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Record international audience at 30th METSTRADE
METSTRADE welcomed a record 116 different nationalities to its 30th show. 21 Nov 2017
Boat Builder Award for Fairline
Fairline Yachts has won the International Dealer Development Award at the METSTRADE Boat Builder Awards 2017 16 Nov 2017
New product launches for Besenzoni
Besenzoni will show its P400 Matrix helm seat for the first time at METSTRADE. 07 Nov 2017
2017 Boat Builder shortlist is announced
Twenty-one companies have been shortlisted for the third IBI-METSTRADE Boat Builder Awards for business achievement. 23 Oct 2017
Diversity exemplified at this year’s DAME awards
This year’s DAME Design Award 2017 competition has placed 64 products into the final round, including several British entries showing some of the most innovative products the industry has to offer. 19 Oct 2017
Actisense to launch two new products
The PRO-MUX-1 is one of two new Actisense products that will be launched at METSTRADE. 19 Oct 2017
Investment seminar to tackle financial know-how
An investment seminar will look at the changing role that marinas can play and the requirements of future customers. 10 Oct 2017
Future sustainability requirements to be addressed
METSTRADE 2017 will showcase its commitment to sustainability in the leisure marine industry. 10 Oct 2017
Innovative materials is showcase focus
Inspirational and innovative materials for yacht building will be the focus of Material Xperience On Tour at METSTRADE. 09 Oct 2017
Last chance to nominate for Boat Builder Awards
Boaters have 12 days left to submit nominations for the third Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement. 12 Sep 2017
METSTRADE Breakfast Briefing will focus on equipment opportunities
The 2017 METSTRADE Keynote Breakfast Briefing will focus on global trends and opportunities in the marine equipment world. 05 Sep 2017
Visitor registration opens for METSTRADE 2017
Visitor registration has opened for this year’s edition of the METSTRADE Show. The 30th anniversary of the of the event takes place from November 14 to 16. 24 Jul 2017
Boat Builder Awards 2017
Nominations for the Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement 2017 are open. 20 Jun 2017
New chairman for DAME jury
International yacht interior designer and engineer Birgit Schnaase has been appointed chair of the METSTRADE DAME Design Awards jury with Bill Dixon stepping down after a decade of leadership of the jury. 12 Jun 2017
METSTRADE continues to expand
Six months’ before METSTRADE 2017 opens for business, organisers, RAI Amsterdam, have announced that 92% of the floor space has been sold. 10 May 2017
New dimmer from IMED
IMED presented a 2.0 version of its dimmer at METSTRADE which had previously been used within its electrical applications but is now available as a stand-alone product. 08 Dec 2016
Measures are being taken to dismantle end-of-life-boats
There are currently 13,000 end-of-life-boats in Holland, a figure that is predicted to rise to 75,000 by 2030. In France 500 boats were dismantled last year however there is still a backlog of at least ten to 15 years. 01 Dec 2016
METSTRADE 2016 breaks records again
The 2016 edition of the METSTRADE Show has again broken all previous records for exhibitor and visitor attendance. 21 Nov 2016
DAME Awards jury encouraged by high quality of products
Torqeedo has been awarded the 2016 DAME Design Award for its Cruise FP range of electric saildrives. 18 Nov 2016
New products from Barton Marine
Barton Marine is set to showcase its new products at METSTRADE in November, including its new EasySplice. 09 Nov 2016
ICOMIA World Marinas Conference
The ninth ICOMIA World Marinas Conference, organised by RAI Amsterdam in partnership with the ICOMIA Marinas Group and HISWA Holland Marine Industry Association, will be held from 17 to 19 November 2016 in Amsterdam. 03 Nov 2016
Metstrade 2016 expands further
In 2015 21,953 people from 112 countries visited Metstrade, up on 2014. In 2016 organisers are expecting this figure to rise even further and have expanded the exhibition space with a new layout and the addition of a new hall. 02 Nov 2016
Below are some of the Metstrade DAME Awards nominations for 2016.
Aimar Technology Stand 01.205 The DX900+ MultiLog is claimed to be the industry’s first Bluetooth-enabled, multifunctional sensor. It is available in different outputs including: dual axis, electromagnetic speed sensor, integrated water depth, fast response temperature sensor and three-axis accelerometer all with no moving parts. In addition, the sensor measures and outputs leeway. 28 Oct 2016
Symposium on Yacht Design at METSTRADE
METSTRADE: The 24th International HISWA Symposium on Yacht Design and Yacht Construction will kick off the METSTRADE week in Amsterdam from 14-15 November. 27 Oct 2016
Boat Builder Awards 2016
BOAT BUILDER AWARDS: The shortlisted nominations for the second Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement have been announced, with 22 companies in the running to pick up an award. 26 Oct 2016
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Record numbers nominated for a DAME Award
A record 67 products from 26 countries – 57% of the entries - have been nominated for this year’s DAME Award, 10% up on 2015. 18 Oct 2016
Are you going to METSTRADE?
