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BJ Marine's New Range of Boats for the Inland Waterways

11th October 2023
A Northman 1200 Fly demo boat on the Shannon this summer demanded huge attention
A Northman 1200 Fly demo boat on the Shannon this summer demanded huge attention

At BJ Marine, we know the continued popularity of boating on Ireland’s inland waterways and the exceptional cruising grounds available to us, writes BJ's General Manager James Kirwan.

We found that many major boat manufacturers had evolved their motorboat designs to the point where they weren’t viable for the inland waterways. We found in many cases that the standard engines offered were simply too large and that the accommodation offered didn’t align with what those boating on the Shannon or similar wanted.

As a result, we identified manufacturers who focused on offering true inland boats, and now BJ Marine has a range of four models that offer inland specifications at exceptional prices. We wanted single-engine options with bow and stern thrusters to ensure ease of handling.

First up was the Northman 1200. We took a Northman 1200 Fly on the Shannon this summer, and she demanded huge attention. This demo model is available for sale, and the three-cabin configuration is absolutely unrivalled.

The smallest engine option on the 1200 is a 57hp Yanmar, delivering a top speed of 8 knots. Our demo model, with a huge inventory, is available at the reduced price of €399,000.

The Northman 1050 was launched last month at the Cannes Yachting FestivalThe Northman 1050 was launched last month at the Cannes Yachting Festival

Northman just launched the 1050 Trawler at the Cannes Yachting Festival, and we have already secured the first order for Ireland, which will arrive in spring 2024. Again, a single-engine boat, this boat has engine options from 57hp-320hp, all wrapped up in an incredibly spacious two-cabin layout with huge storage.

A single Nanni 270hp powers the Pescador 35 and again delivers two exceptional cabins and a cockpit that is more like what you would find on a 40ft motor boat.

A Pescador 35 is available to view at BJ Marine, Greystones HarbourA Pescador 35 is available to view at BJ Marine, Greystones Harbour

We have a Pescador 35 available immediately at our Head Office at Greystones Harbour Marina.

As the smallest offering in our range, we chose the Nexus 870 Revo. This 8.7m boat has outboard propulsion and engine options from 25hp-115hp.

Nexus 870 Evo - the outboard option for Ireland's inland waterwaysNexus 870 Evo - the outboard option for Ireland's inland waterways

We are incredibly excited to see these boats come to Irish water, both inland and coastal.

For all details on pricing, please get in touch with [email protected] or call James Kirwan on 087 7712223

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BJ Marine has six bases; two in Ireland, three in the UK and one in the Mediterranean. The Managing Director is Bernard Gallagher and the Group Sales Manager is James Kirwan. The Irish headquartered marine firm represents market-leading brands including Beneteau Power and Sailboats, Fountaine Pajot Catamarans and Power-Cats, Sea Ray Sports Boats and Cruisers, Wauquiez Custom Yachts and Cranchi and Monte Carlo Luxury Powerboats. BJ Marine has a brokerage sales division that has delivered to every continent and a brokerage list with as many as 300 used boats for sale in Wales, across the Island of Ireland and across Europe.

At A Glance – BJ Marine Agencies

BJ Marine are agents for the following international yacht and powerboat brands in Ireland: 

  • Beneteau Sail
  • Beneteau Power
  • Monte Carlo
  • Sea Ray
  • Fountaine Pajot Sail
  • Fountaine Pajot Power
  • Cranchi
  • Wauquiez

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