Bass Cat mourns loss of Founder Ron Pierce
  • 07 December, 2016
  • BoatingIndustry

Bass Cat and Yar-Craft mourn the loss of Bass Cat founder and industry leader Ron Pierce, who passed away over the weekend. Pierce, along with his wife Jan, started Bass Cat in their two-car garage in 1971. Over his 44-year career, Pierce took Bass ...

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Malibu Boats names Dealer Spike Marine exclusive partner in web services
  • 06 December, 2016
  • BoatingIndustry

Malibu Boats has selected Dealer Spike Marine as the top-choice provider for Malibu dealerships’ websites. “Dealer Spike’s reputation in design and strategy for dealerships is best in class,” said Eric Bondy, vice president of marketing for Malibu ...

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MDCE 2016: Pre-conference workshops open educational sessions
  • 06 December, 2016
  • BoatingIndustry

Educational sessions began at the 2016 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo Tuesday morning with more than 250 dealers attending Pre-Conference Workshops that traditionally kick off the education portion of the event. The 11 morning sessions were ...

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Iconic Marine Group sells Pro-Line brand
  • 06 December, 2016
  • TradeOnlyToday

One of the partners of Iconic Marine Group bought out the shares of saltwater fishing brand Pro-Line. ...

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esa Dinghy from Astra Yacht
  • 06 December, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

Astra Yacht released its new on board data monitoring system at this year’s METSTRADE show, which is specifically designed to monitoring performance on small boards. ...

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Andrew Winstanley joins Ocean Safety
  • 06 December, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

Ocean Safety has appointed Andrew Winstanley to direct the company’s growth in the supply of SOLAS certified products to the commercial maritime market. ...

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Brokerage sales flat in November
  • 06 December, 2016
  • TradeOnlyToday

U.S. brokerage sales were 1 percent (11 boats) below the same month in 2015. ...

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BoatUS: Hurricane Matthew caused $110 million in damage to recreational boats
  • 06 December, 2016
  • BoatingIndustry

Hurricane Matthew, which threatened four coastal states as it corkscrewed through the Atlantic in early October, caused an estimated $110 million in damage to recreational boats, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). ...

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Russell Currie – Fairline, PBTF
  • 06 December, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

How I got into this industry…. I studied mechanical and production engineering at Plymouth University and saw an advert for a ‘Powerboat Test Engineer’ at Princess. Aged 23 and impressed by the great job title, I applied, got the job which turned ...

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New sales managers for Bavaria
  • 06 December, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

Bavaria Yachts has appointed two new sales managers, Marian Scheer and Simon Claxton, to support dealers in Northern Europe, Great Britain, Spain, North and South America. ...

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New product manager for Hella Marine
  • 06 December, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

Hella marine has appointed Ramon Surrey as product manager. Mr Surrey is new to the marine industry having previously worked at ASSA ABLOY and Paxton Access Ltd (UK). ...

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New post at Hammond
  • 06 December, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

Hammond has appointed Richard Dell to the new post of sales director. ...

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MDCE conducts pre-conference workshops
  • 06 December, 2016
  • TradeOnlyToday

Educational sessions began at the 2016 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo this morning. ...

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BoatUS: Hurricane Matthew boat damage was $110 million
  • 06 December, 2016
  • TradeOnlyToday

Hurricane Matthew, which threatened four coastal states as it corkscrewed through the Atlantic in early October, caused an estimated $110 million. ...

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Sirena Yachts sets boat debuts at Yachts Miami Beach
  • 06 December, 2016
  • TradeOnlyToday

The Sirena 56 will make its world debut and the Sirena 64 will make its U.S. debut at the Feb. 16-20 Yachts Miami Beach. ...

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ICOMIA economic report free for NMMA members
  • 06 December, 2016
  • TradeOnlyToday

ICOMIA’s 2016 Quarterly Economic Statistics Report by Country: Edition Three is now available. ...

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New CPP system from Bruntons Propellers
  • 06 December, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

Bruntons Propellers' new CPP system made its debut at this year’s METSTRADE after several years in development. ...

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MarineMax Panama City Beach set to host fish seminar
  • 06 December, 2016
  • TradeOnlyToday

The “Trout and Winter Fishing on Our Bays and Gulf” seminar will be held at MarineMax Panama City Beach in a classroom setting. ...

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New race collection from Henri Lloyd
  • 06 December, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

Henri Lloyd’s new race collection is engineered around adaptive technology, born out of the company’s experience of working with some of the worlds’ leading racing teams including Land Rover BAR and Wild Oats. ...

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ABYA and YDSA expand CPD programmes
  • 06 December, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

The UK’s professional associations for yacht brokers, designers and surveyors are to expand their continuous professional development (CPD) programmes. ...

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Brexit, contracts and intellectual property
  • 06 December, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

So now that we’re more than seven months past the referendum that decided that the UK is to leave the European Union, and in the midst of the lull before the storm, companies ought to be planning for their futures. In the second of a three-part ...

