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Sealine Boat Builder Aquired by Investment Group
Leading luxury British boat builder, Sealine International, today (31st August 2011) announced that it has been acquired by private investors, led by The Oxford Investment Group,Inc. Selwyn Isakow, chairman of the Oxford Investment Group commented "we have been looking to…
MGM Boats Put a Boating Swing into the Irish Open
Leading Irish boat dealer MGM Boats Ltd is playing golf this weekend. While the Dun Laoghaire firm may not be teeingg off in Killarney, Gerry Salmon, Martin Salmon anf Joe Hill are on the course as the Irish Distributors of…
Fairline Bought by Better Capital Ltd and RBS
Luxury English motorboat manufacturer Fairline has been bought for a price understood to be around £35 million by turnaround specialists Better Capital Ltd and RBS. Fairline is represented in Ireland by BJ Marine. Fairline is a leading global brand specialising…
53 Degrees North Store Opens at Western Marine
Irish Marine Firms Western Marine and 53 Degrees North have announced the opening of a 'watersports superstore' at the Western Marine premises at Bulloch Harbour, Dalkey. 53 Degrees North, Ireland's Outdoor Adventure Stores with branches already at Carrickmines and Blanchardstown…
Healthy Discounts Give Irish Boat Sales a Lift
Maybe it's the fine weather? Maybe it's Enda Kenny or the IMF? Perhaps it's the sheer good value in boat deals and people determined to get on with life? Whatever it is, the Irish Marine trade is starting to see…
McConaghy Appoints Ancasta as Ireland Dealer
McConaghy Boats has appointed Ancasta International Boats Sales as the dealer for UK and Ireland. McConaghy's are arguably the world leading race boat manufacturer. They are seen as the standard setters for exquisite composite construction. Their list of achievements within…
Boat Jumbles for Dun Laoghaire, Howth and Carrickfergus
If you fancy a rummage through a Bosun's locker then boat Jumble sales on three consecutive weekends and at three separate locations will satisfy all bargain hunters when the Irish boating season kicks off in a fortnight's time.Each show is…
City Powerboat School on the Market
Due to an opportunity for its owners overseas Dublin City's only powerboat training school, City Powerboat School is on the market. The Irish Sailing Association recognised training establishment is advertised in next week's edition of Afloat magazine. The school operates…
Sailing School Navigates Beyond the Gloom
Did you say 'recession'? Heir Island Sailing School is reporting a 'boom', according to its latest press release. Between 2009 and 2010 the sail training activity and generated income of this Sailing School situated at Heir (Hare) Island, West Cork,…
Hugh Mockler Joins Crosshaven Boatyard
Crosshaven Boatyard Company Ltd has announced that Hugh Mockler, (formerly of HM Yachts Ltd), is to join long established yacht broker, Donal McClement in the Boatyard's new boat and brokerage sales division.Matt Foley, General Manager of Crosshaven Boatyard, told Afloat,…
MGM Boats Open in Cork
As part of ongoing plans to expand its brokerage service (and promote the ranges of Sunseeker, Aquador and Bayliner Boats) MGM Boats Ltd of Dun Laoghaire is opening a new sales office on the waters edge, at Pier road, Kinsale.…
MGM Boats Complete ABYA Training
The sales team at MGM Boats have now completed the necessary training to qualify for membership of the  Association of Yacht Brokers and Agents (ABYA). In line with the steady expansion of its Brokerage department MGM say they are committed…
X-Yachts GB Go Racing in 2011
X-Yachts GB has a new recruit. Guy Jackson, a graduate of Southampton Solent University has joined the company to develop the racing program for the Danish yacht manufacturer. With a Bachelors of Engineering in Yacht Production and Surveying and a…
After a very successful conference in Donegal in 2009 Sunseeker dealers from all four corners of the world voted unanimously to host the event again at Solis Lough Eske Castle this year. Over 220 people attended last weekend and this…
West Cork Boatbuilder Heading for Norway
Tiernan Roe of Roeboats, Ballydehob, Co. Cork has been chosen by the Crafts Council of Ireland to travel to Norway next month for a learning work placement at one of Norway's premier boat museums.Based at Norheimsund 50 miles south east…
Galway Sailmaker Teams up with Hyde Sails
Hyde Sails has announced the appointment of a new loft in Galway. The only sailmakers on Ireland's west coast, Cullen Sailmakers was established in Galway in 1984. Since then Glendy Cullen (pictured below) has established a reputation for his loft's…

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