"Government representatives are firmly sustaining the sector with statements of support: "The sea is one of the foundations of our history. The boat industry needs to reassert its leading position".
The 36th edition of the Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai drew on a close on Saturday. The five day long regatta ended in grand style and in typical Cote d'Azur conditions, with blue skies, warm weather and light airs.
Unveiling a new name for the 37th edition, the Cannes Yachting Festival (formerly known as the Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes), Europe's leading in-water boat show is taking place between 9 and 14 September 2014 on the glittering Bay of Cannes.
The second edition of the Qatar International Boat Show ( QIBS ) is to be held this November under the auspices of HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani at Mourjan Marina in Lusail City.
On Sunday, after five busy sunny days, the curtain fell on the 31st edition of the Palma International Boat Show. Record-breaking in terms of land- and water-based exhibitors, the Show even had a surprise visit from Queen Sofia of Spain.
The greatest Italian boat exhibition continues reorganizing itself and is also aiming at becoming once again the European pleasure boat Show of reference in three years.
boot Düsseldorf injected a good deal of optimism into the boat and water sports industry at a time of economic difficulties. When the nine days of the trade show came to an end on 26 January 2014, there could be no doubt that all the sports disciplines in, on and under the water had been as much fun as ever.