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Key Yachting's Mark Mansfield, aboard the Nautitech 46 at the Show, that is heading for Schull, West Cork after the show
Mark Mansfield, Key Yachting agent for Ireland, reports very high interest levels in the four yachts on show at Southampton Boat Show from Key Yachting's four different brands. Key Yachting is the agent for J Boats, Grand Soleil, Nautitech Catamarans…
The very successful 2019 J/99, Juggerknot II is up for sale
Following the purchase of a different yacht, the owner of the very successful 2019 J/99, Juggerknot II has placed her to sell with Key Yachting Ireland agent Mark Mansfield. Key Yachting is UK and Ireland agents for J/ Boats, Grand…
Irish Grand Soleil 44 Samaton, a sistership to the winning ORC Class B World Champion, Essential 44
The Alexela ORC World Championships took place from August 6 – 14, 2021, in Tallinn, Estonia. Key Yachting Irish agent, Mark Mansfield, is delighted to congratulate Essential 44 for winning her Class at the 2021 ORC worlds at Tallinn, Estonia,…
J/45 World Premiere! - The exquisite J/45 is premiering at Cannes Yachting Festival this September
Change your plans and prepare to amend your bucket list as the new and exciting J/45 makes her premiere at Cannes high-end trade show, 7th-12th September. This year, the Festival will host almost 600 boats, 430 exhibitors and over 140…
The Southampton International Boat Show at Mayflower Park
Britain's biggest boating festival, the Southampton International Boat Show at Mayflower Park, is coming soon, 10-19 September 2021. With Government travel restrictions having lifted, those double-vaccinated can enjoy a trip "abroad" by visiting Southampton, which is currently competing for the…
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…

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