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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…
Barracuda, a €1m-plus stealth style Irish built military vessel vessel built by Safehavan Marine. The high-tech vessel is undergoing trials with the help of the Irish Navy (Afloat adds with the above LE Ciara) and the Irish Maritime and Energy Research Cluster.
#militaryboat - Cobh-based boatbuilding company Safehaven Marine, has revealed footage of its new Barracuda vessel undergoing a high-speed boarding trial with the Irish Navy writes the Evening Echo. The Barracuda which Afloat reported of its launch in 2015 is a high…
Fifty years of service – Willie Lee (left) with former Crosshaven Boatyard Managing Director Wally Morrissey at the party on Friday
A very pleasant nostalgia-laden party in The Oar pub in Crosshaven on Friday night honoured shipwright Willie Lee, who was retiring after fifty years with Crosshaven Boatyard writes W M Nixon. In addition to colleagues past and present, the attendance…
Building a wooden sailing boat using WEST epoxy
Now hear this, all you folk who would like to make the best of the boat-building, modifying and repair potential of the famous WEST system. A workshop is being held tomorrow in Dublin by Gary Thompson from West System International’s…
Close up of a typical Airtonic heater installation on a yacht
A generic guide to the important differences between marine and vehicle heater systems. At this decidedly chilly time of year, the regular use and expected performance of your boat’s marine heating system will no doubt be at the forefront of…
There’s no escaping it, there’s a nip in the air....prepare your boat for winter. Read the checklist below.
Putting your boat away for Winter may not be the most exciting topic of this sailing season but a few jobs done right now might save you a lot next summer. Following the devastation recently caused by the first major hurricane…
MGM's 50 ton travel hoist lifts the Dun Laoghaire lifeboat
With just over three weeks til the clocks go forward and with the smell of antifouling in the air at Dun Laoghaire Harbour, it can only mean one thing; the Irish summer boating season is just round the corner. Boatyards…
Fitzgerald Marine is a manufacturer and importer of fibreglass boats, with purpose built warehouses and a yard on the outskirts of Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland. Established in 1988, Fitzgerald Marine has become one of the country's top producers of small…
Crosshaven Boat Yard was established almost 60 years ago. Based in Cork Harbour, the yard has a fine tradition in boat building but with changing times there has been a change of emphasis and Crosshaven Boat Yard no longer builds…
Malahide marina boatyard in North Dublin offers the only purpose-built waterfront covered boat repair facility on Ireland's East Coast. The covered boat repair facility offers a complete range of maintenance, refurbishment and repair services, all conveniently available within the confines…
Rossbrin Boatyard is based in Schull, Co. Cork and was established in 1984. Services include Boat storage, boat sales, boat hire aswell as the following:   Safe Winter Lay-upFull FacilitesPersonal ServiceReliabiltyCompetitive RatesSheltered Boat StorageSlipway and 16 ton Boat HoistCustom-built WorkshopsOwner-managed…
Castlepoint Boatyard is based in Crosshaven, Co. Cork, it offers the following services... 25 Tonne Travel Hoist• Wood and GRP Repairs• Respray, Coppercoat and• Osmosis Treatments• Bow Thruster and Heating• Agents for Mermaid Diesel Engines• Winter Storage• Maintenance and insurance work…

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