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Leaders gather for BoatUS National Advisory Council
  • 06 December, 2016
  • BoatingIndustry

A panel of 11 national boating leaders who serve as a sounding board for Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) gathered last week with the senior BoatUS leadership in St. Simons Island, Georgia, to discuss key issues impacting ...

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4 email marketing campaigns to drive sales
  • 05 December, 2016
  • BoatingIndustry

There are a lot of strategies out there for driving sales. You can run advertisements, optimize your website so you show up first in search results or use numerous other tactics to get more shoppers through your doors, but did you know that email ...

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New manager for Brighton Marina
  • 05 December, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

Andrew Collumbell has been appointed as GM at Premier Marinas Brighton Marina. ...

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Evac buys Uson Marine
  • 05 December, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

Evac Group has acquired Uson Marine to increase its market share in dry and wet waste management systems. ...

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Lawsuit conclusion for IPS Structural Adhesives
  • 05 December, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

IPS Structural Adhesives has announced a successful conclusion to its lawsuit against Mayer & Mayer HandelsgmbH, an Austrian company selling adhesive products, following a mostly favourable judgment in the Austrian courts. ...

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OXE Diesel receives EPA tier three approval
  • 05 December, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

OXE Diesel has received the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tier three approval for operation on commercial vessels and the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) tier two permitting operation at sea in international waters, including the ...

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Dealers boost late-season sales at St. Petersburg show
  • 05 December, 2016
  • TradeOnlyToday

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show wrapped up the fall 2016 boat show season on a high note during the weekend. ...

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Whale evolves its waste tank
  • 05 December, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

Whale has continued to evolve its grey waste tank with the development of a dual protection lid with two watertight sealing lips to prevent water ingress. ...

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New control box from Suzuki
  • 05 December, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

Suzuki has launched its new binnacle-mount mechanical remote control box in response to feedback from its partner boat builders and end-user customers. ...

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Iconic Marine Group spinning off Pro-Line brand
  • 05 December, 2016
  • BoatingIndustry

Iconic Marine Group, which launched earlier this year as the new parent company of Baja Marine, Donzi, Donzi Classic, Fountain Powerboats and Pro-Line, has sold off the Pro-Line brand to a group of its investors partners. As part of the transaction, ...

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Redefining power steering
  • 05 December, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

Twin Disc is working to redefine power steering with its next generation E-STEER control solution, designed to provide smooth and vibration free handling. ...

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Marine Dealer Conference & Expo opens today in Florida
  • 05 December, 2016
  • TradeOnlyToday

The Marine Dealer Conference & Expo starts today and runs through Thursday. ...

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Beneteau marks Swift Trawler milestone
  • 05 December, 2016
  • TradeOnlyToday

This fall the 1,000th Swift Trawler was built and left Beneteau’s workshops in France. ...

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Phil breaks the record
  • 02 December, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

Congratulations to Phil Sharp who has established a new World Speed Sailing Monohull Record. ...

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Freedom US30 gets caught on rocks
  • 02 December, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

The racing yacht that Dennis Conner skippered to an America’s Cup victory in 1980 got caught on rocks off the shores of Byram, Connecticut. ...

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Houseboat owner sought
  • 02 December, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

Authorities in Ireland are trying to find the owner of a houseboat that washed up on the country's coast in mid-November. ...

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New exhibit explores how Hunt and Burgess influenced evolution of yacht design
  • 01 December, 2016
  • BoatingIndustry

The New Bedford Whaling Museum will be exploring how C. Raymond Hunt and W. Starling Burgess influenced the evolution of yacht design in an upcoming exhibit. “Power Performance and Speed in 20th Century Yacht Design: C. Raymond Hunt and W. Starling ...

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Bass Cat, Yar-Craft names new West Coast regional sales manager
  • 01 December, 2016
  • BoatingIndustry

Bass Cat and Yar-Craft boats has named Dave Davis as the new West Coast Regional Sales Manager for both brands. Davis comes to Bass Cat and Yar-Craft after founding and serving as CEO of a company specializing in aftermarket marine and automotive ...

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Princess Yachts unveils product film
  • 01 December, 2016
  • IBI

The new video showcases Princess' six largest yachts, with a combined value of £60million, together on the water in perfect formation.The new video showcases Princess' six largest yachts, with a combined value of £60million, together on the water The ...

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SeaStar Solutions holds steering and hydraulics international sales meeting
  • 01 December, 2016
  • BoatingIndustry

SeaStar Solutions, a company specializing in mechanical and hydraulic steering and control systems, recently held their first-ever international sales meeting at their Hydraulic Division headquarters, just outside of Vancouver, B.C. The company said ...

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New-Look Stand Provides Dometic with High Profile at Successful METSTRADE
  • 30 November, 2016
  • Jules Riegal

Exhibiting in the new Hall 7 at this year’s METSTRADE, Dometic has reported a successful show with positive feedback about its new-look stand and range of products. ...

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Pitching the press at the METSTRADE Show
  • 28 November, 2016

Can you convince the media that your product is as good as you think it is? This was the challenge taken up by eight exhibiting companies at last week’s METSTRADE Show after their products were selected by a panel of journalists. The ...

