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New Sailmaking Website for Dun Laoghaire Loft
Marine Trade
#sailrepair – Long standing Dun Laoghaire marine firm Downer Sails has launched a new company website to promote its many sailmaking services including the loft's well known express sail repair service. The new site features an interesting alteration section where…
Beneteau Not Exhibiting in London But Big Splash Planned for Paris and Düsseldorf Shows
Marine Trade
#beneteau – One of Ireland's best selling boat ranges Beneteau who are also Europe's leading leisure boat manufacturer is preparing to showcase its extensive range of power and sailing yachts at the 2012 Salon Nautique International de Paris and the…
boot Düsseldorf 2013 is Marine Industry Choice as German Watersports Market Still Buoyant
Marine Trade
#bootdusseldorf – The World's biggest yacht and watersports show is well on course for another successful showing ealry next year with boot Düsseldorf proving to be a safe haven in turbulent economic times. The yacht and watersports industry is concentrating…
All Eyes on Dubai for Pre-Owned Boat Show
Marine Trade
#TRADE NEWS - Growing demand in the Middle East for pre-owned boats is creating a new market for yacht owners looking to sell, as UAE's The National reports. This weekend's second-hand boat trade show at Dubai Creek Marina is expecting…
German Boat Show Reaps Reward of Northern Focus
Marine Trade
#hanseboot – German boat show hanseboot 2012 focused on Northern European waters and it has proved effective say organisers. "The increased focus of hanseboot on Northern European waters has produced good results," said Bernd Aufderheide, President and CEO of Hamburg…
Viking Marine Weathering Storm of Economic Downturn
Marine Trade
#ONLINE RETAIL - If Viking Marine boss Ian O'Meara has any regrets, it's that he didn't get into online trade much sooner. In an recent interview with The Sunday Times' Sandra O'Connell, the 52-year-old managing director explains how the internet…
Northern Ireland Marine Boss Awarded MBE
Marine Trade
#mbe – Whale Managing Director, Patrick Hurst  has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in recognition of services to the Northern Ireland business community. Patrick is currently involved in a number of business activities, which include…
Irish Yacht Broker Seeks Out New Markets
Marine Trade
There's no doubt about the lengths MGM boats of Dun Laoghaire will go to seek out new markets. We reported on the MGM Boats stand at the Dubai Show on St. Patricks day. Russia is also a growth market in…
Irish Yachts Go On Sale in Middle East
Marine Trade
#BOATS FOR SALE – Irish yachts and boats are on sale in Dubai this weekend thanks to the efforts of one Irish dealer seeking new markets for new and pre-owned Irish pleasure craft in Europe and around the world.  Enterprising…
Three Boat Jumbles Start in March
Marine Trade
#BOAT JUMBLE – Three Irish boat jumble sales including a new venue in Cork kick the 2012 boating season off in March and April. The jumbles commence on Sunday March 25th at the Carlisle Pier in Dun Laoghaire. They continue…
Crosshaven Boatyard Appointed Seaward Agents
Marine Trade
Crosshaven Boatyard Co. Ltd have recently signed a 'Representation Agreement' with top of the range motor boat builders Seaward Marine of Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The Cork yard will act as Seaward Marine Ltd's exclusive representative for the…
UK Halsey Badge Now on Irish Sails
Marine Trade
Sails bearing the UK Halsey badge are appearing from the McWilliam Sail loft in Crosshaven, Co. Cork just two weeks after the announcement that Cork sailmaker Des McWilliam has been appointed head of one of the world's largest sailmaking firms.…
25th Scottish Show Claims Bumper Crop of Irish Visitors
Marine Trade
Celebrating its 25th year, the organisers of Scotland's Boat Show 2011 at Kip Marina say it was a record breaker from the start and they say established itself 'as the largest show in Scotland and the third major boat show…
Marine Trade
A prestigious appointment to the top of one of the world's biggest sail making firms is a life time reward for a member of a Cork sailing family who built a sail-making business in Ireland. In a major Irish marine…
Celebrations for Five Decades of the Barcelona Boat Show
Marine Trade
A short history of the Spain's Barcelona Boat Show, on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, reveals how tenacious European marine companies can be in spite of economic recessions. In June 1963, a group of personalities who are linked to…
Safari Boats Order Boosts Kerry Boat Building Firm
Marine Trade
Kerry Boat-builder O'Sullivan's Marine (OSM) is bucking the trend in the depressed marine industry. The Tralee firm have a busy order book  and report strong demand for its traditional lake boat marque but it also has interest in more exotic…

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