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Michelle Keegan at the Southampton Boat Show
The Southampton Boat Show kicked off this weekend with special guests, Michelle Keegan and the British Sailing Team in attendance. Running until Sunday 25 September, the Show will showcase the very best that the international boating world has to offer.…
British Marine Unveils Unique Research into Britain’s Boating Community
British Marine has today (3 August 2016) released important new research exploring the profile, behaviour and purchasing dynamics of UK boating enthusiasts and boat owners. It covers recreational boating and watersports from both private owned and hire/charter across inland and…
Southampton Boat Show, Britain's biggest boating festival
The Southampton Boat Show 2016 (16-25 September) is set to showcase a variety of exciting new attractions, brands, boats and product debuts at this year’s Show. It will also herald the first Show for new British Marine Boat Shows’ Chairman,…
Upffront.com are promoting lighter, faster, safer sailing through the use of new technology i.e. composite materials, strops and soft connectors
The speed and simplicity of purchasing online and dramatic improvements in the efficiency of the logistics industry are changing traditional purchasing practices. One such company at the forefront fo this change is Upffront.com, a comprehensive online purchasing platform for performance…
New British Marine President David Pougher
UK Marine industry figure David Pougher takes over the well respected role of British Marine President from Fiona Pankhurst who has held the position since 2014. During her time as President, Fiona led the organisation forward and was instrumental in…
CH Marine's Life Jacket Awareness Week Includes RNLI Safe Check
Starting this Saturday is CH Marine's Life Jacket Awareness Week. The Cork yacht shop has got special offers, competitions and helpful information all about life jackets & safety equipment. The week kicks off with a visit by the RNLI Lifejacket…
Torqeedo's Cruise 10.0R, is equivalent to a 20HP combustion engine
Torqeedo, market leader in the fast growing electric outboard motor industry, will debut its innovative new electric motor at this year’s Seawork International exhibition in Southampton in June. In Ireland, the engine is available through Union Chandlery. The new generation,…
Western Marine showrooms at Bulloch Harbour on Dublin Bay. The marine chandlery firm is relocating after 48 years
Western Marine of Dalkey in County Dublin celebrates fifty years in business in 2016 and marked its last day at its waterfront showrooms earlier this month. The landmark Dublin Bay premises has been sold and the long established Irish marine firm is…
A range of apprenticeships are available through British Marine
British Marine launches its exciting new campaign today to help raise the profile of the varied and rewarding career opportunities within the marine industry. Designed to increase the number of young adults choosing careers within the sector, particularly amongst those…
Best Marine Charity (L-R) Christine Law Tall Ships Youth Trust and Fiona Pankhurst British Marine
Last week six outstanding British Marine members and two inspirational individuals were recognised for excellence within the industry, winning the categories they were finalists for at the prestigious British Marine Awards 2016. Now in its third year, with the largest…
The boat show model of the Beneteau 41.1 sailing cruiser has been sold off the Beneteau stand at the Dusseldorf Boat Show today by Irish broker BJ Marine. The brand new design is priced at €215k VAT paid. The Oceanis…
The future of one of the best-loved British-based boat builders, Fairline Boats, has been secured today, say promoters, thanks to a deal that sees assets of Fairline Boats bought out of administration for an undisclosed sum. The new company, Fairline…
The first boot weekend at Dusseldorf was 'simply fantastic', according to organisers of Germany's leading boat show. boot Director Goetz Ulf Jungmichel was delighted to report yesterday evening the massive exhibition was off to a successful start. On the first…
Leading Irish boat firm MGM Boats has opened a new sales office at Malahide Marina in North County Dublin to add to its presence on the East Coast of Ireland. The new office is located in the marina building, with access…
Irish yacht brokerage firm MGM Boats has got 2016 off to a flying start at the London Boat Show this week with an order for five new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 389 yachts. According to John McDonald of MGM, the order for…
Sunseeker International has announced that it is now looking to recruit 225 new skilled staff, an increase on its original plan for 100 new employees to support the introduction of several new models planned for 2016. The new roles will…

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