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Industry body Mersey Maritime is holding its third annual Maritime Exchange conference on Friday, June 25, 2021
National maritime industry leaders and senior Government officials are to meet in Merseyside for a high-profile summit to discuss the future of the sector in the UK. Industry body Mersey Maritime is holding its third annual Maritime Exchange conference on…
North Sails Ireland's Maurice O'Connell onboard the
The North Sails Ireland team have been hitting the water hard all over the country this past couple of weeks. It's great to see light at the end of the tunnel and especially our great customers getting their new sails…
Viking Marine in Dun Laoghaire is recruiting
Viking Marine is currently recruiting dynamic marine leisure enthusiasts to join its Retail Team in the Dun Laoghaire shop. Both full time and part-time positions are available as Viking Marine embarks on a very busy summer season both in our…
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.…
Nearly 700 appointments were booked by 500 'serious buyers' over the three-day show, according to organisers
Last weekend's UK South Coast Boat Show at Ocean Village Marina, Southampton has been deemed a 'great success' by both organisers and exhibitors, with nearly 700 appointments booked by 500 'serious buyers' over the three-day show. Over 50 innovative sail…
Irish Sailor of the Year Tom Dolan (foreground) who has agreed a sponsorship extension with Dubarry and French Ace Gildas Mahé onboard their Figaro 3
As Sunday’s start of the Transat en Double race to Saint Barthélemy was postponed because of severe weather forecasted for the Bay of Biscay, Tom Dolan and Dubarry are pleased to make use of the delay to announce an extension…
Z-skin from Zhik - this neat fitting, versatile top is new in the retail stores for 2021
This neat fitting, versatile top is new in the retail stores for 2021. Zhik's Z-Skin® Top has evolved for 2021 to become one of the thinnest ever, skin-fitting neoprene tops. It's the perfect performance top to crossover high activity sailing…
Unprecedented declaration of unity: the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA), European Boating Industry (EBI), European Boating Association (EBA), British Marine (BM) and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) joined forces to provide clarification on VAT and customs for recreational boating companies and users
Following the successful cooperation on VAT and customs, the leading European, British, and international leisure marine associations continue to provide clarity on the new post-Brexit trade relationships. The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA), European Boating Industry (EBI), European…
The North Sails Ireland crew are really looking forward to getting back on the water "race training" in the next few days. It's great to see sailing opening up again and the return to the sport we all love. It's…
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,…
The first-ever study by European Boating Industry, Bundesverband Wassersportwirtschaft e.V., and boot Düsseldorf offers a unique insight into how the recreational boating industry in Europe fared in 2020 given the COVID pandemic. Presented at the International Breakfast Meeting on 20…
Quantum Sails article
What better way to get excited for what 2021 has in store by taking a look back at our favourite articles from 2020. The top five articles from Quantum Sails sites are listed below. They cover a range of useful topics…
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…
High-level panellists from business and politics, including European Commissioner Sinkevičius and a Member of the European Parliament, discussed the key issues for the boating industry, including the impact of COVID-19, the sector’s recovery, and trends in travel and tourism. It…
A Quantum roller headsail and mainsail built from Contender CDX laminated cloth
Mark Mansfield, Quantum Sails agent Ireland reports that with Covid-19 numbers reducing, there is additional confidence that some of the early and mid-summer regattas may go ahead. Events like Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race, commencing the 9th of June and…
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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