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Events, new products and new boats make the news - MarineBusinessWorld North America newsletter

13/09/2023


Events, new products and new boats make the news - MarineBusinessWorld North America newsletter

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IBEX Show - photo © IBEX


Dear Recipient Name

The International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), North America's largest trade event for marine industry professionals, has announced the details of its expanded exhibit halls, Product and International Pavilions, and Trade Routes.

The Show will be held October 3-5 at the Tampa Convention Center. The expansion of the Center and added exhibit space will allow IBEX to welcome 711 exhibiting companies, 78 of which are new exhibitors and 77 of which are international companies representing 18 countries. It will occupy three levels of exhibit halls, outdoor display space, and host 40 boats on the IBEX docks.

New for this year is the Sustainable Technology Pavilion and Trade Route, which will include 32 exhibitors and highlight products designed to reduce carbon emissions, empower cleaner processes for propulsion, and promote a more sustainable future.

Ultrafabrics showcasing at marine shows in Europe and and North America - photo © Ultrafabrics
Ultrafabrics showcasing at marine shows in Europe and and North America - photo © Ultrafabrics

An exhibitor at the IBEX event is Ultrafabrics, the world's top producer of high-end performance textiles for the marine industry, who will showcase its luxurious and hard-wearing outdoor fabrics, plus at two other shows this autumn: The Genoa Boat Show, METSTRADE in Europe. Barry Silverman, Vice President of Marketing and Brand, says, "We are pleased to have strong connections with the global luxury marine industry and continue to use these events to strengthen our relationships, show our continued innovation and participate in the important conversations these events bring. There is an inspiring zeitgeist created when all of these industry voices come together, and we love being a part of it."

Lithium Pros® highlights the N3265-36 38.4v Lithium Ion Trolling Battery with NMEA 2000 - photo © Lithium Pros
Lithium Pros® highlights the N3265-36 38.4v Lithium Ion Trolling Battery with NMEA 2000 - photo © Lithium Pros

Also, Lithium Pros® will showcase its industry-leading trolling batteries, boat batteries, and lithium-ion power products at IBEX, as is the ideal venue for the premier manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries to showcase their top-of-the-line gear. IBEX attendees can visit Lithium Pros at booth #3-1734 on the 2nd Floor to examine the new M3275-36, N3250-48D, and TM24100 batteries.

Sorrento 32 Hard Top and Sorrento 36 Hard Top - photo © Fratelli Aprea
Sorrento 32 Hard Top and Sorrento 36 Hard Top - photo © Fratelli Aprea

Appearing at a US boat show for the first time is legendary Italian shipyard Fratelli Aprea Sorrento 1890, crafters of artisanal "gozzo" style boats. They recently announced their New England debut at the Newport International Boat Show (September 14-17) in Newport, Rhode Island. Founded in 1890 by Cataldo Aprea, Fratelli Aprea is now in its sixth generation of family craftsmen, and are renowned internationally for their bespoke luxury boats. Today, the Aprea brothers' work honors the family's history while looking to the future. Every boat is designed and built according to the techniques and traditions of their storied past.

USCG/ABYC Risk Mitigation Series - photo © National Marine Manufacturers Association
USCG/ABYC Risk Mitigation Series - photo © National Marine Manufacturers Association

Registration is now open for the next U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) free online Risk Mitigation Series. Taking place November 1 from 2-4p.m. EST, the fifth webinar will be Navigating Compliance in the Age of Evolving Technology. Join ABYC and USCG experts as they explore the future of USCG factory visits, sustainability practices including lithium-ion batteries and alternative fuels, and product compliance measures that are vital to thrive in a world of rapid advancement.

GPSMAP® 9000 chartplotter series - photo © Garmin
GPSMAP® 9000 chartplotter series - photo © Garmin

New products this week include Garmin (NYSE: GRMN) who unveiled its flagship GPSMAP® 9000 chartplotter series designed for captains who demand the best. Available with 19", 22", 24" or 27" touchscreen displays, these all-in-one chartplotters offer stunning 4K resolution with edge-to-edge clarity, powered by a processor that's seven-times faster than previous generations. Thanks to the new Garmin BlueNet™ gigabit network, these premium multi-function displays provide comprehensive connectivity throughout the vessel with faster networking speeds than ever before.

