Oct 8, 2018
This article has been reprinted from the September issue of PowerTALK, the monthly report of news and analysis produced by Power Systems Research.
The Cannes Yachting Festival September 2018--The 41st edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival--the largest in-water European boat show, was held Sept. 11-16. Six days of the show were not long enough for more than 50,000 visitors coming from all over the world to see the 638 boats built in France and abroad (58%).
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May 11, 2018
The expanded and updated MarineLink™ proprietary database of global boat builders developed by Power Systems Research is ready for distribution.
MarineLink™ now contains data on more than 400 boat builders and marine OEMs in Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia, and North America. It covers the power range from smallest sail drive at 10 kW to super yachts up to 10 MW.
Launched in 1990, MarineLink™ originally included information on all types of European pleasure boats powered with an inboard, sterndrive or sail drive diesel engine (motor boats and yachts, sports cruisers, >Read more
May 24, 2017
Surviving the 2016 pre-buy quake
PSR Analysis: Registrations of motorcycles and mopeds in the EU reached 254,487 units during Q1 2017, dropping 3.3% compared to Q1 2016, according to the latest figures released by the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM).
While France, and Italy performed positively (+3.35% and + 1.11% respectively) all the other major markets were down: Germany -6%, Spain -9% and the UK -15%.
Overall, motorcycles sales declined for the quarter (-6% compared to Q1 2016), while moped registrations >Read more
May 3, 2017
UK Triggers Article 50 Requesting Exit from EU. Now What?
Well, the UK has triggered Article 50, officially requesting to exit from the European Union. Since the Brexit vote nine months ago, the UK economy has grown at a higher rate than expected, prompted by the fall in the value of the pound. Exports have increased and consumer spending over the past six months has been strong. Employment is at an all-time high and the unemployment rate is at 4.7%. All looks good for the UK – but......
Prices for materials and fuels paid by UK manufacturers for processing (input >Read more
Nov 25, 2016