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Candela C-8
Candela’s C-8 electric foiling boat has been named the European Powerboat of the Year 2023 at the European Powerboat Awards, also known as the ‘Oscars of the boat industry’. The award presented at boot Düsseldorf last weekend recognises the C-8’s…
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…
The M8, the flagship of Prestige’s M-Line of multihull yachts
This past weekend at boot Düsseldorf was a big one for Dun Laoghaire-based agents MGM Boats, with the world premiere of Jeanneau’s new DB/37 and the launch of the electric Delphia 10 Lounge — as well as the reveal of…
Artist’s impression of the Delphia 10 Lounge moored at an inland waterway jetty with an electric charging point
The new electric-first Delphia 10 Lounge enjoyed its official launch at boot Düsseldorf on Sunday morning (22 January). Similar to the D10 LoungeTop which was unveiled last November by the ‘mindful cruising’ brand, the Delphia 10 Lounge boasts an open…
The new DB/37 from Jeanneau features a streamlined silhouette designed by Camillo Garroni
Jeanneau expands its DB Yachts line with the new DB/37, which had its world premiere at boot Düsselforf on Saturday 21 January. Benefiting from all the savoir-faire and creativity of Jeanneau, the DB/37 is available in inboard and outboard versions…
A relief map of Lake Geneva by Bobby Nash of Latitude Kinsale
Renowned 3D map artist Bobby Nash of Latitude Kinsale will be exhibiting at boot Düsseldorf from this Saturday 21 January. It marks three years since Nash last attended the world’s largest boat and water sports fair. And as he celebrates…
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…
MGM Boats at boot Düsseldorf 2023 graphic9
MGM Boats in Dun Laoghaire will have a full sales team at boot Düsseldorf from 21-29 January — the largest indoor boat show in the world. Aside from their dedicated brokerage stand (E45 in Hall 5), MGM Boats will have…
New sails arriving at the Quantum sail loft in County Galway
Mark Mansfield of Quantum Sails Ireland with five things you should consider to get you ready for the new racing season. 1. Clear out the boat It may seem straightforward, but you would be surprised by how many boats leave…
The first ever father-daughter Olympic gold medal winners, Mike and Eilidh McIntyre
The 2023 RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show on the weekend of 25-26 February is set to showcase a world of on-water possibilities as the first of its guest speakers were unveiled recently. Expert advice and motivation are to be found…
A 1975-built 28' Golden Shamrock is for sale via O'Sullivan's Marine in Tralee, County Kerry
Here's one for vintage yacht fans. A 1975-built 28' Golden Shamrock is for sale via O'Sullivan's Marine in Tralee, County Kerry.  The yacht was previously restored to a very high standard, according to the broker, but due to being unused…
A group photo from the UK Sailmakers 2022 Loft Managers meeting taken at the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
UK Sailmakers International’s loft owners and managers met at The Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire last month for their first in-person meeting since 2019, hoisted by UK sailmakers Ireland. The annual meetings bring together UK Sailmakers’ leadership from…
Recent December sales by Leinster Boats include a Sigma 33 Offshore One Design. Beneteau First 310 offshore prepared. Feeling 1090 cruising specification and Hanse 342 cruiser-racer
The pre-Christmas period has been an active advent for Leinster Boats, with yacht sales completed as the year closes. Recent December sales include a Sigma 33 Offshore One Design. Beneteau First 310 offshore prepared. Feeling 1090 cruising specification and Hanse…
Kenny Rumball (closest to camera) and his 1720 crew competing in the recent DBSC Turkey Shoot on Dublin Bay
Last month, UK Sailmakers Ireland announced the addition of two more sailmakers to their team, reflecting the increase in the loft’s business: Kenny Rumball and Liam Glynn. Following-up on that announcement, UK Sailmakers Ireland was delighted to report that Kenny…
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…
A Quantum Fusion M7 main and Spinnaker staysail on the Grand Soleil 44, Samatom
Mark Mansfield from Quantum Sails Ireland goes through the main changes in IRC for the 2023 season The annual IRC review has been completed by the RORC/UNCL, which govern the rules of the biggest rating rule in sailing. There have…
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