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Flir Systems will retain Raymarine

There's a lot going on in the boating industry. A look back at the latest news from the boating professionals. The news briefs of May 11, 2020.

Flir Systems decides not to separate from Raymarine

The electronics group Flir Systems announced on the occasion of the publication of its 1st quarter 2020 results that it has abandoned its plan to sell its marine electronics branch Raymarine. In February 2020, it had indicated his intention to sell the recognized brand in the yachting industry.. but away from its development in thermal imaging cameras in industrial markets. The Covid 19 crisis called into question the ability to find a buyer at the price sought by Flir Systems.

Beacher expands its dealer network

The motorboat manufacturer Beacher, based in the Arcachon basin, has 2 new dealers in the Channel and the Mediterranean. Gironde pleasure boats are now represented by HouseBoat at Marines de Cogolins and PL Nautic Emereaude in La Richardais, on the Rance.

Damen creates a Yachting entity

The Dutch group Damen Shipyard is structuring its activity related to yachting. While the majority of its business is related to commercial shipping, it owns the brands Amels superyacht, SeaXplorer exploration yachts and support vessels for the transport of toys. These luxury yachting activities are now grouped together in the Damen Yachting Division, headed by Rose Damen.

Partnership between Kiriacoulis and Capt'n Boat

The advertising platform for professional sailors Capt'n Boat has signed a partnership with the boat rental company Kiriacoulis. The clients of Kiricaoulis and its subsidiary Vent Portant will be able to choose their skippers on the website, easing the charterer's search work while offering regulatory safety and a personalised choice to the yachtsman.

Sunseeker fires on Covid-19

The British motorboat manufacturer Sunseeker has announced that it will have to reduce its workforce following the economic crisis linked to the Covid-19. Management says that 460 employees, or 20% of the workforce, could be made redundant. Discussions with employee representatives are under way.

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