IFBSO enjoys a media partnership and cooperation with IBI and Soundings Trade Only for the benefit of its boat show members.

IBI International Boat Industry

IBI is unique! For more than 50 years it has been reporting on the international leisure marine industry. No other business-to-business publication can boast the breadth or depth of its reporting across the global boating scene. With an experienced network of journalists working on the ground in more than 25 key boating markets, supplying content on a daily basis, IBI remains the industry’s most trusted news and intelligence source. Little wonder IBI is requested by over 11,000 key industry personnel with an estimated pass on readership of 21,000

Often referred to as the marine industry’s ‘bible’, five decades of industry insight has given IBI a unique perspective. Its country reports have become a mainstay for those looking to research emerging markets, or to gain fuller understanding of the markets they operate in. Whether it’s the latest new products, company financials, boat show reviews or equipment sector reports, IBI magazine, the website ( and daily newsletter are invaluable resources for anyone involved in the business of boating.

IBI’s annual boat show calendar is published in cooperation with IFBSO, indicating which shows qualify as members based on compliance with IFBSO’s Code of Excellence and achievement of additional criteria to earn silver, gold or platinum status.

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Soundings Trade Only

Soundings Trade Only is a marine-to-business multi-media brand. It comprises a monthly print tabloid size publication and digital entities including an e-newsletter, web and social media sites.

With 40 years of experience bringing the best in marine journalism to the industry, Soundings Trade Only's mission is to reflect, inform and inspire. It offers the latest business news and information about the brands, products, companies, people, events, trends, statistics, management, manufacturing, marketing and more impacting the marine industry.

It is part of the AIM Marine Group which includes the following marine consumer publications: Yachts International, Power & Motoryacht, Sail, Anglers Journal, Soundings and PassageMaker. The AIM Group is a division of Active Interest Media.

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#ReThinkPlastic Newsletter

18th March 2019

At last year’s ICOMIA / IFBSO Congress we agreed on the voluntary implementation of our #ReThink Plastic Campaign. Subsequently, we published the Code of Excellence supporting the initiative on our website. This acknowledged that boa...
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Cooperation agreement Soundings Trade Only and IFBSO

12th February 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Soundings Trade Only and the International Federation of Boat Show Organizers (IFBSO) announce cooperation agreement. Essex, CT, February 7, 2019 - Soundings Trade Only (STO) and the International Federation of Boat S...
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