Gee 2

    EP Barrus acquires Blue Gee brand


    UK-based marine equipment distributor expands product portfolio

  • Veethree

    Veethree Technologies makes key appointments


    Marine electronics manufacturer builds on significant investment and expansion in 2019

  • 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 ...