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All hands on Manannan's 'mezzanine' deck!' as AFLOAT adds during the TT Races period, the Isle of Man Steam Packet's ropax Ben-my-Chree and fast-craft Manannan run round the clock schedules. The Steam-Packet's hard working crew of Manannan and technical staff have fitted a specially designed mezzanine deck (above) to accommodate approximately 30% more motorcycles, giving more fans the chance to bring their pride and joy to the Isle of Man.
Approximately 34,000 visitors have travelled to the Isle of Man by sea for the TT this year. Rob Callister MHK, who has responsibility for the TT, said this figure was up by 3,000 people from 2019. ‘It’s normally only 31,000…
Dick Welsh is set to become the new Isle of Man Commissioner (Non-Executive Director) of the Northern Lighthouse Board.
Dick Welsh has been appointed as the new Isle of Man Commissioner (Non-Executive Director) of the Northern Lighthouse Board, the General Lighthouse Authority responsible for Scotland and Manx waters. Mr Welsh, who received an MBE in the January 2020 Honours…
The visit Isle of Man strategy was unanimously backed by Tynwald members. Above the Isle of Man Steam Packet's fastcraft Manannan departing Dublin Port on the seasonal service to Douglas Harbour. The Steam-Packet also operate Belfast/Liverpool and Heysham (year-round) routes to the Manx capital.
Travelling costs to the Isle of Man is a "real barrier" to plans to grow annual visitor numbers to 500,000, an MHK has said. A new Visit Isle of Man strategy aims to see the sector contribute £520m to the…
Cameron Mitchell director of the Isle of Man Ship Registry (IOMSR) which is expanding its Greek fleet with an agreement to flag four bulk carriers, involving three of 33,044 tonnes and a larger bulker of 51,195-tonnes.
An expansion of the Isle of Man Ship Registry (IOMSR) through its Greek fleet, follows an agreement to flag four bulk carriers with Enterprises Shipping & Trading (EST). EST is IOMSR’s oldest and largest Greek client, and the latest additions…
(from left to right) Terry van Rhyn and Doug Hey - Co-Founders of Far Shore Merchants, Phil Hardisty - Commodore Isle of Man Yacht Club, and Mike Stanton - Vice-Commodore Isle of Man Yacht Club
Far Shore Merchants has announced its sponsorship of the Peggy Round Mann Yacht Race which takes place on 3rd-4th June 2022 over the extended Jubilee weekend holidays. The 65 nautical mile circumnavigation of the Isle of Man, organised by the…
The proposed Ramsey marina is designed to take up to 400 vessels with an average length of 12-14 m. It will be dredged to provide between 3m and 6m draft at Low Water Springs. The marina will provide 24/7 access for users which is a key selling point for visiting yachts as it will be unique in that respect in the northern Irish Sea.
Despite plans for a significant multi-million-pound investment in marine leisure in the Isle of Man, plans for a marina in Ramsey to be known as the 'marina at the crossroads of the Irish Sea' have met with significant objections. As regular Afloat…
The marina is designed to take up to 400 vessels with an average length of 12-14 m.  It will be dredged to provide between 3m and 6m draft at Low Water Springs.  The marina will provide 24/7 access for users which is a key selling point for visiting yachts as it will be unique in that respect in the northern Irish Sea.   The approach is also protected from the prevailing south-westerly winds by the Isle of Man mountains. Market research by promoters indicates that there could be 'huge demand' for visitor facilities on the Island, not only from amongst the 17,000 leisure craft based in the Irish Sea, but also the 150,000 craft moored within 2 days sailing of the Irish Sea and northwards in NW Europe*, and a further 80,000 in Scandinavia
Ramsey Marina Limited (“RML”) to be known as the 'marina at the crossroads of the Irish Sea' has opened registration for expressions of interest for berths at the proposed Ramsey Bay Marina on the Isle of Man. It's a welcome…

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