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All Black Powerboat Record Run Cork–Fastnet–Cork Aborted in Choppy Seas
Unfortunately due to weather, force 4–5 winds increasing with short sharp frequency the All Black Powerboat team aborted its attempt at the inaugural Cork–Fastnet–Cork record attempt 25 miles out. Skipper John Ryan told Afloat.ie: 'It's just not worth the risk…
Kevin McCaffery, Dermot Maguire, Damien Mundy, Joe Gavin and Stephen Leddy will set out from Greystones on 20 June for their round-Ireland fundraising adventure
#RIBs - A team of intrepid boaters from the Lakelands are prepping for a round-Ireland RIB run this month in aid of three worthy causes. Joe Gavin and Kevin McCaffrey will be joined by friends Dermot McGuire, Damien Mundy and…
Safehaven Marine’s World Record Attempt vessel Thunder Child off the Skelligs yesterday
Safehaven Marine’s World Record Attempt vessel Thunder Child and her crew of six departed Galway Docks after a trial run up the West Coast of Ireland. After months of testing, this 350 kilometer run from Cork to Galway along the…
RIBs sold at auction in Kinsale
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…
Formerly Hibernia Racing, John Ryan and his Allblack team plan to collect the full list of 11 records in 36 months
#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…
RIB Needed For Charity Irish Sea Coastal Rowing Race
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…
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
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
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
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…
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.
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…
Ballistic 4.3 c/w F25
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…
The Hibernia team includes Phillip Fitzgibbon navigating, Denis Dillon dealing with logistics and on-board hydraulic monitoring. Jonathan Napier is co–driver, Jonathan was famously the last Concorde flight pilot.
Hibernia Racing, The International Irish Marathon Offshore Powerboat Racing Team headed by driver and throttle man John Ryan are set to take on their toughest challenge to date; the Cowes Classic 2016 Offshore Powerboat Race. The race takes place this…
Team Powerboat Ireland celebrate at the UIM World Championships
Last weekend in Navia, Asturias, Spain, Hr850 and T850 Powerboat racing teams competed and represented their countries at the highest international level, the UIM World Championships. Within this group was Team Powerboat Ireland, a group of Irish Powerboat enthusiasts made…
The new 12m Red Bay RIB is launched from Cushendall Pier on a sea trial. Scroll down for video.
Irish RIB builders Red Bay Boats launched a new Stormforce 12–metre fitted with twin 350 Verado outboards last week. According to the Northern Ireland firm, the sleek boat has been built for Better Moments As, based in Norway. This will…
Cian O'Driscoll, James Landers and Giles Kelliher set out from Fenit on the 700–mile circumnavigation
Three Tralee Bay Sailing Club members set out from Fenit in county Kerry yesterday to retrace a TBSC voyage first made 25 years ago. Ribbers Cian O'Donnell, James Landers and Giles Kelliher set out from the most westerly port in…
Round Ireland record holder Sean McNamara, Denis Dillon, Philip Fitzgibbon and John Ryan celebrate in Kinsale having set a new record time of 12 hours 54 minutes and 24 seconds
Team Hibernia have smashed the Round Ireland Powerboat Record by taking six hours off the long–standing 2009 time. The high speed voyage which began at 5am this morning was not without its hazards. Were it not for fog and a…

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