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Mark Mansfield

Mark Mansfield

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Four-time Olympian Mark Mansfield is a Professional Sailor. He is Irish Agent for Key Yachting Ltd, the sole U.K. and Irish agent for J Boats, Grand Soleil, Nautitech Catamarans and the Tofinou range of boats. More on Mark here

The new Grand Soleil 72 Long Cruise
Does size matter? The latest sailing innovation from Grand Soleil: the Grand Soleil Long Cruise 72 argues it does! This is where long-distance sailing meets quality, spaciousness, design and pure performance. The new Grand Soleil 72 follows the same path…
Platoon—winner 52 Super Series Menorca—using Quantum Fusion M membrane sails
In the past, PR and advertising might lead you to think that there was only one sailmaker to go to if you want to do well in cruiser racing and big boat one-design fleets. However, the results worldwide, particularly in…
Winner Class Coastal/Zero: Grand Soleil 44, Bob Rendell, HYC
Both brands are represented in the UK and Ireland by Key Yachting. Nautitech catamarans and Tofinou day boats complete the portfolio for the business. Mark Mansfield from Cork manages Key Yachting in Ireland and congratulates all those who have topped…
Kaya, the all winning J/122 Grand Prix version is for sale at €145,000
The overall winner of the 2021 ICRA National Championships is for sale. Kaya, the all winning J/122 Grand Prix version, has come on the market with Key Yachting in race-ready condition, complete with three new sails, one unused. The present…
Team Aqua, World Champions 2021 - Powered by Quantum Sails
The RC44 class World Championship has just finished last weekend at Scarlino, Italy, and like the TP52 Class, it was won by a boat using Quantum Fusion upwind sails and spinnakers. A last-minute manoeuvre by Nico Poons’ Charisma won them…
Platoon—winner 52 Super Series Menorca—using Quantum Fusion M membrane sails
The TP52 class is regarded as one of the most competitive classes globally, and the circuit of events, called the '52 Super Series', has just finished its second regatta. Sailmakers, yacht designers, and other marine companies highlight their top-level products…
A Quantum Fusion M6 Mainsail for a 42 footer laid out in the Galway loft
Mark Mansfield of Quantum Sails Ireland highlights that their Winter discount period, where additional discounts of up to 10% are available, will be coming to an end in the next few weeks. Mark comments “ We have had a great…
Key Yachting's Mark Mansfield, aboard the Nautitech 46 at the Show, that is heading for Schull, West Cork after the show
Mark Mansfield, Key Yachting agent for Ireland, reports very high interest levels in the four yachts on show at Southampton Boat Show from Key Yachting's four different brands. Key Yachting is the agent for J Boats, Grand Soleil, Nautitech Catamarans…
The very successful 2019 J/99, Juggerknot II is up for sale
Following the purchase of a different yacht, the owner of the very successful 2019 J/99, Juggerknot II has placed her to sell with Key Yachting Ireland agent Mark Mansfield. Key Yachting is UK and Ireland agents for J/ Boats, Grand…
Irish Grand Soleil 44 Samaton, a sistership to the winning ORC Class B World Champion, Essential 44
The Alexela ORC World Championships took place from August 6 – 14, 2021, in Tallinn, Estonia. Key Yachting Irish agent, Mark Mansfield, is delighted to congratulate Essential 44 for winning her Class at the 2021 ORC worlds at Tallinn, Estonia,…
J/45 World Premiere! - The exquisite J/45 is premiering at Cannes Yachting Festival this September
Change your plans and prepare to amend your bucket list as the new and exciting J/45 makes her premiere at Cannes high-end trade show, 7th-12th September. This year, the Festival will host almost 600 boats, 430 exhibitors and over 140…
The Southampton International Boat Show at Mayflower Park
Britain's biggest boating festival, the Southampton International Boat Show at Mayflower Park, is coming soon, 10-19 September 2021. With Government travel restrictions having lifted, those double-vaccinated can enjoy a trip "abroad" by visiting Southampton, which is currently competing for the…
A Quantum cableless code 0
Mark Mansfield, Agent for Quantum Sails in Ireland, provides some thoughts on setting up your yacht to make it more competitive offshore and on longer coastal races. Having competed in the Recent Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race (finished third overall)…
Mark Mansfield, Irish Agent for Key Yachting, is delighted to present the latest additions to Key Yachting brokerage listings. All boats are available now and can be trailer sailed. This means they can be towed to any destination, launched and…
The new Nautitech 44 OPEN is coming in 2022 and is available in Ireland from Mark Mansfield of Key Yachting
The 44 Open is the natural evolution of the Nautitech line, a new advanced design that redefines, once again, the standard on bluewater cruising boats. A new addition to the already successful Nautitech range of catamarans, the 44 Open promises…
Bob Rendell's new Grand Soleil 44, Samatom— winner IRC Coastal of the 2021 Sovereign's Cup Regatta
Following on from the excellent showing in the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race, The Grand Soleil and J Boats brands have again displayed their racing prowess by winning the Sovereigns Cup Overall, coming first and second in the Largest IRC…
Denis and Annamarie Murphy's Nieulargo—Grand Soleil 40. Overall winner D2D
Key Yachting is the Irish Agent for J Boats and Grand Soleil (also Nautitech Catamarans and Tofinou Day boats).  They are thrilled to see models from each of the Grand Soleil and J Boat ranges perform so well in the…
The new Grand Soleil 72 concept
Italian yacht builder Grand Soleil has launched a 72 Performance model.  The objective of the new design was to launch a boat with very generous volumes to ensure ample comfort onboard while maintaining high levels of performance. Grand Soleil recently…
Mike and Richard Evans new J/99,
Mark Mansfield, Irish agent for Key Yachting, is delighted to welcome Michael and Richard Evans of Howth as the owners of the newest J/99 arrival into Ireland. Richard and Mike previously campaigned, to great success, their Half Tonner, Big Picture.…
Key Yachting will be at the South Coast Boat Show Southampton from 7-9 May 2021 with the following boats on the water: J/99, Grand Soleil 46LC and Nautitech Open 40 Catamaran  Mark Mansfield Irish agent for the Key Yachting brands,…
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