Features


Features 2017

JANUARY
Inland Waterways – The annual round-up plus: engines and
thrusters, water systems, heating and more
METS - New Products extra
London Boat Show, 6-15 January, UK


FEBRUARY
Paints & Coatings – The latest on directives plus: antifouling,
propeller coatings, topsides coatings and varnishes
Safety –
Regulations and recommendations plus: liferafts, lifejackets,
liferings, Danbuoys, buoyancy aids, EPIRBs, PLBs, SART and MOB alarms


MARCH
Fitting Out–Interior– Regulatory issues plus: galleys, cookers,
water handling, lighting and soft furnishings
Electronics– Regulatory issues plus: radar, chartplotters,
fishfinders, sounders, sonar, AIS


APRIL
Fitting OutExterior– Rules and regulations (rubbing down
spoil, etc) plus: deck and hull cleaners, wood restorers, ropes and
shock cords, anodes, outboard motor locks, underwater lighting
Eco Awareness– We look at the latest legislation plus: wind
turbines, hydro turbines, eco-friendly chemical products for
interior and exterior


MAY
Masts, Spars, Sails & Rigging– The latest developments in
everything above deck plus: wire, rope,
cordage, cringles, bolt ropes, palms, awls, high-tech fibres
Deck Hardware– Anything bolted on the outside: winches, capstans,
tracks, stanchions, cars, blocks, jammers, hatches, portlights

Seawork Preview


JUNE
Heating & Air Conditioning – Air heaters, water heaters, pumps,
radiators, thermostats, control systems and chillers
Seawork International, 13-15 June, Southampton, UK


JULY
Electrical Systems – Regulatory issues plus: alternators, batteries,
switches, breakers, cables, regulators, generators, inverters, transformers
Engines & Propulsion –
Any applicable directives plus:
propulsion engines, sterndrives, outdrives, thrusters, keel cooled
engines, overhaul, repair and maintenance


AUGUST
Laying Up – Start making plans to supply whatever a boat owner
needs when snugging her down for the winter, from new engine
filters, dehumidifiers, trickle chargers, sail servicing, liferaft servicing,
anodes, osmosis repair kits and more
Water Systems –
Our usual look at the ‘official’ side of things – BSS
compliance for inland craft, for example – plus: water filters, grey
and black water handling, ISO pump out fittings, odour control, sink
and waste fittings

Southampton Boat Show Preview


SEPTEMBER
Boatbuilding – The latest in legislation and directives –
developments in the RCD and BSS plus anything on the Health &
Safety side that affects boatbuilding operations. We also look at the
latest in composites and coatings
Electronics –
Any news on directives plus: communication, hand held GPS,
software interfacing, Navtex, autopilots, radar scanners, security systems
Southampton Boat Show, 15-24 September, Southampton, UK


OCTOBER
On Board Power – The latest in legislation and directives plus:
generators, batteries, frequency converters, solar and wind power,
transformers, isolaters, regulators
Marina Equipment– The latest in planning attitudes and
environmental requirements plus: pontoons, decks, mooring systems,
storage systems, boat lifts, pump out systems, management software

METS Preview


NOVEMBER
Clothing – Another ever-changing market sector; we’ll keep you up
to date on the latest technical clothing, drysuits, wetsuits, inshore
and onshore gear and the now normal accessories – the holdalls and
wheely bags
METS New Products – The METS DAME Awards for new products are
a must-enter way of getting products known globally. And the pages
of BB can also help with previews of the latest new products from
around the world
METS, 14-16 November, Amsterdam, Netherlands


DECEMBER
Chandlery products – All that was new at this year’s METS plus the
latest new products for the new season
Distributors directory – Our annual roundup on the changes in
product lines from the distributors and wholesalers that keep this
industry in business


Extra distribution at featured events
*This schedule is provisional and may be subject to amendment