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Going Dutch

Going Dutch

The Saltwater team heads to Amsterdam for the world’s largest marine trade exhibition

METSTRADE is always one of the most important events on our calendar but this year it promises to be a particularly busy show for the Saltwater team, with seven staff members flying out to support 13 of our clients. Over the three days of the show, we will be assisting clients launching a variety of innovative new products, as well as running several press events and holding numerous media briefings.

At the same time, Saltwater’s media team will be meeting clients, to discuss 2020 advertising plans, and ad reps to find out about any upcoming changes within the print and digital media. While buying can be done by phone and email, we find these face-to-face meetings invaluable to build relationships, gain insight and keep abreast of developments.

On Tuesday 19th November the winners of the 2019 DAME Design Awards will be announced and four Saltwater clients are in the running for these prestigious accolades. Raymarine has been nominated for both its Marine Thermal Camera System and DockSense Alert Assisted Docking, while Dometic is also in contention for its Optimus Electronic Remote Mount Steering Actuator and ACR for its ResQLink View Personal Locator Beacon, which will be launched during the show.

Taking place at the RAI Amsterdam convention centre from 19th to 21st November, METSTRADE is the world’s largest trade exhibition of marine equipment, materials and systems. This vast event is split into three sections, with a Superyacht Pavilion and separate areas for Marinas & Boatyards and Construction Materials. The show prides itself on being the only truly B2B exhibition for the leisure marine industry.
Other events taking place at METSTRADE this year include the Boat Builder Awards Gala, the Superyacht Forum, the I-nnovationLAB showcasing DAME-nominated products; the E-nnovationLAB focusing on the latest developments in electric and hybrid marine propulsion and the Young Professionals’ Cruise.

Saltwater Stone clients exhibiting at METSTRADE this year include: ACR, Channel 28, ChartCo trading as OneOcean, Cox Powertrain, Dometic, Fischer Panda, Flexofold, Inmarsat, Intellian, Ocean Signal, Raymarine, Vetus and YANMAR Marine International. For further details about these companies’ product launches and events at METSTRADE see

To arrange a meeting with Saltwater Stone during the show please email Georgina Bartlett at:


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