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The 56ft ketch Ilen shortly after her launch at Baltimore in 1926
Historic Boats
When the restoration project on the 1926-built 56ft Conor O’Brien/Tom Moynihan Falkland Islands Trading Ketch got under way at two locations – Liam Hegarty’s boat-building shed in the former Cornstore at Oldcourt near Baltimore, and the Ilen Boat-building School premises…
The new Howth 17 Orla bound for her first race on Tuesday August 1st
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There is something almost sacred about the arts and crafts of the boat-builder writes W M Nixon. As the warm and enthusiastic response to our recent story on Afloat.ie about the veteran Wexford boat-builder Larry Duggan reaching his ninetieth birthday…
Fifty years of service – Willie Lee (left) with former Crosshaven Boatyard Managing Director Wally Morrissey at the party on Friday
Boatyards
A very pleasant nostalgia-laden party in The Oar pub in Crosshaven on Friday night honoured shipwright Willie Lee, who was retiring after fifty years with Crosshaven Boatyard writes W M Nixon. In addition to colleagues past and present, the attendance…
Tom MacSweeney racing Seascapes at Royal Cork Yacht Club
Island Nation

Launch Your Boat Time!

25th April 2017
It’s launching time at Castlepoint Boatyard at Crosshaven in Cork Harbour where I keep SCRIBBLER II. That’s my Sigma 33, named rather appropriately for a journalist/scribe, as I’ve been told. The first SCRIBBLER was a Ruffian 23, much sailed and…
The ICRA Nationals run from June 6 in Cork Harbour
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ICRA has issued a notice to all Cruiser Racers attending June's Royal Cork Yacht Club National Championships this year in Cork Harbour that full lifting facilities will be available through the following suppliers: · Salve Marine is right beside the yacht…
Building a wooden sailing boat using WEST epoxy
Boatyards
Now hear this, all you folk who would like to make the best of the boat-building, modifying and repair potential of the famous WEST system. A workshop is being held tomorrow in Dublin by Gary Thompson from West System International’s…
Close up of a typical Airtonic heater installation on a yacht
Boatyards
A generic guide to the important differences between marine and vehicle heater systems. At this decidedly chilly time of year, the regular use and expected performance of your boat’s marine heating system will no doubt be at the forefront of…
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…
Tom MacSweeney's Sigma 33 Scribbler ashore in Cork Harbour
Island Nation
It is, in my experience, an awful thing to board your boat and see the damage which has been done to it by thieves who have broken-in. That happened to me a few years ago on my mooring at Crosshaven…
Well done to anyone who spots the typo in this first version of the community invitation to the Ilen Decking-Ceremony at Oldcourt near Baltimore on Saturday October 15th.
Historic Boats
We well know from running stories now and again about the restoration of the Conor O’Brien 57ft ketch Ilen at Oldcourt near Baltimore for Limerick’s Ilen Boat-building School just what a high level of interest it arouses at home and…
MGM's 50 ton travel hoist lifts the Dun Laoghaire lifeboat
Boatyards
With just over three weeks til the clocks go forward and with the smell of antifouling in the air at Dun Laoghaire Harbour, it can only mean one thing; the Irish summer boating season is just round the corner. Boatyards…
Boatyards
Fitzgerald Marine is a manufacturer and importer of fibreglass boats, with purpose built warehouses and a yard on the outskirts of Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland. Established in 1988, Fitzgerald Marine has become one of the country's top producers of small…
Boatyards
Crosshaven Boat Yard was established almost 60 years ago. Based in Cork Harbour, the yard has a fine tradition in boat building but with changing times there has been a change of emphasis and Crosshaven Boat Yard no longer builds…
Boatyards
Malahide marina boatyard in North Dublin offers the only purpose-built waterfront covered boat repair facility on Ireland's East Coast. The covered boat repair facility offers a complete range of maintenance, refurbishment and repair services, all conveniently available within the confines…
Boatyards
Rossbrin Boatyard is based in Schull, Co. Cork and was established in 1984. Services include Boat storage, boat sales, boat hire aswell as the following:   Safe Winter Lay-upFull FacilitesPersonal ServiceReliabiltyCompetitive RatesSheltered Boat StorageSlipway and 16 ton Boat HoistCustom-built WorkshopsOwner-managed…
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Castlepoint Boatyard

9th November 2010
Castlepoint Boatyard is based in Crosshaven, Co. Cork, it offers the following services... 25 Tonne Travel Hoist• Wood and GRP Repairs• Respray, Coppercoat and• Osmosis Treatments• Bow Thruster and Heating• Agents for Mermaid Diesel Engines• Winter Storage• Maintenance and insurance work…

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