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Market overview: India
  • 25 November, 2016
  • IBI

Buoyed up by new government initiatives, India is stealing the spotlight from China as the place to manufacture marine equipment. Meanwhile, a thriving domestic market may not be far behind. Multiflex produces mechanical and hydraulic steering ...

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Overblue Yachts unveils new flagship
  • 25 November, 2016
  • IBI

Italian boatbulder Overblue Yachts is also working on Overblue Typhoon, a much bigger model. The first sketches of this power catamaran will be revealed beginning of 2017. New Overblue 64 is expected to make her debut at the Cannes boat show in ...

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Fairline Yachts unveils new Squadron 53
  • 23 November, 2016
  • IBI

THe world premiere of Fairline¹s Squadron 53 will be at Boot Düsseldorf on Saturday 21 January 2017 and the US premiere at Miami Boat Show on Thursday 9 February 2017. The boat, which is the third variant from Fairline Yachts’ popular 53ft range, ...

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Market overview: Netherlands
  • 22 November, 2016
  • IBI

While leisure marine firms in Holland continue to struggle with weak domestic demand, exports are helping to lift sales in a slowly recovering market The Bestevaer 45ST Pure from KM Yachtbuilders While leisure marine firms in Holland continue to ...

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Superyacht captains meet in Naples
  • 22 November, 2016
  • IBI

Yachting specialist By Tourist is hosting the event alongside its partners Luise Group, a yacht agency service specialist, and Palumbo Shipyard. The event is scheduled to run from November 25 to December 3. The event includes specialized training ...

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Explorer Motor Yachts delivers two 58PH cruisers
  • 21 November, 2016
  • IBI

Hong Kong-based boatbuilder told IBI that the first vessel made its world debut at the recent Oslo Boat Show in Norway and the second is now at a marina on the Mediterranean coast of Slovenia. A third boat is in build at the company's yard and a ...

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ICOMIA World Marinas Conference more international than ever
  • 21 November, 2016

200-plus marina professionals share experiences in Amsterdam The ICOMIA World Marinas Conference (IWMC) 2016, held in the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre from 17 to 19 November, was a truly international event. Over 200 marina professionals from 39 ...

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Keynote speech Steven Beckers on Circular Economy
  • 18 November, 2016

Highlights of METSTRADE 2016 on video During METSTRADE 2016  renowned architect Steven Beckers addressed the topic of ‘Circular Economy: Towards a positive impact on the recreational marine industry’ during the traditional Breakfast ...

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METSTRADE Show goes from strength to strength
  • 18 November, 2016

RAI Amsterdam welcomes eight percent more visitors The 2016 edition of the METSTRADE Show has once again broken all previous records for exhibitor and visitor attendance while setting a new benchmark for how a B2B exhibition becomes a memorable event ...

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Winners announced at Boat Builder Awards 2016
  • 17 November, 2016

Sunseeker’s Robert Braithwaite presented with Lifetime Achievement Award Eight winners and seven honourable mentions were announced last night in Amsterdam at the second Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement in association with ...

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Sta-Lok makes debut as Official Standing Rigging Partner for world famous Clipper Race
  • 16 November, 2016

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has announced Sta-Lok will debut as its first Official Standing Rigging Partner for its world’s largest matched ocean racing fleet, which will compete in the 2017-18 edition of the biennial race. ...

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Record number of products take top honours at the DAME Awards 2016
  • 15 November, 2016

Bill Dixon, Chairman of the Jury, presented the prestigious DAME Award 2016 at the METSTRADE 2016 Breakfast Briefing this morning to Torqeedo GmbH for its Cruise FP range of electric saildrives, with a further 28 products from companies across the ...

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OYS World Support
  • 14 November, 2016
  • Lou Johnson

Ocean Yacht Systems (OYS) rigging service and refit team is enjoying a busy Autumn winning and delivering various large yacht projects around the globe. ...

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Monster Tower Introduces New Universal-Fit Wakeboard Tower
  • 14 November, 2016
  • Terry Dunagin

(MARYVILLE,TN) The world’s first and largest aftermarket wakeboard tower company is launching its newest universal-fit wakeboard tower during the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Nov. 15, 2016. It features OEM-style ...

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New Scanstrut Products Showcasing at METS 2016!
  • 13 November, 2016
  • Georgia White

Here are the new products we shall be debuting at our Scanstrut stand. Please come and see us and find out more. We are celebrate 30 years as the global leader in manufacturing installation solutions for on board electronics! Scanstrut is delighted ...

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DrSails METS 2016 Press Release
  • 13 November, 2016
  • Carlos P. Martinez (Media Manager)

DrSails is heading 2017 with several news to be disclosed during METS 2016. After being tested during the last months we come with new game-changers for all the industry keyplayers. ...

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DrSails Video 2017
  • 13 November, 2016
  • Carlos P. Martinez (Media Manager)

DrSails Teaser 2017. If an image is worth a thousand words imagine a 90 seconds video? DrSails makes your life easier. Also onboard. ...

