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Cox Powertrain has successfully received £9 million from existing private investors and secured a further £3million loan from HSBC UK Equipment Finance to help support the ramp-up in production to meet the increasing demand for the 300hp diesel outboard across the globe.
Cox Powertrain, a leading British manufacturer of high-powered diesel outboard engines for the global marine industry, is pleased to announce it has successfully raised £9 million from existing shareholders and a further £3 million loan from HSBC UK Equipment Finance…
A Brig Falcon RIB fitted with a Suzuki outboard engine
Visitors to the Suzuki booth at this weekend's RYA online dinghy show will find out more about why this brand of outboard engine is proving so popular for use on club safety boats, coaching/chase boats and, of course, leisure craft…
The new 7.6-litre V12 600hp Verado
Mercury Marine today introduced the new 7.6-litre V12 600hp Verado outboard engine though its Irish dealers Viking Marine (Kilcoole) in County Wicklow. With this launch, Mercury continues to transform the high‑horsepower outboard market, providing its most powerful and capable outboard, which…
The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 389
Now in stock with Irish Jeanneau dealers MGM Boats is a “stunning” Sun Odyssey 389 in full cruising spec. The two-cabin version comes with a Marc Lombard hull, grey cedar woodwork and Ambiance Weiss upholstery. It’s also the last boat…
The new Yamaha V6 range and new DBW Side Flush Mount system are available from 2022 season
Yamaha Marine has announced a series of innovative upgrades to its premium V6 outboard range. The improved Yamaha V6 range shares design cues from the company’s flagship XTO, with new features including Digital Electric Steering (DES), Thrust Enhancing Reverse Exhaust…
Volvo Penta Assisted Docking
Volvo Penta today announced the commercial availability of the industry’s first fully-integrated Assisted Docking system against the backdrop of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The Assisted Docking system gives the captain better control when docking a boat by automating his…
The boat cruises above the water, its weight rested on two hydrofoils
Billed as the world’s first electric hydrofoil speedboat, the Candela Seven has been brought to market by Swedish startup, Candela Speed Boat. Propelled by the Torqeedo Deep Blue 50i, the boat cruises above the water, its weight rested on two…
File image of the quayside at Ramsey on the Isle of Man
A man has been jailed for four weeks on the Isle of Man after breaking coronavirus rules by riding a jet ski from Scotland to the island. As Sky News reports, 28-year-old Dale McLaughlan — who had never before used…
MGM Boats Launch Zodiac's New Medline 6.8 RIB
2020 has been a big year for Zodiac RIBs and its Irish agent MGM Boats. The year started with a big challenge; launching the Medline 9 in the middle of the COVID crisis.  Zodiac says its multiplied by five the…
The new Tohatsu range from O'Sullivan's Marine
O'Sullivan's Marine aims to deliver the ultimate boating experience by providing outboard motors that are simple, easy to use and of outstanding quality. Tohatsu, one of our most popular brands, and one of the oldest manufacturers of outboard motors in…
Outboard motor installed with Micro-Plastic Collecting Device
Suzuki Motor Corporation is continually seeking to develop innovative solutions to environmental issues associated with the manufacturing of automotive and marine products and has now developed the world’s first* Micro-Plastic Collecting Device for installation on outboard motors. Marine plastic waste…
The former Avon eJET 450 will now carry the Zodiac marque
The world’s first 4.5m electric tender is now the flagship of Zodiac’s electric RIB range. Originally launched in 2017 by Z Nautic under the Avon brand, the eJET 450 will now carry the prestigious Zodiac marque as part of a…
Larne RNLI’s inshore lifeboat Terry
Larne RNLI rescued a jet skier who had fallen into the water off the Co Antrim coast and couldn’t get back onto his craft. The volunteer crew launched the in-shore lifeboat Terry just after 8pm on Tuesday evening and reached…
 The recently delivered Zodiac Open 5.5 RIB is a useful size for diving, fishing, underwater hunting, work or pleasure trips
MGM Boats have delivered a new Zodiac Open 5.5 to a customer at Ireland's biggest marina at Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay. The Dublin yacht broker, who took on the agency for the leading French RIB range in December 2019…
Use Your Jet Ski Safely At The Coast This Summer
The UK’s coastguard is warning people of the dangers of jet skis, personal watercraft (PWC) and motorised recreational craft after a spate of incidents in recent weeks around the south west coast of England. Many were breakdowns, but these incidents…
Skerries RNLI crew after dropping the jet ski at the slipway
Skerries RNLI volunteers towed a jet ski with a man and woman on board to safety after they broke down near Barnageeragh beach in North Co Dublin. Shortly after 5pm yesterday evening (Friday 26 June), the volunteers launched the Atlantic…

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