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Mark Mansfield, Irish Agent for Key Yachting, is delighted to present the latest additions to Key Yachting brokerage listings. All boats are available now and can be trailer sailed. This means they can be towed to any destination, launched and…
The new Nautitech 44 OPEN is coming in 2022 and is available in Ireland from Mark Mansfield of Key Yachting
The 44 Open is the natural evolution of the Nautitech line, a new advanced design that redefines, once again, the standard on bluewater cruising boats. A new addition to the already successful Nautitech range of catamarans, the 44 Open promises…
Bob Rendell's new Grand Soleil 44, Samatom— winner IRC Coastal of the 2021 Sovereign's Cup Regatta
Following on from the excellent showing in the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race, The Grand Soleil and J Boats brands have again displayed their racing prowess by winning the Sovereigns Cup Overall, coming first and second in the Largest IRC…
Weather forecaster Chris Tibbs predicted a building southwesterly breeze and he was spot on
Day One Report (24 June 2021) Racing at the Landsail Tyres J-Cup started today with two windward-leeward races in the Eastern Solent. North Sails weather forecaster Chris Tibbs predicted a building southwesterly breeze and he was spot on. 50 J/Boat…
Denis and Annamarie Murphy's Nieulargo—Grand Soleil 40. Overall winner D2D
Key Yachting is the Irish Agent for J Boats and Grand Soleil (also Nautitech Catamarans and Tofinou Day boats).  They are thrilled to see models from each of the Grand Soleil and J Boat ranges perform so well in the…
Journalist Matt Sheehan (right) and Key Yachting's Hannah Le Provest at Southampton's recent South Coast Boat Show. See video below
The latest Nautitech 40 Catamaran video release describes how catamarans are becoming more popular in Northern Europe, not just in warmer climates. Mark Mansfield is the Irish Agent for Key Yachting, whose brands include Nautitech Catamarans. In the video interview…
The new Grand Soleil 72 concept
Italian yacht builder Grand Soleil has launched a 72 Performance model.  The objective of the new design was to launch a boat with very generous volumes to ensure ample comfort onboard while maintaining high levels of performance. Grand Soleil recently…
Mike and Richard Evans new J/99,
Mark Mansfield, Irish agent for Key Yachting, is delighted to welcome Michael and Richard Evans of Howth as the owners of the newest J/99 arrival into Ireland. Richard and Mike previously campaigned, to great success, their Half Tonner, Big Picture.…
Key Yachting will be at the South Coast Boat Show Southampton from 7-9 May 2021 with the following boats on the water: J/99, Grand Soleil 46LC and Nautitech Open 40 Catamaran  Mark Mansfield Irish agent for the Key Yachting brands,…
A Seller's Market for Brokerage Boats: Now is the Perfect Time to Sell your Boat with Key Yachting
Did you know that demand for brokerage boats is currently exceeding supply – which makes this a seller's market? Mark Mansfield, Irish Agent for the four Key Yachting brands, advises, "Key Yachting has an unrivalled knowledge of J Boats, Grand…
Three one design classes will be competing including the J/70 Class and J/109 Class. The J/111 Class has the added thrill of competing for the National Championship
UK and Ireland J boat agent Key Yachting has announced the launch of its 2021 Landsail Tyres J-Cup on June 24-26th. The organisers say it will be the first major regatta in England following the proposed final stage of the UK…
The new J/45 cruiser racer
Introducing an exciting, new 45’ offshore sailing yacht like no J boat before it. The J/45 is a true sailing yacht, designed and built for the sea by dedicated, life-long sailors. The J/Boats and J/Composites teams have collaborated to create…
Nautitech owner Rowan Gormley in Grenada, West Indies
Mark Mansfield, Nautitech Catamarans agent for Ireland is highlighting a new video interview with a Nautitech Catamaran client who has decided to spend a considerable period aboard his new Nautitech 40 Catamaran. Key Yachting spoke to Rowan Gormley in Grenada…
The Grand Soleil 44 is available in two versions: GS 44 Performance and GS 44 Race
The new Grand Soleil 44 has won Performance Yacht of the Year at the 2020 British Yachting Awards. "Key Yachting is delighted that the Grand Soleil 44 has won this award, it means so much because it is voted for by…
The J99 'Juggerknot 2' racing on Dublin Bay
With news that 65 boats have now been built, it is clear there are more owners attracted to this new J/99 cruiser-racer design which combines excellent all-round racing performance with attractive interiors. Inshore, the J/99 performs well around the windward/leeward race…
Key Yachting Takes three Nominations at British Yachting Awards 2020
Mark Mansfield, Irish agent for Key Yachting, has announced that two Grand Soleil designs have been shortlisted in the 2020 British Yachting Awards. In the Cruising Yacht of the Year class, The Grand Soleil LC42, which premiered at the 2020…

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