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The Irish Tow Surf Rescue Club has also objected to a jetski ban
Water Safety Ireland has expressed concern about a proposal to ban the use of jetskis from a number of popular beaches on the Clare coastline. As The Times Ireland edition reports today, Clare County Council proposes prohibiting the launching of…
The PSNI has confirmed that a man's body was recovered from a river in Co Fermanagh after what is believed to have been a tragic jet ski accident, reports Belfast Live. The Emergency services attended the scene on the River…
Cox Powertrain has successfully received £9 million from existing private investors and secured a further £3million loan from HSBC UK Equipment Finance to help support the ramp-up in production to meet the increasing demand for the 300hp diesel outboard across the globe.
Cox Powertrain, a leading British manufacturer of high-powered diesel outboard engines for the global marine industry, is pleased to announce it has successfully raised £9 million from existing shareholders and a further £3 million loan from HSBC UK Equipment Finance…
A Brig Falcon RIB fitted with a Suzuki outboard engine
Visitors to the Suzuki booth at this weekend's RYA online dinghy show will find out more about why this brand of outboard engine is proving so popular for use on club safety boats, coaching/chase boats and, of course, leisure craft…
The new 7.6-litre V12 600hp Verado
Mercury Marine today introduced the new 7.6-litre V12 600hp Verado outboard engine though its Irish dealers Viking Marine (Kilcoole) in County Wicklow. With this launch, Mercury continues to transform the high‑horsepower outboard market, providing its most powerful and capable outboard, which…
The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 389
Now in stock with Irish Jeanneau dealers MGM Boats is a “stunning” Sun Odyssey 389 in full cruising spec. The two-cabin version comes with a Marc Lombard hull, grey cedar woodwork and Ambiance Weiss upholstery. It’s also the last boat…
The workboat will have a cruising speed of 25 kts, a top speed of over 30 kts, and an impressive range of 60 NM at cruising speed.
Belfast Lough based Artemis Technologies has moved to the next phase in the development of its Artemis eFoilerTM electric propulsion system, announcing plans to launch a technology demonstrator in 2021. Announced by Artemis Technologies COO, Prof. Mark Gillan, during a…
The new Yamaha V6 range and new DBW Side Flush Mount system are available from 2022 season
Yamaha Marine has announced a series of innovative upgrades to its premium V6 outboard range. The improved Yamaha V6 range shares design cues from the company’s flagship XTO, with new features including Digital Electric Steering (DES), Thrust Enhancing Reverse Exhaust…
Volvo Penta Assisted Docking
Volvo Penta today announced the commercial availability of the industry’s first fully-integrated Assisted Docking system against the backdrop of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The Assisted Docking system gives the captain better control when docking a boat by automating his…
The boat cruises above the water, its weight rested on two hydrofoils
Billed as the world’s first electric hydrofoil speedboat, the Candela Seven has been brought to market by Swedish startup, Candela Speed Boat. Propelled by the Torqeedo Deep Blue 50i electric outboard engine the boat cruises above the water, its weight…
File image of the quayside at Ramsey on the Isle of Man
A man has been jailed for four weeks on the Isle of Man after breaking coronavirus rules by riding a jet ski from Scotland to the island. As Sky News reports, 28-year-old Dale McLaughlan — who had never before used…
Local products….the 25ft Shannon Hooker Sally O'Keeffe (left) was community-built in 2015 in Querrin on the Loop Head Peninsula near Kilrush under the guidance of Steve Morris, while the new 24ft Galway Bay Gleoiteog Naomh Fanchea has been built in Steve's busy boatyard in Kilrush itself.
Steve Morris of Kilrush Boatyard and his lead boat-builder Dan Mill are busy these days, as their team have two further Dublin Bay 21s under construction for the Hal Sisk/Fionan de Barra project, and this week they launched the new…
MGM Boats Launch Zodiac's New Medline 6.8 RIB
2020 has been a big year for Zodiac RIBs and its Irish agent MGM Boats. The year started with a big challenge; launching the Medline 9 in the middle of the COVID crisis.  Zodiac says its multiplied by five the…
The new Tohatsu range from O'Sullivan's Marine
O'Sullivan's Marine aims to deliver the ultimate boating experience by providing outboard motors that are simple, easy to use and of outstanding quality. Tohatsu, one of our most popular brands, and one of the oldest manufacturers of outboard motors in…
Outboard motor installed with Micro-Plastic Collecting Device
Suzuki Motor Corporation is continually seeking to develop innovative solutions to environmental issues associated with the manufacturing of automotive and marine products and has now developed the world’s first* Micro-Plastic Collecting Device for installation on outboard motors. Marine plastic waste…
The former Avon eJET 450 will now carry the Zodiac marque
The world’s first 4.5m electric tender is now the flagship of Zodiac’s electric RIB range. Originally launched in 2017 by Z Nautic under the Avon brand, the eJET 450 will now carry the prestigious Zodiac marque as part of a…

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