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1st Olympic Yacht Show to be held in Greece

The inaugural event will take place at Olympic Marine’s Athens facilities in October. A new Greek yacht show is set to take place later this year, courtesy of Ondeck Events and Olympic Marine SA. The 1st Olympic Yacht Show will be held from October 1-4 at Olympic Marine’s newly renovated …

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America’s Cup: More than just a race

Rob Ouellette © Amory Ross/American MagiNew York Yacht Club is back at competing for the America’s Cup, and the club’s American Magic team is on a mission. In an excerpt of an interview in WindCheck Magazine, Chief Operating Officer Rob Ouellette shares the view from the fortress: Describing his job: Well, …

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UK government appoints new minister to cover maritime sector

Kelly Tolhurst previously ran marine surveying business. As part of the recent UK government ministerial reshuffle, Kelly Tolhurst has been appointed to oversee the country’s maritime sector including the recreational marine market. Tolhurst has the ranking Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport and she will not …

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EU warns Malta over incorrect VAT on yacht leases

Brussels calls on Malta’s government to modify VAT calculation system Brussels claims that Valetta has failed to properly modify its tax system The European Commission has sent an additional letter of formal notice to Malta whose authorities it accuses of not levying the correct amount of the value-added tax (VAT) …

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Dubai show to go ahead next month as planned

The 28th Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) is to go ahead next month as planned at the new Dubai Harbour Marina. The show’s organisers announced today that it will take place from March 10-14, 2020. Although almost all boat shows in Asia further east of Dubai have been impacted by the …

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Tokyo boat show cancelled

Six South East Asian boat shows have been now cancelled or postponed due to the coronavirus Earlier today, the Japan Marine Industry Association announced the cancellation of the Tokyo Boat Show which was due to have taken place from 5-8 March. This brings the number of shows in SE Asia, …

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Ancasta named one of UK’s fastest-growing private exporters

The UK-based international boat sales firm ranked 11th in the annual Sunday Times HSBC list Ancasta, the UK-based international boat sales firm, has been ranked 11th in the Sunday Times HBSC International Track 200 league table of Britain’s fastest growing private exporters. Coming in at number 53, Ancasta ranks alongside many other rapidly growing …

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IDEC SPORT shatters Tea Route Record

London, England (February 19, 2020) – The 31.5m IDEC SPORT maxi trimaran sailed by Francis Joyon, Bertrand Delesne, Christophe Houdet, Antoine Blouet, and Corentin Joyon completed the Tea Route voyage between Hong Kong and London this morning, crossing the finish under the QE II Bridge which spans the Thames at …

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