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Powerboat Ocean Adventure 'Venture Cup' is Coming Your Way
#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
#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
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
#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
#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
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
#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
#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
#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
#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…
Irish Sea Thundercat Challenge 2012 Raises Funds for Charity
Four Irish Thundercat racers crossed the Irish Sea from Dublin to Holyhead on their first attempt on Saturday in an effort to raise funds and awareness of Pieta House, the centre for self harm and suicide prevention. Team Adventure Training…
Powerboat Hits Large Wake and Spins Out of Control
#boataccident – Clearly aware of the camera's presence, a day out on the water turned to tragedy in a horrific boating crash on Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri in the United States last week for one American family. All…
P750 Thunder Action on Limerick Waters
#P750 – Last Sunday saw the start of a fresh new format for Irish powerboating when the opening round of the P750 Thundercat National Championships hit the water in the very heart of Limerick as part of the popular Riverfest…
Kawasaki Issues Recall for JT1500 Jetski
#JETSKI - Kawasaki has issued a recall for their Personal Watercraft Model JT1500 after the discovery of an assembly flaw that could lead to accidents on the water. On eligible units of Jet Ski STX-15F, Ultra 260X/LX, Ultra LX and…
NI RIB Firm to Hold Demo Weekend
#RIBS – Redbay Boats is holding a demo and secondhand boat weekend on the 31st March/1st April at its home port of Cushendall, Co. Antrim. A wide range of secondhand boats will be on display as well as sea trials…
New Powerboat School for Dun Laoghaire
#POWERBOAT – Irish National Sailing School (INSS) and Club have announced a new venture in to powerboating. A sister company, the Irish National Powerboat School is providing 'powerboat courses suitable for all levels from novice powerboaters to experienced hands'. The…

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