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Marine Business North America Editorial

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Marine Industry News as it happens
by Peter Rendle
Peter Rendle's latest North American round-up While events happening in other parts of the world make depressing reading, Marine Business World continues to bring you the news of our industry ensuring industry members receive the latest developments from all over North America.
Posted on 21 Mar
It's "All Go" for 2022
by Peter Rendle
Peter Rendle's latest North American MarineBusinessWorld.com newsletter As the world scales down its Covid restrictions the North American boating industry is gearing up for 2022 with a renewed optimism and plenty of activity. We will be emailing a two-weekly summary of the past few day's postings.
Posted on 3 Mar
Not your average Iron Ladies
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
m t u - Nothing quite says the epitome of high-end engineering in the same way m t u - Now anytime you say or read those three letters, one just about adds in the Friedrichshafen out loud. Nothing quite says the epitome of high-end engineering in the same way.
Posted on 24 Jan
Interview with Marine Resources CEO and Founder
by Mark Jardine
James Ward talks about the dramatic shift in the jobs market The marine industry has boomed since the pandemic as more people discover the benefits of being out on the water, leading to dramatic shift in the jobs market.
Posted on 18 Jan
Interview with PowerUP Energy Technologies CEO
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Dr. Ivar Kruusenberg at METSTRADE 2021 Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com, talks to Dr. Ivar Kruusenberg, CEO and founder of PowerUP Energy Technologies, at METSTRADE 2021 to find out more about their fuel cell generators which use pure hydrogen gas as fuel.
Posted on 22 Nov 2021
METSTRADE 2021: SHOCK-WBV and Omega
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Daniel Henderson and see a slow-motion demonstration of Omega in action! Mark Jardine chats to Sea Sure's Daniel Henderson about the SHOCK-WBV and Omega shock mitigation units, with a slow-motion demonstration of Omega.
Posted on 18 Nov 2021
First look at METS 21: Scanstrut Flip Pro and Nest
by Mark Jardine
Bringing new levels of power and convenience to charging your phone and other devices on your boat Mark Jardine chats with Grant Fox, Marketing Manager at Scanstrut, about two of their new products, Flip Pro and Nest, bringing new levels of power and convenience to charging your phone and other devices on your boat.
Posted on 16 Nov 2021
Why METS matters
by Mark Jardine
It's an odd thing taking a flight into a country which is in lockdown It's an odd thing taking a flight into a country which is in lockdown. Some would regard it as foolhardy, some plain stupid, others brave and the full range in-between. For better or for worse that's exactly what I've done and I'm now in Amsterdam.
Posted on 15 Nov 2021
Hooray for the hundredth!
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Here is our card to the J/99, which will soon enough have 100 vessels sailing all around the world. Now if you're a British subject that means you get a letter from HRH QEII. If you're French, maybe you get one from President Macron. Certainly POTUS does to US citizens.
Posted on 26 Sep 2021
Did someone say, Goldilocks?
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Flagstaff Marine's Graham Raspass had set up the informal conversation with Gianguido Girotti... Going back a good while now, well into the pre-COVID era actually, I had the distinct pleasure of being granted a one on one meeting with Beneteau's then newest employee.
Posted on 29 Aug 2021
Just plain cool (So too's this one, and also that)
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
Seeing the mould for the Cape50 being constructed I was pretty impressed When I saw the mould for the Cape50 being constructed I was pretty impressed. A lot of nice thinking, and a bunch of even better curves went into her creation.
Posted on 8 Jul 2021
Marine industry remains buoyant despite Covid
by Peter Rendle
Peter Rendle's latest North American MarineBusinessWorld.com newsletter A snapshot of the past 30 days in the North American marine industry reflects a buoyant market and plenty of activity. The NMMA reiterated its call for the Biden administration to end Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs on US boats in the EU.
Posted on 7 Jul 2021
No increase on tariffs for US boats entering EU
by Peter Rendle
Peter Rendle's latest North American MarineBusinessWorld.com newsletter The US and European Union announced the parties reached an agreement to suspend the June 1 increase of tariffs on US boats entering the EU. Peter Rendle also looks at Mergers and Acquisitions, New Products, Campaigns and people this week.