We’re reaching that time of year again when everyone is looking forward to METSTRADE and none more so than Boating Business - we can’t wait to see all the new products and services that will be launched. 14 Oct 2016
RAI Amsterdam buys 50% stake in IBEX
RAI Amsterdam, which owns and operates Metstrade, has bought a 50% stake in IBEX from Professional Boatbuilder magazine. 04 Oct 2016
Keynote speech on circular economy to open Metstrade 2016
Architect Steven Beckers will give the keynote speech at the opening of this year’s Metstrade show. 26 Sep 2016
Speakers announced for Sustainability in the Marine Industry Conference
The Sustainability in the Marine Industry Conference will explore recycling, life cycle assessment and how the supply chain, including designers, boatbuilders and manufacturers, can profitably adopt the circular economy. 09 Sep 2016
Boat Builder Awards
BUILDER AWARDS: Public relations, design and communications consultancy Saltwater Stone is sponsoring the ‘Retail Marketing Initiative’ category for the second consecutive year at the IBI/METSTRADE Boat Builder Awards. 23 Jun 2016
Dometic supports marine innovation
BUILDER AWARDS: Dometic is backing innovation in the industry by sponsoring the ‘Innovation in a Production Process’ category at the 2016 IBI/METSTRADE Boat Builder Awards. 31 May 2016
METSTRADE 2016 expands capacity
METSTRADE: RAI Amsterdam has designed a range of layout changes to this year’s METSTRADE Show, including the addition of a new hall to ensure that the growing number of exhibitors and visitors get the most from the event. 08 Mar 2016
METSTRADE 2016 expands capacity
METSTRADE: RAI Amsterdam has designed a range of layout changes to this year’s METSTRADE Show, including the addition of a new hall to ensure that the growing number of exhibitors and visitors get the most from the event. 08 Mar 2016
The RAI announces DAME nominees
DAME AWARDS: METS organiser Amsterdam RAI says the Design Award METS (DAME) jury has nominated 53 products from the 125 entered from which the overall and category winners will be chosen. 26 Oct 2009
METS jury announces DAME 2008 nominees
METS: The Design Award METS (DAME) Jury has short listed 53 products out of the 136 entered from 110 companies in 21 different countries. UK companies account for 14 of the nominations. 03 Nov 2008
DAME Awards support AMREF Flying Doctors
METS: Organisers Amsterdam RAI says all 2009 DAME registration fees will go to the African Medical & Research Foundation (AMREF) Flying Doctors for the creation of accessible water supplies and sanitary facilities in Mtwara, Tanzania. 24 Aug 2009
Final call for 2009 DAME Award entries
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ICOMIA extends METS support
METS: The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) has pledged its commitment to support the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) and the SuperYacht Pavilion (SYP) until 2014 and beyond. 19 Oct 2009
Confidence high for METS 2009
METS: According to organisers Amsterdam RAI, exhibitor confidence is running high for METS 2009 with stand sales virtually on a par with last year’ s show. In addition to some 1,000 repeat exhibitors, nearly 150 new companies are taking space. 03 Aug 2009
DAME Awards add eco-friendly category
METS: In addition to awarding the eight established equipment categories, the 2008 DAME (Design Award MEts) jury will be highlighting the product it reckons to be the most eco friendly. All category nominations are eligible for consideration but the certificate will be awarded at the jury's discretion. 18 Aug 2008
METS: new website; new feature
METS: The Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) has launched a totally restyled website for both METS and the SuperYacht Pavilion. At the same time, the SuperYacht Pavilion is to get a Repair & Refit feature. 11 May 2009
METS: a great show of confidence
METS: The 2009 Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS), now named METS and the SuperYacht Pavilion, seemed to be a tremendous success for everyone. BB was constantly told by exhibitors that they had done more business on the first day this year than they did during the whole show last year. 23 Nov 2009
Record exhibitors for METS
METS: A current total of 1,232 exhibitors makes METS 2009 the biggest METS to date with not only increased floor space but the highest ever number of exhibitors, says organiser Amsterdam RAI. 28 Sep 2009
METS closes 6% down, but 'exceeded expectations'
METS: Although the show seemed busy all the time, this year’ s Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS)  closed on 18,485 visitors, 6% down on last year’ s record attendance of 19,764 at the 20th anniversary edition. Organiser Amsterdam RAI says the show ' closed on an unexpectedly high note' . 24 Nov 2008