"For decades, mariners have been relying on Garmin's GPSMAPs to help them navigate waters all over the world. Building on that success, we're thrilled to unveil the 9000 series with bigger, best-in-class displays, lightning-fast processing speeds and the ultimate connected boating experience on the new Garmin BlueNet network," says Dan Bartel, Garmin Vice President of Global Consumer Sales.

Fathom e-power system - photo © Navico
Fathom e-power system - photo © Navico

Also, Navico Group will showcase the Fathom e-power system at the Cannes Yachting Festival, September 12-17. This is a fully vertically integrated solution compromised of energy storage, power conversion and digital monitoring and control for the marine and RV sectors. The system allows users to extend time away from the charge source by providing more battery capacity and efficiently managing the electrical system, while also eliminating the noise, vibration and fumes associated with traditional generator experiences. Additionally, an intuitive user interface allows end users to easily monitor and control their power on and off the vessel via multifunction displays or smart mobile devices.

260DC-X dual console - photo © World Cat Boats
260DC-X dual console - photo © World Cat Boats

New Boat launches this week: World Cat announced the launch of its newest model, the 260DC-X dual console. As the next generation replacement to World Cat's most popular model ever - the 255DC - the new 260DC-X began production July 2023 and is now available for pre-order at World Cat dealers. "We didn't just optimize," said Chad Armstrong, VP of Sales & Marketing, "we revolutionized use of space, storage, comfort, and experience for a truly innovative World Cat 26-foot dual console."

Innovations include a swivel cooler seat with cushion that stows in a locked position under the captain's helm seat, while also swinging out for a convenient and comfortable starboard side-seat.

Rayglass Boats - photo © Rayglass Boats
Rayglass Boats - photo © Rayglass Boats

People appointments: Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) today named Dean Harris president, Rayglass Boats. Harris will officially begin his role on October 1. Harris joined Brunswick in 2002 and most recently served as the Regional Manager for Mercury Marine in New Zealand for the last 16 years. Harris has more than two decades of marine sales experience and previously served as a national sales manager for MAC boats prior to joining Brunswick. His experience leading various teams throughout his tenure will be an asset for continued multi-brand coordination among Rayglass, Mercury Marine, Boston Whaler, Navico Group and all Brunswick brands in the Asia Pacific region.

And Vision Marine Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: VMAR), a global leader and innovator within the performance electric recreational boating industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Philippe Couillard as an Independent Director to the Board of Directors, effective immediately. Dr Couillard brings a wealth of knowledge and a diverse range of experiences to his new role, and he will be instrumental in guiding Vision Marine through its next phase of growth and innovation.

More marine industry news at www.marinebusinessworld.com/NorthAmerica

Stay safe,
Peter Rendle - peter.rendle@marinebusinessworld.com

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Register for the ABYC, USCG Risk Mitigation webinar
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The Sailing Museum gets Doris Duke Historic Preservation Award from Newport Restoration Foundation
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IBEX announces pavilions trade routes focused on innovation, sustainability, international companies
The International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), North America's largest trade event for marine industry professionals, announced today the details of its expanded exhibit halls, Product and International Pavilions, and Trade Routes.

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Ultrafabrics showcasing at marine shows in Europe and and North America
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Dean Harris named Rayglass Boats President
Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) today named Dean Harris president, Rayglass Boats. Harris will officially begin his role on October 1, 2023.

Navico Group's revolutionary Fathom e-power system on display at the 2023 Cannes Yachting Festival
Navico Group, the world's leading supplier of integrated systems and products, will showcase the Fathom e-power system at the Cannes Yachting Festival September 12-17.

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Fratelli Aprea makes New England debut at the 2023 Newport International Boat Show
Legendary Italian shipyard Fratelli Aprea Sorrento 1890, crafters of artisanal "gozzo" style boats, announced today their New England debut at the Newport International Boat Show, September 14-17, in Newport, Rhode Island.

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Lithium Pros® to attend IBEX 2023
Lithium Pros® will showcase its industry-leading trolling batteries, boat batteries, and lithium-ion power products at IBEX, North America's leading technical boat-building showcase.

World Cat Boats reveals innovative new model to 2024 lineup
World Cat announced the launch of the 260DC-X dual console. As the next generation replacement to World Cat's most popular model ever - the 255DC - the new 260DC-X began production July 2023 and is now available for pre-order at World Cat dealers.

Raymarine announces momentum with Avikus partnership
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