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How far can foiling technology in boats go?

How far can foiling technology in boats go?

  • By Peter Franklin
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  • 15-06-2020

As a person who started out working and living around boats many decades ago, I sometimes take a few minutes to reflect on how dramatically things hav...

A message from Niels Klarenbeek, the new METSTRADE Show director

A message from Niels Klarenbeek, the new METSTRADE Show director

  • By METSTRADE
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  • 08-06-2020

Niels Klarenbeek, the new show director of the Marine Equipment Trade Show, METSTRADE, has been a part of the METSTRADE team since early April. Klaren...

Autonomous boating - dream or reality?

Autonomous boating - dream or reality?

  • By Kim Hollamby
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  • 23-08-2018

One more Sustainability post for 2017…

One more Sustainability post for 2017…

  • By Peter Franklin
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  • 21-12-2017

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has read and reacted to my articles this year, plus all the participants in the Sustaina...

ICOMIA's latest Recreational Boating Industry Statistics

ICOMIA's latest Recreational Boating Industry Statistics

  • By ICOMIA
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  • 21-12-2017

"Boating’s traditional markets in America and Europe solidified their role as the industry’s best-selling regions in 2016"
As usual the Bo...

Future customers – and why they will completely reshape our market

Future customers – and why they will completely reshape our market

  • By Kim Hollamby
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  • 21-12-2017

There’s much focus right now on the very different expectations of the Millennial generation. They want to experience things, not own them. They...

Forum discussion: Millennials – should we fear them or embrace them?

Forum discussion: Millennials – should we fear them or embrace them?

  • By Kim Hollamby
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  • 15-11-2017

So, it seems we are all a little bit undecided about Millennials (those aged around 18-35). Research suggests that this generation will finish o...

Boating in a shared economy

Boating in a shared economy

  • By METSTRADE
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  • 08-11-2017

The boating market is facing several challenges, aging being one of them. Furthermore the millennial generation is shifting towards sharing with acces...

Innovate your marina!

Innovate your marina!

  • By METSTRADE
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  • 31-10-2017

Have you noticed how seamlessly smartphones have changed our lives? Or take a step back – do you remember your first mobile phone? Now, can you ...

Why an online community and social media is important

Why an online community and social media is important

  • By Metstrade
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  • 19-09-2017

Melissa Yeomans joined the METSTRADE Young Professionals club and have been a fan ever since. In this article she explains why having a community is s...

In the spotlight with: Liz Baugh - Red Square Medical

In the spotlight with: Liz Baugh - Red Square Medical

  • By Peter Franklin
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  • 30-08-2017

Our leisure marine industry is all about the ‘feel good’ factor. It’s how we relax, switch off from the pressures of daily life, enj...

What have they done to our diesel?

What have they done to our diesel?

  • By Peter Franklin
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  • 23-08-2017

A tank of worms!

Last winter I did the same thing that I (and many others) have always done, and filled my boat’s fuel tanks to the top with 400 ...

How can shared ownership help sustainability in boating?

How can shared ownership help sustainability in boating?

  • By Peter Franklin
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  • 01-08-2017

The world is changing when it comes to the concept of ownership and what has become known as the ‘sharing economy’ is opening up new oppor...

How is the regatta world promoting sustainability?

How is the regatta world promoting sustainability?

  • By Peter Franklin
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  • 25-07-2017

It is almost unnecessary to say that the majority of us would like to see our seas and waterways free of contamination and plastic pollution. Most of ...

DAME recognition for electric boating

DAME recognition for electric boating

  • By Kim
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  • 04-07-2017

With excitement building for the 2017 edition of the DAME Awards, we thought it the perfect time to post this reminder of last year’s overall winner, ...

Can plastic boats be recycled?

Can plastic boats be recycled?

  • By Peter Franklin
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  • 15-06-2017

Following-up on our recent article about ‘End-of-Life Boats’ (ELB’s), here we will go over some details about processes, which will actually take comp...

Female perspective is critical

Female perspective is critical

  • By Kim
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  • 06-06-2017

We’ve just made a very significant announcement today regarding changes to the team that judges the DAME Awards – including the addition of three grea...