METS invites charities to apply for DAME funding
METS is asking for applications from government approved marine related charities to benefit from the fees paid by DAME Award entrants. The RAI says some €18,000 gets raised each year, so the benefits are quite huge for a charity. 15 Mar 2010
90% of stands sold for METS 2010
Is it really getting near that time of year when we’re looking at METS again? 18 May 2010
METS hosts 21st HISWA Symposium
This year’s METS/SYP is to host the 21st HISWA Symposium on Yacht Design and Yacht Construction with the accent on how environmental sustainability is growing in importance in yacht design. 01 Jun 2010
20th DAME supports boatbuilding academy
Each year registration fees from the DAME Awards are donated to a worthy cause. Last year saw €18,750 raised for the African Medical & Research Foundation (AMREF) Flying Doctors. 02 Aug 2010
METS 2010 - SuperYacht Pavilion sold out
Amsterdam RAI, organiser of METS, the world’s largest leisure marine trade exhibition, says it has sold out all the stand space in this year’s SuperYacht Pavilion and that the exhibition as a whole is now 99% sold. 21 Sep 2010
Free new technologies workshop at METS
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… 11 Oct 2010
METS DAME jury announces 2010 nominees
Out of a total of 132 products entered in this year’s Design Award METS (DAME) competition, the DAME Jury has nominated 63 from which the overall and category winners will be chosen. 25 Oct 2010
Will METS see us turn confidence corner?
Now we go back to the Amsterdam RAI for the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) 2010, the world’s largest trade exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the global leisure marine industry, says Peter Nash. 15 Dec 2010
METS keynote will turn gloom to boom
The Breakfast Briefing at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) starts the three days with an early morning networking event, followed by an often thought-provoking address and the DAME presentations. 01 Nov 2010
METS/SYP 2010 does good business
The 2010 Marine Equipment Trade Show including the SuperYacht Pavilion (METS/SYP) closed on record exhibitors and a small increase in visitor numbers. Most of the exhibitors said they had a very good show. 22 Nov 2010
METS ‘early bird’ deadline approaches
METS 2011: Companies wishing to book stand space at METS 2011 and the SuperYacht Pavilion (SYP) 2011 should reserve space by March 1 in order to qualify for the early bird discount and save up to 15%. 28 Feb 2011
METS seeks charities for DAME funding
METS: Amsterdam RAI, organiser of METS and the Superyacht Pavilion (SYP) invites government approved marine related public charities to apply for the proceeds from the DAME Awards. 14 Mar 2011
Last call for METS DAME charity funds
METS/SYP 2011: Charities interested in winning the funds raised by product entries at the DAME Design Award METS 2011 should submit their applications in time to meet the 20th April deadline. 11 Apr 2011
DAME entries close 20 September
METS: The DAME (Design Award METS) competition for new marine equipment and accessories is now open for entries. METS/SYP organiser, Amsterdam RAI, says this year’s exhibitors must enter their most innovative designs by 20 September, 2011. 15 Aug 2011
METS/SYP starts today
METS: The 24th edition of the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) and the Superyacht Pavilion (SYP) starts today, Tuesday 16 November, at the Amsterdam RAI. 14 Nov 2011
METS - Dometic announces annual awards
AWARDS: Dometic Marine announced the winners of its Dometic International Marine Excellence (DIME) Awards for distributors and dealers at METS last week. 21 Nov 2011
Marina Pavilion relaunched at METS 2012
METS: According to organisers Amsterdam RAI, the 2012 edition of METS will see the Marina Equipment Pavilion (MEP) relaunched in a central position. 30 Apr 2012
METS wants memories for special displays
METS: Amsterdam RAI says 2012 is an historic year as METS celebrates its 25th anniversary. To mark the special occasion, the METS team is looking for historic material and personal anecdotes for special displays. 11 Jun 2012
New SuperYacht networking event at METS
METS: Amsterdam RAI, organiser of METS/SYP, is to run a new networking event for the superyacht industry in co-operation with The Superyacht Report Group, organiser of the Global Superyacht Forum. 02 Jul 2012
METS revises DAME Award regulations – larger jury and updated judging criteria
METS: This year’s DAME (Design Award METS) is now open for entries under new, tighter regulations, says METS/SYP organiser, Amsterdam RAI. A larger jury and revised criteria will be in place for this year’s awards. 10 Jul 2012
