dinsdag, oktober 20, 2020

As COVID-19 fades, boating lobby asks EU to open wallet wide

BRUSSELS – A day after the European Commission proposed €750 billion in COVID-19 recovery funding, Europe’s boating lobby urged it to provide significant financial...

Monaco, Cannes in the throes of different COVID-19 playbooks

AMSTERDAM – As Dutch superyacht builders led a boycott of the 2020 Monaco Yacht Show due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cannes show vowed...

Corona virus shuts down 2020 HISWA-in-Water

LELYSTAD - The corona virus has claimed another boat show: the 2020 HISWA-in-Water event  in the Netherlands, that was scheduled for Sept. 2-6. Show...

Niels Klarenbeek takes METSTRADE helm

AMSTERDAM - Niels Klarenbeek, 42, has been named director of the Metstrade show. He succeeds Irene Dros who resigned Feb. 20 after 18 years...

HISWA-RECRON goes to bat for idled Dutch boat sector;  Sees bumpy road ahead

LEUSDEN – The Dutch boating and leisure sector lobby has secured some aid for its 2,500 members but says more is needed. Ominously, it...

Coronavirus brings ‘force majeure’ into focus in yachting sector

AMSTERDAM – That coronavirus pandemic was force majeure, right? No yacht builder or supplier who reneged on a contractual obligation due to the global...

Coronavirus turns barque Europa into a pariah

THE HAGUE – The COVID-19 coronavirus has made barque Europa unwelcome everywhere. It has halted her Southern Ocean cruising, sending the 56m (184ft.) tall...

Coronavirus has Dutch boating sector by the throat

AMSTERDAM – The Coronavirus is ravaging the Dutch recreational yachting sector knocking the air out small and mid-sized  companies – the lifeblood of any...

HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show proceeds with 2020 edition

AMSTERDAM – The 2020 HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show opened, as planned, on March 11, against a backdrop of a global coronavirus epidemic. Organizers said Dutch...

Linssen upgrades warehousing to boost productivity

MAASBRACHT - Linssen Yachts has installed a roller track conveyor system that delivers yacht building materials and boat gear to its warehouse halls faster...