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GT Marine will display two new models at the on-the-water show, the Delphia 29.2 and the award-winning Delphia 33. Both yachts are made by Delphia Yachts, Poland’s largest boat builder.
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Donal McClement of Crosshaven is showing up to three models from French builders Dufour. Two of these are the 40, a Performance version, and the brand new 425 that has sold 100 boats in its first year of production, a…
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Fastnet-winning sled Chieftain, renamed Lee Overlay, will take part in the first race of the new RAYC/Lee Overlay Partners offshore schedule this weekend. The canting-keel Cookson 50 has been bought by Dun Laoghaire sailor Adrian Lee and will be skippered…
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Both the Hanse 320 and 350 are designed by Judel Vrolick and follow the strong customer demand for even more stylish deck lines plus extra light, vision and space in the main saloon area.
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In an innovative move, Irish Sea Ray agent BJ Marine has begun pricing its Sea Ray stock in dollars. It’s to prove transparency on price, according to managing director Bernard Gallagher, who promises to sell in dollars if customers want…
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The Sun Odyssey 45DS has picked up another award, this time at the Norway Boat Show. With a modern interior design by Philippe Briand and pure, fluid lines drawn by the Garroni Designers, this new Jeanneau sailboat was awarded the…
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Portumna Marine, the newly appointed dealer for MasterCraft Ireland, has taken delivery of an MasterCraft X14 and will shortly receive the MasterCraft X2 for viewing and demonstration.
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How easy is it to learn? You can leave your slippers on. Anyone can pick up the basics in a week’s tuition and can continue on their own after that. Will I know it all then? They don’t call it…
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Starting off in sailing is easy – the difficult bit is deciding what part of the sport to try. If anchoring in a secluded cove or a BBQ from the deck of a yacht sounds like a far-fetched idea this…
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Viking Marine in Dun Laoghaire are Irish agents for La Rochelle-builder Harmony Yachts, who claim a new manufacturing process that gives them the ability to offer a high standard of finish at a competitive price.
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There has never been a better time to buy a boat, writes David O’Brien. Edward Heath famously grumbled about the cost of boating 30 years ago when he complained that “ocean sailing is like standing under a cold shower tearing…
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Lombard announce sponsorship of Ireland’s biggest water-based Boat Show once again. Currently listed as No. 2 in the Global Tourism Market, Marine activity is one of Ireland’s fastest growing leisure sectors and the Irish Marine Federation is set to capitalise…
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Most of what’s on offer at the Lombard On-the-Water Boat Show is geared towards newcomers. There’s a remark often quoted among boating folk – especially disgruntled skippers – that that the two best days of boat ownership are the day…
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A SUCCESSFUL 'ON THE WATER' EXPERIMENT Two years ago, we experimented with an On the Water Boat Show in April, and we were quite successful. So much so, that after many hours of deliberations, we decided to try to build…
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We are delighted to sponsor this year’s On the Water Boat Show. As Ireland’s leading provider of marine asset finance, Lombard remains a committed partner to the Irish Marine Federation and all its members.
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The Irish Marine Federation (IMF) is the national organisation representing both commercial and leisure sectors of the marine industry in Ireland. The IMF is affiliated to the Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC) which provides the Secretariat from its Dublin…
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The Green Team celebrated the completion of their new Volvo 70 with a party at the McConaghy boatyard in China over the weekend. The boat, designed by American shipwrights Reichel Pugh, is due to be loaded for transportation on Thursday…
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Final Voyage - Peter Dobbs

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PETER DOBBS - ACCOMPLISHED SAILOR AND CHANDLER In his self-effacing way, Peter Dobbs (1920–2008) was active in many areas of Irish life afloat. He was a son of the rectory. His father – a Church of Ireland canon – was…
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Final Voyage - Tom Joyce

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TOM JOYCE - BREATH OF FRESH ATLANTIC AIR The news of Tom Joyce’s sudden death in the Aran Islands at the end of November was a real shock. Though aged only 48, Tom had been a leading figure in west…
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Final Voyage - Pat Moore

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PAT MOORE - LIFE OF ENERGY AND ENTHUSIASM Pat Moore lived life at full speed both afloat and ashore, and he lived several lives at once. He burned with energy and enthusiasm. From one of Howth’s long-established fishing families, his…

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