You may want to stop threatening your buyers
  • 04 May, 2016
  • BoatingIndustry

I think most of us can agree that threatening your customers to stop them from giving you a poor review is a bad idea. But in case you're not so sure, a new bill in the U.S. House, the Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016, should give you pause. The ...

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April MDCE registrations break record
  • 04 May, 2016
  • BoatingIndustry

Organizers of marine retailers’ premier annual educational event report they have once again seen strong demand for the year’s best registration prices, announcing a record number of dealer sign-ups at April rates. A total of 169 retailers registered ...

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Bertram Yachts names Peter Truslow as CEO
  • 04 May, 2016
  • TradeOnlyToday

Iconic American boatbuilder Bertram Yachts announced this week that Peter Truslow joined the company as chief executive officer. Truslow comes to Bertram after spending more than two decades as president of EdgeWater Boats in New Smyrna, Fla., ...

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Twin Vee Powercats undergoes rebranding effort
  • 04 May, 2016
  • TradeOnlyToday

After a slow transition to new ownership, Fort Pierce, Fla.-based Twin Vee Powercats is rebranding and refocusing the business. Though officially purchased quietly in February 2015 by ValueRich, a public company traded on the OTC Markets under the ...

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Yamaha Marine Group unveils new versions of outboards
  • 04 May, 2016
  • TradeOnlyToday

Yamaha Marine Group announced Tuesday new mechanical control versions of its 225- and 250-hp 4.2-liter V6 Offshore outboards, available as the F250XB in both left and right-hand rotation, and the F225XB in right-hand rotation only. “Boaters who need ...

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Sales, profits up at Malibu for quarter
  • 04 May, 2016
  • BoatingIndustry

Malibu Boats, Inc. announced Wednesday its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 ended March 31, 2016. Highlights for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 Net sales increased 5.8 percent to $68.5 million compared to the third quarter of ...

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Malibu Boats reports 3Q results
  • 04 May, 2016
  • TradeOnlyToday

Net sales at Malibu Boats increased 5.8 percent to $68.5 million during the company’s fiscal third quarter and net sales per unit rose 8.6 percent to $71,769. Gross profit increased 2.8 percent to $18.4 million for the quarter that ended March 31, ...

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Marine startup opens Louisiana headquarters
  • 04 May, 2016
  • TradeOnlyToday

Next Generation Marine, a marine startup, said it will open its headquarters this month in the New Orleans metropolitan area. The headquarters will serve as a central hub for Next Generation’s marine operations. The company christened two of its ...

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Cutwater and Ranger Tugs builder honored in Seattle
  • 04 May, 2016
  • TradeOnlyToday

Fluid Motion, manufacturer of Ranger Tugs and Cutwater Boats, was awarded manufacturer of the year in the midsize firms category at Seattle Business magazine’s Washington Manufacturing Awards on April 28 at Seattle’s Museum of Flight. Fluid Motion is ...

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Houston Summer Boat Show returns in June
  • 04 May, 2016
  • TradeOnlyToday

The Houston Summer Boat Show will take place June 22-26 at the NRG Center, with country singer Roger Creager returning as a celebrity spokesman. “The 2016 Houston Summer Boat Show will rock the boat,” Creager said in a statement. “While longtime avid ...

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Rockport Marine adds Connecticut dealer
  • 04 May, 2016
  • TradeOnlyToday

Essex Yacht Sales said it has a marketing alliance with custom wooden-boat builder and designer Rockport Marine. Essex Yacht Sales will offer Maine-based Rockport Marine’s RM26 classic New England day boat and the new RM44 Express. Essex Yacht Sales, ...

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Cruisers Yachts adds Connecticut dealer
  • 04 May, 2016
  • TradeOnlyToday

Cruisers Yachts appointed Total Marine to handle sales and service in Connecticut. Total Marine will carry the Cruisers lineup from 33 to 60 feet. The dealership will host an open house May 14-15 and will have three Cruisers Yachts on display — a 45 ...

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Addressing big boat issues
  • 04 May, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

BIG BOAT: Two leading professional associations for Surveyors and Brokers have launched the Large Yacht Groups. ...