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DrSails Press Kit 2017
  • 12 November, 2016
  • Carlos P. Martinez (Media Manager)

DrSails raises in 2014 DAME Award Special mention onto the marine industry and in just two years has become a must for professionals, chandleries, sailmakers around. Find us at 02.227 and a fully cool Press Kit will be given! ...

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BRUNTONS LAUNCH NEW CPP Propeller
  • 11 November, 2016
  • David Sheppard

Brunton’s Propellers limited works at the forefront of propulsion technology and design within the motor yacht and sailboat industry. Constantly developing designs, products and manufacturing techniques to meet the demanding requirements of builders ...

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THE ATLAS CARBON LIFTING BEAM range SWL 1,600kg
  • 11 November, 2016
  • Tony How

As a complementary product to the already established Atlas Carbon Davit range – we introduce you to the ATLAS CARBON LIFTING BEAM RANGE. ...

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Flexofold nominated for the DAME Award 2016
  • 11 November, 2016
  • Keld Willberg

The nominated Flexofold Composite is a 2-blade folding propeller for saildrive, featuring light weight composite material immune to electrolysis, patented mounting system, protective torsional hub, closed helical gearing and dual shock absorbers. ...

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The NEW generation of folding propellers
  • 11 November, 2016
  • Keld Willberg

Danish propeller specialist launches new folding propeller - Flexofold Composite - immune to electrolysis. ...

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(R)EVOLUTION: VETUS COMMON-RAIL D-LINE ENGINES (122 - 210 HP)
  • 11 November, 2016
  • Babette van Waes

VETUS introduces the next evolution of their D-Line engine range. Lower revolutions, with more power and torque whilst maintaining the famed reliability and durability. The new D-line engines meet the new RCD2013/53/EU emissions regulations and are ...

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METSTRADE ready for largest show to date
  • 11 November, 2016

Ongoing growth in exhibitor numbers and a week of events The 2016 edition of the METSTRADE Show, the world’s largest B2B exhibition in the marine equipment industry, opens its doors on Tuesday 15 November at the RAI Amsterdam convention ...

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Standard Horizon’s all- New GX-6500E – A rugged fixed DSC VHF with a built-in AIS transceiver
  • 10 November, 2016

Standard Horizon, a market leader in compact and intuitive marine VHF transceivers, is proud to announce the launch of the new GX-6500E, which, in addition to being NMEA2000 enabled also includes a Class B AIS (Automatic Identification System) ...

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Standard Horizon launches the feature-packed GX-6000E – A high specification DSC VHF with a built-in
  • 10 November, 2016

Standard Horizon, a leading manufacturer of rugged and waterproof VHF sets, proudly introduces the GX-6000E, a ‘sister set’ to its cutting edge GX-6500E. ...

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Lumishore Appoints Susan James Head of Marketing
  • 10 November, 2016
  • Susan James

May 17th, 2016 — Swansea, UK and Sarasota, FL. Lumishore, the global leader in the design and manufacture of the world’s leading high-performance underwater lighting systems, announced today the appointment of Susan James as Head of Marketing for ...

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Lumishore USA Appoints Technical Operations Manager
  • 10 November, 2016
  • Susan James

November 3rd, 2016 — Sarasota, FL. Lumishore, the global leader in the design and manufacture of the world’s leading high-performance underwater LED lighting systems, announces the appointment of Christian Redditt as Technical Operations Manager for ...

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Lumishore Announces Ship Control Srl. as Exclusive Distributor for Italy
  • 10 November, 2016
  • Susan James

Leading Italian marine equipment distributor expands underwater LED lighting system manufacturer’s reach into the Italian market ...

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Lumishore Names Exalto Emirates Exclusive Distributor For Gulf Region
  • 10 November, 2016
  • Susan James

Leading marine electronics distributor expands Lumishore’s reach into UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Egypt, Maldives and Seychelles ...

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Lumishore Wins Prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Third Consecutive Year
  • 10 November, 2016
  • Susan James

Lumishore recognised for its Sustained Innovation in Underwater LED Lighting ...

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Lumishore Wins NMEA Product Excellence Award for Second Year
  • 10 November, 2016
  • Susan James

EOS Series - Underwater Lighting System ...

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Lumishore Launches All-New Series Of High-Performance Underwater Lighting
  • 10 November, 2016
  • Susan James

The New EOS Series, SUPRA Series and ORA Series Are Set To Light Up The Industry ...

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Lumishore’s New Patented Weld-in Lighting System With Adjustable ‘Louvre’ LED Array Eliminates Long,
  • 10 November, 2016
  • Susan James

Lumishore introduces the new Louvre lens model, together with its all-new range of Weld-in underwater LED lighting systems for Superyachts. ...

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Lumishore Retro-fit Lighting System For Easy HID Replacement
  • 10 November, 2016
  • Susan James

New underwater LED lights eliminate a Superyacht’s need for costly, time-consuming bulb and ballast replacements - saving time and money! ...

