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Dara McGee's - 'J122 Kaya —recently sold to a Client in Cork
Demand for brokerage boats in UK and Ireland is exceeding supply and now is the perfect time to sell your boat with Key Yachting. There has never been a better time to sell your boat, with yards expected delivery slots…
Boarding Glasses From Viking Marine
Viking Marine are stocking 'Boarding Glasses', a unique patented solution to the problem of motion sickness. Viking Marine say that wearing the glasses for just 10-15 minutes alleviates the symptoms of motion sickness. The glasses can then be removed allowing…
Dublin Port is hiring
Friday 14 January is the last day to apply to join the Marine Operatives pool with the Dublin Port Company. The port’s multi-skilled and multifunctional Marine Operatives, under the supervision of a team leader, operate with full flexibility and carry…
The French cable-laying ship Ile d'Aix berthed in Cork Harbour
Further to previous installation works on the Havhingsten fibre optic telecommunication cable system in the Irish Sea, post-lay inspection and burial (PLIB) of the cable is planned to begin later this week. Works outside Irish and Isle of Man territorial…
Mike & Richie Evans on ‘Snapshot’s’ maiden sail in May 2021. Along with Matthew O’Gorman from the North Sails Service Team
2021 was a busy year at the North Sails Ireland service loft. With a more regular sailing schedule back in play, we had unprecedented demand and it was such a pleasure to re-connect with so many of our clients and…
Sara Sutcliffe
It’s a new year and ‘all change’ at the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) as the team today (Monday 10 January) welcomes Sara Sutcliffe MBE as the organisation’s new chief executive. Sutcliffe takes over from interim chief executive David Strain, who…
An Cósta Thiar - a new TG4 Maritime TV series
The "culture, challenges and benefits" of living on the Atlantic seaboard are explored in a new TG4 Maritime TV series broadcast from this week. Áine Ní Bhreisleáin, presenter of Bladhaire on Raidió na Gaeltachta and co-presenter of Beo ar Éigean…
Celso Madeira is Safehaven Marine’s 49th pilot boat and the 26th of the Interceptor 48 model
Safehaven Marine’s 49th pilot boat is headed to Portugal this month following the completion of winter sea trials. Celso Madeira has been commissioned for pilotage operations at the Port of Sines, south of Lisbon. Powered by a pair of Volvo…
Although the 12ft Wagtail is intended for day cruising rather than racing, the crew of this boat - currently on the market with Leinster Boats - are well aware that getting their weight efficiently amidships gives a much more rewarding sailing performance
The recent announcement that Nordic Clinker or Clench Timber Construction - as practised by several classic boat-builders in Ireland - is now receiving UNESCO Heritage Recognition has caused understandable pride among those who own one of those beauties, craft such…
“Iontas na bhFarraigí Ceilteachta” is a three-part series presented by Eoin Warner which will be broadcast on TG4 from January 12th.
The courtship rituals of bottle-nosed dolphins, basking sharks congregating off the Irish coast and the sex-shifting cuckoo wrasse are documented in a new wildlife series on the Celtic coasts. “Iontas na bhFarraigí Ceilteachta” is a three-part series presented by Eoin…
A tranquil boating scene at Drake's Pool in Cork Harbour
Dear Reader, Because of your and our other supporters' generous backing, Afloat.ie has had another record year for visitors, with a significant 13% increase on 2020 figures. Our website dedicated to Irish sailing, boating and maritime issues reached another high…
North Sails is a unique sailmaker, built on a champion spirit. We make history by looking ahead and that's what sets us apart from other sailmakers. We’re proud to introduce Loft 57, a conversational podcast (below) that opens the doors…
boot Düsseldorf', part of the Curacha outdoor exhibition
boot Düsseldorf organisers have confirmed earlier media reports that the world biggest indoor boat show will not take place next month or indeed at any time in 2022. Due to the spread of the omicron virus variant, further restrictions have been…
For the second year in succession, the giant German Boat Show boot Düsseldorf has been forced to cancel due to mounting Covid-19 infections and new regulations announced by the German government, according to media reports. The trade fair management company…
Pat Mhichael during the construction of a 'bhád nua'
The Conamara family of sailors known as Clann Johnny Jimmy Pheaitín are profiled in a documentary on TG4. Pádraig, Jimmy and Seáinín are “Na Jimmys”, associated with the Galway Hooker An Mhaighdean Mhara. The programme “Bádóirí- Na Jimmys” interviews the…
Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys
A Connemara business group has expressed frustration over an apparent lack of enthusiasm by Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys in a privately funded museum that would celebrate Marconi’s connections with Connemara. As The Times Ireland edition reports,…

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