IBEX 2018: VIDEO: Industry leaders speak with Trade Only Today

  • IBEX manager Anne Dunbar talks about this year’s show, how successful changes in the format were and about possible growth opportunities
  • MRAA president Matt Gruhn discusses the upcoming Marine Dealer Conference and Expo, the new show next year in Tampa and MRAA’s online courses.
  • ABYC president John Adey talks about the association’s mission, upcoming law seminar, online standards and compliance regulations.
  • David Wollard of Webasto shows the company’s new Breeze air conditioner for open cockpits.
  • Adam Schanfield, general manager of Nautic-On, talks about how telematics can lead the industry.
  • Lou Sandoval, Nautic-On national director of business development, talks about a seminar on the connected boat that he led with several manufacturers.


Freedom Boat Club Buys N.Y. Franchise

The latest acquisition is Brunswick’s sixth corporate-owned Freedom operation in the United States.

In-Person NMEA Conference Announced

The electronics conference, in conjunction with the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services, is scheduled for Sept. 20-24 in Orlando, Fla.

Vesper Appoints U.S.-based Manager

Damien Frye will drive sales of the New Zealand-based company’s Cortex product line.

Groupe Beneteau Sells CNB

As part of the conglomerate’s realignment, the Groupe has inked an agreement with Italian yard Solaris to purchase the bluewater sailing brand.

IBEX Hires Education Director

Patty Lawrence will manage the show’s preconference sessions, seminars and workshops.

Organizers Plan for In-Person Metstrade

The show is scheduled for Nov. 16-18 in Amsterdam and will incorporate virtual elements.

X Shore Secures $17M in Funding

The Swedish company’s 26-foot Eelex 8000 electric boat premiered at the Palm Beach show last month.