Housing for IFAI Expo 2015 is now open

April 10, 2015

Exhibitors and attendees may book hotel rooms online or via phone or email. Exhibitors and attendees of IFAI Expo 2015 in Anaheim may now book their hotel rooms online or via phone or email. Room blocks are secured at the Anaheim Marriott and the Hilton Anaheim. ConferenceDirect is the only official housing company for IFAI …

Miami boat show plans prompt lawsuit

April 9, 2015

City leaders in Key Biscayne, Fla., are suing the city of Miami over plans for the Miami International Boat Show. The Key Biscayne Village Council voted to sue the city over the $16 million plan to rehabilitate the area around the Miami Marine Stadium to host the show in 2016, according to the Miami Herald. …

IBEX to mark 25th anniversary

April 8, 2015

Marine industry vendors have already committed to nearly 90 percent of exhibit space on the show floor of the 25th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) taking place at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., Sept. 15-17. Exhibitors will promote new products and technology, network with peers, conduct strategic negotiations, and monitor cutting-edge trends …

Life-jacket design contest deadline April 15

April 6, 2015

The deadline for design entries with the 2015 Innovations in Life Jacket Design Competition is April 15. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water and the Personal Floatation Device Manufacturers Association, contest sponsors, encourage boaters, armchair inventors, design, engineering or high-school students to submit designs. The grand prize is $10,000. (Additional cash prizes …

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Marine shop safety

April 2, 2015

By Mason Riddle The proverbial adage—“better safe than sorry”—applies to marine fabrication shops as much as anywhere. The mix of canvas, metal, tools and equipment can cause problems anywhere. Add chemicals, electrical and water to the mix, and a calamity could be waiting to happen. Much seems obvious, but the obvious is often elusive when …