The Marine Equipment Trade Show, held annually in the fall in Amsterdam, is the world’s largest trade exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the international marine leisure industry. It is organized by Amsterdam RAI in association with the International Council of Marine Industry Associations.

Hybrid propulsion conference to precede METS

The International Council of Marine Industry Associations is hosting its first International Marine Hybrid Propulsion Conference Nov. 14 at The Rai in Amsterdam, prior to the start of the Marine Equipment Trade Show. The conference will review the technical issues surrounding the design and implementation of marine hybrids and provide objective data on their advantages…more

METS donates to Netherlands charity

The Stichting Sailing Kids Foundation — a Netherlands-based charity that organizes sailing vacations for seriously ill children and their families — will receive the Design Award METS donation for 2011. The charity was selected by the METS Committee from seven applications it received after issuing a call for entries. The foundation arranges free six-day trips…more

Entries sought for DAME fee donation

METS and Superyacht Pavilion organizer Amsterdam RAI invites government- approved, marine-related public charities to apply for the registration proceeds from the Design Award METS competition. “Since the decision was made in 2007 to charge a fee of 150 euros (about $208) per product registration and donate the sum total to charity, on the advice of…more

Early registration deadline nears for METS

Early-bird registration ends March 1 for companies looking to book space at METS 2011 and the SuperYacht Pavilion 2011, which takes place Nov. 15-17 in Amsterdam. Those who book by that time can save 15 percent. “For many years, METS has sold out swiftly and it looks as if 2011 is keeping pace with the…more

METS reports record numbers for 2010 show

Final figures from the 2010 Marine Equipment Trade Show, which ran Nov. 16-18 in Amsterdam, show that a record 261 first-time exhibitors took part in this year’s event, in addition to a record number of overall exhibitors – 1,320 from 41 countries. “The show was fresh and lively, with a strong sense of optimism,” METS…more

METS 2010 reports attendance, exhibitor increases

Marine Equipment Trade Show/SuperYacht Pavilion 2010 organizers reported an increase in attendance at this year’s show, which ran Tuesday through Thursday in Amsterdam. There were 18,861 visitors this year, compared with 18,454 in 2009 and 18,485 in 2008. The 2010 event also featured more exhibitors, with 1,320 taking part, compared with 1,261 in 2009 and…more

METS 2010: Dometic hands out DIME awards

Dometic Marine announced the winners of its Dometic International Marine Excellence Awards for distributors and dealers at the Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam. The awards are based on sales of the company’s brands, which include Condaria, Cruisair, Marine Air, SeaLand and Waeco, as well as the company’s own Dometic brand. “2010 has been another…more

Selden Mast AB wins DAME design award

The Selden Reversible Winch, from Selden Mast AB, was named the overall winner of the Design Award METS Award 2010 today at the start of the Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam. Bill Dixon, chairman of the DAME jury, presented the award. The 20th annual competition attracted 132 products from 19 countries. “One can see…more


A November plate with lots to feast on

Lending conference in San Diego and dealer session in Orlando set the table for Amsterdam METS Three major events are taking place in November and each offers educational and networking opportunities to different segments of the industry, as well as a chance to meet with prospective customers and business associates. The National Marine Bankers Association’s…more

METS announces keynote speaker

Trend watcher Adjiedj Bakas will be the keynote speaker at the Breakfast Briefing during the Marine Equipment Trade Show in mid-November in Amsterdam. Bakas, an industry consultant and author, is expected to describe entrepreneurship opportunities that the economic downturn has created and highlight openings to transform the economy. The briefing, co-organized by the International Council…more

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