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Moored up and ready: Everything in place for ICOMIA World Marinas Conference
  • 10 November, 2016

The ninth edition of the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference, organised by RAI Amsterdam in partnership with the ICOMIA Marinas Group and HISWA Holland Marine Industry Association, will be held on 17-19 November 2016 in Amsterdam. The conference and the ...

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Maurizio Cossutti designs new Bavaria flagship
  • 08 November, 2016
  • IBI

The Italian yacht design studio claims that this 16m design has been created to set a new standard in the sailing boat market thanks to its innovative design, smart layout, high-quality equipment, build quality and the expected performance. New ...

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New R58 debuts at FLIBS 2016
  • 07 November, 2016
  • IBI

The R58 Sport Cruiser was sold earlier this year to a local long-time fisherman, who has constructed several boats throughout the last four decades. The 17m custom sport cruiser from Roscioli Donzi Yachts is equipped with twin 1925hp Caterpillar ...

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Van der Valk launches BeachClub series
  • 04 November, 2016
  • IBI

Dutch boatbuilder Van der Valk claims that it latest product line gains interior and exterior spaces by locating the engine room in the same area as the swimming platform. The first in the range is BeachClub 600, a 18.6m motoryachts currently under ...

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Yacht design seeking for limits - HISWA Symposium on Yacht Design and Yacht Construction
  • 27 October, 2016

Newest scientific developments highlighted in HISWA Symposium on Yacht Design and Yacht Construction The 24th International HISWA Symposium on Yacht Design and Yacht Construction will kick off the METSTRADE week at RAI Amsterdam on ...

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Shortlist announced for Boat Builder Awards 2016
  • 26 October, 2016

22 companies to contest this year’s Awards at the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam on November 16 The shortlisted nominations for the second Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement in association with Raymarine have been announced, ...

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ICOMIA Recreational Boating Industry Statistics Published
  • 20 October, 2016

The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) has released the latest edition of its Recreational Boating Industry Statistics. The trade association’s membership is estimated to represent more than 80% of the world’s ...

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Significant evidence of the growth in design excellence at this year’s DAME Awards
  • 18 October, 2016

The jury of the prestigious DAME Design Award 2016 competition is pleased to announce that a very high ratio of the 117 entries submitted from 26 countries around the globe have been nominated to enter the final rounds of judgement. Each year the ...

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DON'T MISS OUT: Sustainability in the Marine Industry conference early bird registration closes Monday 17 October!
  • 16 October, 2016

PLUS, NEW SPEAKERS ADDED TO THE PROGRAMME Jointly organised by Quaynote Communications and YachtMedia, the ‘Sustainability in the Marine Industry’ (SIMI16) conference is powered by METSTRADE and is technically supported by the ...

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METSTRADE and IBEX join forces to service global marine marketplace
  • 04 October, 2016

RAI Amsterdam Purchases 50% Stake in IBEX as Co- Owners of Event with NMMA During this morning’s Industry Breakfast at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX), taking place in Tampa, Florida this week, RAI ...

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New online community for METSTRADE
  • 28 September, 2016

Year-round platform launched for maritime industry METSTRADE has officially launched its new online community as a year-round addition to the annual METSTRADE Show. It has been designed to allow companies and other stakeholders to connect and share ...

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Keynote speech on circular economy to open METSTRADE 2016
  • 27 September, 2016

Steven Beckers to address world’s number one leisure marine show RAI Amsterdam, organisers and hosts of the METSTRADE Show, have announced that the opening ceremony of this year’s edition of the three-day show will include a keynote ...

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Prominent speakers added to Sustainability In the Marine Industry conference programme
  • 08 September, 2016

Profiting from circular thinking The much anticipated conference Sustainability In the Marine Industry will explore recycling, life cycle assessment and how the supply chain, including designers, boatbuilders and manufacturers, can profitably adopt ...

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Impressive speaker line-up at ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2016
  • 18 August, 2016

Inspirational keynote by renowned trendwatcher Adjiedj Bakas RAI Amsterdam, in partnership with the ICOMIA Marinas Group and HISWA Holland Marine Industry Association, has released the speaker line-up for the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference, to be ...

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A world of synergies for marina professionals in Amsterdam
  • 11 July, 2016

ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2016 and METSTRADE’s Marina & Yard Pavilion Amsterdam will be the place to be for the worldwide marina industry in November. The Marina & Yard Pavilion – part of the METSTRADE Show, the ...

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Design Award METSTRADE 2016 - Call for entries
  • 10 July, 2016

World’s number one design recognition Organised under the auspices of RAI Amsterdam, the DAME (Design Award METSTRADE) is the world’s most prestigious design competition for new marine equipment and accessories. The 2016 edition of DAME ...

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Land Rover BAR Americas’ Cup speaker joins Sustainability in the Marine Industry Conference programme
  • 01 July, 2016

Susie Tomson, a prominent member of the Land Rover BAR Americas Cup team, is the latest speaker to join the ‘Sustainability in the Marine Industry’ conference - To be held Monday 14 November 2016 in Amsterdam - Jointly organised by ...

