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The Project E yachts are 62 to 73-feet in length and designed for long distance cruising
French giant Beneteau has announced the launch of two passage-making yachts at Boot Dusseldorf this week. The aim, according to James Kirwan of Irish agents BJ Marine, is to capitalise on the success of its Swift Trawler range, and the…
Barry Hayes
Barry Hayes from UK Sailmakers Ireland is at the Royal St George Yacht Club on Dublin Bay to talk about sail trim and boat optimisation for cruiser-racers on January 30th. Hayes worked as a sailmaker in Ireland for five years under…
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CH Marine Presented with Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award for Online Business
Irish Chandlery CH Marine has been recognised for its online business service with a Feefo award saluting its consistent provision of excellent service, year after year. Feefo is an automated customer feedback solution that is powerful in terms of gathering…
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The new Grand Soleil Performance 44
The Grand Soleil 44 is the new performance yacht of the Cantiere del Pardo yacht builders writes Irish agent Mark Mansfield of Key Yachting. To rise to this challenge, Cantiere del Pardo has turned to the designer who, in recent years,…
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A Beneteau 34.7 with computer designed sails from UK Sailmakers Ireland
The art of sail design has come a long way since the days of hand-dawn files and even rudimentary CAD design programmes. Today, UK Sailmakers Ireland uses SAILPACK which, in our opinion, is the best sail design program on the…
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Artist’s impression of the new X5⁶
Hot on the heels of the European Yacht of the Year award win for the X4⁰, X-Yachts have revealed at boot Düsseldorf that their new X5⁶ is planned launch in November this year ahead of the 2021 show. Chief designer…
Beneteau’s Oceanis 30.1 was named European Yacht of the Year in the Family Cruiser category
Beneteau and X-Yachts were the big winners in the cruiser categories in this year’s European Yacht of the Year awards presented on the flagship night of boot Düsseldorf, as previously reported on Afloat.ie. This year’s winner in the Family Cruiser…
Great Blasket Island off Co Kerry is a popular tourist destination in the summer months
A whopping 23,000 applications have been received for two unique summer jobs on Great Blasket Island, as RTÉ News reports. Afloat.ie previously noted the huge response to the vacancies on the usually uninhabited Co Kerry island — for two people,…
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The UK Sailmakers stand at boot Düsseldorf 2020
UK Sailmakers Ireland are looking forward to seeing current and prospective customers at boot Düsseldorf this week. If you want to see what the latest sail technology in Ireland, be sure to drop by UK Sailmakers on stand D 10 in…
The Lady Gregory restaurent which AFLOAT adds is on board Irish Ferries W.B. Yeats
The tourism industry in Ireland has said it can deliver growth of 65% if the incoming government restores the 9% Vat rate. The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation published its election manifesto today and said Brexit, weakened demand and increased costs…
The new Pulse59 from RS in Hall 15 at boot Düsseldorf
The ‘game changer’ Pulse58 was officially launched at boot Düsseldorf yesterday (Sunday 19 January), and RS joint chief executives Alex Newton Southon and Jon Partridge spoke passionately about the vision for this project and what they have planned for the…
The Beneteau Oceanis 30.1 - European Yacht of the Year (Family Cruiser category)
Simply being nominated as the “European Yacht of the Year” or “European Powerboat of the Year” is a special recognition of a boatbuilder’s achievements. At Flagship Night, the maritime industry event organised by publishing house Delius Klasing Verlag and the…
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Special February Deals On Courses With The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School in Dun Laoghaire is running a number of special offers for its February courses — but act fast as places are limited. The week-long Competent Crew or Day Skipper programme runs from Monday…
Aidan Foley (right) on the Beneteau stand at Boot Dusseldorf
A game-changing experience for everyone on board, built on the world’s best marine guidance platform is the promise of ‘BoatingOS’, an initiative by an Irish marine technology company led by County Waterford powerboater Aidan Foley that has signed Beneteau as…
The new Prestige X70 running
Irish dealers MGM Boats were on hand this morning when the new Prestige X70 was launched at boot Dusseldorf today, the first in the new crossover range from Prestige Yachts. The X70 has been developed with space, light and luxury…
Dun Laoghaire’s currently vacant ferry terminal building
Proposals for a ‘food court’ at Dun Laoghaire Harbour’s currently vacant ferry terminal have been welcomed by one leading local stakeholder. In a written submission seen by Afloat.ie, Alistair Rumball of the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School supports the…

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