Amsterdam | 2019, 19 - 21 November

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Sustainable boating projects highlighted

Sustainable boating projects highlighted

  • By Peter Franklin
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  • June 17, 2019

Several interesting yachting sustainability projects were being showcased at this year’s Palma International Boat Show. A company called La...

Water Without Waste

Water Without Waste

  • By Peter Franklin
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  • June 04, 2019

This year’s Palma International Boat Show, was the 36th edition on the island of Mallorca, and it was the 7th year that the show has run concurr...

From Whale Shark to Waste Shark

From Whale Shark to Waste Shark

  • By Peter Franklin
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  • May 22, 2019

Intended to provide an international showcase for innovative start-ups with eco-friendly / green yachting product ideas, Nautical High Tech & Gree...

And the winner is...

And the winner is...

  • By METSTRADE
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  • May 20, 2019

This year’s IBI-METSTRADE Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement, held in association with Raymarine, is now open for nominations. Why ent...

The Conero Jacket for sailing and watersports

The Conero Jacket for sailing and watersports

  • By METSTRADE
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  • May 14, 2019

The Conero Jacket by Montura is a unisex waterproof jacket for sailing and watersports. Montura pitched this product during “Pitch the Press&rdq...

The world’s first hydrogen boat visits Amsterdam

The world’s first hydrogen boat visits Amsterdam

  • By Peter Franklin
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  • April 29, 2019

Imagine a 32 metre floating twin hulled smart grid, utilising a combination of solar, hydrogen and fuel cell technology for propulsion, and all of her...

The AntiRoll All-in-One

The AntiRoll All-in-One

  • By METSTRADE
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  • April 23, 2019

The AntiRoll All-in-One is a multifunctional electrical stabiliser that stabilises in all circumstances. At anchor, at cruising speed as well as high ...

Sustainability shines at MaterialDistrict Show

Sustainability shines at MaterialDistrict Show

  • By Peter Franklin
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  • April 18, 2019

MaterialDistrict (formerly Materia) is the world’s leading match-making platform in the field of innovative materials. As part of the Constructi...

PC11 Pro Coated balsa, the latest innovation from CoreLite

PC11 Pro Coated balsa, the latest innovation from CoreLite

  • By METSTRADE
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  • April 17, 2019

One of the “Pitch the Press” participants was Core Lite Composites. They presented their latest innovation, the PC11 Pro Coated balsa. Th...

Cleaner Ocean Campaigns, Boat Shows at the leading edge

Cleaner Ocean Campaigns, Boat Shows at the leading edge

  • By Peter Franklin
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  • April 09, 2019

As somebody who has enjoyed boating since childhood, I still have happy memories of my father taking me to the London Boat Show. That was several deca...

Dual Drive: for smooth and whisper quiet boating

Dual Drive: for smooth and whisper quiet boating

  • By METSTRADE
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  • March 27, 2019

The METSTRADE Show is the world’s largest trade show of its kind. Some 1600 exhibiting companies together showcase thousands of products. &ldquo...

Five motor yacht design trends making an impact

Five motor yacht design trends making an impact

  • By Kim Hollamby
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  • March 26, 2019

Here are five motor yacht design trends that I have been watching with interest while visiting boat shows in recent months. Not all of them are partic...

Flying objects

Flying objects

  • By Simonetta Pegorari
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  • March 19, 2019

From humble three-metre dinghies to the ‘monsters’ of the America's Cup, the Route du Rhum or the Vendée Globe, hydrofoil applicati...

17 metre long telescopic pole saves lives

17 metre long telescopic pole saves lives

  • By METSTRADE
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  • March 15, 2019

The METSTRADE Show is the world’s largest trade show of its kind. Some 1600 exhibiting companies together showcase thousands of products. I...

The future of antifouling the debate continues

The future of antifouling the debate continues

  • By Peter Franklin
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  • March 11, 2019

Back in 2017, we published a blog entitled: ‘Antifoulings and the environment… a complex future.’ Peter Franklin touched upon the c...

The critical role of lighting design on boats

The critical role of lighting design on boats

  • By Kim Hollamby
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  • March 04, 2019

LED has offered the marine industry brilliant advantages in terms of power consumption, weight and longevity.

End-Of-Use Boats… things are happening!

End-Of-Use Boats… things are happening!

  • By Peter Franklin
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  • February 18, 2019

Millions of boats that were built in the 70’s and 80’s from virtually indestructible GRP (fibreglass) are now referred to as ‘end-...

Sustainable boating awareness campaign launched in UK

Sustainable boating awareness campaign launched in UK

  • By Peter Franklin
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  • January 23, 2019

British Marine is the membership organisation for the leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry in the United Kingdom. A sector that in...

The effect of slamming on composite boats

The effect of slamming on composite boats

  • By Simonetta Pegorari
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  • January 14, 2019

What’s the definition of ‘slamming’? According to David K Brown’s 2010 book The Grand Fleet, Warship Design and Development 19...

Putting waste plastic back into boating

Putting waste plastic back into boating

  • By Peter Franklin
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  • January 13, 2019

In previous sustainability blogs we have highlighted positive actions against the proliferation of plastic waste in our oceans such as: The Seabin Pro...