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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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