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Ideas for Jetski Use Launched on New 'Ride the Wave Right' Website
#JETSKI – The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) has launched its new global personal watercraft resource website which is intended for PWC riders. Working in collaboration with personal watercraft manufacturers Kawasaki, Yamaha and BRP, ICOMIA's 'Ride the Wave…
Avon Jet RIB Range on Show in London
#AVONRIBS – Worldwide specialist Jet RIB tender designer and manufacturer Avon is displaying its entire 2012 Seasport Jet Tender range at the Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show 2012 today. The recently launched Seasport 380 Jet Tender will be accompanied by…
RIB Maker Continues to Expand
#ZODIACRIBS – Rigid Inflatable manufaturer Zodiac continues to evolve its range of RIBs, inflatable boats, tenders and liferafts with the some new concepts, new hulls and designs. In addition to displaying three new models for the first time at today's…
Permanent Jet Ski Berths Launched in Poole Marina
  #JETSKI–A new marina in Poole has launched a specialist area for jet skis. The Port of Poole Marina in Dorest, which enjoys views of Brownsea Island and is close to the historic Poole Quay, is offering 13 permanent berths…
Galway Crew Win RIB Challenge
On Saturday the 22nd of October three elated Galway teenagers, their coach and parents drove home from Dublin with a brand new powerboat in tow valued at €12,500. Fionn Delahunty (16), Ciaran Jordan (14) and Eamonn Murphy (12) were representing…
RIB Challenge Prize up for Grabs at National Yacht Club
14 teams have reached the final of the Yachtsman Insurance/ISA RIB Challenge. The competition promotes safety in power boating and it is aimed at training young crash boat drivers. The final round of the competition is being hosted by the…
Stunning New Look to McLaughlin's Red Bay 650 RIB
There's a new look to Red Bay Boats all new look 6. 5 metre RIB and by all accounts from this week's Southampton Boat Show the Irish built performance RIB is a real head turner.  They could've easily be dubbed…
Foynes Takes Regional RIB Title at Royal Cork
The first of three regional finals of the ISA Yachtsman Euromarine Rib Challenge 2011 was held at Royal Cork Yacht Club last Saturday and it was an exciting start to the competition. This year the competition was designed to encourage…
Red Bay RIBs Enjoy Trip to Ardbeg Distillery (Video)
18 Redbay RIBs under the watchful eye of the firm's Tom McLaughlin headed out from Cushendall in Antrim trip to Islay in Scotland for their annual visit to Ardbeg Distillery on September 3rd. Last year the fleet encountered stormy force…
Powerboat Racing's 'America's Cup' Returns to Cork
Plans are afoot to bring powerboat racing's Harmsworth Trophy event to Cork in 2014 - over 100 years since Cork Harbour hosted the first ever edition of the race. http://www.afloat.ie/power/ http://afloat.ie/port-news/cork-harbour-news/ Regarded as the powerboat version of yachting's America's Cup,…
The Avon SeaRider Becomes the Zodiac SeaRider
One of the best known RIB makes in the world, the Avon Searider, with hundreds in service with schools, clubs and commercial organisations around Ireland, and literally tens of thousands with similar organisations all over the world, has been treated…
Details of 8th Annual Rib Run Unveiled
Details of the eighth annual Rib Run from Cork to Wales were announced on Thursday. The event will see 15 rigid inflatable boats (ribs) set off from Kinsale on 5 May following a 400-nautical-mile route to Aberystwyth. The Irish Examiner…
Rib Run from Kinsale to Wales Scheduled for May 5th
The eighth annual Kinsale Rib Run in aid of the RNLI takes place between 5th and 8th May 2011 to Aberystwyth in Wales. The first general crew meeting will take place in the Trident Hotel on Wednesday 23rd March at…
Irish Powerboat Racers Take to World Stage
Irish powerboat racers have taken to the world stage in the southern hemisphere for the first time. (SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOS) Keith Plummer, Lee Casey and Colin Gaffney from Dublin, all members of the Buccaneer Powerboat Club and Sean Dillon…
Team Youghal Bay Takes Silver on Lough Derg
Team Youghal Bay have just returned from the European P750 (Thundercat) Powerboat Racing Championships having taken the silver medals for Ireland. The championships which were held in Ireland for the first time, took place on Lough Derg over the October Bank…
Fancy a New RIB? Here's Your Chance....
Fancy a new or second hand RIB? On the weekend of the 23rd and 24th October, Irish firm Redbay Boats on the Antrim coast will be holding a used boat and demo weekend. The firm will have special offers on…

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