Boat show organiser Informa & Dometic financials | New space tech & hydrofoil concepts | Report on Japan’s boat show

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Company Financials

Boat show organiser Informa reports £1.14bn pre-tax loss for 2020 as Covid pandemic hits results

By David Robinson,

2021 seen as transition year as physical events make a comeback

 

Marine sector adds to record Q1 at Dometic

IBI , by Arlene Sloan

Sweden’s Dometic Group reported a record start to 2021 despite supply chain challenges, and reported details on latest acquisition

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New Technology

Irish firm looks to revolutionise boating sector with space tech

IBI

Marine tech firm Raceix to start piloting next-generation share-poisitioning system for leisure boat use

New hydrofoil technology concept to be unveiled as part of Singapore Maritime Week

IBI

Full scale prototype ready to hit the water soon; leisure marine applications

Events

Japan’s first boat show since Covid outbreak proceeds

IBI , by Arlene Sloan

International boat brands were well-represented at the in-water portion of the 60th edition of Japan’s International Boat Show, held last week

Market Development

Major new boating and tourism hub to be built in Russia

Hunt on for private investors; marina to accomodate over 500 boats

GoBoat charging across Australia

By Tony Esposito

Danish electric picnic boat concept catching on Down Under

Greece holds regional tourism forum with focus on marine

By David Robinson

Nautical tourism top priority in recovery strategy

Boat Launch

Southern Wind launches ‘smart custom’ bluewater cruiser

Stand-out feature of the new vessel is a GT (Gran Turismo) deck configuration conceived by Nauta Design

Distribution

Marine fabric and vinyl supplier opens new central US distribution centre

Trivantage’s new facility said to triple inventory capacity while allowing faster order fulfilment

AB Inflatables appoints UK distributor

BHG Marine awarded exclusive UK distribution rights by RIB manufacturer

Marinas

Construction begins on new superyacht marina in Spain

Gran Marina del Estrecho will be one of the most modern marinas in the Mediterranean and a base for superyachts of any length

People

People on the Move this Week

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