Final call for DAME Award entries
METS: Entries for this year’s Design Award METS (DAME Awards), to be presented at METS/SYP this November, must be submitted to the METS/SYP organiser, Amsterdam RAI, by 14 September. 10 Sep 2012
39 finalists for DAME Award judging
METS: From the 115 products entered into this year’s Design Award METS (DAME) competition, 39 have now been selected to go forward for final judging to produce the seven category winners and one overall winner. 22 Oct 2012
Bavaria CEO to give METS Keynote speech
METS: Amsterdam RAI and ICOMIA have invited Dr Jens Ludmann, CEO of Bavaria Yachtbau, to open the 25th METS by giving this year’s Breakfast Briefing keynote speech. 11 Nov 2012
Torqeedo takes DAME Award
METS: The Deep Blue electric outboard motor from Torqeedo GmbH took the overall DAME Award at this year’s 25th Anniversary METS in Amsterdam. 13 Nov 2012
METS 2012 – one of the best yet
METS: This year’s METS ended with a huge sigh of relief from an industry surprised the show had gone so well, writes Peter Nash. This year’s show had a buzz to it that wasn’t there last year. 19 Nov 2012
Material Xperience at METS
METS 2013: A new feature has been added to this year’s Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS), called Material Xperience On Tour, which will be part of the Construction Material Pavilion. 15 Jul 2013
METS calls for DAME entries
METS: The DAME (Design Award METS) is open for entries. METS organiser, Amsterdam RAI, invites this year’s exhibitors to enter their most innovative designs to be judged by an independent, international jury. 25 Jul 2013
METS welcomes new country pavilions
METS 2013: The Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) continues to expand with the addition of two new country pavilions this year: Slovenia and China. 03 Sep 2013
New entry policy for METS 2013
METS: This year’s METS is due to open one hour earlier and professionals will be able to visit the show free of charge provided they pre-register online. 30 Oct 2013
13 UK DAME nominees
DAME AWARDS: The UK has 13 nominees for the final DAME Awards at this year’s METS, which runs from 19-21 November 2013 in the Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre. 04 Nov 2013
New Digital Yacht products at METS ‘13
METS 2013: Digital Deep Sea is set for a busy week as it prepares to introduce a range of new products at METS 2013, taking place from 19 to 21 November in Amsterdam RAI. 18 Nov 2013
Bilge Pro System unveiled at METS 2013
METS 2013: Energy Solutions has unveiled its innovative Bilge Pro System at METS 2013, taking place this week at Amsterdam RAI. 19 Nov 2013
Brunswick’s future is the boating industry
METS 2013: This year’s METS kicked off in superb style with a bright and cheery Breakfast Briefing on an otherwise chilly and dank Amsterdam morning. 20 Nov 2013
METS 2014 opens doors earlier
METS: The organiser of METS, Amsterdam RAI, announced today this year’s show will be open longer, offering the opportunity to do more business. 19 Mar 2014
Sailing Summit gets METS support
SUMMIT: The Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) sees the 13th International Sailing Summit (ISS) - organised by British Sailing - take place on 17 November 2014, the day before the start of METS. 17 Apr 2014
METS 2014 – 90% booked already
METS: With over 90% of the exhibition floor already booked and larger SuperYacht and Marina pavilions than ever, the countdown to METS 2014 is well and truly underway. 24 Jun 2014
ISS 2014 set to be “revolutionary”
SUMMIT: Organisers of the International Sailing Summit (ISS) say this year’s is set to be “revolutionary for the industry”. 14 Jul 2014
Carla Demaria keynote speaker at METS 2014
METS: METS organiser, Amsterdam RAI, has announced the keynote speaker for the Breakfast Briefing at METS 2014 will be Carla Demaria, president of Monte Carlo Yachts. 21 Jul 2014
New look SuperYacht Pavilion at METS 2014
METS 2014: There will be a new look and feel for the SuperYacht Pavilion at METS this year because the zone will be kitted out with innovative new uniform stand designs. 08 Aug 2014
DAME 2014 open for entries
AWARDS: The Design Award METS (DAME), the prestigious design competition for new marine equipment and accessories, is now open for entries. 13 Aug 2014
METS boat launched
METS BOAT: A new specially adapted Hanse 303 yacht that will offer a range of sailing opportunities for disabled people has been christened ‘METS’ and has joined the fleet of the Dutch Sailability Foundation. 26 Aug 2014
METS 2014 to break records
METS: This year’s METS is gearing up to be the biggest to date, with a record number of 1,131 companies registered to attend as exhibitors in the Amsterdam RAI complex. 10 Oct 2014
