International News

The marine industry is a global enterprise. Builders, dealers, marinas, equipment manufacturers and other businesses are found worldwide, and there are major boat shows on all continents.

Consumer spending trend bodes well for moderate growth

Week to week during the year, economy watchers get pieces of the puzzle — retail sales one week and home sales another — but nothing at least temporarily settles arguments about the direction of the nation the way the quarterly report on gross domestic product does.

‘Boaty McBoatface’ leads poll for name of new British ship

When scientists in the U.K. asked the public to name their new $290 million polar research ship, they expected the name of an explorer such as Sir Ernest Shackleton or a naturalist such as David Attenborough to eventually be emblazoned across the vessel’s bow.

Congresswoman pushes for foreign-flagged boat sales

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) used the Palm Beach International Boat Show to continue her fight to make it easier for foreign-flagged yachts visiting the United States to be sold to Americans.

The Gunboat 55 Rainmaker was hauled back to shore after more than a year adrift in the Atlantic.

Gunboat yacht is found after a year adrift

Fourteen months after Rainmaker, a 55-foot Gunboat, was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean, members of Oracle Team USA spotted the fully intact hull at sea. They saw the boat while they were on a fishing trip off Bermuda, and a 40-foot Luhrs charter fishing boat called Tenacious hauled it in, according to Gunboat founder Peter…more

Federal Reserve figures to stay on the sidelines — for now

Trying to guess what the Federal Reserve will do is among economy watchers’ favorite sports, and this week — just before the NCAA men’s basketball tournament starts — is a good time to tune in and see whether we’re looking at business conditions the way the central bank is.

Colombia conference names keynote speakers

The 2016 International Nautical Congress of Colombia confirmed a roster of keynote speakers for the one-time summit, which is scheduled for April 27-29 in Cartagena de Indias.

Yacht-recycling conference returns in November

Organizers of the inaugural Future of Yacht Recycling Conference, which was staged by Quaynote Communications and YachtMedia on the day before the 2015 Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam, are planning a second conference this November.

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