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Irish youth sailors are competing at the Europa Cup in Lugano, Switzerland
Laser
A team of seven Royal St George Yacht Club Laser sailors, as well as sailors from Schull in West Cork and Foynes  on the Shannon Estuary are competing in the Europa Cup this Easter. The International Laser Class Association run the…
3M Perfect-It Gelcoat Light Cutting Polish + Wax. The range in Ireland is available from CH Marine
CH Marine Chandlery
Whether maintaining a factory fresh finish on your boat or trying to return an old and oxidized finish to its original lustre, working with gelcoats can sometimes be a challenge. 3M introduces a new set of products available in Ireland…
The Henri Lloyd Cool Breeze Jacket is a combination of light insulation and wet weather protection for inshore sailing
Marine Clothing
The Henri Lloyd Breeze concept in sailing jackets is stunningly simple, says Henri Lloyd's Shane Cronin – when the weather dictates that you don’t need traditional foul weather gear but you need to stay dry and protected from the wind and…
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…
Quick drying – The Henri Lloyd Elite Racer Jacket & Salopette is constructed from the latest in Elite fabric technology
Marine Clothing
New for 2017, Henri Lloyd’s new race collection features the Henri Lloyd Elite Racer Jacket & Salopette.  Born out of the firm's experience of working with some of the Worlds leading yacht racing teams including Land Rover BAR and Wild…
This is the second major industry recognition for Torqeedo’s alternative to a saildrive
Marine Trade
Torqeedo, the global leader in the fast-growing electric propulsion industry, has been honoured with a fourth Pittman Innovation Award by SAIL Magazine, for its Cruise Fixed Pod motor series and the ground-breaking Rudder Drive. In Ireland, Torqueedo is distributed by…
Bantry Bay Canoes offers one of the most comprehensive ranges of kayaks and equipment available in the country
Marine Trade
Leading Irish Marine Firm CH Marine has taken over the interests of Bantry Bay Canoes, one of Ireland’s largest and best known canoe and kayak suppliers. This Bandon-based company was previously owned by the major UK canoe and kayak chain…
The previous record of 323 participants for the 'Largest Human Image of a Boat' record was smashed by a total of 370 Boat Show goers. See video below
Marine Trade
Guinness World Records has today confirmed that organisers of the Southampton Boat Show 2016, together with hundreds of visitors and exhibitors, have successfully beaten the world record for the ‘largest human image of a boat’. The previous record of 323…
Henri Lloyd has announced a three year partnership with the FAST40+ Class
Racing
Premium British marine and lifestyle clothing brand, Henri Lloyd has announced a three year partnership with the FAST40+ Class. As the Official Technical Clothing Partner to the FAST40+ Class, Henri Lloyd will be working alongside the class organisers and owners to…
The Flood Pumping System in a Box from Pump Technology Ltd
Marine Trade
One of the UK’s top technology firms is helping one of the UK’s top sailing clubs to prepare for an event, which hopefully will never occur. Pump Technology, based in Berkshire, whose group of companies include LeeSan Marine Sanitation, contacted…
More than 1,800 exhibitors from 70 different countries attended at boot Düsseldorf 2017
Marine Trade
Messe Düsseldorf CEO Werner Matthias Dornscheidt is delighted: “boot is in great shape!” His conclusion in Düsseldorf on Sunday: “There was a vibrant feel about the halls throughout the nine days. Good sales and a party atmosphere were the outstanding…
Dublin's MGM Boats will be exhibiting on the Lagoon catamaran stand in Dusseldorf this weekend
Marine Trade
Boot Dusseldorf, the 48th International Boat Show, will open this Saturday and continue through Jan. 29 at the fairgrounds in Dusseldorf, Germany.  Organisers said the event will reflect the international market with a broad range of boats, yachts and water…
Howard Pridding, Brienc Morin and Jonathan Fielding at the London Boat Show
Marine Trade
An agreement has been made between the UK’s South West and Northern French marine businesses in a bid to boost maritime tourism amid the uncertainties surrounding Brexit. British Marine South West (BMSW), which represents 200 marine members in the region,…
Crosshaven Boatyard visible beyond the Royal Cork Yacht Club
Cork Harbour
#CorkHarbour - Doyle Shipping Group will concentrate its core stevedoring business in Dublin, Cork and elsewhere in Ireland as it prepares to offer Crosshaven Boatyard for sale as a going concern this year. That’s according to yard manager Matt Foley,…
 [L-R: At the London Boat Show today - Howard Pridding, Chief Executive Officer at British Marine; Peter Earp, Owner of English Braids/Marlow Ropes; Mark Garnier MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for International Trade; Richard Edge, Sales Director for Marlow Ropes; David Pougher, President of British Marine]
Marine Trade
British Marine, the membership organisation for the UK leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry, welcomed Mark Garnier MP to the London Boat Show today to continue the successful working relationship between government and industry. The Parliamentary Under Secretary of…
Conwy is the venue for the All Wales Boat Show 2017
Marine Trade
The All Wales Boat Show is sailing back into Conwy Quays Marina on 9 to 11 June 2017, and with new sponsors and event partners on board it promises to be even bigger and better. The Show, is the only…

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