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The Antares 10.80 is a model well known in Ireland for all the right reasons and this is why the solid sports fishing boat makes it into Bénéteau’s line-up again for 2008. There have been a number of interior modifications…
Linssen Yachts’ reputation for the best quality Dutch steel motor yachts is legendary. And with the introduction of the ‘9’ Series, Linssen has managed to bring the price point down while still retaining quality.
As more and more inland waters are designated ‘green’, banning all petrol and diesel engines, boat owners are looking for a clean yet powerful form of propulsion. Union chandlery is offering the Torqeedo as the most technologically advanced electric outboards…
Bénéteau’s new open sports boat, the Monte Carlo, offers extra stability as well as classic Italian designer looks. The former is thanks to its forward facing knuckles which separate the water streams from the hull and stop them re-adhering to…
The all new Bavaria 37 Hardtop reviewed in this months edition of Afloat offers an excellent standard specification, electric sunroof and opening side windows. The 37’s interior is spacious, with large separate master cabin forward, ample hanging space and a…
A range of nine motorcruisers, from the Prestige 42 flybridge to the Merry Fisher 705, will be on show from Jeanneau. Ranging in price from E430,000 to E70,000, the fleet is available from MGM Marine in Dun Laoghaire, Belfast and…
LIGHT winds were the ultimate decider of the 12 classes in the last race of Ford Cork Week off Crosshaven yesterday. As the biennial regatta broke up last night there was widespread praise for what, has been the biggest and…
Sarah Steyaert of France has won the 2008 Women’s Laser Radial World Championship after a sensational finish to the regatta, when Lijia Xu of China was disqualified from the final race, ultimately costing her the world title.
In his annual address to one of Europe’s largest yacht racing clubs, Dublin Bay Sailing Club Commodore Tim Costello indicated that soon the club will be running year-round sailing.
The documentary feature film ‘Waveriders’ won the prestigious Audience Award at the recent Dublin International Film Festival. Starring Gabe Davies, Richard Fitzgerald and the Malloy brothers and featuring Kelly Slater, the documentary was directed by Dubliner Joel Conroy of Inis…
The manufacturers of Rocna Anchors claim they set in all ocean floors without any special tricks and are easy to use, giving maximum versatility. The anchors have self-launch capability, and its design ensures that it lands on the ideal angle…
‘Scaoil Seol’, a new six-part reality series for TG4, will show the viewing public how easy – or difficult – it is to start sailing when it follows the efforts of ten novice sailors as they learn to sail from…
Afloat columnist and RTÉ marine correspondent Tom MacSweeney has been chosen as maritime person of the year. The award presentation was made at the recent Maritime Ball in Galway.
Sovereign Yacht Sales, recently appointed Elan dealer for the south and west coast of Ireland, have just established a new brokerage office in Kinsale. They are now dealing with pre-owned as well as new yacht sales, six days a week,…
As a desolate granite outcrop in the North Atlantic, Rockall is unlikely to challenge the Great Pyramids or Grand Canyon as a tourist mecca.
Entries are now being accepted for the annual Classic Malts Cruise – a unique two-week sailing voyage along the spectacular coastline of north-west Scotland from July 12 to 25. The UK’s biggest non-competitive sailing event, the annual Classic Malts Cruise…

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