Sept 26, 2017

Steve DantonioSteve D'Antonio of Steve D'Antonio Marine Consulting Inc. speaks at IBEX Special Hurricane Recovery Session

 

Activity and positive energy continued throughout the conclusion of the International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) which included networking events, special education sessions, and new product launches. Overall attendance was up over 2016 and final numbers will be released early next week.

The marine industry got great news announced in a special session during IBEX; Governor Scott signed a Florida Executive Order designed to streamline rebuilding efforts on piers, docks, and marinas at private and commercial facilities. Following the announcement, more than a dozen industry experts offered their top advice on a range of post-storm subjects.

An engaged audience of both media and attendees watched the IBEX product pitches. Innovative products were selected by a panel of marine industry journalists and presenters were given two minutes to present. Companies participating were: Bluewater Marine Paint, Capria, Dripper Guard, FariaBeede Instruments, Forespar Corp., Glidecoat, GuritKerdyn Green, Life Cell, Lone Star Marine, Master Volt, SeaStar Solutions, SUREFAS, and Wave Wifi.Louisa Rudeen Beckett



Journalist Louisa Rudeen-Beckett Welcomes the Audience at 2017 IBEX Product Pitches

 


With 650 exhibiting companies attending the show this year there was no shortage of networking opportunities.

Ibex Opening Night Party

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Night Party at The Sail Pavilion and Beer Garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAVIS DEBUTS CARBON FIBER WIND VANES

Davis Carbon Fiber Wind Vanes

 

 

Whether learning to sail in an Optimist, perfecting technique in a Laser or taking line honors in the latest sportboat, the ability to visualize apparent wind angle and read the shifts is critical to sailing well. Traditional wind indicators tend to be fragile and easily bent or broken. Davis Instruments introduces Blacksmith Wind Vanes, made from super lightweight 3D carbon fiber and duraluminum to withstand the rigors of hard racing. For Opti sailors, an equally durable, carbon-free class legal version is offered. READ MORE

 

  

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METSTRADE KEYNOTE BY MARK D SCHWABERO - GROWTH GOOD, BUT THE WORLD IS CHANGING

Mark Swabero Metstrade2017 400The keynote speaker of the 30th anniversary METSTRADE Show Breakfast Briefing, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of US-based Brunswick Corporation, Mark D Schwabero, set the tone of his talk by reminding a packed audience in RAI Amsterdam on the morning of November 15, of the need for companies to evolve continually to meet changing market opportunities.

Schwabero provided a brief glimpse into how Brunswick had evolved over its 172-year history, from making billiard tables, to being the world’s largest record recording company with Al Jolson on its board, to the $4.5bn company it is today, with 80 per cent earnings in marine and 20 per cent in the fitness market. READ MORE

 

ABYC MARINE ELECTRICAL CERTIFICATION (ONTARIO, CANADA)

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This 4 day course is designed for the marine professional with at least 3 – 5 years’ experience working with marine electrical system design, installation or repair and will provide the student with a comprehensive and focused look at the key ABYC standards. The successful certification candidate should have some familiarity with ABYC electrical standards.

When: December 11-14, 2017.

Where: Ontario, Canada
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Contact Sandy Brown at 410-990-4460 x101 or sbrown@abycinc.orgRegister today! READ MORE