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Platinum and Golden sponsorships of ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2016 sold out
  • 23 June, 2016

With five months to go until the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference, 17-19 November in Amsterdam, the Platinum and Golden sponsorship agreements are already accounted for. Marinetek, an internationally recognized brand name for premium marinas and ...

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METSTRADE 2016 sees growth in all areas
  • 17 June, 2016

New layout for world’s largest B2B leisure marine show The decision to expand the capacity of the 2016 edition of the METSTRADE Show has been fully justified. A full six months before the event opens for business from 15 to 17 November, an ...

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Nominations open for IBI METSTRADE Boat Builder Awards 2016
  • 16 June, 2016

Companies are encouraged to nominate for any of this year’s eight award categories Nominations are now open for the second Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement in association with Raymarine, organised jointly by IBI and METSTRADE. ...

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METSTRADE Exhibition Committee welcomes two new members
  • 03 June, 2016

Lewmars' Peter Tierney and Andreas Tegeler form Yachticon are joining Yachticon general manager Andreas Tegeler and Lewmar CEO Peter Tierney have joined the METSTRADE Show Exhibition Committee. This committee is an advisory board made up of ...

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Impressive line-up for marine sustainability conference
  • 01 June, 2016

Focus on ocean conservation and circular economy start METSTRADE Week in RAI Amsterdam The main speakers have been announced for the Sustainability in the Marine Industryconference on Monday 14 November, the day before the 2016 METSTRADE Show opens ...

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New categories announced for 2016 Boat Builder Awards
  • 29 April, 2016

Two new award categories have been added to this year’s Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement in association with Raymarine, which is due to take place on November 16, the evening of the second day of the METSTRADE Show in Amsterdam. The ...

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Marinetek platinum sponsor of ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2016
  • 20 April, 2016

With many companies showing interest in sponsoring the 2016 edition of the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference, it is marinas builder Marinetek that is the sole platinum sponsor of the event. Swedish Seaflex has signed a golden sponsorship agreement, ...

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ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2016 programme takes shape
  • 16 March, 2016

Registration with early bird discount - now live The much anticipated ICOMIA World Marinas Conference, to be held in Amsterdam from 17 to 19 November this year, promises to deliver an innovative programme of topics, speakers and events under the ...

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‘Sustainability in the Marine Industry’ Conference confirmed for METSTRADE Week 2016
  • 04 March, 2016

Following the inaugural and highly successful Future of Yacht Recycling Conference staged by Quaynote Communications and YachtMedia on the day before last year’s METSTRADE Show, the organisers have announced a second edition. The event will ...

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METSTRADE 2016 expands capacity and adds new hall
  • 25 February, 2016

World’s largest marine equipment trade show accommodates growth RAI Amsterdam has designed a range of layout changes to this year’s METSTRADE Show, including the addition of a new hall. The organisers’ goal is to ensure that the ...

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Early Bird Rate for METSTRADE 2016 ends on 1 March
  • 23 February, 2016

Over 80% of the METSTRADE show floor has already been booked nine months in advance of the event. With the early bird deadline coming up, the organisers are expecting this figure to increase substantially as has been the case for previous editions. ...

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METSTRADE takes co-creation approach to enhance online platform
  • 02 December, 2015

In addition to being the usual bustling hub of face-to-face business for the marine leisure industry, this year’s METSTRADE show also focused on taking the virtual platform metstrade.com to a new level. The METSTRADE Online Community team used ...

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METSTRADE show continues visitor growth trend
  • 23 November, 2015

The 2015 edition of the METSTRADE show in Amsterdam has once again set new records in terms of attendance and reinforced its status as the B2B platform of choice for professionals from the global leisure marine equipment industry. The RAI Amsterdam ...

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Paolo Vitelli heads list of winners at inaugural Boat Builder Awards
  • 19 November, 2015

Paolo Vitelli, founder and chairman of Azimut Benetti, has been presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement. The presentation took place at a gala dinner in the National Maritime Museum in ...

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Marina professionals from around the world gearing up for Amsterdam
  • 18 November, 2015

Launch of ICOMIA WMC 2016 attracts international audience at METSTRADE show RAI Amsterdam in partnership with the ICOMIA Marinas Group and the HISWA Holland Marine Industry association has released the event theme for next year’s ICOMIA World ...

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Innovative thinking for a 3D printing future
  • 18 November, 2015

The 2015 edition of the METSTRADE show was opened for business on Tuesday 17 November with the traditional Breakfast Briefing at RAI Amsterdam. Hundreds of invited guests and media gathered to find out the winners of the DAME Design Award and to ...

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Historic joint win for Silver Jubilee edition of Dame Design Award
  • 17 November, 2015

The prestigious DAME Design Award has gone to joint winners for the first time in its 25-year history. Jury chair Bill Dixon presented the overall DAME award to the Lume On™ LED light from Spinlock and the Electric Stabilising Fin & Interceptor ...

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Shortlisted boat builders for the Boat Builders Award 2015
  • 12 November, 2015

Winners will be announced on Wednesday 18 November during the Boat Builder Awards Gala On the second day of the METSTRADE show, the winners of the 1st Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement will be announced during a glittering gala dinner at ...