Posted on 2 Jun 2021
In conversation with Jelte Liebrand
by Mark Jardine
The tech-savvy navigation entrepreneur savvy navvy is the boating app that puts all your essential marine information in one place: tidal graphs, weather forecasts, automatically updated chart data, routing, GPS tracking, marina information and more. We spoke to founder Jelte Liebrand...
Posted on 6 May 2021
One end to the other...
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
I got a sneak peak at the SV Delos Arctic trailer a while back, and swore to complete secrecy... Confession. I got a sneak peak at the SV Delos Arctic trailer a while back, and swore to complete secrecy, or face the long walk off a short pier...
Posted on 20 Dec 2020
Family time
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat-World.com
Definitely the message of 2020. Boats are a fave item in the brave new world... Well it definitely is the message of 2020. No matter whether you're talking new or used, boats certainly have been a fave item in the brave new world.
Posted on 25 Nov 2020
New era begins with a new President and a vaccine
by Peter Rendle
Peter Rendle's latest North American MarineBusinessWorld.com newsletter While we contemplate the inauguration of a new president and the announcement of a vaccine against Covid-19 the industry readies itself for the anticipated boat show season in the new year.
Posted on 11 Nov 2020
The MAVerick
by Mark Jardine
Henri-Lloyd's journey to a sustainable future The goal of Hans Eckerström and his team is to deliver the highest quality technical clothing, while investing in strategies and technologies which push the brand towards a sustainable future.
Posted on 5 Nov 2020
What to do?
by John Curnow. Editor, Sail-World AUS
There wasn't really a question in it; this person is very industrious To be honest, it is not really a question you have to ask of the subject of today's Editorial. She's a ball of energy with a fantastic work ethic, an enduring smile, and a certain tenacity that reminds you of the claws below a wedge-tailed eagle.
Posted on 18 Oct 2020
Boating Industry optimistic ahead of the election
by Peter Rendle
Peter Rendle's latest North American MarineBusinessWorld.com newsletter As the country continues to wrestle with the Covid-19 pandemic our monthly North America Marine Business World newsletter summarises some of the activity in our industry over the past month.
Posted on 2 Oct 2020
In conversation with Chips Howarth
by Mark Jardine
Cyclops Marine bring together wireless sensor technology and sailing expertise Founded in September 2018, Cyclops Marine brings together wireless sensor technology and sailing expertise, with the aim to be the industry standard in yacht load sensing.
Posted on 22 Jun 2020
In conversation with Domenic Genua
by Mark Jardine
Learning about the BIA's work promoting the marine industry and boating lifestyle in Australia Mark Jardine chats with Domenic Genua, Boating Industry Association (BIA) General Manager, Marketing, Events & Communication about their work promoting the marine industry and boating lifestyle in Australia.
Posted on 28 May 2020
In conversation with Grapefruit's Andy Yeomans
by Mark Jardine
From large-scale events to social distance signage for your club or business The Covid-19 crisis has caused the cancellation of all large events, wiping out the core of Grapefruit's business, but Andy soon had the team at work producing the social distancing signage and equipment.
Posted on 20 May 2020
In conversation with Maritimo's Tom Barry-Cotter
by Mark Jardine & John Curnow
Learning more about Australia's premier luxury motor yacht builder Maritimo, established by Tom's father Bill Barry-Cotter in 2003, is Australia's premier luxury motor yacht builder.
Posted on 15 May 2020
Doing the Right Thing
by Mark Jardine
Henri-Lloyd's commitment to sustainability and the environment When Henri-Lloyd relaunched in 2018, the focus was the quality of the Fremantle range; the ultimate sailing apparel using the finest materials available. Behind the scenes there has been a steely focus on 'doing the right thing' for the environment.
Posted on 6 May 2020
In conversation with Pat Langley
by Mark Jardine
We speak to the Vaikobi founder on Zoom Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com, caught up with Pat Langley, founder of watersports clothing brand Vaikobi about his passion for all things on the water and his #StayPositive campaign.
