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The first image of the Artemis Technologies 100 per cent electric, high-speed foiling prototype. Trials of the workboat vessel ‘Pioneer of Belfast’ have commenced on Belfast Lough
Artemis Technologies, the global leader in green maritime innovation, has just released the first pictures of its 100% electric, high-speed foiling workboat prototype on Belfast Lough. The vessel was designed and built to include the production specification drivetrain, battery and…
St Katharine Docks in the heart of London – the Limerick
ketch Ilen will be taking up temporary residence here for a cultural
exchange visit early in May
The programme for the “cultural voyage” of the 56ft restored Limerick trading ketch Ilen to London in late April and through the first fortnight of May continues to take shape. The ship herself is now back in her birthplace at…
The world's largest sportfishing boat on the turn in Holland
Project 406, the world’s largest sportfishing boat, celebrated a milestone moment on 11 March with the turning of its hull. Designed by Dutch design studio Vripack, and under construction at Royal Huisman’s newbuild headquarters in Vollenhove, the Netherlands, the superyacht’s…
The seaside resort in Occitanie with its harbour in the centre of the town will become the “Multihull Capital” for five days
Multihull boatyards have revealed some information about 2022, with the trend moving towards catamarans and trimarans that increasingly focus on performance, the technical aspects, comfort, finishings and interior design. That's the view of the organisers of the 13th multi-hull show…
Dublin solo sailor Jim Schofield taking part in the McIntyre Adventure Globe 5.80 Transat Race last year
Irish solo sailor Jim Schofield has turned his ambitions from crossing the Atlantic to something a little closer to home: boat repairs. Just weeks after finishing the McIntyre Adventure Globe 5.80 Transat Race in his self-built wooden yacht — constructed…
Hal Sisk’s 1991 replica of the 1663 Arklow-built catamaran Simon & Jude outperforming the Bantry Boat Unite in the mouth of the River Liffey
It’s said that when the experimentally-minded William Petty, the compiler of the Down Survey in Ireland in the 1660s, decided to build his very innovative Simon & Jude catamaran in 1663 for testing in Dublin Bay, the decidedly odd vessel…
Pat Mhichael during the construction of a 'bhád nua'
The Conamara family of sailors known as Clann Johnny Jimmy Pheaitín are profiled in a documentary on TG4. Pádraig, Jimmy and Seáinín are “Na Jimmys”, associated with the Galway Hooker An Mhaighdean Mhara. The programme “Bádóirí- Na Jimmys” interviews the…
It's been a busy 24 hours for Royal Cork Yacht Club Cruisers Zero favourite Jump Juice since arriving in Dun Laoghaire Harbour for this weekend's ICRA National Championships. The 80-boat Championships starts this morning but hull damage discovered on the…
The Dunbrody tallship along the quay in New Ross, Co. Wexford
The famine replica tallship Dunbrody is taking longer to repair than expected, meaning it will be at least late July before it is back moored outside the visitor centre, according to the New Ross Standard. It was early March when…
“Vento” project: presented in Venice for the very first time the concept of a new 100 metre megasailer by Nuvolari Lenard which claims to be a realistic return to 'sustainable sailing'
A new 100-metre sailing superyacht can - and must - be environmentally friendly and have as little impact on the ecosystem as possible say the promoters of the NL 285 "Vento" project, presented by designers Nuvolari Lenard at this week's…
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The good ship Ilen, the 56ft Trading Ketch of Limerick, has been in the slipway cradle at Liam Hegarty's boatyard in Oldcourt upriver of Baltimore in West Cork this week, enjoying the relatively dry weather and the attention of her…
Students step away with confidence, talent, a wide skill pool and a City & Guilds 2463 Level 3 Diploma in Marine Construction
The Boat Building Academy (BBA), based in Lyme Regis, Dorset, is seeking seven committed and enthusiastic individuals to change their lives via its 40-week boat building course. Starting mid-May, the course will teach skills such as lofting, traditional, modern and…
The Dunbrody replica famine ship berthed at the Co. Wexford inland port was towed downriver to the nearby New Ross Boat Yard.
The tallship Dunbrody Famine Ship was brought by tug across the Barrow last Monday to New Ross Boat Yard to go into dry dock for three months, during which time she will have extensive works carried out. Work began on…
Blast from the past…..Northele starring in the Crosshaven Classics Regatta 2009 on the cover of Afloat Magazine March/April 2010. At the time, Anthony and Sally O'Leary had already quietly decided that they hoped to own her one day, but the family had another decade of successful competitive sailing at home and abroad before they made the move
When Anthony and Sally O'Leary of Crosshaven quietly decided that some day they were going to make the classic 50ft 1949-vintage sloop Northele a member of their extended sailing family, it was a sort of Breakfast Epiphany. The boat had…
Local products….the 25ft Shannon Hooker Sally O'Keeffe (left) was community-built in 2015 in Querrin on the Loop Head Peninsula near Kilrush under the guidance of Steve Morris, while the new 24ft Galway Bay Gleoiteog Naomh Fanchea has been built in Steve's busy boatyard in Kilrush itself.
Steve Morris of Kilrush Boatyard and his lead boat-builder Dan Mill are busy these days, as their team have two further Dublin Bay 21s under construction for the Hal Sisk/Fionan de Barra project, and this week they launched the new…
The Lady Min is being carefully restored in Ballydehob, West Cork
"The Lady Min is pretty special, and she performs really well…." The world was a great place to be when the Lady Min was an idea, and there was a 'can do' attitude in West Cork. Simon O'Keeffe is carrying…

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