Menu

Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo Irish Sailing

afloat headers power

Latest Power Stories
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…
Sligo RIB Specialists Move to Larger Premises
#RIBs – One of Ireland's largest Rib and Inflatable Boat Service Centres is on the move. With almost 20 years experience Inland Inflatable Service run by Ronan and Sinead Keys is moving to a new purpose built 8000 sq foot…
Massive Irish 16-Metre RIB Nears Completion at Red Bay
#RIBS–Antrim's Red Bay Boats are building a 16-metre RIB and the new model to the Red Bay range will have a number of commercial applications. The Northern Ireland boat firm is operating at full capacity with commercial orders this month,…

There's no doubting the growth of power-boating in Irish waters over the past decade and Afloat's online coverage is designed to keep pace of these exciting developments.

Check these pages for news and views on powerboating, motorboating, engines, Ribs and motor cruising.

If you have ideas for our pages we'd love to hear from you. Please email us at [email protected]

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

DBSC
Howth Yacht Club
National Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Irish Yacht club

Featured Brokers

mgm sidebutton

Featured Associations

ISA sidebutton
ICRA
isora sidebutton

Featured Events

corkweek sidebutton
tokyo sidebutton
roundireland sidebutton
wave regatta

Featured Chandleries

CHMarine Afloat logo
viking sidebutton

Featured Sailmakers

northsails sidebutton
uksails sidebutton

Featured Marinas

dlmarina sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
podcast sidebutton
BSB sidebutton
sellingboat sidebutton

Please show your support for Afloat by donating