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Final Boat Builder Award shortlist revealed
  • 05 November, 2015

Sunreef Yachts, Scout Boats, Galeon Yachts and Mastervolt have all put themselves in contention to win an award at the inaugural Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement, by being shortlisted for the Innovative On-Board Design Solution Award, ...

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Green thinking: Prominent role for sustainability at the METSTRADE show
  • 04 November, 2015

The focal point of this year’s METSTRADE show, which opens its doors to a record number of exhibitors on Tuesday 17 November, will be sustainability. This theme will be a red thread both before and during the event, with highlights such as a ...

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Four boatbuilders have made the third shortlist
  • 04 November, 2015

Four boatbuilders have made the third shortlist, this time in the Boat Builder International Distributor/Dealer Development Award, sponsored by Lumishore, one of six awards being presented at the inaugural Boat Builder Awards for Business ...

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Three boatbuilders make Innovation in a Production Process Award shortlist
  • 04 November, 2015

Monte Carlo Yachts, Formula Boats and Karnic all in contention to win the Innovation in a Production Process Award, sponsored by Whale Monte Carlo Yachts, Formula Boats and Karnic are all in contention to win the Innovation in a Production Process ...

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Joke Ekelschot joins METSTRADE team
  • 03 November, 2015

In another sign that the 2015 METSTRADE show in Amsterdam is going to be busier than ever, the organisational team at RAI Amsterdam has been further strengthened. Joke Ekelschot has joined the METSTRADE crew as sales manager alongside Roel ...

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Full line up for The Future of Yacht Recycling Conference.
  • 03 November, 2015

The organisers of the first international Yacht Recycling Conference to take place in conjunction with METSTRADE in Amsterdam on 16th November, have announced more global support for the event, and some additional speakers to complete a packed ...

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The Global Superyacht Forum: The Programme for 2015
  • 02 November, 2015

The programme for this year’s Global Superyacht Forum, held from 16 – 18 November in Amsterdam, has been unveiled. The event will be defined over three days as The Investors, The Innovators and The Inspirations. A mix of panel ...

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First shortlist announced for Boat Builder Awards 2015
  • 28 October, 2015

Boat Builder & Equipment Manufacturer Collaborative Solution Award Three boatbuilders and three equipment manufacturers have made the final shortlist for the Boat Builder & Equipment Manufacturer Collaborative Solution Award sponsored by ...

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Records tumble again at the METSTRADE show
  • 27 October, 2015

As the largest and most international B2B exhibition of its kind, the METSTRADE show has been at the cutting edge of professionalism, technology & innovation, regulatory issues and logistics for three decades. Having welcomed the highest number ...

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The best of design: Jury selects nominations for 25th DAME Design Award
  • 21 October, 2015

Some 51 products have been nominated to go forward for final judging by the Jury of the silver jubilee edition of the prestigious DAME Design Award competition. The products have been selected from a total of 110 entries from 24 nationalities and the ...

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Future of Yacht Recycling links up with Material Xperience at METSTRADE show
  • 13 October, 2015

With just over a month to go before the Future of Yacht Recycling conference takes place at RAI Amsterdam on 16 November, the organisers have announced another engaging feature which will add even more topical attraction to the day's proceedings. ...

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Rens-Jan van Vliet returns to strengthen METSTRADE Team
  • 12 October, 2015

The METSTRADE show, the world’s leading B2B event in its category, has appointed Rens-Jan van Vliet as its new maritime product manager. Having previously been part of the METSTRADE team as sales manager, Van Vliet will mainly focus on the ...

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The best Global Superyacht Forum yet?
  • 21 September, 2015

With nearly 2 months until this year’s Global Superyacht Forum, held from 16 – 18 November, the event is once again set to be the most popular and influential forum within the industry. A recordbreaking 150 delegates have already ...

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Maritime world meets in Amsterdam for the METSTRADE show
  • 17 September, 2015

The only truly international B2B exhibition of its kind, the METSTRADE show in the Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre is a first port of call for all marine industry professionals. As well as being the world’s largest marine equipment trade show, ...

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Top names and engaging topics lined up for Future of Yacht Recycling Conference
  • 16 September, 2015

There is now two months to go before the inaugural Future of Yacht Recycling Conference takes place in RAI Amsterdam on Monday 16 November. The organisers have announced further details of confirmed speakers and panellists who will present their ...

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The Global Superyacht Forum: Put the fun into Fundamentals
  • 14 August, 2015

The Global Superyacht Forum, held from 16 – 18 November in Amsterdam, proudly announces its theme for 2015: Putting the fun into Fundamentals. Chairman of The Superyacht Group, Martin Redmayne comments, “Our mission is to bring together a ...

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Boat Builder Award for Lifetime achievement - call for nominations
  • 11 August, 2015

The final award category in the inaugural Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement, is arguably the most significant, recognizing as it does one individual’s contribution to our industry. The Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by ...

