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Released into the daylight at last – Bill Trafford at Skenakilla with his latest creation
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As Johnny Smullen, boatbuilder to America’s Cup legend Dennis Conner has put it, the transformation job on a tired old Etchells 22 is simply amazing writes W M Nixon The well-worn white hull of a standard Etchells 22 went into…
The Beneteau Oceanis 38.1 will be on display in Poole Harbour
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Yacht broker Ancasta has announced its line up for Poole Harbour Boat Show 2017, which takes place from 19th to 21st May 2017. As one of the UK’s largest Beneteau power and sail dealerships, it will be presenting the Beneteau…
The Laurent Giles-designed classic Scythe with yawl rig fitted. Since being built in 1962, her rig has been varied between yawl and sloop, and she is currently sloop rigged
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The keener Irish owners of classic wooden yachts with performance potential are already finalising plans for an interesting season writes W M Nixon. In it, their judiciously-chosen programme will include enough races against other classics to give a sense of…
The new Lagoon 40 is available with three or four cabins
Boat Sales
A new Lagoon catamaran 40 model will be available this Autumn. Builders say the new size represents a combining of two Lagoon generations, the 39 and 400. The new yacht has aft rigging for greater performance and a self-tacking jib…
An athwartships double bunk down aft is one of several unusual but effective features of the Hanse 301
Boat Sales
We all have mixed feelings about very beamy boats writes W M Nixon. They can certainly provide a significant amount of extra space, but whether or not that actually improves the accommodation depends entirely on how it has been utilised. Some…
Buy now before the pound sterling soars…..this specially interesting Corby 25 in North Wales is being advertised as a “Brexit Bargain”
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The designs of John Corby are a fascinating area of study in many ways, as is the man himself writes W M Nixon. His father invented the eponymous trouser-press which saved so many of us from looking scruffy when we…
The Viksund 260 is a sensible compromise between the needs of seaworthiness and the hope that the weather Gods are going to send a day reminiscent of the Mediterranean at its sweetest.
Boat Sales
It could well be that anyone from the coastal districts of Scandinavia has had more than enough of people making silly stereotyped comments about the Vikings writes W M Nixon. But the reality is that when it came to boats,…
Dix 38 for sale
Boat Sales
The South African-born boat and yacht designer Dudley Dix may now be based on the sedate shores of the Chesapeake on the east coast of the US writes W M Nixon. However, he learnt his sailing in the breezy Western…
The Westerly Centaur stayed true to her origins as an uncompromising bilge-keeler
Boat Sales
Cheltenham Week of all times, it’s more than appropriate to be considering a Laurent Giles-designed 1978 Westerly Centaur for sale on Afloat Boats for Sale at a bargain price in Crosshaven writes W M Nixon. The 26ft Westerly Centaur has…
The Nimbus 280 Coupe is an attractive combination of style, performance and roomy accommodation
Boat Sales
You know that sight you’ll increasingly see on the roads as the Spring weather begins to manifest itself writes W M Nixon. The cheering glimpse of a superbly maintained classic coupe or sports car of a certain age smoothly moving…
A Greek ship broker and an Irish yacht club are among the inquiries made about the former LE Aisling seen with Tall Ships flotilla off Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Boat Sales
#AislingInterest - Interest from three foreign navies writes The Irish Times are among those who have expressed in acquiring the last Irish Naval Service ship to be built at Verolme Cork Dockyard, when it goes for auction later this month.…
Farr 42 WOW is for sale priced at €169,950 through Farr Yacht Sales
Boat Sales
George Sisk's Championship winning Farr 42 WOW is for sale priced at €169,950 through Farr Yacht Sales. The Royal Irish Yacht Club based ICRA Boat of the Year 2015 is designed for both inshore and offshore performance. According to Farr…
Rob Woodward (right), Chairman of Network Yacht Brokers welcomes Ronan Beirne Leinster Boats
Boat Sales
Irish yacht broker firm Leinster Boats has joined Network Yacht Brokers, the leading co-operative of multiple independent yacht brokers with 18 offices in Wales, England and the Mediterranean. Principal broker Ronan Beirne of Leinster Boats sees this as a natural…
While the comfortable Dufour 40 Performance undoubtedly gives of her best for well-planned cruising, some of her sister-ships have shown she’s no slouch on the racecourse
Boat Sales
It tells us much about the intrinsic quality of a boat if her looks don’t seem to date writes W M Nixon. The debut of the Dufour 40 Performance in 2002, as the result of an interesting design linkup between…
The guide price is €150 - 200 for the original poster
Boat Sales
A Broadside Poster will be of Irish Yachting Interest at this weekend's Fonsie Mealy Auction in Kilkenny. The 19th century poster reads “For Sale. The Cutter Yacht Mystic,” Ten Tons (Coppered), Built by Hatcher 1872, Sails by Lapthorn, Fully Found. Racing Gear, etc.…
The LE Aisling is for sale by Public Auction (if not previously sold). The Auction will be held at 12.00 noon on Thursday, 23rd March 2017
Boat Sales
LE Aisling is for Sale by public auction (if not previously sold) at 12.00 noon on Thursday, 23rd March 2017 at the Carrigaline Court Hotel, Cork. The vessel is offered For Sale AS SEEN AS IS at Cork Harbour. FOR SALE BY PUBLIC…

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