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Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat forms this backdrop as cruiseships anchor off Villefranche-sur-Mer, south of France in 2010: (L-R) Thomson Holiday, Disney Magic (maiden call to Dublin last year) and Grand Holiday (now Magellan: see today's Afloat.ie report)
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#Awards&Shows – The Irish Travel Industry Awards ceremony is to take place in Dublin on 26 January in the historic surroundings of the Round Room of the Mansion House. The annual awards are an initiative of the Irish Travel Agents…
Racing at Howth Yacht Club's Autumn League
Jobs
#HYC - Howth Yacht Club is recruiting for the role of Sailing Development Officer. The successful applicant will help create and implement a programme that will increase participation in sailing and other marine activities, devise marketing initiatives to promote/fund the…
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,…
Regina was built in 2011 and saw a significant refit last year
Boat Sales
#JamesBond - A luxury sailing yacht seen in the James Bond film Skyfall could be yours — for a cool €9 million. Forbes has more on the sale of the 183ft schooner Regina, which took Daniel Craig’s James Bond and…
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…
Pictured L-R are:  Gary Sutcliffe – Lee Sanitation – Lifetime Achievement Award, with Katina Read – Editor, Boating Business and Lyndsay Hall – Media Sales Manager, Boating Business.
Marine Trade
The British Marine Trades Association presented their annual awards, showcasing the best of the UK marine industry, at a sell-out gala dinner on Tuesday 10th January 2017. The prestigious Lifetime Achievement award was given to Gary Sutcliffe of Lee Sanitation,…
The Bavaria 36 for sale in Dun Laoghaire is the three-cabin version at €58,500. Read the advert on Afloat boats for sale
Boat Sales
This is the time of year when boat-owners can no longer push to the back of their minds the thought that some bits of equipment aren’t working quite as well as they should, while others maybe aren’t working at all…
Turner's 'The Doge Palace', Venice which forms part of the exhibition (including lecture) this month at the National Gallery of Ireland.
News Update
#MarineArtist – This month of January is dedicated to the master of seacapes Turner with an exhibition of prints at the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, writes Jehan Ashmore. The British painter Joseph Mallord William Turner (23 April 1775 –…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour
News Update
#DLHarbour - Councillors are set to debate a report that identifies issues with the ownership of key parts of Dun Laoghaire Harbour ahead of its transfer to the local authority. According to The Irish Times, the council-commissioned due diligence report…
Actress Joanna Lumley OBE opens the Sunseeker stand at the London Boat Show 2017, Excel, London.
Marine Trade
Actress Joanna Lumley OBE opened today's 2017 London Boat Show at Excel. The Capital city's iconic Show has over 300 exhibitors showcasing the best the marine world has to offer, anticipated debuts to the World and European stage, as well…
The weather Gods are smiling favourably with ideal sailing conditions forecasted for the week at Tralee Bay
Youth Sailing
Tralee Bay Maritime Centre have over 50 boats on the water this week at Fenit in County Kerry. Brian O'Sullivan, Centre Principal, told Afloat.ie he is delighted with the response to the performance coaching clinic, led by Thomas Chaix, with…
Afloat.ie – readership boost
News Update
Afloat.ie, the Irish sailing, boating and maritime website, has reached another high water mark in 2016 informing and entertaining a larger boating audience than ever before. Based on site analytics, Afloat.ie readership was up 30 per cent on 2015 with…
At the 1969 Quadrimillennial celebrations at the Royal Cork Yacht Club are (left to right) Clayton Ewing (Commodore, Cruising Club of America), An Taoiseach Jack Lynch TD, and Dennis Faulkner, Commodore Irish Cruising Club.
News Update
One of the most noted sailing figures in Northern Ireland, Sir Dennis Faulkner died peacefully at his home close along the shore beside the hidden waters of Ringhaddy Sound in Strangford Lough at the age of 90 on New Year’s…
The Dufour 29 is a roomy cruiser with a reassuringly secure yet spacious cockpit.
Boat Sales
To say that Michel Dufour was a pioneer in European cruiser-racer development during the 1960s is under-stating the case. The La Rochelle-based builder and designer fairly exploded on the scene, first with the 21ft 9ins Sylph in 1964, and then…

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