Posted on 9 Apr 2020
Positive feedback despite world trade disruption
by Peter Rendle
Peter Rendle's latest North American MarineBusinessWorld.com newsletter As the coronavirus dominates world news and is now having an effect on the stock market, the boating industry is reporting positive feedback from the numerous boat shows that have taken place this year.
Posted on 26 Feb 2020
Pulse58 from RS Electric Boats
by Mark Jardine
See our video tour of the RIB at boot Dusseldorf Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com gives an overview of the Pulse58 - the first 100% electric RIB from RS Electric Boats, the sister company of RS Sailing.
Posted on 21 Jan 2020
The New Year brings an optimistic economic outlook
by Peter Rendle
Peter Rendle's latest North American MarineBusinessWorld.com newsletter Happy New Year to all our subscribers and we hope that 2020 is a prosperous year for all marine businesses. While the world economy 'tiptoes' along at the moment it appears that President Trump is relaxing some trade tariffs.
Posted on 16 Jan 2020
Industry leaders gather to discuss boating issues
by Peter Rendle
Peter Rendle's latest North American MarineBusinessWorld.com newsletter In this month's North American marine industry newsletter we hear from a panel of distinguished national boating leaders who serve as a sounding board for the nation's boater advocate, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS).
Posted on 11 Dec 2019
Chickens and Eggs
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
You know the real answer is I have no idea which came first You know the real answer is I have no idea whether the egg was before the proverbial chicken, or the other way around. Equally, I'm not sure whether the ‘end of life' boats triggered this editorial, or perhaps it was the repurposing of sails
Posted on 4 Dec 2019
Seldén SMF - Synchronized Main Furling
by Mats-Uno Fredrikson & Mark Jardine
We speak to Scott Alexander at METSTRADE 2019 Mark Jardine, Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com Managing Editor Mark Jardine talks to Seldén's Scott Alexander about their SMF (Synchronized Main Furling) system at METSTRADE 2019.
Posted on 25 Nov 2019
New products from Allen at METSTRADE 2019
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Ben Harden about flip-flop blocks, Laser vangs and wave ratchets Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com Managing Editor Mark Jardine speaks to Allen's Ben Harden at METSTRADE 2019 about their new products, including Flip-Flip Blocks, a new Laser specific vang block, A2031XHL-873 and the New Wave Ratchet.
Posted on 22 Nov 2019
We speak to Rooster's founder Steve Cockerill
by Mark Jardine
The man who always has something up his sleeve at METSTRADE Steve Cockerill always has something up his sleeve at METSTRADE, and in 2019 he was there to show off Rooster's new neoprene buoyancy aid and a pair of gloves that look perfect for cold winter days on the water!
Posted on 21 Nov 2019
Interview with Knut Frostad at METSTRADE 2019
by Mark Jardine
Navico's President and Chief Executive Officer Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com Managing Editor Mark Jardine speaks to Knut Frostad, President and Chief Executive Officer of Navico, parent company to the Lowrance®, Simrad®, B&G® and C-MAP® brands.
Posted on 20 Nov 2019
Show results reflect growing economic confidence
by Peter Rendle
Peter Rendle's latest North American MarineBusinessWorld.com newsletter The Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show has come and gone for another year and one major supplier reports record results. Brunswick Corporation has announced that its Sea Ray, Boston Whaler and Mercury Marine brands have set multiple records.
Posted on 6 Nov 2019
It's all about events and industry awards
by Peter Rendle
Peter Rendle's latest North American MarineBusinessWorld.com newsletter We start with the report on IBEX which was a resounding success from all accounts. The 29th International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) closed on Thursday, October 3rd with early indications that attendance figures were up from last year.
Posted on 9 Oct 2019
Hurricane protection advice as Dorian approaches
by Peter Rendle
Peter Rendle's latest North American MarineBusinessWorld.com Newsletter As Hurricane Dorian hits the Bahamas on its way to mainland USA, we include a timely reminder of what to do to protect vessels moored in the path of such an event. BoatUS offers the following information.
