METSTRADE set to get bigger still in 2019

The expansion of the METSTRADE trade show is set to continue say the organisers with almost 1,500 companies already signed up including newcomers Suzuki, Nuova Protex, NOCO and Nautinov.

The SuperYacht Pavilion, which was extended to three halls last year, has already sold out and will host 334 exhibitors including first time participants, Inmarsat, Vedder, Pianeta Gemme and LuminellWhile.

Away from the SuperYacht Pavilion, space has been created on the METSTRADE floor for the 2019 event by removing and combining some show items and areas. In recognition of the success of the MaterialDistrict Pop-up and to enable growth for the Construction Continue reading “METSTRADE set to get bigger still in 2019”

Small Craft Surveyors Forum Annual Seminar at Seawork announced

Members of IIMS are reminded that the annual Small Craft Surveyors Forum will take place at the Seawork Show at Southampton on Wednesday 12 June from 1330 to 1630 in Conference Room 2.

The event is free to attend and open to all marine surveyors no matter what their affiliation. This year’s schedule looks good and is sure to draw a strong attendance.

Although a free seminar please reserve your place online  so we have numbers for Health & Safety reasons, chairs and catering.

Programme of presentations

1330 Welcome by Seminar Chairman John Wills, IMarEST

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Debut London Yacht Show postponed until 2020

"Following extensive consultation with key stakeholders, we therefore believe it is in everyone’s interest to postpone the show until next year".
“Following extensive consultation with key stakeholders, we therefore believe it is in everyone’s interest to postpone the show until next year”.

Informa worked in partnership with St Katharine Docks and British Marine to organise the event, which was due to take place from 8th to 12th May in Central London.

According to Informa, postponing the event was crucial to guarantee that the yacht show meets the high standards expected of the event and to ensure it gains maximum involvement from the yachting industry’s numerous stakeholders.

Previously known as the London On Water Boat Show, the yachting event endured a complete rebrand in December 2018 to focus on the high-end of the marine and luxury goods market.

Andrew Williams, president of Informa’s Maritime Group, commented, “Since an initial burst of interest in the London Yacht Show, take-up has slowed from some segments of the industry and from luxury brands.

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World’s largest sailing yacht Black Pearl by Oceanco wins prestigious award

Naval Architecture is by Dykstra Naval Architects and Lateral Naval Architects assisted with systems engineering and weight management as well as elements of structural and general engineering.
Naval Architecture is by Dykstra Naval Architects and Lateral Naval Architects assisted with systems engineering and weight management as well as elements of structural and general engineering.

Oceanco’s 106.7m Black Pearl won top honours at the 2019 Boat International Design & Innovation Awards that took place on the 27th of January in Cortina. This unique and complex vessel took home the award for “Best Naval Architecture for Sailing Yachts.”

Black Pearl, the largest sailing yacht in the world, is a veritable tour de force, incorporating high tech design, an updated state-of-the art DynaRig sailing system, single level engine room, a hybrid propulsion installation and high capacity battery bank allowing for a regeneration mode when under sail. Her hull design is created with a unique wave-piercing bow that is both aesthetically appealing and fuel-efficient. Naval Architecture is by Dykstra Naval Architects and Lateral Naval Architects assisted with systems engineering and weight management as well as elements of structural and general engineering.

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