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Candela C-8
Candela’s C-8 electric foiling boat has been named the European Powerboat of the Year 2023 at the European Powerboat Awards, also known as the ‘Oscars of the boat industry’. The award presented at boot Düsseldorf last weekend recognises the C-8’s…
RIBs racing towards Skellig Michael in 2022’s Bull Run for Fun
Saturday 22 July is the date to mark in your diaries for this year’s Bull Run for Fun. Organisers are hoping to best 2022’s turnout of 47 boats from around Ireland, ranging from a 5m open rib to a 1450…
The shallow draft survey vessel Fastnet Pelican
An ultra-high-resolution geophysical survey will be carried out in the Oriel Wind Farm array area in the Irish Sea off Co Louth to provide bathymetric and subsurface information to facilitate the development of the offshore wind farm. The survey work was…
Home-from-home. Hoteliers John & Gwen Brennan took their Redbay Stormforce 1450 Dromquinna to Brittany, expecting to book into a hotel now and again, yet they spent every night on board in complete comfort. Thanks to John’s skills in manoeuvring, here at Saint-Marine in Benodet they have managed to get berthed beside the smaller craft with a minimal walk to the marina bridge
The Kenmare River where Kerry verges into Cork is one of Ireland’s cruising gems – it’s pure gold and then some. But we weren’t exactly cruising when the Nixon Tribe descended on the area precisely a year ago for a…
Wicklow RNLI all weather lifeboat
Wicklow RNLI volunteers brought five people to safety during two call-outs on Saturday (13 August) after their boats suffered engine failure off the Wicklow coast. The first call-out came at 4:30 pm, when the all-weather lifeboat slipped its moorings from…
Liverpool fans in Jersey with the RIB that carried them across the water to the French mainland
Chaos outside Paris’ Stade de France at the Champions League final is leading this morning’s headlines — and among the fans in the city were a group of resourceful Liverpool supporters who travelled part of the way by speedboat. As…
The IWAI Powerboat Branch RIBs on the River Liffey in Dublin city centre
The 'mystery' to local observers of just who was behind the impressive 15-boat strong RIB raid fleet powering across Dublin Bay last Sunday morning was answered this week on social media when it emerged the boats, ranging from 5 to…
On Monday, May 2 Lough Neagh Rescue was alerted by Belfast Coastguard to reports of an overturned Jetski in Antrim Bay on the Northeast corner of what is the largest freshwater lake in the British Isles and Ireland. Two casualties…
The first image of the Artemis Technologies 100 per cent electric, high-speed foiling prototype. Trials of the workboat vessel ‘Pioneer of Belfast’ have commenced on Belfast Lough
Artemis Technologies, the global leader in green maritime innovation, has just released the first pictures of its 100% electric, high-speed foiling workboat prototype on Belfast Lough. The vessel was designed and built to include the production specification drivetrain, battery and…
TEMO 450 is one of the world's first lightweight and portable electric engines
Viking Marine is delighted to introduce you to the Temo 450 Electric Outboard engine. Eco-friendly, universal and light, the TEMO propulsion system takes care of both boaters and the environment. The Temo 450 is a unique approach to the portable…
The new Zodiac Medline 6.8 in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Earlier this month, MGM Boats took out the brand-new Zodiac Medline 6.8 for a spin on Dublin Bay to put the RIB through its paces. Designed for long days on the water, the Medline 6.8 promises to delight with its…
Mercury is using electrification to make boating more accessible with features such as swappable batteries and enhanced portability
Mercury Marine has announced its Avator™ electric outboard concept, representing Mercury’s next step in marine innovation, advanced technology, and engineering. The electric outboard concept will be on display for the first time during the 2022 Miami International Boat Show in…
Billed as 'the world’s most anticipated electric boat' has completed its maiden flight. The foiling Candela C-8 promises to disrupt the gas-guzzling powerboat industry, thanks to a unique combination of long all-electric range, high speed, and industry-first features.
After 16 months of intense development, the most ordered electric boat ever took off from the cold waters outside the Swedish tech company’s headquarters at Lidingö, Stockholm. After reaching its designed take-off speed of 16 knots, the Candela C-8 prototype…
The Redbay Stormforce 7.4S RIB available now from Leinster Boats
Dublin Bay-based yacht broker Ronan Beirne of Leinster Boats is listing a Redbay Stormforce 7.4S RIB on his current boats for sale brokerage listings. Described by Beirne as 'the perfect family rib', the open sea adventure vessel is available now…
The new Suzuki outboard DF140B for the 2022 season
Suzuki is introducing three new outboard engine models to its range in the form of the DF140B, DF115B and the DF100C. These new outboards are mechanically controlled and replace the out-going DF140A, DF115A and DF100B models. These new additions to…
Artemis Technologies has opened a new facility on Belfast Lough as it prepares to commence testing of its transformative new Artemis eFoiler(R) electric propulsion system. Pictured at the 42,000 sq ft facility in Titanic Quarter’s Channel Commercial Park, from left, Romain Ingouf, Technical Director and David Tyler, Commercial Director
Artemis Technologies has opened a new facility in Belfast as it prepares to commence testing of its transformative new Artemis eFoiler(R) electric propulsion system. The 42,200 sq ft facility in Titanic Quarter’s Channel Commercial Park, will house the company’s manufacturing…

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