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If you are interested in teaching powerboat courses contact the INSS in Dun Laoghaire. Scroll down for video.
Jobs
The powerboat business in Ireland seems to be getting busier so the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School are appealing for more powerboat instructors. School Principal Kenneth Rumball says the Dun Laoghaire–based school is also looking for some full time…
Waves breaking on the East Pier in Howth today
Coastguard
This afternoon at 3.30pm the Irish Coast Guard emergency operations centre in Dublin received a call reporting a missing jet skier. The Coast Guard team in Howth, Coast Guard Rescue 116 Helicopter and the Howth RNLI lifeboats were immediately tasked.…
Rent a RIB from INSS – the operating area for INSS RIBs is Dublin Bay, south of the shipping lane and as far East as Dalkey Island
RIBs
Ever wanted to rent a Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) for a blast on Dublin Bay? Here's your chance. The Irish National Sailing School's 4.5m RIBTECs fitted with Yamaha 40hp engines are ideal for trips around the capital's waters. Included in the price of…
Theft of Outboard Engines – Advice from An Garda Síochána
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Over the last 18 months there has been a significant increase in the number of small outboard engines reported stolen to An Garda Síochána nationwide. Most of these engines are stolen while unattended at remote locations on the main Rivers…
The Spinal Injuries Ireland RIB on a trip out from Dun Laoghaire
RIBs
As part of its annual fundraising campaign, Spinal Injuries Ireland is seeking support from the sailing and boating community on its 'Colour me Friday' campaign day today.  Spinal Injuries Ireland is the only support service for people who have sustained…
Crosshaven RNLI ILB assisted a casualty from a RIB last night at Cork City marina
RNLI Lifeboats
Crosshaven RNLI lifeboat in Cork Harbour was requested to launch yesterday evening at 8.49pm after a report of a 9m RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) with two people on board hit a navigation Buoy near Tivoli in Cork City. Reports also…
The new Fjord 42 open has an even more striking hull design and a flat deck layout
Boat Sales
Fjord is known for unique powerboats. The vertical bow and a clear visual language of extraordinary hulls stand out in every port and make up the outstanding design from Patrick Banfield. The latest development of the brand portfolio of the…
 The 14–metre motor yacht, the ARROW460, has been christened, “Mercedes”
Boat Sales
Silver Arrows Marine is launching ARROW460-Granturismo, designed in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz Style, at next month's Monaco Yacht Show 2016. The 14–metre yacht, christened, “Mercedes”, will be available for inspection and some sea trials at the show in Port Hercules.  
Johan Wästeräng (center, Volvo Penta’s Vice President of Marine Leisure Product Management, and Gilles Poirier (second right, Volvo Penta Marine Sales Manager) accept the ‘Engine-Propulsion of the Year’ award.
Power
Volvo Penta has been awarded ‘Engine-Propulsion of the Year’ during the prestigious World Yachts Trophies 2016 ceremony at the Cannes Yachting Festival. Additionally, the company was also recognised in conjunction with Amer Yachts for the ‘Most Innovative Yacht’. The awards…
Sunseeker's Manhattan 52
Marketplace
Sunseeker International powerboat manufacturer has announced strong retail sales at the Cannes Boat Show with in excess of £25m of retail orders (ex.tax) taken and a further £15m expected to be completed post show across a wide range of yachts…
Ballistic 4.3 c/w F25
RIBs
Yamaha has more international brands on display than previously to give visitors a greater choice of powered craft and RIBs for a lifestyle afloat at today's Southampton boat show. From WaveRunner PWCs, trailer-boats, high performance RIBs and day-boats to fishing…
The Hibernia team includes Phillip Fitzgibbon navigating, Denis Dillon dealing with logistics and on-board hydraulic monitoring. Jonathan Napier is co–driver, Jonathan was famously the last Concorde flight pilot.
Powerboat Racing
Hibernia Racing, The International Irish Marathon Offshore Powerboat Racing Team headed by driver and throttle man John Ryan are set to take on their toughest challenge to date; the Cowes Classic 2016 Offshore Powerboat Race. The race takes place this…
Team Powerboat Ireland celebrate at the UIM World Championships
Powerboat Racing
Last weekend in Navia, Asturias, Spain, Hr850 and T850 Powerboat racing teams competed and represented their countries at the highest international level, the UIM World Championships. Within this group was Team Powerboat Ireland, a group of Irish Powerboat enthusiasts made…
The new 12m Red Bay RIB is launched from Cushendall Pier on a sea trial. Scroll down for video.
RIBs
Irish RIB builders Red Bay Boats launched a new Stormforce 12–metre fitted with twin 350 Verado outboards last week. According to the Northern Ireland firm, the sleek boat has been built for Better Moments As, based in Norway. This will…
Cian O'Driscoll, James Landers and Giles Kelliher set out from Fenit on the 700–mile circumnavigation
Powerboat Racing
Three Tralee Bay Sailing Club members set out from Fenit in county Kerry yesterday to retrace a TBSC voyage first made 25 years ago. Ribbers Cian O'Donnell, James Landers and Giles Kelliher set out from the most westerly port in…
Round Ireland record holder Sean McNamara, Denis Dillon, Philip Fitzgibbon and John Ryan celebrate in Kinsale having set a new record time of 12 hours 54 minutes and 24 seconds
Round Ireland Power
Team Hibernia have smashed the Round Ireland Powerboat Record by taking six hours off the long–standing 2009 time. The high speed voyage which began at 5am this morning was not without its hazards. Were it not for fog and a…

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