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World's first Plastic Health Summit held in Amsterdam

World's first Plastic Health Summit held in Amsterdam

  • By Peter Franklin
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  • October 15, 2019

I was privileged, shocked and motivated in equal measures to be at the very first Plastic Health Summit in Amsterdam recently, on behalf of METSTRADE....

Charting the Superyacht Market

Charting the Superyacht Market

  • By Ralph Dazert (SuperYacht Times)
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  • October 09, 2019

At SuperYacht Times, we have noticed an increasing demand for intelligence about the refit market over the past few years. As a result, we started to ...

Future-proofing the superyacht industry

Future-proofing the superyacht industry

  • By Georgie Anstey/The Superyacht Group
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  • September 30, 2019

The steps the superyacht industry is taking to ensure future prosperity

METSTRADE 2019, which will take place from 19-21 November, is the world’s...

Green manufacturing from water plants, featured at HISWA Boat Show

Green manufacturing from water plants, featured at HISWA Boat Show

  • By Peter Franklin
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  • September 24, 2019

Visitor records were broken earlier this month, at the 36th edition of the HISWA in-water boat show. Around 30,000 people ignored (or braved) the typi...

Absolute on expansion trail as award-winning production methods bear fruit

Absolute on expansion trail as award-winning production methods bear fruit

  • By Ed Slack (IBI News)
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  • September 20, 2019

Italian builder registers 18% year-on-year growth and spotlights significance of its ISS manufacturing system that picked up a Boat Builder Award in 2...

Dispose Recycle Reuse

Dispose Recycle Reuse

  • By Simonetta Pegorari
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  • September 19, 2019

The production and worldwide consumption of engineered composite materials, in particular fiber-reinforced polymers (FRP), have increased in recent de...

The METSTRADE Customer Journey

The METSTRADE Customer Journey

  • By Georgia Boscawen/The Superyacht Group
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  • September 19, 2019

METSTRADE is referred to as the ‘one-stop-shop’ for marine industry professionals, so for the Superyacht Industry, the combination of METS...

Recyclable composite breakthrough to feature at METSTRADE

Recyclable composite breakthrough to feature at METSTRADE

  • By Peter Franklin
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  • September 18, 2019

Since 2014, the subject of how to handle the increasing number of redundant boats, and in particular, the difficulties of recycling traditionally empl...

Award-winning collaboration extends to new Custom Line 106

Award-winning collaboration extends to new Custom Line 106

  • By IBI News
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  • September 04, 2019

Last year Ferretti, along with Francesco Paszkowski Design Studio and Mecaer Aviation Group picked up the inaugural award for ’Collaborative Sol...

Loss of ocean biodiversity; Facts to consider

Loss of ocean biodiversity; Facts to consider

  • By Peter Franklin
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  • August 27, 2019

The IMO GloFouling Project will be on the agenda at this year’s METSTRADE show, as part of the ongoing series of expert panel discussions around...

Training takes centre stage

Training takes centre stage

  • By IBI News
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  • August 26, 2019

NZ Marine Industry Association continues to be a beacon when it comes to training and apprenticeship programmes with a total of 460 apprentices curren...

A Unique Shipyard

A Unique Shipyard

  • By Simonetta Pegorari
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  • August 20, 2019

Technologically advanced sailboats are often built in carbon and other state-of-the-art materials. The key to a successful project lies within the kno...

Boat Builder Awards 2019: Foilers on the innovation radar

Boat Builder Awards 2019: Foilers on the innovation radar

  • By Dag Pike (IBI News)
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  • August 14, 2019

Last year it was a dynamic new deck layout by Galeon that picked up the Innovative On-Board Design Solution award sponsored by Fusion. As foilers ente...

Can wood make a comeback?

Can wood make a comeback?

  • By Peter Franklin
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  • August 14, 2019

There is no question that the search for more sustainable boat building materials is being intensified for a number of environmental reasons.  No...

An interview with 'Rising Star' Dan-Bloice Smith

An interview with 'Rising Star' Dan-Bloice Smith

  • By IBI News
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  • July 17, 2019

Williams Jet Tenders’ Design Engineering manager, Dan Bloice-Smith, was named the inaugural winner of the Rising Star award at last year’...

Sustainability: What does the METSTRADE Show do?

Sustainability: What does the METSTRADE Show do?

  • By METSTRADE
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  • July 11, 2019

During the last couple of years, we have seen a big increase in sustainable initiatives within the marine industry. Products and building methods bec...

Making superyachts truly 'super'

Making superyachts truly 'super'

  • By Robert van Tol
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  • July 10, 2019

When it comes to leisure purchases, superyachts take the cake. And in line with their size, the business around them and the thousands of families tha...

Ocean Conservation in focus

Ocean Conservation in focus

  • By Peter Franklin
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  • July 08, 2019

On 7th June, during the IFBSO Annual Congress in Croatia, the organisers of the World’s leading boat shows enthusiastically attended a ‘Re...

Construction, composites & eco-compatibility

Construction, composites & eco-compatibility

  • By Simonetta Pegorari
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  • July 04, 2019

The marine industry is more and more committed towards eco-compatible solutions that respect the Earth and marine environment. An increasing amount of...

Changing lives - Meet the 2019 DAME Charities

Changing lives - Meet the 2019 DAME Charities

  • By METSTRADE
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  • June 27, 2019

Sailing4handicaps and the Little Optimist Trust are the fortunate charities chosen by the DAME Design Award committee. They will share the donations g...

Video: METSTRADE 2019 - The Industry's Home Port

The organisers of the event have released a short movie that captures the spirit of the show well. Behind the scenes, a key factor in ensuring the qua...