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METSTRADE show calls for DAME 2015 entries
  • 10 August, 2015

Silver jubilee edition of DAME to provide maximum exposure for winners DAME Design Award is the world’s most prestigious design competition for new marine equipment and accessories. This year marks the silver jubilee edition and will be ...

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British Cycling grows by over 500%, can sailing do the same?
  • 21 November, 2014

On Monday 17 November, an impressive line up of speakers at the 13th International Sailing Summit (ISS) shared ideas and best practice from around the world, demonstrating how the sailing industry can change to increase and retain participation, ...

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The new generation of light measurement: the Smart Spectrometer
  • 11 November, 2014

Light is not always light. Color fidelity, color space and color temperature all play a significant role in our subjective perception of light. By breaking down light sources into numerous parameters, a spectrometer makes these sources measurable. ...

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Speaker spotlight: Tim Delaney
  • 10 November, 2014

Tim Delaney is the marketing maestro behind iconic advertising campaigns for highprofile brands including Harrods, the BBC, Adidas and Patek Philippe. Delaney's career in advertising started in the mailroom, where he worked his way up the advertising ...

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Introducing: Focus groups and Workshops for GSF 2014
  • 04 November, 2014

In 2013, the Global Superyacht Forum (GSF) introduced its new feature: breakout rooms. Attendees participated in smaller, closed-door sessions with top industry executives, debating and analysing the industry from a diverse range of viewpoints. ...

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Global Superyacht Forum programme 2014
  • 03 November, 2014

The Global Superyacht Forums full programme has been revealed! Three days of compelling debate, superyacht theory and discussion with all sectors of the superyacht industry. The forum, held from 17 – 19 November in Amsterdam, is a must-attend ...

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This year at METSTRADE
  • 31 October, 2014

This year at METSTRADE: Each year, the Global Superyacht Forum is held in conjunction with the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METSTRADE) at Amsterdam's RAI. In the lead up to these events, we caught up with the RAI's maritime domain manager, Irene ...

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Speaker spotlight: Rob Henderson
  • 28 October, 2014

Rob Henderson promises to brings fresh approach to this year's Global Superyacht Forum (GSF). Knowledge Platform Coordinator at UNStudio, Henderson's role incorporates design projects with architectural theory to encourage innovations and refine ...

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Speaker spotlight: Simon Cardiff
  • 27 October, 2014

Simon Cardiff brings a unique variety of skills and knowledge to the superyacht industry. A former engineering officer in the Royal Australian Navy turned corporate lawyer in London, Simon established the yacht management team with Carey Group in ...

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Learning lessons from British Cycling at 13th International Sailing Summit
  • 22 October, 2014

Learning lessons from British Cycling at 13th International Sailing Summit Next month, Terry Greenwood of British Cycling will be speaking at the 13th International Sailing Summit (ISS). He will reveal the concept behind the triumphant revival of ...

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Sponsors of GSF
  • 22 October, 2014

The Global Superyacht Forum (GSF) attracts the crème de la crème of the superyacht industry every year. GSF is made possible by the continued support of renowned brands; for its 20th anniversary celebration, ten companies sponsor this year's event, ...

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A Cousteau Speaker Spotlight at GSF
  • 15 October, 2014

A life of adventure, exploration and ocean advocacy is a family tradition for Alexandra Cousteau who continues the work of her renowned grandfather Jacques-Yves Cousteau and her father Philippe Cousteau. The keynote speaker on the third day of the ...

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FACE2FACE launches for GSF 2014
  • 15 October, 2014

After its hugely successful launch last year, the FACE2FACE networking portal is now LIVE and available to Global Superyacht Forum (GSF) registered delegates. This year's FACE2FACE is bigger and better than ever, with many improvements to enhance ...

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Material Xperience On Tour at METSTRADE 2014
  • 12 October, 2014

METSTRADE, an event for the international maritime professional, 18-20 November 2014 at RAI Amsterdam. Materia, the leading global network in the field of innovative materials, will be present this year for the second time at METSTRADE (Marine ...

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Olympian Iain Percy backs participation drive in sailing at 13th International Sailing Summit
  • 03 October, 2014

A trio of key speakers will address a global audience to demonstrate how inspiration and innovation can increase participation and generate business success. Olympic Gold Medallist Iain Percy OBE will welcome delegates from around the world to the ...

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Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation chosen as the 2014 International Sailing Summit’s Charity
  • 03 September, 2014

British Sailing, a group association of the British Marine Federation, has selected the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation (ASSF) as its official charity for the next two years. The charity will be supported through a number of fundraising events and ...

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A GSF programme worthy of 20 years
  • 07 August, 2014

With 19 Global Superyacht Forums (GSF) behind us, and last year's widely received as the best ever, the 20th edition promises to go above and beyond. In order to do so, we've consulted experts at the top of their field both within our ...

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Summit set to wake up the sailing industry
  • 30 June, 2014

The 13th International Sailing Summit (ISS), taking place on 17 November at METS in Amsterdam, will prove revolutionary for the industry by demonstrating that to succeed in a global market companies must diversify and innovate. 'Waking up the sailing ...

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