METS DAME nominations…
METS: 45 products have been nominated to go forward for final judging by the Design Award METS (DAME) 2014 jury. 22 Oct 2014
Best of British at DAME Awards 2014
AWARDS: The nominated finalists for this year’s DAME Awards have been announced, with British design and innovation accounting for almost a quarter of the 45 selected entries. 27 Oct 2014
Halyard heats up METS 2014
PRODUCT LAUNCH: Halyard is launching a new thermal insulation product at METS 2014, taking place this week, designed for OEMs to help prevent heat loss on their marine exhaust systems. 17 Nov 2014
Jefa Steering wins DAME 2014
METS: Bill Dixon, chairman of the jury, presented the DAME Award 2014 at the commencement of METS this morning to the Steering Traveller from Jefa Steering ApS of Denmark. 18 Nov 2014
Digital Yacht unveils new products at METS
METS LAUNCH: Digital Yacht is launching five new products at METS 2014, taking place in Amsterdam this week. 18 Nov 2014
METS 2014 sets new records
METS 2014: This year’s METS reinforced its claim to be the world leading leisure marine B2B trade show by breaking all sorts of records. 24 Nov 2014
METS Early Bird discount ends 1 March 2015
METS: Companies looking to exhibit at METS 2015 can take advantage of an early bird discount of 15%, if booked by 1 March. 24 Feb 2015
METS Breakfast Briefing speaker announced
METS 2015: The keynote speaker at the METS 2015 Breakfast Briefing on 17 November will be Peter Sander, manager emerging technologies & concepts at AIRBUS Industries. 08 Jun 2015
Tickets for METS Boat Builder Awards
METS AWARDS: Tickets for the first ‘Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement’, organised by IBI and METSTRADE, are now available. 10 Jul 2015
METS awards to reward inspiring marketing
AWARDS: The first of six award categories for the inaugural Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement, the ‘Retail Marketing Award’, is open for nominations. 15 Jul 2015
Call for METS Boat Builder Awards
BOAT BUILDER AWARDS: Nominations are now open for the METS Boat Builder award for Equipment Manufacturer Collaborative Solution. 22 Jul 2015
DAME Design Awards 2015
METS AWARDS: This year’s DAME Design Awards, part of the METSTRADE Show, are now open for entries. 11 Aug 2015
Lifetime Achievement award up for grabs
AWARDS: METSTRADE and IBI are calling for nominations for the final award category in the first Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement, the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’. 13 Aug 2015
Rens-Jan Van Vliet strengthens METS team
NEW APPOINTMENT: The METSTRADE show has appointed Rens-Jan van Vliet as its new maritime product manager in order to strengthen its team. 13 Oct 2015
25th DAME nominations revealed
DAME AWARDS: The jury has selected the nominations for the 25th DAME Design Award which will be judged at METSTRADE in November. 22 Oct 2015
Actisense to unveil new NMEA technology at METS
METSTRADE: Actisense will be unveiling its new range of National Marine Engineering Association (NMEA) products at the upcoming METSTRADE show in Amsterdam. 26 Oct 2015
DAME nomination for H-L's Flex 3D jacket
DAME NOMINEE: The new Henri Lloyd Flex 3D Jacket has been nominated for a DAME Award, one of 51 products nominated to go forward for final judging by the jury of the Silver Jubilee edition of the DAME Design Awards. 26 Oct 2015
Records tumble at METSTRADE show
METSTRADE: This year's METSTRADE show is all set to break records again when it opens its doors on 17 November, 2015. 27 Oct 2015
Joke Ekelschot joins METSTRADE team
METSTRADE: RAI Amsterdam has appointed Joke Ekelschot to join its METSTRADE team as sales manager. 02 Nov 2015
Sustainability at the METSTRADE show
METSTRADE: The focal point of this year’s METSTRADE show, which opens its doors to a record number of exhibitors on Tuesday 17 November, will be sustainability. 04 Nov 2015
METSTRADE catalogue ready to download
METSTRADE CATALOGUE: The METSTRADE 2015 catalogue is now available to download before the event takes place on 17-19 November at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre. 10 Nov 2015
Future of Yacht Recycling Conference
RECYCLING: The inaugural Future of Yacht Recycling Conference starts at 10:00 in Room D201-202, The Elysium, The RAI Centre, Amsterdam on Monday 16 November. 11 Nov 2015
First joint winners of 25th DAME Awards
DAME AWARDS: The DAME Design Award has been received by joint winners for the first time in its 25-year history. 17 Nov 2015
British excellence reigns at METSTRADE
BRITISH WINNERS: British designed and manufactured products received over half of the accolades at the DAME Design Awards 2015. 19 Nov 2015