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Volvo Car UK sponsors regatta
  • 04 May, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

Volvo Car UK has announced its role as principal sponsor of the 2016 Port of Dartmouth Regatta Sailing Week, writes Katina Read. ...

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Sutton Harbour Holdings considers sale
  • 04 May, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

Plymouth-based Sutton Harbour Holdings could be sold to enable future growth, writes Katina Read. ...

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SRT revenue growth
  • 04 May, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

Bath-based marine technology business Software Radio Technology (SRT) is set to report a 24% increase in revenue for the 2015/16 financial year, writes Katina Read. ...

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HVO fuel approval for Volvo Penta
  • 04 May, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

ENVIRONMENT: Volva Penta has approved the use of hydro-treated vegetable oil (HVO) in all of its engines across the world. ...

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IMBC posts call for presenters
  • 04 May, 2016
  • BoatingIndustry

The International Marina and Boatyard Conference (IMBC) has posted a "Call for Presenters" on its website. The conference, produced by the Association of Marina Industries (AMI), is scheduled for Jan. 25-27, 2017 at the Broward County Convention ...

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Walker Bay announces International Yacht Network as new dealer in Wisconsin
  • 04 May, 2016
  • BoatingIndustry

Walker Bay Boats announced that International Yacht Network will now be carrying three RIB Lines – the Genesis, Odyssey and Supertender. Director of Sales and Marketing Michael Carroll said, “Dealers like International Yacht Network don’t come along ...

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Fluid Motion honored as Manufacturer of the Year by Seattle Business magazine
  • 04 May, 2016
  • BoatingIndustry

Fluid Motion, manufacturer of Ranger Tugs and Cutwater Boats, was awarded Manufacturer of the Year in the Midsize Firms category at Seattle Business magazine’s Washington Manufacturing Awards on April 28, 2016 at Seattle’s Museum of Flight. Fluid ...

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Parks Marina Inc. purchases Central Emporium at Okoboji
  • 03 May, 2016
  • BoatingIndustry

Central Emporium, a historic lakefront mall that has overlooked West Lake Okoboji for more than a century, has been purchased by Okoboji-based Parks Marina Inc., a Boating Industry Top 100 dealer, according to the Sioux City Journal. Built in 1901, ...

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Cruisers Yachts adds Connecticut dealer
  • 03 May, 2016
  • BoatingIndustry

Cruisers Yachts announced Tuesday that Total Marine will handle sales and service in Connecticut for the company and will carry the Cruisers Yachts lineup from 33 to 60 feet. “The New England coastal area has a strong maritime heritage,” said Dan ...

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ICOMIA Superyacht Refit Group welcomes new member
  • 03 May, 2016
  • IBI

Refit shipyard operates sites in Viareggio and Livorno in Italy The post ICOMIA Superyacht Refit Group welcomes new member appeared first on IBI News. ...

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Gunboat International sold at auction
  • 03 May, 2016
  • TradeOnlyToday

Gunboat International was sold at auction to GL Yachting USA and the sale is expected to close on Friday. Principals at Grand Large Yachting, which consists of French builders Allures Yachting, Garcia Yachting and Outremer Yachting, reserved comment ...

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East Cowes dredging
  • 03 May, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

MARINA DREDGING: East Cowes Marina has just completed the major part of a comprehensive dredging programme in time for the busy summer season. ...

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MyTaskit
  • 03 May, 2016
  • BoatingIndustry

Connecting boating owners and service professionals. ...

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Yamaha introduces new F350C, 4.2-liter V6 offshore mechanical outboards
  • 03 May, 2016
  • BoatingIndustry

Yamaha Marine Group on Tuesday introduced three new outboard models. Along with an updated version of the F350, the new 5.3-liter F350C, Yamaha also announced new mechanical control versions of its 225- and 250-horsepower 4.2-liter V6 offshore ...

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Innovation award for Magma Structures
  • 02 May, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

INNOVATION AWARD: Portsmouth based composites experts, Magma Structures has received the prestigious Maritime Innovation Award presented by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects in association with QinetiQ. ...

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New CRT River Severn guide
  • 02 May, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

INLAND WATERWAYS: A new boater’s guide to the River Severn by boat has been published by the Canal & River Trust (CRT), writes Harry Arnold. ...

