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Plans for a larger marina in Cobh faltered a number of years ago
Cobh may finally get a new marina in what’s being touted as a major boost to marine tourism in the Cork Harbour town, as plans are prepared for public display. The East Cork Journal has details on the new €450,000…
Paal Janson at Dun Laoghaire Marina
Paal Janson has been elected as the Chairman of the Irish Marine Federation (IMF), the trade body representing marine leisure interests in Ireland. In one of his first roles, Janson (43) has framed the IMFs submission to the Government's Marine…
Dun Laoghaire Marina on Dublin Bay is Ireland's largest marina facility with over 800 berths
International marine industries body, ICOMIA, has developed a policy paper giving recommendations to governments and investors worldwide on marina lease tenders. Marinas around the world provide essential boat storage; associated infrastructure and amenities; public access to waterways and many economic and…
Dun Laoghaire Marina is one of few Irish marinas offering petrol supplies
We’re all well aware of the difficulty for leisure boats in sourcing diesel on some parts of the Irish coast, but what’s the situation for petrol for large outboards? Can anyone help Afloat.ie powerboat enthusiast Pete with this query? I’m…
Marina managers of the world met at the World Marina Conference in Athens to discuss the importance of marinas and waterfront redevelopment for economies
Last week the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2018 was held in Athens, hosted by the Greek Marinas Association who provided a  programme of topics, speakers and events under the theme: “Cross Sea Challenge for Marinas – Setting the Scene for…
Jonny Moneley, Marina Manager at the 170-berth Carlingford Marina on the County Louth coast
As regular Afloat.ie readers will know, in August, Carlingford Marina introduced a “Universal Basic Berthage” rate for visiting boats, doing away with the tried and tested price per metre rate used by the majority of marinas around the world. They…
Schull's new North Harbour pontoon has been completed ahead of schedule
Calves Week Regatta in West Cork gets a boost when it begins in two weeks time with the completion of the new North Harbour pontoon in Schull this week. The new pontoon that comes complete with a purpose-built walkway was…
Pile driving has been completed in Schull for the new North Harbour pontoon
Piledriving for Schull Harbour's new North Harbour pontoon is finished and the new pontoons are to be floated into position this week writes Bob Bateman.  A crane is now on site to lift the walkway into position. As Afloat.ie reported previously, the…
The 170–berth marina at Carlingford in County Louth has introduced a new universal berthing charge for August
For the month of August, Carlingford Marina in County Louth will be trialling a “Universal Basic Berthage” rate for visiting yachts. The 170–berth marina, located on the East coast of Ireland, will be offering overnight berthage at a basic rate…
RIB City – Baltimore is proving a popular place for pleasure boaters to hang out thanks to the new pontoon facilities installed.
Baltimore Harbour's new landing pontoon and gangway to aid boating visitors and aquatic tourism are proving very popular as our photos by Michael Chester from the West Cork Harbour reveal. RIBS have proliferated like chickweed around the coast over the last decade…
A jack up rig arrives in Schull Harbour, West Cork
The long-awaited pontoon at the popular boating harbour in Schull, West Cork looks to be finally underway with the arrival, this week, of a jack-up rig for pile driving. As Afloat.ie reported in April, the Department of the Marine gave…
Youghal’s new pontoon and access ramp was installed in early May
Youghal’s long-awaited harbour pontoon is now open for business in what’s expected to be a major boost for the East Cork town. Mooring fees are €10 per day or €25 a week, applicable to all users — whether casual, commercial…
Youghal Harbour
Youghal in East Cork has been appointed its first full-time Harbour Master. According to the East Cork Journal, the move is expected to boost Youghal as a destination for boating visitors in tandem with the new harbour pontoon. Cork County Council…
Youghal Pontoon and access ramp
There is concern in the East Cork port of Youghal about the new marina pontoon which was installed in the past few weeks. A number of boat users have claimed is not available for use, according to the local radio…
The components for the new embarkation pontoon ready to be installed
#Youghal - The components for Youghal’s new marina pontoon have arrived, and the amenity is currently being installed in the East Cork town. Preparation for the new embarkation pontoon began last November with pile driving works in the harbour, as…
The extent of the damage at Holyhead Marina on 2 March after Storm Emma ripped through
#Holyhead - Debris from Storm Emma’s damage to Holyhead Marina has been found across the Irish Sea south of Dublin, as North Wales’ Daily Post reports. Polystyrene from pontoons destroyed during the extreme weather event over a month ago was…

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