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The new XSV20, Safehaven, put through its paces during stormy August sea trials in Cork
Safehaven Marine has shared a video of the recent delivery of its latest XSV20, named Safehaven, to its owner Jack Setton from Cork to Sardinia. Safehaven was commissioned by and built for Jack Setton, a well-known name in the superyacht…
Brother Anthony Keane
Scribbler, my Sigma 33 yacht, was hauled ashore this week. Now she stands in her cradle in Castlepoint Boatyard in Crosshaven in Cork Harbour for her out-of-the-water winter rest. It is the annual end-of-season ritual. There are owners who don’t…
Adrian O'Connell at Kilrush Boatyard
When I walked into Adrian O’Connell’s office in Kilrush Boatyard on the edge of the Shannon Estuary in County Clare, a photograph on the wall caught my attention – a boat sailing at speed, red sails dramatic atop a black…
Meitheal Mara Calls On Volunteers New To Ireland For Latest Boat Building Project
Cork city’s community and traditional boatyard Meitheal Mara has put out a call for those new to Ireland for its latest boat building project. The new 12-week programme will see participants have a direct hand in building their own traditional…
Dalmore and Safehaven undergoing sea trials recently
Safehaven Marine have shared new video from rough weather sea trials for its latest pilot boat, Dalmore, as well as its new XSV20 named Safehaven. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Dalmore is an Interceptor 48 — the 15th of this…
Dalmore, the latest Interceptor 48 launch for Cork’s Safehaven Marine
Safehaven Marine’s latest Interceptor 48 launch is ‘Dalmore’, built for the Port of Cromarty Firth in Scotland. Powered by a pair of Volvo D13 500hp engines, the pilot boat has an operational speed of 25 knots and accommodates seven crew…
Summer celebration. The re-born Howth 17 Anita – originally built in 1900 – begins her second life afloat for a day this week in Douarnenez in Brittany
After Storm Emma wrought extensive destruction through the seven Howth Seventeens stored in their much-damaged shed on Howth’s East Pier at the beginning of March 2018, it was feared that several of the boats – which since 1898 have been…
Symbol for a voyage – the Salmons Wake logo inscribed on Ilen’s squaresail in the Ted Russell Dock in Limerick
The historic ketch Ilen of Limerick puts to sea again from her home port this weekend at the beginning of a complex 2019 sailing programme which will see the restored ship voyage in July towards southwest Greenland writes W M…
Keel failure - just how much attention do owners give to that vitally important part of the boat and its structure?
“We write to remind you that, due to the age of your vessel, Underwriters require an update of the last survey and valuation report, to be carried out ashore by a qualified marine surveyor who carries professional indemnity cover, prior…
T Burke II is a Wildcat 40 vessel and one of 19 built by Safehaven and in service worldwide
Bord Iascaigh Mhara has acquired a new inshore survey vessel for monitoring the state of mussel bed stocks on the south-west and east Irish coastlines. The 12m-long survey vessel, named T Burke II, was built by Cork company Safehaven Marine.…
Once upon a time, this was a tired old Elizabethan 29, but Alchemy Marine of Doneraile in North Cork have worked their magic.
These days we hear so much understandable negativity about the frightening lifespan of plastics that it’s like a breath of fresh air to hear more about someone who has put its longevity to good use writes W M Nixon. Deep…
The new concept XSV20 (left) undergoes tank testing
Safehaven Marine’s latest design concept is the XSV20, which has been undergoing scale model testing out of its Cork Harbour boatyard. Combining a twin-stepped asymmetrical catamaran hull with a wave-piercing monohull, the hybrid XSV20 aims to set a new standard for…
Safehaven Marine’s Latest Pilot Boat ‘Svitzer Oued Rmel’ Put To The Test In Cork Harbour
Safehaven Marine has shared a video clip of sea trials and self-righting testing on its latest Interceptor 48 pilot vessel in Cork Harbour. Oued Rmel is the first of a two-boat contract with marine services company Svitzer and has been…
At the Irish boatyard of Safehaven Marine, (Cobh) Cork is the officially named ‘HMS Magpie’ for the Royal Navy. Afloat adds the name given for the Wildcat 60 catamaran was announced in recent days by Admiral Sir Philip Jones, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff.
#Boatyard - On Irish shores in Cork a boat being built for the UK's Royal Navy reports the Evening Echo has been named and is only a few weeks away from being launched. It was revealed in August that Cobh…
The tug Tregeagle (a veteran dating to 1964) recently received dry-docking in Co. Donegal has returned to service for owners Foyle & Marine Dredging. The Tregeagle given its vintage has a resemblance to a trio of Dublin Port & Docks Board (now Dublin Port Co) tugs, in particular the Coliemore (built 1962) which was sold but became languished in Rushbrooke until scrapped by Cork Dockyard in 2011.
#boatyards – A Donegal boatbuilder, repairer and refurbishment company, Mooney Boats of Killybegs Harbour has completed works on a tug whose operator has offices based on both sides of Lough Foyle, writes Jehan Ashmore. The tug Tregeagle operated by Foyle…
Safehaven Marine’s latest Interceptor 48 pilot boat is taking shape in Crosshaven
#Safehaven - Safehaven Marine’s latest projects include a pilot boat for Malta and a survey catamaran for the UK's Royal Navy. The Interceptor 48 pilot boat currently in production at Safehaven’s Cork Harbour boatyard is their third boat supplied to…

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