Palma International Boat Show visitors sharply increased

The latest edition of the Palma International Boat Show was visited by more than 32,000 people, a 50% increase over the 2021 boat show. For four days, the event, which closed its doors on the 1st of May, saw a large influx of professionals and nautical enthusiasts who praised the quality of the products on display and the new products presented. The Palma International Boat Show is organised by the Institute for Business Innovation of the Balearic Islands (IDI), an entity dependent on the Vice-Presidency and Regional Ministry of Energy Transition, Productive Sectors and Democratic Memory, and the Balearic Yacht Brokers Association (BYBA). Continue reading “Palma International Boat Show visitors sharply increased”

Funding campaign launched to save the oldest floating Clyde-built vessel in the UK

Funding campaign launched to save the oldest floating Clyde-built vessel in the UK
Funding campaign launched to save the oldest floating Clyde-built vessel in the UK

The Scottish Maritime Museum has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for vital repairs to, what it believes, is the oldest floating Clyde-built vessel in the UK.

Built by John Fullerton & Co. at Paisley, the 1872 cargo coaster MV Kyles is a rare survivor from the 19th century, a transformational period on the River Clyde when shipyards embraced the possibilities of steam power to become important to shipbuilding.

Kyles, which is moored on Irvine Harbourside at the Scottish Maritime Museum’s main site, reaches its 150th birthday in 2022. But a hard working life, being adapted for different roles across the UK by 24 different owners, has taken a huge toll. Essential repairs are now needed if this historic vessel is to remain part of Scotland’s living maritime heritage. Continue reading “Funding campaign launched to save the oldest floating Clyde-built vessel in the UK”

METSTRADE and RAI announces cancellation of the 2020 Amsterdam show

METSTRADE and RAI Amsterdam have announced that the Marine Equipment Trade Show, which was scheduled to take place from 17-19 November in RAI Amsterdam, has been cancelled – yet another in a long list of maritime and marine shows and events that have sadly fallen victim to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A statement issued by the organisers says: “For more than 32 years, METSTRADE has been providing the most complete meeting place for the global marine industry. Due to the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak, our mission cannot be accomplished successfully, therefore we believe it is the right decision to cancel this year’s show. METSTRADE 2021 will take place on 16-18 November 2021 in RAI Continue reading “METSTRADE and RAI announces cancellation of the 2020 Amsterdam show”

Winners of the 2020 MotorBoat Awards announced

2020 MotorBoat Awards announced
2020 MotorBoat Awards announced

The winners of Motor Boat and Yachting 2020 Motor Boat Awards were announced at boot Düsseldorf in January 2020. With 11 categories, and plenty of nominations for each, the judges’ winners were announced at a sparkling dinner.

The winners are:

Sportsboats and RIBs
The Brig Eagle 8 shows how RIBs “have been transformed from tough workhorses Continue reading “Winners of the 2020 MotorBoat Awards announced”

Australian Superyacht Rendezvous fourth annual in 2020 to be hosted in Whitsundays

Australian Superyacht Rendezvous fourth annual in 2020
Australian Superyacht Rendezvous fourth annual in 2020

Organisers have announced that the fourth annual Australian Superyacht Rendezvous will be hosted in the Whitsundays by Coral Sea Marina Resort from 16th to 18th October 2020.

Recognised internationally as the South Pacific’s leading superyacht event, the Australian Superyacht Rendezvous, which has been staged on the Gold Coast since its inception in 2017, will make an exciting move to the Great Barrier Reef. Invitation only events will be staged across the three days for attending Continue reading “Australian Superyacht Rendezvous fourth annual in 2020 to be hosted in Whitsundays”

Southampton International Boat Show aims to inspire boating for everyone

Southampton International Boat Show
Southampton International Boat Show

Southampton International Boat Show, Britain’s biggest festival of boating, will return from Friday 13 September to Sunday 22 September 2019. Aligned with British Marine’s latest Futures strategy and new title sponsor, Borrow A Boat, the Show will spotlight the accessibility, flexibility and inclusivity of boating.

Set against a stunning backdrop of some of the world’s most luxurious and innovative boats, the Show boasts Europe’s largest purpose-built marina hosting thousands of guests and businesses over an action-packed 10 days. Dedicated features and guest speakers will showcase how getting out on the water is for everyone and that access to watercraft is easier than people may think – in all shapes and sizes! Continue reading “Southampton International Boat Show aims to inspire boating for everyone”

Latest Tweets from the IIMS