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Kiwi boat firm Sealegs International has released its newest and largest amphibious rigid inflatable boat (RIB) to date - the Sealegs Interceptor 9000.Targeted at commercial and military applications the Interceptor 9000 is powered by a 300hp Yamaha four-stroke outboard motor…
Extreme Boat Crash At XCAT World Series
#powerboatcrash – The crash occurred to Team Dubai during the Speed Cat Run, at the 4th stage of 2015 UIM XCAT World Series yesterday. The drivers Salem Al Adidi and Eisa Al Ali are ok, boat is damaged but can be…
Young south coast boater Adam Brennan is rapidly building a strong reputation for himself within the Irish and UK boating communities. At just 17, he is still at boarding school in Ireland but has already secured himself a Super Yacht…
#motorboatweekend – In spite of the squalls and rain showers crossing county Kerry for most of the Bank holiday weekend, Dromquinna Manor's annual Motor Boat Weekend drew a fleet of up to a dozen RIBs for what is the mostern westerly RIB…
Stylish German Speedboat Marque Features in TV Adverts
#Cavalli – Frauscher, the German motor boat marque, is starring in TV advertisements of some well-known international companies. Companies from the fashion and high-tech sectors are seeking to use the stylish craft from the the Frauscher shipyard  in high profile TV–campaigns.…
Trinity House, the elegant UK working home of the General Lighthouse Authority opposite the historic Tower of London on Tower Hill, has teamed up with caterers and the powerboat charter company, Solent Rib Charter, to offer bookers an exciting senior…
North Shannon Team Wins Powerboat RIB Challenge
#powerboatchallenge – The winning Team of the ISA Powerboat Challenge 2014 at Lough Ree Yacht Club went to North Shannon Powerboat School. The school entered two teams in to the challenge with nick names of "Leitrim" and "Roscommon" and the…
#RIB - Tom Prendeville writes in the Sunday Independent about Donegal's Atlantic Composites, whose co-founder Timmy Boyle has built a successful line in "unsinkable" boats. Boyle, a mechanical engineering fitter by trade, identified a gap in the domestic market for…
British Powerboat Legend Launches Round the World Record Bid in Revolutionary Torpedo Eco-Boat
#powerboat – British ocean powerboat racing legend, Alan Priddy, will this week launch a £2.9 million round the world record bid in a new torpedo Eco-boat powered by a revolutionary fuel emulsion that slashes harmful emissions. Mr Priddy hopes to…
Fastest Jet Ski Ever Built to Be Unveiled at Australian Marine Expoest
#jetski – The most powerful Jet Ski on the planet will be officially unveiled to the Australian public at the 2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo from October 17-19. The adrenalin-pumping, limited edition 2015 Kawasaki Ultra 310R draws from decades…
Solent Puts On A Show For Cowes Torquay Classic Powerboat Race
#powerboat – The Cowes Torquay Powerboat Race is the toughest powerboat race in the world. The stretch of water between the Solent and Devon Coast has long been regarded as one mean piece of water. It's reputation however for punishing…
#ribs – At 20:48 last night Baltimore's RNLI all weather lifeboat was alerted to a Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) adrift four miles south of Glandore in West Cork. The lifeboat proceeded to rendezvous with the two young men who had…
#ribs – Dublin boat firm Western Marine has added a Sportis 4.9m RIB for sale to Afloat Boats for Sale. This 2007 boat has only been used on freshwater and comes complete with a Yamaha F60 Outboard and Coaster Swing…
Water-Powered Hoverboard Will Help You 'McFly' Over The Waves
#Hoverboard - Marty McFly's hoverboard in Back to the Future Part 2 may still be a few years off yet - but a new aquatic take on the concept is right around the corner, as Mail Online reports. Designed by…
Jet Ski Driver - Are You in Control?
Jetski – The UK Coastguard and North Wales Police are reminding people of the dangers of jet skis and personal watercraft (PWC) ahead of what is hoped will be a busy summer in North Wales. Last summer Holyhead Coastguard dealt…
Irish Powerboat Racer to Tackle London to Monte Carlo Venture Cup
#powerboat – Irish offshore powerboat racer John Ryan has been announced as driver and throttleman of powerboat entry HTS Apache Perkins in the Venture Offshore Cup London to Monte Carlo Powerboat Race 2014. This epic adventure last took place in 1972…

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