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A Whaly 455R with outboard engine and road trailer from OSM
Here at O'Sullivan's Marine, we like nothing better than working with you to find the right solution for your boating needs. Each customer has unique requirements, not only on the type of boat, whether it be hand-laminated fibreglass boats, Linder…
Wolfram Diener (right) is taking over from Werner Dornscheidt
“Many of the hotspots of the water sports community in Europe are coming to life again”, boot Director Petros Michelidakis is delighted to report. He is Greek by birth and a keen sailor – and will soon be paying another…
Quantum Membrane sails on a J109
Mark Mansfield, Quantum sails Ireland agent and Professional sailor/coach outlines the options and deadlines for those wanting new sails for this year's Round Ireland Race and Wave Regatta at Howth. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, which have now virtually been lifted…
North Sails Ireland's Wicklow Service Loft is now open
North Sails Ireland has announced the opening of our new Service loft in Wicklow, close to the main Dublin sailing centres at Howth and Dun Laoghaire. Shane Hughes is the man behind the new operation and he is more than…
Ensure Responsible Racing With A Log Book From Viking Marine
The return of racing at yacht, sailing and boat clubs around Ireland this week is hugely welcomed by all. But as pointed out on Afloat.ie last Friday, we are being asked to make safety of a new kind our priority…
Yamaha 36 going to windward with Beth Miller helming and Hannah Miller crewing
Keith Miller from Wexford transformed his Yamaha 36 from a slow cruising boat into a well-balanced and finely tuned IRC racer Keith’s Yamaha 36 was doing a race to the Fastnet and back when his backstay parted bending the mast…
A Quantum Fusion Membrane mainsail and headsail
Often cruising boat owners are unsure what type of upwind sails to order. Many would have received sails with their boat when it was bought new, and no doubt these would have been the primary crosscut Dacron sails. Below, Mark…
North Sails Ireland Launches 'Trade In Trade Up'
Our 2020 "Trade In Trade Up" recycle programme is here at North Sails Ireland! This is a great opportunity for sailors and boat owners to recycle that older sail that's done its time. Many of you have sheds and garages…
3Di Cruising Sails have been launched in Ireland by North Sails
Last week I mentioned a new product launch was coming for 3Di Cruising Sails and please find the link below for the complete range of Ocean 3Di sails here Before 3Di it was almost impossible to build a low stretch,…
A Beneteau Oceanis 51.1 sailing in Narragansett Bay with North Sails 3Di sails
North Sails may be known best for their racing products but what many people do not know is that close to fifty percent of our total global business is actually in cruising sails. With the genuine trickle down effect from…
A low back fold down seat from O'Sullivan's Marine
Comfort is a primary concern when selecting the right boat seats. Whatever your boat seat needs, rest assured O’Sullivan’s Marine’s new range of marine seating offer plenty of options to fit the bill. Perhaps the most popular design, fold-down boat…
An XC 45 with UK sails off Roches Point, Cork Harbour
Barry Hayes from UK Sailmakers Ireland gives his top tips on the backstay and using it to get the most out of your boat Now that we are back open making and repairing sail, getting back into sailing will be…
The TP52 Quantum Racing showing her Fusion upwind sails
In a normal year sailmakers would be offering autumn /winter discounts. However this COVID-19 year is no normal year. Quantum Sails understands that owners may not get as much use out of their boats this year, but still have a…
Safehaven Marine's Interceptor 42 pilot boat for the port of San Ciprian
Safehaven Marine have launched ‘San Cibrao’, an Interceptor 42 pilot boat for the port of San Ciprian in Spain. San Cibrao is the 14th pilot 42 model built and the 43rd Pilot vessel Safehaven Marine have delivered to ports worldwide…
European Boating Industry Moves on Maritime Sector Recovery
European Boating Industry (EBI) joined a strategic dialogue with EU Commissioner for Industry and Internal Market Thierry Breton on the recovery of the maritime sector following COVID-19. EBI presented the impacts of COVID-19 on the recreational boating industry and the…
This new, 3 cabin, Nautitech 46 Fly is available for immediate delivery, equipped with everything you need to set sail!
Get on the water this summer on this beautiful Nautitech 46 Fly for under €584,000. A 2020 stock boat, this hull was displayed at the Dusseldorf Boat Show and is now lying in Breskens, Netherlands awaiting its new owner. The…

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