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RIBs sold at auction in Kinsale
RIBs
Dominic Daly auctioneer achieved good prices at the public auction of six RIBs at Kinsale Boat Yard, Co. Cork on Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017. Daly told Afloat.ie the XS RIBs sold for €30,000 and €28000. The Redbay RIBs 6.5m sold…
Scroll down for specs and more photos of each RIB
Boat Sales
Dominic Daly Auctioneer – in association with Promara Ltd – Noel O Regan will auction six RIBs and a jet ski (details below) at Kinsale Boat Yard, Co. Cork at 12 noon on Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017.  For further details, please…
Formerly Hibernia Racing, John Ryan and his Allblack team plan to collect the full list of 11 records in 36 months
Powerboat Racing
#Powerboats - An Irish-based powerboat racing team is aiming for a full 11 offshore endurance and speed records over the next three years. “It’s ambitious, but it’s do-able,” as Red Bull hears from John Ryan, team driver and throttle man…
The Bundoran Lifeboat William Henry Liddington launched today
RNLI Lifeboats
The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat were requested to launch this afternoon to assist a dive boat with 4 persons on board, which had broken down. The alarm was raised around 1:50pm with Malin Head Coast Guard who immediately…
RIB Needed For Charity Irish Sea Coastal Rowing Race
RIBs
Dun Laoghaire's St Michael's Rowing Club is participating in a Charity Irish Sea fundraising race for the RNLI over the May Bank holiday but one of its support RIBs has pulled-out. The club has put a shot-out for a replacement…
If you are interested in teaching powerboat courses contact the INSS in Dun Laoghaire. Scroll down for video.
Jobs
The powerboat business in Ireland seems to be getting busier so the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School are appealing for more powerboat instructors. School Principal Kenneth Rumball says the Dun Laoghaire–based school is also looking for some full time…
Waves breaking on the East Pier in Howth today
Coastguard
This afternoon at 3.30pm the Irish Coast Guard emergency operations centre in Dublin received a call reporting a missing jet skier. The Coast Guard team in Howth, Coast Guard Rescue 116 Helicopter and the Howth RNLI lifeboats were immediately tasked.…
Rent a RIB from INSS – the operating area for INSS RIBs is Dublin Bay, south of the shipping lane and as far East as Dalkey Island
RIBs
Ever wanted to rent a Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) for a blast on Dublin Bay? Here's your chance. The Irish National Sailing School's 4.5m RIBTECs fitted with Yamaha 40hp engines are ideal for trips around the capital's waters. Included in the price of…
Theft of Outboard Engines – Advice from An Garda Síochána
Power
Over the last 18 months there has been a significant increase in the number of small outboard engines reported stolen to An Garda Síochána nationwide. Most of these engines are stolen while unattended at remote locations on the main Rivers…
The Spinal Injuries Ireland RIB on a trip out from Dun Laoghaire
RIBs
As part of its annual fundraising campaign, Spinal Injuries Ireland is seeking support from the sailing and boating community on its 'Colour me Friday' campaign day today.  Spinal Injuries Ireland is the only support service for people who have sustained…
Crosshaven RNLI ILB assisted a casualty from a RIB last night at Cork City marina
RNLI Lifeboats
Crosshaven RNLI lifeboat in Cork Harbour was requested to launch yesterday evening at 8.49pm after a report of a 9m RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) with two people on board hit a navigation Buoy near Tivoli in Cork City. Reports also…
The new Fjord 42 open has an even more striking hull design and a flat deck layout
Boat Sales
Fjord is known for unique powerboats. The vertical bow and a clear visual language of extraordinary hulls stand out in every port and make up the outstanding design from Patrick Banfield. The latest development of the brand portfolio of the…
 The 14–metre motor yacht, the ARROW460, has been christened, “Mercedes”
Boat Sales
Silver Arrows Marine is launching ARROW460-Granturismo, designed in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz Style, at next month's Monaco Yacht Show 2016. The 14–metre yacht, christened, “Mercedes”, will be available for inspection and some sea trials at the show in Port Hercules.  
Johan Wästeräng (center, Volvo Penta’s Vice President of Marine Leisure Product Management, and Gilles Poirier (second right, Volvo Penta Marine Sales Manager) accept the ‘Engine-Propulsion of the Year’ award.
Power
Volvo Penta has been awarded ‘Engine-Propulsion of the Year’ during the prestigious World Yachts Trophies 2016 ceremony at the Cannes Yachting Festival. Additionally, the company was also recognised in conjunction with Amer Yachts for the ‘Most Innovative Yacht’. The awards…
Sunseeker's Manhattan 52
Marketplace
Sunseeker International powerboat manufacturer has announced strong retail sales at the Cannes Boat Show with in excess of £25m of retail orders (ex.tax) taken and a further £15m expected to be completed post show across a wide range of yachts…
Ballistic 4.3 c/w F25
RIBs
Yamaha has more international brands on display than previously to give visitors a greater choice of powered craft and RIBs for a lifestyle afloat at today's Southampton boat show. From WaveRunner PWCs, trailer-boats, high performance RIBs and day-boats to fishing…

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