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The UK Coastal Marina of the Year for 2017 (over 250 berths) is Largs Yacht Haven in Scotland
Irish Marinas
Largs Yacht Haven in Scotland has won the UK Coastal Marina of the Year award at the London Boat Show.  The Yacht Harbour Association (THYA), a group association within membership organisation of British Marine, announced the winners of its prestigious…
L-R Michelle Hitchcock, Head of Business Development at MDL Marinas Ltd, John Hogen, Chairman of the GMI, and Can Akaltan, General Manager at Cesme Marina
Irish Marinas
The ICOMIA World Marinas Conference in Amsterdam (17-19 November 2016) provided the ideal backdrop for the presentation of the latest two Global Marina Institute (GMI) certificates. Michelle Hitchcock, Head of Business Development at MDL Marinas Ltd, was awarded the Certified…
An aerial view of Carrickfergus marina (left) the sailing club (centre) and the town Harbour on the right in County Antrim
Irish Marinas
Carrickfergus Marina situated on the northern shore of Belfast Lough is making the most of the current Euro-Sterling exchange rates to highlight its Five Gold Anchor facility, with 300 fully serviced berths, to sailors and boat owners considering a change…
There’s no escaping it, there’s a nip in the air....prepare your boat for winter. Read the checklist below.
Boatyards
Putting your boat away for Winter may not be the most exciting topic of this sailing season but a few jobs done right now might save you a lot next summer. Following the devastation recently caused by the first major hurricane…
Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed with Minister of State Joe McHugh at the launch of the Small Craft Harbour in Killybegs, Co Donegal
Coastal Notes
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed TD today launched two new major marine projects in Killybegs, Co. Donegal. The first of these was the redevelopment of the United Fish Industries (UFI) fishmeal plant which has just been…
Galway Docks
Galway Harbour
#Galway - Galway is missing out on millions of euro annually due to a lack of modern marina facilities, according to a top Irish sailing executive. Pierce Purcell of Galway Bay Sailing Club told the Connacht Tribune that investment in…
Drysail ™V2 is sold as an alternative to marina drysailing contracts, or being in the water for lond periods
Irish Marinas
Lift out on to hard standing is the ideal way to keep a sportsboat clean but has the added burden of lift in and out each time you want to sail. VersaDock, the modular floats provider for pontoons and dock…
Pontoons and visitor swing moorings are to be installed in Youghal harbour. See full notice below
Irish Marinas
Floating pontoons and visitors swing moorings at Nealon's Quay and Youghal have been proposed by Cork County Council. The plans of the long overdue development are available for inspection at County Hall in Cork over the next six weeks. Installation…
The new Small Boat Harbour facility at Killybegs greatly improves the cruising options in Ireland's rugged but beautiful northwest region
Irish Marinas
Rugged Donegal in the far northwest of Ireland is unknown territory for many Irish people whether by land or sea - and even more so for people from further afield writes W M Nixon. Yet for people who live in…
Schull Harbour – plans for a 235–berth marina require funding
Irish Marinas
Planning permission for a 235–berth marina is due to run out in 2017. General Election Candidate and former Mayor of Cork Cllr Alan Coleman has claimed that funding to get the marina and pier extension project in Schull up and running…
Irish Marinas
'Talk of a Marina in Youghal is just talk', says Martin Finn of Youghal Maritime Development Group. Currently, there are no visitor moorings, no landing jetties, no berths and only one of the five slipways is still usable. Here, the pressure…
Irish Marinas
The long awaited berthing facility in Youghal, East Cork looks to be finally getting underway. Works are due to 'start shortly' on a 20–metre pontoon and visitor moorings which could be ready for visiting boats by this summer, according to an Afloat.ie…
Irish Marinas
There's been a big shout out for the Irish Marine Federation (IMF) stand at this week's London Boat Show from UK boaters who have been 'surprised to learn' of the range of sailing club and marina facilities available around the…
Irish Marinas
MDL Marinas, one of Europe’s largest leading marina operators has invested £250,000 in a new, super fast WiFi service across its network of UK marinas. The new hardware will offer super quick internet access across all of MDL Marinas’ 19…
Irish Marinas
City of Edinburgh Council planning committee have granted planning consent to the revised masterplan for Edinburgh Marina. ­The 300 berth marina, residential, retail and spa hotel developmentwill be the focal point of Granton Harbour’s regeneration, just 2.5 miles from Edinburgh…
Irish Marinas
The AGM of the Irish Marina Operators Association (IMOA) took place this month at the end of another successful season. The news from around the coast is that visitor numbers are excellent with Irish marinas attracting large numbers of boats…
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