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Valentina, a J112E debuting at the J Cup UK 2023
There are delivery slots available for current models in the J Boats range, including the J/112E, J/99 and the new J/45; you could be cruising or racing in time for next season. The J/112E is a highly versatile and sporty…
‘Samatom’ is an excellent example of this fantastic Grand Soleil model. She was the first 44 to be launched in September 2020 and has been highly successful in the Irish IRC racing scene since
The Key Yachting Brokerage team are delighted to have a Grand Soleil 44 coming to the market soon. The Grand Soleil 44 represents the true Italian design and style of Cantiere del Pardo yachts; it is the perfect balance between…
Pat O'Neill, skipper of Mojo (second from left), is presented with the J Cup Ireland after his four wins from five races in the J80 class. Pictured with O'Neill is Mark Mansfield J Boats Ireland and Royal Irish Yacht Club Commodore Jerry Dowling
The first overall J Cup Ireland winner was awarded to Pat O’Neill’s J/80 ‘Mojo’ on Sunday afternoon for scoring four out of five wins across two days of racing at Dun Laoghaire. All J Cup One Design classes completed three…
J24 action from day one of the Key Yachting J Cup Ireland on Dublin Bay hosted by the Royal Irish Yacht Club
Day one of the inaugural Key Yachting J Cup Ireland was successfully completed on Saturday. An impressive 40 boats entered the brand-new regatta at the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay. Boats are fairly equally split…
Classic J/133 Pintia takes a mighty leap to reveal her keel in the rough early stages of the Rolex Fastnet Race 2023, in which she won Class 1
The international J Boat fleet, with its many variants, fills a special role in world sailing, with an underlying sense of family permeating this attractive no-nonsense craft. For it all of course, stems from the initial creative introduction – explosion,…
Dun Laoghaire's Royal Irish Yacht Club will host the J Cup Ireland, where a fleet of 40 to 45 entries is expected for the 26th and 27th of August event on Dublin Bay
The J Cup Ireland, in its first year, is expecting 40 to 45 entries for its two-day regatta on the 26th and 27th of August at the Royal Irish Yacht Club, with over 30 J boats already committed. The event…
John Treanor's new J/112e is planning to attend J Cup Ireland in the mixed IRC fleet. Valentina won her First event at J Cup UK a fortnight ago, followed by a second at Sovereigns Cup last weekend
The inaugural J Cup Ireland is taking place 26th and 27th of August 2023 at the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire, on Dublin Bay. Hosted by Key Yachting, the J Cup Regatta is exclusively organised for racing yachts…
Wildcard racing amid the breathtaking scenery of Lake Garda in the J/70 Corinthian World Cup
Wildcard took 13th overall out of 75 boats at the inaugural J/70 Corinthian World Cup on Lake Garda earlier this month. This was a remarkable result especially for young helm Harry Twomey as it was his first time back sailing…
The J/112e Valentina, being launched in the Hamble
Class Zero in Dun Laoghaire will get another boost with the imminent arrival of John Treanor’s new J/112e. The brand new 36 ft yacht is currently being commissioned at Key Yachting’s base in Hamble and will have her first Irish…
 J/Boats’ J45
The Key Yachting team will be at the South Coast Boat Show in Southampton this weekend, displaying the newest models from Nautitech Catamarans and J/Boats. The South Coast Boat Show will be open from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 April…
J Cup Ireland announcement at the Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC) in Dun Laoghaire Harbour (from left to right) Georgia Bowden, Marketing & Events, Key Yachting, Bill Stringer, Commercial Director, Key Yachting, Mark Mansfield, Key Yachting International, Michael Tyrrell, Principal Race Officer and Mark McGibney, Sailing Manager of the RIYC
To be sailed in Dun Laoghaire Harbour this summer, the inaugural J Cup Ireland has announced its main sponsors and published the Notice of Race document. The Royal Irish Yacht Club will organise the Cup on the 26th and 27th of…
Clockwise from top left: Justtina Grand Soleil 34; Ghost Raider—Half tonner; Jump Juice—Ker 37 and J/80 Js Us
Key Yachting is having great success in quickly selling second-hand boats, from keelboats to top brand cruiser-racers. The market is particularly strong at present. Mark Mansfield, the Key Yachting agent in Ireland, has many years of experience in the Irish…
The new Grand Soleil 65 will be the second model in the over 60-foot range of Grand Soleil Yachts
Cantiere del Pardo unveiled the latest addition to the Grand Soleil fleet at Boot Düsseldorf 2023. The new Grand Soleil 65 will be the second model in the over 60-foot range of Grand Soleil Yachts after the successful launch of…
Nautitech 44 Open, elected
Key Yachting, Irish Agents for Nautitech Catamarans, are pleased to announce that the Nautitech 44 OPEN catamaran has won the European Yacht of the Year Award for 2023, awarded at the Dusseldorf Boat Show in the Multihull category. This was…
J/Boats will have the newly launched J/45 showing, and Grand Soleil will have the newly launched Grand Soleil 40 at the Dusseldorf Boat Show
The Dusseldorf boat show opens next Saturday and runs till the following Sunday week. J/Boats will have the newly launched J/45 showing, and Grand Soleil will have the newly launched Grand Soleil 40. Both boats will be very popular at…
Mixed J Boats IRC class start at the J Cup UK in 2022
Key Yachting is pleased to announce that the inaugural J Cup Ireland will take place from 26th to 27th of August at the Royal Irish Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire, on Dublin Bay. The J/Cup Regatta is a highly successful event…