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Clean, simple, effective – the immaculately-maintained Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 36i at Crosshaven fulfills designer Marc Lombard’s clear concept
Boat owning these days is an increasing challenge, with unavoidable costs and spiralling maintenance charges always needing to be balanced against the hoped-for return in trouble-free sailing pleasure writes W M Nixon. It’s very easy to be enchanted by the…
Antix of Royal Cork
Technical gremlins caused Antix to be advertised 'in error' last Friday on the Ancasta boat sales site. The Irish Commodore's Cup winning yacht is not for sale on its website, yacht brokers Ancasta have confirmed to Afloat.
Lynx, a Sailing school entry was tenth overall in a fleet of 63–boats in this year's Volvo Round Ireland race. Above the INSS Reflex 38 sets out on her 700–mile journey off the Wicklow coast. She is now for sale at €60k.
Lynx, the successful Irish offshore Reflex 38 racer that has featured at the top of Ireland's offshore racing fleets for the past five seasons or more is seriously for sale by current owners, the Irish National Sailing School (INSS) in…
View more than 75 yachts on one day at Pedro Boats in Holland
View more than 75 yachts in one day? That's what Dutch boat builder Pedro Boats is offering at its 40,000 m ² large showrooms in Zuidbroek, near the German border. The showrooms is open from Tuesday til Saturday from 9:00-17:00. The…
When the First 375 first appeared in 1985, she was very much in the forefront of yacht design, and now her good looks have acquired a classic status
A First 375 has appeared on Afloat's Boats for Sale this week and there’s a timeless elegance to the general appearance and lines of the First 375 which suggests something beyond basic naval architecture in her creation writes W M…
The upgraded 1985 Westerly Merlin
In these hectic times, with volatility a fact of life, the new buzzword is “manageability” writes W M Nixon. It may not provide slogans which set the world on fire. You won’t see people marching in their droves along O’Connell…
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The comfortable yet efficient cruising capacity of the Westerly Fulmar is indicated by the ease with which she can carry a spinnaker while reaching without being heavy on the helm
“I’m busier now than I was in June or July” is the cheerful response from John McDonald down in Kinsale at the south coast MGM Boats boats for sale office writes W M Nixon. Normally there’s a slowing down of…
YXT 20m Support Vessel World Debut At Monaco Yacht Show
The YXT 20 was conceived to support power and sailing yachts of any size, or be an explorer yacht, all on her own.The large 45 square meter open deck can be a comfortable base for a large tender, a sailboat,…
Rare moment in Irish shipbuilding as the new carferry Spirit of Rathlin is lowered into the River Avoca yesterday
#FerryLaunched – A newbuild and that of a car ferry, which is rare in Irish shipbuilding, was launched at Arklow, Co. Wicklow yesterday, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 6 vehicle / 140 passenger ferry, Spirit of Rathlin was launched from Arklow…
The Terminator 755 is the first 100% fiberglass model released with Sealegs that does not feature the Hypalon or Aluminium pontoons
New Zealand based Sealegs International has announce the coming release of the Terminator 755 Amphibious by Sealegs at the Auckland On Water Boat Show. The craft features System 60, the amphibious enablement system (AES) by Sealegs, and was developed by…
Sunseeker's 116 yacht is a new model for the boat show season
Sunseeker International powerboat firm is celebrating a triumphant start to the boat show season following the successful Cannes Yachting Festival and Southampton Boat Show, with £70m of confirmed retail orders (exc. tax), and an expected £25m of additional orders to…
The new Fjord 42 open has an even more striking hull design and a flat deck layout
Fjord is known for unique powerboats. The vertical bow and a clear visual language of extraordinary hulls stand out in every port and make up the outstanding design from Patrick Banfield. The latest development of the brand portfolio of the…
The new 70m 'defies sailing convention but not the sailing experience'
UK–based Dixon Yachts has launched a 'game changing' 70–metre design, offering sailing performance and interior space planning normally associated with motor yachts. DynaRigs have been chosen to maximise the sailing opportunity and minimise the sailing effort. Unlike a conventional rig…
The Jeanneau Leader 30 sportsboat
The Leader 30 has received the “Barca Dell’Anno” award, the new award created by the magazine Vela e Motore, with the support of the National Union of the Italian Marine Industry. Distinguished among four competitors in her class, the Leader…
 The 14–metre motor yacht, the ARROW460, has been christened, “Mercedes”
Silver Arrows Marine is launching ARROW460-Granturismo, designed in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz Style, at next month's Monaco Yacht Show 2016. The 14–metre yacht, christened, “Mercedes”, will be available for inspection and some sea trials at the show in Port Hercules.  

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