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German Boat Show Reaps Reward of Northern Focus
#hanseboot – German boat show hanseboot 2012 focused on Northern European waters and it has proved effective say organisers. "The increased focus of hanseboot on Northern European waters has produced good results," said Bernd Aufderheide, President and CEO of Hamburg…
Viking Marine Weathering Storm of Economic Downturn
#ONLINE RETAIL - If Viking Marine boss Ian O'Meara has any regrets, it's that he didn't get into online trade much sooner. In an recent interview with The Sunday Times' Sandra O'Connell, the 52-year-old managing director explains how the internet…
Northern Ireland Marine Boss Awarded MBE
#mbe – Whale Managing Director, Patrick Hurst  has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in recognition of services to the Northern Ireland business community. Patrick is currently involved in a number of business activities, which include…
Irish Yacht Broker Seeks Out New Markets
There's no doubt about the lengths MGM boats of Dun Laoghaire will go to seek out new markets. We reported on the MGM Boats stand at the Dubai Show on St. Patricks day. Russia is also a growth market in…
Irish Yachts Go On Sale in Middle East
#BOATS FOR SALE – Irish yachts and boats are on sale in Dubai this weekend thanks to the efforts of one Irish dealer seeking new markets for new and pre-owned Irish pleasure craft in Europe and around the world.  Enterprising…
Three Boat Jumbles Start in March
#BOAT JUMBLE – Three Irish boat jumble sales including a new venue in Cork kick the 2012 boating season off in March and April. The jumbles commence on Sunday March 25th at the Carlisle Pier in Dun Laoghaire. They continue…
Crosshaven Boatyard Appointed Seaward Agents
Crosshaven Boatyard Co. Ltd have recently signed a 'Representation Agreement' with top of the range motor boat builders Seaward Marine of Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The Cork yard will act as Seaward Marine Ltd's exclusive representative for the…
UK Halsey Badge Now on Irish Sails
Sails bearing the UK Halsey badge are appearing from the McWilliam Sail loft in Crosshaven, Co. Cork just two weeks after the announcement that Cork sailmaker Des McWilliam has been appointed head of one of the world's largest sailmaking firms.…
25th Scottish Show Claims Bumper Crop of Irish Visitors
Celebrating its 25th year, the organisers of Scotland's Boat Show 2011 at Kip Marina say it was a record breaker from the start and they say established itself 'as the largest show in Scotland and the third major boat show…
A prestigious appointment to the top of one of the world's biggest sail making firms is a life time reward for a member of a Cork sailing family who built a sail-making business in Ireland. In a major Irish marine…
Celebrations for Five Decades of the Barcelona Boat Show
A short history of the Spain's Barcelona Boat Show, on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, reveals how tenacious European marine companies can be in spite of economic recessions. In June 1963, a group of personalities who are linked to…
Safari Boats Order Boosts Kerry Boat Building Firm
Kerry Boat-builder O'Sullivan's Marine (OSM) is bucking the trend in the depressed marine industry. The Tralee firm have a busy order book  and report strong demand for its traditional lake boat marque but it also has interest in more exotic…
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…

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