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Irish Yacht Broker Firm Reports Strong Demand at London Boat Show
Marine Trade
#mgmboats – Irish boat firm MGM Boats has proved a big hit with its boats for sale stand at this week's London Boat Show, according to managing director of the Dun Laoghaire company, Gerry Salmon. Salmon says clients are looking…
Bargains Aplenty In Britain's Used Boat Market - But 'Buyer Beware'
Marine Trade
#BuyingABoat - The head of a UK yacht brokers association has urged those thinking of buying a boat in 2014 to beware as prices tumble in Britain's second hand market. As Jane Gentry - CEO of the Yacht Brokers Designers…
Irish Marine Firm Launch New French 'Beneteau' Craft for 2014
Marine Trade
#beneteau – After a reported strong 2013, including the opening of Greystones Harbour Marina in County Wicklow, Irish boating firm BJ Marine is gearing up for 2014. Representing major international boating names Beneteau, Fairline, Sea Ray and Greenline, BJ Marine…
60th Edition of The London Boat Show Opens
Marine Trade
#londonboatshow – There's no time to waste to get your ticket! This year's London Boat Show is shaping up nicely with 63 debut launches (and more in the pipeline). Among the exhibitors are Irish firms BJ Marine and MGM boats. …
New Location Means More Business For Sligo RIB Specialists
Marine Trade
#TradeNews - Afloat.ie first reported in March last year on Inland Inflatables Services' planned relocation to larger premises in Collooney, Co Sligo. And now the move is finally going ahead, as the RIB service business - one of the largest…
BJ Marine Heading for European Boat Shows After Strong 2013 Season
Marine Trade
#boatshows – After a reported strong 2013, including the opening of Greystones Harbour Marina in County Wicklow, Irish boating firm BJ Marine is gearing up for 2014. Representing major international boating names Beneteau, Fairline, Sea Ray and Greenline, BJ Marine…
Magblade Propellor Firm Aims to Take Propulsion to New Levels
Marine Trade
#magblade – Leading Irish marine supplier Nick Bendon, well known to Afloat.ie readers through his CH Marine brand, launched MagBlade™ marine propellers at last week's international Marine Trade fair, Mets, in Amsterdam. The South African venture, where Bendon is a…
J Boats Appoint Maurice 'Prof' O'Connell as Irish Dealer
Marine Trade
Maurice 'Prof' O'Connell has been appointed J Boats dealer for Ireland, a new role for the established sailor who also works with North Sails.  Key Yachting Ltd, the sole agent and distributor of boats by J Boats and Grand Soleil…
Sunsail's Move Away From Portsmouth Puts Jobs At Risk
Marine Trade
#TradeNews - BBC News reports that nearly 100 jobs could be at risk in Portsmouth as sailing holiday firm Sunsail plans to relocate its operations to London. The company, which specialises in sailing tourism and boat rentals, says it is consulting…
Sails Should By Washed & Checked Over - Dun Laoghaire Loft Offers Sail Care Advice
Marine Trade
#sailcare – It's the time of year when you need to think about your equipment and Downer Sails in Dun Laoghaire are offering this annual advice to customers prior to storing their sails this Winter. · Sails should be washed…
Irish Firm Promotes Brokerage Boats at Southampton Boat Show
Marine Trade
#mgmboats – Marine firm MGM Boats from Dun Laoghaire are open for boat brokerage business at this week's Southampton boat show. As part of its continued marketing drive, the Irish firm has eight sales people on Jeanneau, Aquador, Sunseeker stands at…
MGM Boats Rides the Waves of Recession
Marine Trade
#mgmboats – Go ahead yacht broker MGM boats of Dun Laoghaire features in this morning's Irish Times in a piece entitled 'Setting sail for calm waters of recovery'. In it co-founder Martin Salmon describes how the company has recently established…
Irish Marine Firm MGM Boats Expand Yacht Brokerage into Mallorca & Portugal
Marine Trade
#mgmboats – Irish boat firm MGM Boats has announced two new yacht and boat brokerage sales offices in the mediterranean. 'We have been working on this project for 18 months and have decided to select Cala d'Or Mallorca and Vilamoura…
Irish Boat Firm Rebrands for Expansion into Europe & Middle East
Marine Trade
Leading Irish boat sales firm MGM Boats is preparing a summer long celebration of its 15–years in business and a new logo is part of the firm's birthday rebranding. Afloat.ie brings you a sneak peek of the new MGM look…
New Man at MGM Boats in Kinsale
Marine Trade
John McDonald is the newest addition to the MGM Boats sales team. A qualified ABYA broker and a keen sailor on the South Coast McDonald joins Alan Barton in MGM's Kinsale office. McDonald's role is to 'strengthen the MGM Boats…
Irish Boat Firm Exhibit at Jersey Boat Show
Marine Trade
#boatsales – Irish boat sales have hit an all time low so top Irish boat firm MGM Boats Ltd is exploring new markets abroad. The go-ahead firm with bases in Dublin, Cork and Belfast and also in Hamble on the English…

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