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There has never been a better time to buy a boat, writes David O’Brien. Edward Heath famously grumbled about the cost of boating 30 years ago when he complained that “ocean sailing is like standing under a cold shower tearing…
Lombard announce sponsorship of Ireland’s biggest water-based Boat Show once again. Currently listed as No. 2 in the Global Tourism Market, Marine activity is one of Ireland’s fastest growing leisure sectors and the Irish Marine Federation is set to capitalise…
Most of what’s on offer at the Lombard On-the-Water Boat Show is geared towards newcomers. There’s a remark often quoted among boating folk – especially disgruntled skippers – that that the two best days of boat ownership are the day…
A SUCCESSFUL 'ON THE WATER' EXPERIMENT Two years ago, we experimented with an On the Water Boat Show in April, and we were quite successful. So much so, that after many hours of deliberations, we decided to try to build…
We are delighted to sponsor this year’s On the Water Boat Show. As Ireland’s leading provider of marine asset finance, Lombard remains a committed partner to the Irish Marine Federation and all its members.
The Irish Marine Federation (IMF) is the national organisation representing both commercial and leisure sectors of the marine industry in Ireland. The IMF is affiliated to the Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC) which provides the Secretariat from its Dublin…
The Green Team celebrated the completion of their new Volvo 70 with a party at the McConaghy boatyard in China over the weekend. The boat, designed by American shipwrights Reichel Pugh, is due to be loaded for transportation on Thursday…
PETER DOBBS - ACCOMPLISHED SAILOR AND CHANDLER In his self-effacing way, Peter Dobbs (1920–2008) was active in many areas of Irish life afloat. He was a son of the rectory. His father – a Church of Ireland canon – was…
TOM JOYCE - BREATH OF FRESH ATLANTIC AIR The news of Tom Joyce’s sudden death in the Aran Islands at the end of November was a real shock. Though aged only 48, Tom had been a leading figure in west…
PAT MOORE - LIFE OF ENERGY AND ENTHUSIASM Pat Moore lived life at full speed both afloat and ashore, and he lived several lives at once. He burned with energy and enthusiasm. From one of Howth’s long-established fishing families, his…
BRIAN HEGARTY - GENTLE AND WISE SKIPPER Ireland has lost a true sailor in Brian Hegarty – “The Heg” to friends and family – who has died aged 76. His enthusiasm for boats and sailing was central to his gentle…
Much of the content of this excellent magazine is about happenings on that nasty lumpy salty wet stuff you get on the outside of the island. Here in this corner, we deal with boating for sane people: people who have…
Where Bavaria once had the 35 and 38, there is now just a 37 – but she’s impressive, writes Tony Jones Way back in 2004 – when Ireland was covered in trees and Dublin the domain of dinosaurs – there…
The Monte Carlo 37 claims to offer great value and an easy ride.Tony Jones assesses the latest entrant to an increasingly competitive market. Two things allow the Monte Carlo 37 to stand out from the crowd: the highly attractive starting…
The Aquador 28 Cabin from MGM Marine has just made its Irish debut into a market that has seen great success for its little sister, the Aquador 26HT. Over 150 26s have been sold, making it one of the most…
Last August, an old Tornado 7.4 with twin 115 Yamahas left Co. Kerry for a 19-hour white-knuckle ride around Ireland. Phillip Fitzgibbon recalls the day that now seems like == ***2a dream

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