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B2B event gathers charter operators in Italy
  • 29 April, 2016
  • IBI

B2B event focuses on what the Campania region has to offer to superyachts cruising the area. Photo courtesy of By Tourist B2B event in Positano will host an activity-packed weekend exploring what the Campania region offers to superyachts The post ...

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Strong year for Dometic
  • 29 April, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

GROWTH: Dometic is targeting further growth for its OEM marine segment in EMEA following a positive 2015 where the company increased global net sales by 30%. ...

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Boat Builder Awards 2016 announces new categories
  • 29 April, 2016
  • IBI

Joint organisers IBI and METSTRADE are promising an even bigger and better event for 2016 The post Boat Builder Awards 2016 announces new categories appeared first on IBI News. ...

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Realising people potential
  • 29 April, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT: London based people development expert Arizion has rebranded as GL connects in order to better reflect the work that it does to support marine businesses to develop their people and grow their organisations. ...

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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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Brussels to host Skippers Working Without Borders conference
  • 28 April, 2016
  • IBI

Event to take place on 16 June will gather key EU and national officials to debate with boating industry on work mobility of professional skippers The post Brussels to host Skippers Working Without Borders conference appeared first on IBI News. ...

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First glimpse of new Feeling sailboat
  • 28 April, 2016
  • IBI

Photo courtesy of Privilege Marine French boatbuilder Privilege Marine says that new model features a lifting keel The post First glimpse of new Feeling sailboat appeared first on IBI News. ...

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Roscioli Donzi Yachts builds new R58
  • 28 April, 2016
  • IBI

Photo courtesy of Roscioli Donzi Yachts New 17m sport cruiser features a 1.5m stand-up engine room The post Roscioli Donzi Yachts builds new R58 appeared first on IBI News. ...

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A mayday call from the RNLI
  • 28 April, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

FUNDRAISING EVENT: People across Ireland are being encouraged to help raise vital funds for the RNLI as part of the charity’s national annual fundraising event, Mayday. ...

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Consultation on the Crinan Canal
  • 28 April, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

INLAND WATERWAYS: The public are being invited to shape a vision for the regeneration of Scotland’s Crinan Canal, writes Harry Arnold. ...

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Jersey Boat Show
  • 28 April, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

BOAT SHOW: The Barclays Jersey Boat Show, now in its ninth year, takes place between Saturday 30 April and Monday 2 May at St Helier Marina. ...

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Seaway Powell Marine rebrands
  • 28 April, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

Seaway Powell Marine Ltd, designer and manufacturer of hydraulic systems for the marine sector, is having a rebrand. ...

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Raymarine fixed-mount radio
  • 28 April, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

FIXED-MOUNT RADIO: The newest addition to Raymarine’s line of fixed-mount radios is the compact Ray52 VHF with built-in GPS receiver. ...

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‘Oarsome’ show opener for Poole
  • 28 April, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

SHOW OPENER: Sir Steven Redgrave CBE, former British rower and five-time Olympic gold medallist, will officially open the Poole Harbour Boat Show this year. ...

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Safety award for Whale
  • 28 April, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

SAFETY AWARD: Whale, the well known supplier of high quality water and heating systems, has been awarded the Brunswick Corporation’s Chairman's Safety Award. ...

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Drew inks deal with Survitec
  • 28 April, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

SAFETY DEAL: Marine rescue signal expert, Drew Marine Signal & Safety (DMSS), has signed a new multi-year contract with Survitec Group, leading survival and safety solutions expert. ...

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Innovative survival raft ready for distribution
  • 28 April, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

SURVIVAL SEAPOD: British marine safety expert, SeaSafe, has announced it is to begin the worldwide distribution of the Salvare SEAPOD, an innovative inflatable survival platform. ...

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Chinese junk yacht restoration
  • 28 April, 2016
  • BoatingBusiness

YACHT RESTORATION: A seven-year restoration project of a unique Chinese junk yacht has culminated in the 65-year-old boat starting a new life in Cornwall as a sail training vessel for adults and young people with mental health challenges. ...

