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2017 January February Marina World

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Marina World HEAD OFFICE MAILING ADDRESS & SUBSCRIPTION ENQUIRIES Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd, School Farm, School Road, Terrington St. John, Cambridgeshire PE14 7SJ, UK Editor Carol Fulford T: +44 (0) 1945 881018 F: +44 (0) 1621 855 867 Email: Special Correspondent Charlotte Niemiec Email: Advertisement/Commercial Director Julia Hallam T: +44 (0) 1621 855 890 F: +44 (0) 1621 855 867 Email: Accounts Manager Magdalena Charman T: +44 (0) 1403 733678 Email: Advertisement Production Nick Hing T: +44 (0) 1323 490384 Email: NORTH AMERICAN OFFICE Sales Director Americas Philippe Critot PO Box 29759, Los Angeles, CA 90029-0759, USA T: +1 323 660 5459 F: +1 323 660 6030 Email: FRENCH OFFICE Publisher’s Representative Catherine Métais PARIS RAI, 67 avenue André Morizet, 92100 Boulogne, France T: +33 1 46 10 47 50 F: +33 1 46 10 47 51 Email: ITALIAN OFFICE Advertisement Representative Ediconsult Internazionale srl piazza Fontane Marose 3, 16123 Genoa, Italy T: +39 010 583 684 F: +39 010 566 578 Email: CHINESE OFFICE Publisher’s Representative Simon Ding Bridge International Holding, Rm. 401, Building A, No. 55 Jinyu Road, Minhang District. 201103 Shanghai, China T: +86 21 33231328 F: +86 21 33231366 Email: Marina World (ISSN 1471-5856) is published bi-monthly by Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd, School Farm, School Road, Terrington St. John, Cambridgeshire PE14 7SJ, United Kingdom. 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Upon application, permission may be freely granted to copy abstracts of articles on condition that a full reference to the source is given. Printed in the UK by Stephens & George © 2017 Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd Views expressed by individual contributors in this issue are not necessarily those of Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd. Equally, the inclusion of advertisements in this magazine does not constitute endorsement of the companies, products and services concerned by Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd. The publisher reserves the right to refuse advertising. Tangible assets Carol Fulford Editor FROM THE EDITOR The announcement by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of plans to develop a new iconic waterfront destination in Dubai, stole international headlines in the first few days of January. In our world of marinas, it was a resounding start to a new calendar year as the planned marina, with 1,400 berths, will be the biggest in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The project, with its stunning lighthouse, will create another Dubai-style architectural landmark and encouraged me to run with our first ever computer generated front cover image. The breaking news of Dubai Harbour, finalisation of an impressive new outer marina at Nanny Cay in the BVI, near completion of a marina refurbishment for London’s St Katharine Docks and the unveiling of designs for Haven Kakumäe in Estonia – aimed to set new marina standards in the Baltic – herald good things for 2017. All are covered in this issue and are sure to be revisited editorially in months to come. This first issue of 2017 also sees us revert to our high gloss cover after opting in November/December to invest in a matt cover for a fresh look. We timed this for our bonus distribution at METSTRADE and the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference. Feedback from readers and advertisers was such that we conducted a poll from our stand in the Marina & Yard Pavilion (MYP), and gloss supporters significantly outnumbered those in favour of matt. Perhaps this is evidence that tried and tested formulas are the best formulas or, more colloquially, “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” Booksellers and vinyl album producers are happily finding this to be the case. The argument for print versus digital rattles on but printed book sales rose for the first time in four years in the UK in 2016 and recent reports indicate that 40% of Americans exclusively read paper books. E-book sales reached a peak in 2011, hit a plateau, and have since been in decline as many readers who flirted with the new technology have either returned to paper or now divide their reading between both mediums. Digital music feeds are similarly placed. In the first week of December 2016 vinyl album sales in the UK outstripped digital music purchases at £2.4 million versus £2.1 million. Although vinyl has experienced eight consecutive years of growth in the UK, the sudden fillip was astonishing. Just one year ago, vinyl albums accrued sales of £1.2 million and digital alternatives £4.4 million. The 2016 hike has been attributed to the fact that vinyl shopping has gone mainstream – away from select specialist stores to broader high street and out of town retailers including supermarkets. And, despite the higher cost, consumers are happy to spend on something that is “more tangible”. I like “tangible”. Here’s to glossy magazines! - January/February 2017 5

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