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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,…
Ideas for Jetski Use Launched on New 'Ride the Wave Right' Website
#JETSKI – The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) has launched its new global personal watercraft resource website which is intended for PWC riders. Working in collaboration with personal watercraft manufacturers Kawasaki, Yamaha and BRP, ICOMIA's 'Ride the Wave…
Avon Jet RIB Range on Show in London
#AVONRIBS – Worldwide specialist Jet RIB tender designer and manufacturer Avon is displaying its entire 2012 Seasport Jet Tender range at the Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show 2012 today. The recently launched Seasport 380 Jet Tender will be accompanied by…
RIB Maker Continues to Expand
#ZODIACRIBS – Rigid Inflatable manufaturer Zodiac continues to evolve its range of RIBs, inflatable boats, tenders and liferafts with the some new concepts, new hulls and designs. In addition to displaying three new models for the first time at today's…
Permanent Jet Ski Berths Launched in Poole Marina
  #JETSKI–A new marina in Poole has launched a specialist area for jet skis. The Port of Poole Marina in Dorest, which enjoys views of Brownsea Island and is close to the historic Poole Quay, is offering 13 permanent berths…
Galway Crew Win RIB Challenge
On Saturday the 22nd of October three elated Galway teenagers, their coach and parents drove home from Dublin with a brand new powerboat in tow valued at €12,500. Fionn Delahunty (16), Ciaran Jordan (14) and Eamonn Murphy (12) were representing…

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