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Riva builds new 98ft flybridge
  • 28 April, 2016
  • IBI

New 100 Corsaro is under construction in La Spezia The post Riva builds new 98ft flybridge appeared first on IBI News. ...

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Overblue Yachts introduces new models
  • 27 April, 2016
  • IBI

Photo courtesy of Overblue Yachts Italian yacht-maker has added Overblue 44 Wide and Overblue 54 Penhouse to its line up The post Overblue Yachts introduces new models appeared first on IBI News. ...

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Keizer Yachts enters the market
  • 25 April, 2016
  • IBI

Photo courtesy of Keizer Yachts New Dutch boatbuilder to launch a 42-footer which will be built according to own specifications at Bavaria Yachtbau in Germany The post Keizer Yachts enters the market appeared first on IBI News. ...

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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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Nanni signs order with CNB
  • 12 April, 2016
  • IBI

CNP Pro Andrea Hybrid. Photo by Nicolas Claris Nanni to deliver MAN V8-800 engines for two new build projects due for launch in 2016 and 2017, respectively The post Nanni signs order with CNB appeared first on IBI News. ...

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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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Monitor Marine New Cleat Range
  • 08 March, 2016
  • Peter Turnock, Sales Director

Recent major activity has centred on finalising the design, development and manufacture of new additions to the product range including a new Mini Pad Eye and the low profile, stainless steel range of Pull-Up Cleats. ...

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B. Hepworth & Co Ltd announces acquisition of Monitor Marine International
  • 08 March, 2016
  • Gemma Pinfold / Peter Turnock

B. HEPWORTH & CO LTD Announce the recent acquisition of Monitor Marine International, a privately owned Company, established 30 years ago to develop and manufacture a wide range of high quality, precision engineered stainless steel fittings and deck ...

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New addition to Monitor Marine range!
  • 08 March, 2016
  • Peter Turnock

Hepworth International who recently acquired Monitor Marine International, has developed a new, lightweight, 1 tonne SWL Multi-Purpose Plug-In Connector which is being offered alongside the well proven, designed and patented 3 tonne SWL version. ...

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Monitor Marine continues to expand sales....
  • 08 March, 2016
  • Peter Turnock, Sales Director

to new customers and in particular to SuperYachts in re-fit during the off-season winter months. Two vessels are having helicopter tie-downs installed including one of the largest motor yachts in the charter market. ...

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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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Official handover of certification documents for 22 dealers in Germany by IMCI
  • 26 February, 2016
  • Eveline Rieg

On January 29, 2016, twenty-two marine retailers attended a certification handover ceremony at the BOOT 20116 show in Dusseldorf. ...

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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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IMCI is Lake Constance accredited laboratory for exhaust emission
  • 22 February, 2016
  • Eveline Rieg

The official announcement was confirmed by the German authority on 22.01.2016. The International Marine Certification Institute, IMCI is accredited by District Office of Constance (Germany) as a laboratory for exhaust emission measurement according ...

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New Appointment at Perkins marine facility in Wimborne
  • 11 February, 2016
  • Perkins

Following 30 years of dedicated service, Steve Phillips has elected to retire from his role as General Manager of the Perkins marine facility in Wimborne. Steve’s retirement will be effective from December 31, 2015. ...

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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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Zhik’s new Isotak® 2 offshore gear
  • 19 November, 2015
  • Liz Rushall

Zhik’s new generation Isotak® 2 offshore gear has been developed to provide extreme levels of protection with minimal weight and bulk to ensure unrivalled levels of flexibility, freedom of movement and comfort. The new Isotak® 2 is a result of ...

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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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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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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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Next Generation of NMEA products to be featured at METS 2015
  • 17 November, 2015
  • L Keets

Marine tech leaders to exhibit innovative new products at Amsterdam based international trade show ...

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Navionics SonarChart™ Live Now Compatible With Any Sounder Via Wi-Fi
  • 17 November, 2015
  • Navionics

Real-Time Chart Generation Tool Expands List of Compatible Plotters and Sounders to Allow All Boaters to Wirelessly Monitor Improvements to Charts as they Occur ...

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New Navionics Web API is available
  • 17 November, 2015
  • Navionics

Add Navionics charts to your website ...

