Industry News – Page 22

  • Prior Power Solutions will supply Thornycroft engines across its customer base

    Prior Power Solutions signs with Thornycroft


    Prior Power Solutions has been awarded dealership status from engine brand Thornycroft.

  • Using red diesel for propulsion will be banned in NI from October Photo: shutterstock

    Red diesel banned in NI from October


    The UK government has confirmed that red diesel will be outlawed in private pleasure craft in Northern Ireland to meet the UK’s obligations under the Brexit withdrawal agreement.

  • SoreSaddle 1000

    AMI Marine charity challenge


    AMI Marine staff aim to cover 1000 miles in 24 hours by motorbike to fundraise for The Seafarers’ Charity.

  • 39 apprentices attended the British Marine Apprenticeship Graduation Awards ceremony

    Pip Hare is guest speaker


    British Marine’s annual Apprenticeship Graduation Awards ceremony welcomed 39 apprentices along with their employers and families.

  • News

    Brunswick acquires SemahTronix


    Brunswick Corporation has acquired SemahTronix, supplier of high-complexity electrical wiring harnesses for advanced products in the marine, mobile, and defence industries.

  • Whyboats will be renamed boatpoint Hamble

    boatfolk acquires Whyboats


    Whyboats boat brokerage has been acquired by boatfolk.

  • Plymouth is home to a growing fleet of electric vehicles Photo: University of Plymouth

    First e-charging network for the UK


    Plymouth is set to become the first city in the UK to install a network of shore-side charging facilities for its expanding fleet of electric maritime vessels.

  • The Wing Group has set up a UK base to help expand into the European market Photo: Wing Group

    Wing Group opens European base in UK


    The Wing Group has set up a new global business development and product team in the UK.

  • The government has released its latest biennial maritime report Photo: DfT

    UK gov releases biennial maritime report


    The UK government has published its biennial maritime report covering the period April 2019 to May 2021, detailing its achievements over the past two years and charting its ambitions for the future.

  • A new initiative aims to help get children out enjoying the water Photo: boatfolk/Andrew Simpson Foundation

    Gateway to boating for young people


    The Andrew Simpson Foundation and boatfolk have teamed up to launch a not-for-profit initiative aiming to help get children and teens out on the water.

  • BM is launching a new national conference Photo: British Marine

    British Marine launches national conference


    British Marine is launching a new national conference for the leisure marine industry with a focus on innovation, collaboration and networking.

  • Azimut Grande Trideck

    Azimut|Benetti Group’s orders soar


    Azimut|Benetti Group’s order book is up three-fold on the previous season and now stands at €1.2bn.

  • Geoff Holt founded Wetwheels ten years' ago

    Wetwheels launches £1m fundraising bid


    Boating charity Wetwheels has launched a £1 million fundraising campaign in order to increase the number of its craft to ten by 2026.

  • Osculati introduced a three-year investment plan in 2020

    40% rise for Osculati


    Osculati has seen sales rise by 40% over pre-Covid times with a total turnover of €102 million euros in its last financial year.

  • Borrow A Boat is relaunching its Own A Boat sister brand Photo: Borrow A Boat

    Borrow A Boat makes boating more accessible


    Borrow A Boat is on a mission to make boating more accessible and affordable with the relaunch of its sister brand and a new crowdfunding campaign to raise funds ahead of a possible stock market float.

  • The Majesty 100 is Gulf Craft’s bestseller Photo: Gulf Craft

    Orders soar in 2021 for Gulf Craft


    Gulf Craft has seen the number of new orders soar in 2021 as it pushes into the superyacht market amid a major expansion of its business across Europe.

  • Shadow-Caster products are to be distributed in the UK by IMP

    IMP signs with Shadow-Caster


    Florida-based marine lighting and controls company, Shadow-Caster, has appointed International Marine Products (IMP) as its UK distributor.

  • Jet Skis are not currently defined as ‘ships’ and are therefore exempt from some laws Photo: Royal Navy

    BPA welcomes ship definition review


    The British Ports Association has welcomed a proposal to close a legal ‘definition of a ship’ loophole which presently means that personal watercraft are outside the scope of some laws.

  • Four Winns is launching a new outboard twin hull Photo: Groupe Beneteau

    Beneteau unveils latest plans at Cannes event


    Groupe Beneteau has hosted a new format event to share the company’s latest developments and product launches.

  • Barton Marine is a key sponsor of the 2021 WIMI networking event

    WIMI returns in 2021


    Barton Marine is again sponsoring the Women in Marine Industry networking reception at Southampton International Boat Show 2021.