FUNDING: Hybrid road vehicles are becoming ever more popular, says the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA), and this has sparked intense interest in adapting the same technologies to boating applications.
PRESIDENT: Andrew Williams, managing director of National Boat Shows (NBS), has been appointed president of the International Federation of Boat Show Organisers (IFBSO), taking over the position from Bengt Wallin of Goteborg.
The steel dispute between the US and the European Union that threatens to disrupt trade in recreational craft to is coming to a head, and could be resolved - for better of for worse - this month, as David Foxwell reports
After members of the European Parliament' s Environmental Council proposed further amendments to the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD), Marian Martin interviewed IMEC chairman, Herry Kleyn van Willigen, over ICOMIA' s response.
The annual International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) Congress was held in Hamburg from May 25 -28 May.
The 16th edition of the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) will run at the Amsterdam RAI from November 18 to 20. According to the organisers, the show is expected to match last year' s record exhibitors.
The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) has announced it is to run its 6th International Marina Conference in Ostend, Belgium on May 25 - 28, 2008.
The recreational marine industry seems to have escaped the worst of the additional duties slapped on American products imported into the EU - see last month' s lead story.
On May 11 the US Senate passed legislation to repeal its controversial export tax regime by a 92-5 vote. The vote marks a major milestone in the efforts of Congress to eliminate tax breaks ruled illegal by the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2002 and lift European Union sanctions now being faced by dozens of US exports.
The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) held its annual general meeting in Washington in June.
CONFORMITY: The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) has published its third Global Conformity Guideline for construction standards to assist boatbuilders - initially in either the USA or Europe - who export across the Atlantic and need to conform to standards other than those they normally use.
According to the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA), the standard EN ISO 12217 - 3:2002 Small craft - stability and buoyancy assessment and categorisation - Part 3:
The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) says significant progress has been made in the development of the ISO scantling standard.
The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) has appointed its new secretary general to replace Tim Donkin, who will be retiring on July 20.
The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) is to introduce a global online system for boatbuilders to report their sales figures on a quarterly basis starting in 2007.
The European Recreational Marine Industry Group (EURMIG) was formally launched last month in Brussels.
ICOMIA statistics for the worldwide recreational marine industry for the year 2002 are now available.
The International Council Of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) has published its statistics for the year 2001.
Last year METS saw the first of the Workshop on New Technologies run jointly by European Boatbuilder and the International Council of Marine Industries Associations (ICOMIA). The second runs this year…
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