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Raymarine® and Navionics partner to deliver exciting new SonarChart™ Live functionality
  • 17 November, 2015
  • Navionics

SonarChart™ Live creates HD bathymetry maps in real time when connected to Raymarine Dragonfly™ Pro & Wi-fish™ devices ...

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Navionics Boating app offers Dock-to-dock Autorouting
  • 17 November, 2015
  • Navionics

Uniquely creates routes even through narrow waterways ...

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Navionics expands Plotter Sync features with Wi-Fi Raymarine® plotters
  • 17 November, 2015
  • Navionics

Wireless transfer also includes Routes and Markers ...

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Comar AIS Systems sold
  • 17 November, 2015
  • john poyner

Comar Systems, the UK based manufacturer of marine AIS systems, has been acquired by Katon Ingram Holdings for an undisclosed sum. ...

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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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TackingMaster - SailingSmarter
  • 16 November, 2015
  • Thomas Schmidt IDFX

TackingMaster™ - an indispensable tool for anyone sailing tactically with a compass - in a dinghy, small keelboats or on larger yachts.  ...

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Engineer creates effective electric control system
  • 16 November, 2015
  • IMED

New product keeps yachts running at full power by averaging load, and turning off unneeded consumers in times of high demand, before turning them back on again when demand drops. ...

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Upgrade your deck light to LED
  • 16 November, 2015

The light source from aqua signal's deck and spreader lights Hamburg, Kiel, Luebeck and Series 43/41 foredeck can be changed if damaged or maintenance is required. ...

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CAF-316: introducing smart screw-studs for a complete range 316-ss press fasteners
  • 15 November, 2015
  • SUREFAS, next generation fasteners

It is often said by experienced cover makers and fabricators: the weakest link of a cover, tent or any other textile product are the fasteners. More than the textile and the craftmanship itself, the quality and lifetime of their products depend on ...

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New PERFIX® blister packs for DO IT YOURSELF installation
  • 15 November, 2015
  • SUREFAS, next generation fasteners

The PERFIX® fastener system for boatcovers, spray hoods etc. is now available for quick and easy installation by any consumer. The smart blister-pack contains 5 sets of white PERFIX® buttons and receiver, including a handy tools to punch a hole and ...

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Q-SNAP – NOMINATED FOR THE DAME-AWARD
  • 15 November, 2015
  • Mr. B.J. Veldhoen. mobile: +31 (0)6 41014131

Great recognition for the smallest item on deck. The Q-SNAP is nominated for the DAME-Award of METS 2009. The smallest item on deck draws full attention. Probably because of its innovative and simple solution for a problem that keeps everybody busy: ...

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Finally a press fastener you can truly rely on: CAF-316
  • 15 November, 2015
  • SUREFAS, next generation fasteners

Probably nobody realizes that the press fasteners that are used in rough conditions like marine applications are not even resistant to sea water. Until now! About the smallest item on deck is now available in real 316 stainless steel: CAF-316®. True ...

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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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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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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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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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Sail on: DAME 2015 proceeds awarded to Sailability
  • 06 August, 2015

METSTRADE show organiser RAI Amsterdam has announced that the proceeds of this year’s DAME Design Award will go to the Dutch charity Sailability. The foundation enables disabled people to independently enjoy sailing via a nationwide network of ...

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The Innovation in a Production Process Award - Call for nominations
  • 04 August, 2015

Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement In their race to cut costs, reduce lead times and improve quality, boat builders are raising their game. The Innovation in a Production Process Award sponsored by Whale, the fifth award category at this ...

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Boat Builder Awards: Nominate for Innovative On-Board Design Solution
  • 29 July, 2015

Innovation is at the heart of the fourth of six award categories at this year’s Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement in association with Raymarine and organised jointly by IBI and METSTRADE. The Innovative On-Board Design Solution ...

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Boat Builder and Equipment Manufacturer Collaborative Solution Award - Call for nominations
  • 21 July, 2015

The relationship between boat builders and their suppliers is evolving from one of simply demand and supply to a much more collaborative approach. Pooling knowledge and experience in the earliest stages of the boat design process can only elevate the ...

