IBEX

The International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference is the marine industry’s largest technical trade event, serving boatbuilders, marine industry dealers, aftermarket suppliers and buyers, designers, repairers, surveyors and boatyard/marine operators. It is held annually in the fall on a rotating basis in Louisville, Ky., and Tampa, Fla.

IBEX opens 2014 registration

Registration is open for the 2014 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference, which is set to take place Sept. 29-Oct. 2 in Tampa, Fla.

IBEX nears sellout of exhibit space

The 2014 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference added several new features and has already sold 90 percent of the exhibit space in its new Tampa (Fla.) Convention Center venue.

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IBEX hires new seminar manager

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference hired Laura Sherman as the new IBEX seminar manager. Sherman will work directly with show co-owner Professional BoatBuilder magazine to manage the seminar series and the educational content of IBEX. She has held positions in advertising at Professional BoatBuilder and WoodenBoat magazines since 2004 and as part of the…more

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Rosy, but realistic

The mood at IBEX was one of optimism for an industry that is making a slow but steady comeback Amid the discussions and networking at IBEX 2013, the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference, was the underlying theme that although business is better, growth is going to continue to be slow, compared with the pre-recession era.

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A challenge to get Hispanics into boating

Companies that ignore the exploding Hispanic population in the United States and fail to engage that market will miss out on long-term business opportunities, conferees at one of many seminars held at IBEX were told.

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VIDEO: IBEX 2013 exhibitors talk about their products

Soundings Trade Only writers thoroughly covered the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference last month, so look for an extensive report in the November issue of the magazine. Meanwhile, sponsored videos from IBEX are up and running at our website. Eight exhibitors discuss the new products they brought to the show. From an innovative glass cockpit…more

IBEX reports 2013 show attendance

Organizers of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference said today that attendance this year of 4,700 equaled the turnout of a year ago. As in 2012, the boating industry’s networking and trade event took place at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. The conference ran from Sept. 17-19. “IBEX was well-attended this year, but what…more

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IBEX 2013: Relaunched Dolphinite pitches new product

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Adam Boulay, president and CEO of gelcoat and fiberglass product manufacturer Dolphinite, is having a good year. Nine years removed from shutting down his company after filing for bankruptcy following the failed launch of a faulty antifouling product and subsequent lawsuits, Boulay brought his relaunched Dolphinite to the International BoatBuilders’ Exposition &…more

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IBEX 2013 VIDEO: Raymarine unveils engine and steering interface

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Raymarine’s engine and drive-by-wire steering interface — called the ECI-100 — should help boatbuilders and electronics system installers bridge the gap between the latest engines and steering systems and Raymarine products, the manufacturer announced Wednesday during a seminar at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference. “It’s a very small device that’s a…more

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