Posted on 3 Sep 2019
We speak to Vaikobi founder Pat Langley
by Mark Jardine
Maintain his cool while growing a global business We spoke to Pat Langley of Vaikobi, the performance clothing company which started off by designing and manufacturing kit for the ocean paddle sport market, more recently branching into sailing apparel.
Posted on 13 Aug 2019
More positive news from the boating industry
by Peter Rendle
Peter Rendle's latest North American MarineBusinessWorld.com Newsletter NMMA's New Powerboat Registration Report has been updated with data through May. Preliminary data from the report shows new powerboat registrations were up 3.3 percent through May on a rolling 12-month year-over-year basis.
Posted on 26 Jul 2019
The marine industry is truly global
by Peter Rendle
Peter Rendle's latest North American MarineBusinessWorld.com Newsletter Thanks to all those industry members who wrote to let us know that our inaugural monthly e-newsletter was amicably received. Please add our email address to your mailing list for your business news.
Posted on 20 Jun 2019
Fair Enough... So We Did!
by John Curnow, Editor, Powerboat-World.com
Just not sure how much time will be spent at anything other than 11 Just not sure how much time will be spent at anything other than 11, however. For that is exactly where you'll want to drive this boat, at just about any time you can. We flew the SEAir 5.5m on the flat waters of the Coomera River...
Posted on 6 Jun 2019
First N. America Marine Business World newsletter
by Peter Rendle
Aims to update the marine industry across a broad section of topics The site is unaffiliated to any other marine trade organisation and aims to update the marine industry across a broad section of topics including company news, new products, personnel changes, events and awards.
Posted on 15 May 2019
Glad we asked for more
by John Curnow, Editor, Powerboat-World.com
After seeing the new Newport Motor Yachts 460 Think you will be, too. When we first saw the renderings of the new Newport Motor Yachts 460, there were a couple of things that genuinely piqued our curiosity.
Posted on 2 May 2019
No surprises here (or are there?)
by John Curnow, Editor, Powerboat-World.com
That's unless you're Rip Van Winkle... That's unless you're Rip Van Winkle... The release of the first section from US' National Marine Manufacturers Association's (NMMA) annual statistical abstract pretty much summed up the obvious...
Posted on 2 Apr 2019
Down East? Definitely… Down Under? Absolutely!
by John Curnow, Editor, Powerboat-World.com
Many renderings of new or concept boats get pushed around the Internet Many renderings of new or concept boats get pushed around the Internet. Looking at the one above, you would think we too have fallen into that very trap, but there is a difference. It's a big one, actually.
Posted on 6 Mar 2019
Welcome to Powerboat-World
by John Curnow, Editor, Powerboat-World.com
Hello! And welcome to the first ever newsletter from Powerboat-World.com Welcome to the first ever newsletter from Powerboat-World.com. We love boats. If you are familiar with the site, or our sister publications as part of the Yachts & Yachting Online and Sail-World group, then you'll already know that.
Posted on 30 Jan 2019
The story of WetsuitOutlet.co.uk
by Mark Jardine
The global marine retailer working with manufacturing partners We recently caught up with Ian Homan of Wetsuitoutlet.co.uk and Tristan Hutt of Zhik, about how they work together, and the size and reach of the online retailer based in Shoeburyness, Essex.
Posted on 29 Jan 2019
Investing for the future: New machinery at Allen
by Mark Jardine
Major investment in Haas VF-2 Vertical Machining Centre Exactly a year ago, Allen Brothers purchased a Haas VF-2 Vertical Machining Centre or VMC for short – part of a major investment for the company of over £100,000. This has doubled their capacity for producing some of their top-end fittings.
Posted on 22 Jan 2019
DAME Awards special mention for Scanstrut
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Grant Fox about Scanstrut's new products At the METS 2018 marine trade fair we spoke to Grant Fox, Marketing Manager at Scanstrut, who were nominated at this year's show for a DAME award, and received a special mention in the design category for their wireless charging products.
Posted on 14 Nov 2018
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