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At the Paris Boat Show this week is Jeanneau executive Jean-Philippe Brun, MGM's Gerry Salmon and John O'Kane with Antoine Chancelier also of Jeanneau
Jeanneau's new Sun Fast 3300 high-performance sailboat will be launched next Spring, Irish agent Gerry Salmon of MGM Boats told Afloat.ie at the opening of the Paris Boat Show this weekend. Jeanneau has enlisted not one, but two renowned naval architects:…
The new all–white Red Bay RIB bound for County Kerry. With 1200Lt Fuel Tanks the RIB has a 400–mile range
John Brennan of Dromquinna Manor in County Kerry took delivery of a new 11.5 metre rib from Irish RIB manufacturer Red Bay Boats last month. On its maiden voyage, it travelled 440 miles from the boat builders yard in County…
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Spirit of Oysterhaven under full sail on starboard tack
After 20 years of owning, restoring and operating this classic 70 ft steel schooner, Oliver Hart of Oysterhaven Marine has decided to put her up for sale.  Designed by Frederick Parker and built in the Hamble in 1972 Spirit was fitted…
Gemini Marine designs and manufactures the most comprehensive range of cabin and open RIBs for many of the world’s military, rescue and commercial operators
South African Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) builder Gemini Marine has announced Berthon as its sole UK and Ireland dealer for its range of military, rescue, commercial and leisure RIBs. Established in 1979, Gemini Marine designs and manufactures the most comprehensive…
Prince Albert of Monaco (pictured onboard the Neo top left) launches Greenline's NEO Edrive, full electric boat. The model is fitted with twin 80 hp Torqeedo Deep Blue electric outboards and dual 30,5 kWh (totalling 61 kWh) high performance lithium batteries allowing maximum range of 40 NM at 6 kts economic speed. At full throttle NEO eDrive will reach a top speed of 16 kts with the range of 20 NM
Slovenian Boatyard Greenline Yachts used the Monaco Boat Show as the debut of its 'revolutionary' new boat, NEO EDrive - the first ever production leisure craft to be powered by electric propulsion. The boat could have easily been overlooked among…
Buying A Boat Tops British Lottery Winners’ Shopping List
The majority of Britons would buy a boat if they were to win the lottery. That’s according to a major study carried out by TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show, which revealed that almost two-thirds (63%) would choose a boat as their…
The first Melges IC37
The first County Wicklow designed Melges IC37 designed by Mark Mills, Afloat.ie's Sailor of the Year in 2009, arrived at New England Boatworks last Monday afternoon, and was out sailing Tuesday afternoon after fitting keel, rudder and rig. Three days…
Soufriere out beyond the Muglins, racing two-handed with a very long tough beat ahead of her to get to Dingle
It says everything about owner/skipper Stephen O’Flaherty’s enthusiastic and imaginative use of his hyper-elegant Spirit 54 Soufriere that we’d more or less forgotten that she featured in the James Bond film Casino Royale writes W M Nixon. He and his…
A mix of Raider, Warrior, Beneteau and Bayliner marques up to 19–feet in length were on display at the Angling Show in Swords, representing the new home market in this category
Irish boat sales firms will be eagerly anticipating a return to better times after a spate of interest from dealers in an early season consumer exhibition in Dublin. A north Dublin Angling show, held last weekend, witnessed the start of a…
The new boat - spotted covered in vibrant camouflage at the BAR testing facilities early last week - will establish a whole new class of yacht
Princess Yachts is delighted to confirm that it is working with BAR Technologies to create a revolutionary new yacht that will be launched later this year. BAR Technologies was formed to exploit the wealth of design knowledge, technical skills and…
BJ Marine Group Sales Manager James Kirwan onboard an Oceanis 41.1 yacht at BJ Marine's Greystones Harbour Marina base. The Oceanis range goes on show as part of the Beneteau display at the London and Dusseldorf Boat Shows this month
Irish Beneteau dealer BJ Marine is back on the water early in 2018 after a strong run of boat sales brought 2017 to a buoyant close for the County Wicklow firm.  As Afloat.ie reported earlier, last Autumn's Cannes and Southampton…
Beneteau Announces Special Price For Class Members For New Figaro 3 Foiling Yacht
#Figaro - Following this summer’s first images of its new foiling one-design, Beneteau has announced the pricing for the Figaro 3. And the French marque says it has kept its promise of an affordable boat, with a special price of…
A one bedroom houseboat offering good sized accommodation and excellent headroom, such as this second–hand one pictured above, is on the market at €85,000
Afloat.ie reader Gerald Heffernan is seeking advice on buying a house boat to live on over the summer with the option of renting it out also. He asks 'Where is a good spot to park moor it and what sorry of…
The MV Malaviya Seven will be put up for Public Auction in Aberdeen on Tuesday 17 October
#PublicAuction - Dominic J Daly’s success as a marine auctioneer in Cork has not gone unnoticed overseas — as the Sheriff of Aberdeen in Scotland has sought his services to auction a detained supply vessel. The Indian-registered MV Malaviya Seven,…
The Prestige 520 has an ‘XXL’ Flybridge, unique on a 52ft motor yacht, meaning that there is plenty of space for relaxing in comfort
The Prestige 520 will have its UK launch at The Southampton Boat Show in September, while the Prestige 460 will debut in the UK at the show, which takes place 15-24th September 2017. Prestige has chosen the show for the…
Beneteau's new Swift Trawler 35 will get a world launch in Southampton
The world launch of the Beneteau Swift Trawler 35 will take place at the 2017 Southampton Boat Show (15th-24th September 2017). The Beneteau Swift Trawler 35 is taking over from the extremely successful Swift Trawler 34, which sold over 400…

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