Bavaria YachtsThe future development of Bavaria is taking shape: the yacht builder will once again build its boats one hundred percent in Germany. Bearing the seal of quality “Made in Giebelstadt”, both sailing and motor yachts will be manufactured and handed over to customers in Franconia.

Mark SchwaberoBrunswick Corporation has announced that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark Schwabero will retire at the end of 2018, and will be succeeded by David Foulkes, president - Brunswick Marine Consumer Solutions and Chief Technology Officer.

 

 

TIBS Women's DayJoin keynote speaker and bestselling author Deb Cantrell and other special guests for a full day of interactive learning tailored to female boaters of all skill levels.

Pursuit BoatsMalibu Boats, Inc. (Malibu), a leading global manufacturer of recreational fiberglass boats, announced today that it has closed the acquisition of Pursuit Boats (Pursuit) for total consideration of $100 million.

Dame Award JuryThe Jury of the globally recognized DAME Design Award 2018 competition is pleased to announce that 63 products from a total field of 127 entries have been nominated to enter the final rounds of judgement.

Seafire Europe HFCSea-Fire Europe announced it is ceasing distribution of fire suppression equipment using HFC-based (hydrofluorocarbon) agents. The decision is two-fold.

New Ibex Show SuccessThe 28th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) in Tampa, Florida, closed on October 4 with visitor and exhibiting figures considerably up for the three-day event. 

Hubbell TransformersWhen it comes to electricity, safety is paramount. Hubbell Marine now offers 15 and 25 kVA Isolation Transformers with an optional 12.5% Auto-Boost. 

Brunswick Boat ClubBoating Services Network, the new boating services division of marine leader Brunswick Corporation has launched OnBoard Boating Club and Rentals ("OnBoard"), a business platform empowering marine dealers and marinas to expand their operations and serve the emerging and rapidly growing boat club and rental consumer market segments. 

BoatUS Winter TipsPutting your boat away for the winter soon? The Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) says recreational boat owners need to take special precautions with storage of E10 (10 percent ethanol) gas, and review their insurance policy to make sure the boat is properly covered.

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Designed and developed by Marion Excoffon, the Tiwal 2 inflatable sailing boat will be unveiled at Boot Düsseldorf from 19th to 27th January 2019. This small, inflatable, single-handed 2.80 m dinghy is equipped with a loose-footed sail of 5.6m².

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