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The METSTRADE show 2015 is close to sell-out
  • 16 July, 2015

RAI Amsterdam has announced that some ninety per cent of floor space has already been booked for the METSTRADE show 2015, with over five months still to go before the event opens its doors. In a similar vein, the SuperYacht Pavilion has ...

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International distributor/dealer development Award - Call for nominations
  • 14 July, 2015

Boat Builder Awards If a business is on the expansion trail and has appointed new dealers or distributors in 2014/15, then the International distributor/ dealer development Award, the second of six award categories at this year’s Boat Builder ...

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Inaugural Future of recycling conference unveils first programme details
  • 09 July, 2015

The first details have been announced of a one-day conference addressing the main issues in the environmentally responsible dismantling and recycling of redundant boats. The Future of Recycling conference will be held on Monday 16 November 2015 in ...

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Boat Builder Awards will reward inspiring marketing initiatives
  • 08 July, 2015

The first of six award categories at this year’s inaugural Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement, in association with Raymarine and organised jointly by IBI and METSTRADE, the Retail Marketing Award spotlights those innovative strategies ...

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Tickets go on sale for Boat Builder Awards
  • 30 June, 2015

Tickets to attend the very first Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement, organised jointly by IBI and METSTRADE, are now available for purchase online at www.boatbuilderawards.com. The glittering gala dinner, in association with headline ...

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Call for nominations for the inaugural Boat Builder Awards
  • 11 June, 2015

Nominations are now invited for the inaugural Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement, organised jointly by IBI and METSTRADE. Visitors to the Awards’ new dedicated website Boatbuilderawards.com can nominate for any of the six Awards by ...

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Peter Sander to give keynote speech at the METSTRADE show 2015 Breakfast Briefing
  • 05 June, 2015

Amsterdam RAI is delighted to announce that the keynote speaker at the METSTRADE show 2015 Breakfast Briefing on 17 November will be Peter Sander, Manager Emerging Technologies & Concepts at AIRBUS Industries. He will speak on the subject of ...

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IBI and METSTRADE announce judging panel for inaugural IBI-METS Boat Builder Awards
  • 01 June, 2015

IBI and METSTRADE have announced the panel of seven industry luminaries who will judge the inaugural IBI-METS Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement, due to take place at a gala dinner during METS, in the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam ...

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ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2016 to be held in Amsterdam
  • 01 June, 2015

Amsterdam RAI has announced that – for the second time in a row – it will organise the biennial ICOMIA World Marinas Conference (WMC). Hosted by HISWA, the Holland Marine Industry Association, the conference will be held during METS 2016 ...

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Raymarine backs IBI-METSTRADE Boat Builder Business Achievement Awards
  • 13 May, 2015

Raymarine (a division of FLIR Systems) has elected to become the headline sponsor for the inaugural IBI-METSTRADE Boat Builder Business Achievement Awards to be presented at a gala dinner during the METSTRADE show to be held at the ...

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Future of Yacht Recycling conference to be held during METS 2015
  • 07 May, 2015

The key issue of how to deal with boats when they reach the natural end of their life will be the subject of a newly announced one-day conference that will be held on Monday 16 November 2015, the day before METS starts. A discussion of the business ...

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METS invites charities to apply for DAME 2015 funding
  • 01 April, 2015

METS organiser Amsterdam RAI is inviting certified marine-related public charities to apply for the registration proceeds from the Design Award METS (DAME) competition. The METS Exhibition Committee will select a charity from among the entries for ...

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The early bird catches the METSTRADE show… Discount on bookings ends on March 1
  • 23 February, 2015

With over 75% of the floor space already booked, the special stand space offer for the METSTRADE show 2015 is again proving very popular. Companies intending to exhibit at the METSTRADE show this coming November can still enjoy an ...

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METSTRADE appoints new sales and account manager
  • 26 January, 2015

The Marine Equipment Trade Show (METSTRADE), the world's leading B2B event of its kind, has appointed Roel Schoenmaker as its new sales and account manager. He replaces Rens-Jan van Vliet, who has taken on a new function within the Traffic domain at ...

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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 METS
  • 31 October, 2014

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

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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 METS 2014
  • 12 October, 2014

METS, 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 METS (Marine Equipment Trade ...

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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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