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| Wind in the sales |
| Why now could be a good time to trade up your boat |
If last week’s Southampton Boat Show signalled a strong pick-up in the new and used yacht market, Irish brokerages like MGM Boats are reporting that, against the seasonal trend, business now is brisker than it was during the peak summer months. Winkie Nixon considers why this may be an optimium time to trade-in and trade-up, as he runs the rule over the very epitome of a “sensible” boat that’s up for grabs in Kinsale.
Meanwhile, the Coast Guard pulls the plug on Greystones station, North Shannon Regatta looks set to be a big draw for Water Wags (but, unlike in 1903, they won’t be horse-drawn), Colman Grimes reports on a blustery GP14 Autumn Open that featured a surprise farewell party, LÉ James Joyce returns home having rescued 2,500 migrants, and Ballycotton lifeboat launches to stranded dolphin.