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The comfortable yet efficient cruising capacity of the Westerly Fulmar is indicated by the ease with which she can carry a spinnaker while reaching without being heavy on the helm
Boat Sales
“I’m busier now than I was in June or July” is the cheerful response from John McDonald down in Kinsale at the south coast MGM Boats boats for sale office writes W M Nixon. Normally there’s a slowing down of…
YXT 20m Support Vessel World Debut At Monaco Yacht Show
Boat Sales
The YXT 20 was conceived to support power and sailing yachts of any size, or be an explorer yacht, all on her own.The large 45 square meter open deck can be a comfortable base for a large tender, a sailboat,…
Rare moment in Irish shipbuilding as the new carferry Spirit of Rathlin is lowered into the River Avoca yesterday
Ferry
#FerryLaunched – A newbuild and that of a car ferry, which is rare in Irish shipbuilding, was launched at Arklow, Co. Wicklow yesterday, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 6 vehicle / 140 passenger ferry, Spirit of Rathlin was launched from Arklow…
The Terminator 755 is the first 100% fiberglass model released with Sealegs that does not feature the Hypalon or Aluminium pontoons
Boat Sales
New Zealand based Sealegs International has announce the coming release of the Terminator 755 Amphibious by Sealegs at the Auckland On Water Boat Show. The craft features System 60, the amphibious enablement system (AES) by Sealegs, and was developed by…
Sunseeker's 116 yacht is a new model for the boat show season
Boat Sales
Sunseeker International powerboat firm is celebrating a triumphant start to the boat show season following the successful Cannes Yachting Festival and Southampton Boat Show, with £70m of confirmed retail orders (exc. tax), and an expected £25m of additional orders to…
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 new 70m 'defies sailing convention but not the sailing experience'
Boat Sales
UK–based Dixon Yachts has launched a 'game changing' 70–metre design, offering sailing performance and interior space planning normally associated with motor yachts. DynaRigs have been chosen to maximise the sailing opportunity and minimise the sailing effort. Unlike a conventional rig…
The Jeanneau Leader 30 sportsboat
Boat Sales
The Leader 30 has received the “Barca Dell’Anno” award, the new award created by the magazine Vela e Motore, with the support of the National Union of the Italian Marine Industry. Distinguished among four competitors in her class, the Leader…
 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.  
The MG Spring 25’s accommodation is remarkably roomy for her size, yet she combined it with a real zing to her performance
Boat Sales
Even today, it’s rarely enough that we can say of some boats for sale on Afloat.ie that she’s “As Seen On TV” writes W M Nixon. Yet in the case of the Tony Castro-designed MG Spring 25, the fame of…
A pre-owned Multihull boat show takes place in Canet-en-Roussillon in the South of France on October 6
Boat Sales
The second edition of the Pre-owned Multihull boat show takes place in Canet-en-Roussillon in the South of France near the Spanish border. The show is an indication of the growing demand for multihulls coming from owners seeking longer live–aboard opportunities.…
 Founded in 2015 by Mitch Booth, BlackCat Superyachts are a new breed of catamarans
Boat Sales
BlackCat Superyachts has announced an alliance with a selection of the industry’s leading suppliers in the large luxury cruising catamaran market. Founded in 2015 by Mitch Booth, BlackCat Superyachts are a new breed of catamarans. Baltic Yachts is the world’s…
New launch (from left to right) Jean- François Lair, Beneteau, Gianguido Girotti, Beneteau, and Dame Ellen MacArthur christen the new Beneteau Sense 57 at Southampton Boat Show
Boat Sales
The new Beneteau Sense 57, which makes its UK debut at the 2016 Southampton Boat Show, was christened by Dame Ellen MacArthur, on the opening day of the show, Friday 16th September 2016. Ancasta, the UK’s largest Beneteau Sail dealer, is presenting the Sense 57…
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 First 310’s slightly hollowed waterlines forward hint at the performance potential of a boat which is the hull sister of the Figaro Solo OD
Boat Sales
At first glance, the First 310 makes you restless. You sense there’s more to this than meets the eye writes W M Nixon. And you’d be right. The First 310 and her cousins are something else too, as they’re actually…

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