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P750 Thunder Action on Limerick Waters
Powerboat Racing
#P750 – Last Sunday saw the start of a fresh new format for Irish powerboating when the opening round of the P750 Thundercat National Championships hit the water in the very heart of Limerick as part of the popular Riverfest…
Kawasaki Issues Recall for JT1500 Jetski
Jetski
#JETSKI - Kawasaki has issued a recall for their Personal Watercraft Model JT1500 after the discovery of an assembly flaw that could lead to accidents on the water. On eligible units of Jet Ski STX-15F, Ultra 260X/LX, Ultra LX and…
NI RIB Firm to Hold Demo Weekend
RIBs
#RIBS – Redbay Boats is holding a demo and secondhand boat weekend on the 31st March/1st April at its home port of Cushendall, Co. Antrim. A wide range of secondhand boats will be on display as well as sea trials…
New Powerboat School for Dun Laoghaire
RIBs
#POWERBOAT – Irish National Sailing School (INSS) and Club have announced a new venture in to powerboating. A sister company, the Irish National Powerboat School is providing 'powerboat courses suitable for all levels from novice powerboaters to experienced hands'. The…
Sligo RIB Specialists Move to Larger Premises
RIBs
#RIBs – One of Ireland's largest Rib and Inflatable Boat Service Centres is on the move. With almost 20 years experience Inland Inflatable Service run by Ronan and Sinead Keys is moving to a new purpose built 8000 sq foot…
Massive Irish 16-Metre RIB Nears Completion at Red Bay
RIBs
#RIBS–Antrim's Red Bay Boats are building a 16-metre RIB and the new model to the Red Bay range will have a number of commercial applications. The Northern Ireland boat firm is operating at full capacity with commercial orders this month,…
Ideas for Jetski Use Launched on New 'Ride the Wave Right' Website
Jetski
#JETSKI – The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) has launched its new global personal watercraft resource website which is intended for PWC riders. Working in collaboration with personal watercraft manufacturers Kawasaki, Yamaha and BRP, ICOMIA's 'Ride the Wave…
Avon Jet RIB Range on Show in London
RIBs
#AVONRIBS – Worldwide specialist Jet RIB tender designer and manufacturer Avon is displaying its entire 2012 Seasport Jet Tender range at the Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show 2012 today. The recently launched Seasport 380 Jet Tender will be accompanied by…
RIB Maker Continues to Expand
RIBs
#ZODIACRIBS – Rigid Inflatable manufaturer Zodiac continues to evolve its range of RIBs, inflatable boats, tenders and liferafts with the some new concepts, new hulls and designs. In addition to displaying three new models for the first time at today's…
Permanent Jet Ski Berths Launched in Poole Marina
Jetski
  #JETSKI–A new marina in Poole has launched a specialist area for jet skis. The Port of Poole Marina in Dorest, which enjoys views of Brownsea Island and is close to the historic Poole Quay, is offering 13 permanent berths…
Galway Crew Win RIB Challenge
RIBs
On Saturday the 22nd of October three elated Galway teenagers, their coach and parents drove home from Dublin with a brand new powerboat in tow valued at €12,500. Fionn Delahunty (16), Ciaran Jordan (14) and Eamonn Murphy (12) were representing…
RIB Challenge Prize up for Grabs at National Yacht Club
RIBs
14 teams have reached the final of the Yachtsman Insurance/ISA RIB Challenge. The competition promotes safety in power boating and it is aimed at training young crash boat drivers. The final round of the competition is being hosted by the…
Stunning New Look to McLaughlin's Red Bay 650 RIB
RIBs
There's a new look to Red Bay Boats all new look 6. 5 metre RIB and by all accounts from this week's Southampton Boat Show the Irish built performance RIB is a real head turner.  They could've easily be dubbed…
Foynes Takes Regional RIB Title at Royal Cork
RIBs
The first of three regional finals of the ISA Yachtsman Euromarine Rib Challenge 2011 was held at Royal Cork Yacht Club last Saturday and it was an exciting start to the competition. This year the competition was designed to encourage…
Red Bay RIBs Enjoy Trip to Ardbeg Distillery (Video)
RIBs
18 Redbay RIBs under the watchful eye of the firm's Tom McLaughlin headed out from Cushendall in Antrim trip to Islay in Scotland for their annual visit to Ardbeg Distillery on September 3rd. Last year the fleet encountered stormy force…
Powerboat Racing's 'America's Cup' Returns to Cork
Powerboat Racing
Plans are afoot to bring powerboat racing's Harmsworth Trophy event to Cork in 2014 - over 100 years since Cork Harbour hosted the first ever edition of the race. http://www.afloat.ie/power/ http://afloat.ie/port-news/cork-harbour-news/ Regarded as the powerboat version of yachting's America's Cup,…

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