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Boating Industry Stories on our Radar this Week


To FLIBS, or not to FLIBS, that is the Question

FLIBS is moving forward with its October 28th show during a time when just about every other boat show canceled or went virtual. A new survey reveals that slightly more than half (51.84%) of respondents said they would not attend FLIBS this year with an additional 13.42% saying they were not yet sure. Read the full article here



Azimut Yachts Holds a Private 5-Day Show

With boat shows canceling around the world, Azimut Yachts decided to launch their offerings in with a special event. From September 8 to 13, Azimut Yachts is holding its own boat show at the Marina in Viareggio. The show features  Azimut Yachts’ latest novelties, including but not limited to the fast and nimble S7, to the Yard's elegant Grande 35 Metri flagship, the spirited and sporty Atlantis 45 and 51, and the Flybridge 50, 55, 60, 66, and 78 models. Will this be a growing trend in the yachting world? Read this story here.


This Yacht Features a " Mysterious" Hidden Nightclub

Dutch yard Feadship recently revealed a new 109-meter superyacht concept named Project FG, and it is stunning. Key features include a vast outdoor beach club large enough to accommodate parties of 200-300 people.  The yacht features a panoramic piano lounge and pop-up table tennis table with a transparent windbreaker at the bow. One of the most interesting features is the mysterious nightclub hidden inside that yacht, and its entrance is unknown to everyone but the owner. Read the full article here


IBEX Online announces education conference

IBEX Online announces the 2020 Education Conference to be held virtually September 29 – October 2, 2020. IBEX Online: A Virtual Experience is a free trade event designed to allow the industry to come together in a safe and productive environment. “The 2020 IBEX Education Conference offers a range of sessions providing fundamental skills to cutting-edge advanced training for the boatbuilding, design, and repair industry in a new, virtual format.” Read the full article here. 


COVID-19 cases in Florida on Downward Trend

Cases in Florida are declining, and while the state is not out of the storm just yet, the trend gives a bit of hope.  A continuous downward trend would mean more counties can resume their reopening plans and provide a bit of hope for boating events through the end of the year and 2021. With the Miami International Boat Show taking place in February, a downward trend is promising. Read the full article here.

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