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  • 2.0 RCD update

    With only six months left before the new EU Recreational Craft Directive 2013/53/EU starts applying on 18 January 2016, European Boating Industry and ICOMIA are pleased to bring you the 2.0 update of our EU RCD Guide. 24 May 2015 - Boating Business

  • Supporting evidence

    The belief that boat sales are picking up over here has strong supporting evidence from an unimpeachable source – boat loans! 24 May 2015 - Boating Business

  • Marina Conference

    The IMG Regional Marina Conference in Puerto Calero in May 2015 was well attended with international consultants and national boating federation representatives. 24 May 2015 - Boating Business

  • Surveys...

    I was reading a report only the other day showing how an online ‘customer survey’ had given an organisation a high customer rating and, effectively, all was therefore wonderful. 24 May 2015 - Boating Business

  • The next 5 years...

    What does the next five years hold for the boating industry, now that the elections and the uncertainty of who will be governing the UK are over? 24 May 2015 - Boating Business

  • When hard work and hope are not enough

    The direction of the pendulum, following the laissez faire approach of the Enterprise Act 2002, is now swinging the other way, says Peter Windatt. 23 May 2015 - Boating Business

  • Is your website legally compliant?

    Having a legally compliant website is fundamental to running a successful e-business, says Nigel Miller. Making errors reduces or destroys consumer confidence in the business and can also land a firm in hot water. 23 May 2015 - Boating Business

  • ICOMIA global update

    23 May 2015 - Boating Business

  • Mobile search rankings

    Having a mobile friendly website has just become a whole lot more important. 23 May 2015 - Boating Business

  • Portland Bill May 2015

    This Mike Atkinson cartoon - Transparent - was published in the May 2015 issue of Boating Business 23 May 2015 - Boating Business

  • Robbie Brown

    Every month, Alice Driscoll, MD of ADPR, interviews a member of the industry. This month it's Robbie Brown, VP International Sales and Marketing, at Seastar Solutions 23 May 2015 - Boating Business

  • Boat clubs expanding

    It comes as no surprise that the recent recession had a significant impact on consumer spending habits. US consumers spent less and saved more. 23 May 2015 - Boating Business

  • Europe Maritime Day

    This year the European Maritime Day will be held in Piraeus (Greece) on 28-29 May. 23 May 2015 - Boating Business


    Well what a breath of fresh air, the inaugural London Yacht, Jet and Prestige Car Show was. Fresh faces; a good location, and great timing. 23 May 2015 - Boating Business

  • Boat shows - hindrance or help?

    We’re just back from the Dubai Boat Show, having not been there for some years. 23 May 2015 - Boating Business

  • Standard Horizon's HX870E offers lots

    PRODUCT LAUNCH: Standard Horizon has introduced its new HX870E 6W handheld DSC VHF transceiver with built-in GPS, an upgrade of the HX851E. 22 May 2015 - Boating Business

  • RYA pushes the boat out

    SAILING EVENT: Thousands of people of all ages and abilities have taken to the water over the past nine days to experience sailing and windsurfing during the RYA’s ‘Push the Boat Out’ (PTBO) event. 21 May 2015 - Boating Business

  • New UK distributor for Johnson Outdoors

    DISTRIBUTOR: Hayling Island-based Marathon Leisure Ltd has been appointed as the UK and Ireland distributor for Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics Inc. 21 May 2015 - Boating Business

  • ACWS programme finalised

    ACWS: The evening programme of the America’s Cup World Series (ACWS), which arrives in Portsmouth from 23 to 26 July, has been finalised with a number of big acts. 20 May 2015 - Boating Business

  • Good news from CRT chief executive

    INLAND WATERWAYS: Canal & River Trust (CRT) chief executive Richard Parry recently announced what he described as a “stunning year financially”, writes Harry Arnold. 19 May 2015 - Boating Business

  • Clipper Race helps secure tourist award

    AWARD: The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has helped one of its Host Ports and Team Sponsors secure a top travel industry award for its week-long festival. 19 May 2015 - Boating Business

  • PLA lifts ban on Thames Tideway

    INLAND WATERWAYS: Subject to conditions, the Port of London Authority (PLA) has lifted its ban on all hire narrowboats navigating the Thames Tideway between Brentford and Teddington, writes Harry Arnold. 18 May 2015 - Boating Business