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Irish Marine Federation Discusses Marina Initiatives at Boot Dusseldorf

27th January 2020
IMF at Boot - Prestige Yachts of France facilitated a meeting of the Irish Marine Federation at its Boot Dusseldorf stand. (From Left) Treasurer Ian O'Meara of Viking Marine, James Kirwan of BJ Marine, Chairman Paal Janson and Secretary Gerry Salmon of MGM Boats IMF at Boot - Prestige Yachts of France facilitated a meeting of the Irish Marine Federation at its Boot Dusseldorf stand. (From Left) Treasurer Ian O'Meara of Viking Marine, James Kirwan of BJ Marine, Chairman Paal Janson and Secretary Gerry Salmon of MGM Boats

An Irish Marine Federation committee meeting held at Boot Dusseldorf last week discussed future European tie-ups with the massive German show as a result of Brexit and the loss of the London Boat Show, traditionally a show with a strong Irish following.

The Irish marine trade has witnessed increasing numbers of Irish attendees at Boot over the last few years as the 17-Hall show becomes more and more dominant in the European market and direct flights from Dublin offer the possibility of day trips to the river Rhine venue.

The IMF meeting, chaired by Paal Janson of Dun Laoghaire Marina discussed implications for green diesel cessation and also on the agenda were plans to develop the valuable marina tourism network around Ireland. 

The Irish Marine Federation are representing their members through a number of key initiatives including some significant partnerships with international organisations.

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