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Thundercats Are Go for Charity Challenge from Cork to Dublin
Powerboat Racing
#thundercat – Building on last year's race across the Irish Sea to Holyhead, four Irish powerboat racers are taking on a Cork to Dublin challenge that puts them and their boats to the test, all in an effort to raise funds…
Delayed Round Ireland RIB Challenge Heads for Royal Cork
RIBs
#ribchallenge – 10000hrs Sunday – Afloat.ie just received news from ribber Derek Shaw on Nyzod, a Zodia Pro Open 650, on the RIB Challenge that the fleet is en route to Royal Cork Yacht Club and has just passed the…
Round Ireland RIB Challenge Skipper Thrown From Boat, Rescued by Coastguard Helicopter
RIBs
#RIB – An air sea rescue for a solo Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat (RIB) skipper in the Irish Sea got the 2013 Round Ireland RIB Challenge off to a dramatic start at the weekend. The 24–boat circumnavigation RIB fleet arrived…
Welsh Rib Run Makes Best of Dublin Bay Heat Wave
RIBs
A Donegal based Redbay 6.1m RIB, Deep Six (the 'welcome wagon') along with another RIB from Belfast ran out to the Kish lighthouse on Dublin Bay on Saturday to escort a 10–boat RIB fleet from Wales up the river Liffey and…
RIBs
Whatever your business, Redbay Boats have many years experience working with the various regulatory bodies to provide safe and seaworthy craft for commercial operations the world over. Projects both in the UK and abroad have included: Fishery Protection Vessels Ballistically…
Venture Cup's Epic Power Boat Battle on the High Seas
Powerboat Racing
#venturecup – Having promised so much in the months leading up to June, the Venture Cup Prologue powerboat race had a lot to live up to. It was billed as not only the World's longest powerboat race, but also the…
Powerboat Ocean Adventure 'Venture Cup' is Coming Your Way
Powerboat Racing
#powerboat – The World's biggest, meanest and fastest powerboats are roaring across UK seas this June 8th to the 11th and the organisers have just announced the final details on how the public can be at the heart of the…
Kill Cord 'Not Attached To Driver' in Cornwall RIB Tragedy
RIBs
#KillCord - An official report into the tragic speedboat accident in Cornwall earlier this month that killed a father and daughter says that the driver was not attached to the boat's 'kill cord'. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, BSkyB executive…
New Irish Built Pilot RIB to Go on Show at Seaworks Exhibition
RIBs
Irish Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) builder Red Bay Boats is exhibiting one of its giant 16–metre Pilot Boat Stormforce RIBs at next month's Seaworks commercial exhibition in Southampton. Intended for a variety of commercial applications including Pilot, Patrol, and passenger…
Police Focus On Kill Cord In Cornwall RIB Tragedy
RIBs
#KillCord - Police in Cornwall investigating the deaths of a father and daughter in a speedboat accident off Padstow at the weekend are focusing on the boat's 'kill cord', according to BBC News. BSkyB executive Nick Milligan and his eight-year-old…
Dublin Bay RIB Raid to Greystones Hailed a Big Success
RIBs
#rib – The first ever Dublin Bay RIB raid to Wicklow  has been hailed a great success with plans afoot for more Raids writes Ronan Beirne. Proceedings commenced on Sunday with a RNLI jife jacket check by the RNLI at…
Dromquinna Manor Hosts Motorboat Weekend
Powerboat Racing
Hugo Montgomery Swan, the editor of Powerboat & Rib Magazine is part of the line up at Dromquinna Manor's Motor Boat Weekend this May bank Holiday at Kenmare, Co. Kerry. Dromquinna's John Brennan promises a weekend 'filled with adventure and activities'…
Suzuki Shows off new Outboard Engine Joystick Control
RIBs
#joystick – Suzuki Motor Corporation has announced that it has a new Joystick Control System in development. The announcement was made earlier this month at the 2013 Japan International Boat Show in Yokohama.The new joystick system is meant to integrate…
First Dublin Bay RIB Raid from Dun Laoghaire to Greystones
RIBs
#RIB – The National Yacht Club is running Dublin Bay's first Rib Raid from Dun Laoghaire on the south side of the bay to the new harbour in Greystones in Co. Wicklow on Sunday 5th May. The raid is in…
New Ocean-Class Powerboat Race to Deliver World-Class Adventure
Powerboat Racing
#venturecup – 2,400 miles of the very toughest conditions which the ocean can muster up, forcing teams to crash mercilessly through wave after relentless wave for hours on end over 15 days. This is the Venture Cup, the world's longest,…
Red Bay Boats Launches Second RIB with Hyundai SeasAll Engine
RIBs
#watermota – Engine, gearbox and generator specialist, WaterMota, has signed Irish RIB builder Redbay Boats, based in Cushendall, Co. Antrim as a new dealer for the Hyundai SeasAll diesel engine range. Redbay Boats has just launched its second craft fitted…

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