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The direct drive means that the electric motors are incredibly efficient compared to conventional marine combustion motors, operating with considerably higher torque whilst using less power. Without any need for gears, cooling systems and moving parts the motors are maintenance free, highly efficient and economic to run. Built in hydro-generation provides alternative recharging options whilst under sail.
Electic outboard engine company ePropulsion UK is experiencing significant growth in 2021 and have recently signed up 15 new dealers. As the United Kingdom distributors for ePropulsion, the innovative, eco-friendly brand of electric marine motors, the company has a new…
A Sweden Star 37 showing her X-Drive Carbon sails with double-sided black taffeta. Even though the jib has a luff tape that goes into the headstay foil, this jib can be slab reefed just as easily as those with hanks
Barry Hayes from UK Sailmakers Ireland explains which slab reefing system is best for various situations. With an eye towards optimizing the boat for the way you sail it, you can opt for different reefing options. Finding the right combinations…
The new Grand Soleil 72 concept
Italian yacht builder Grand Soleil has launched a 72 Performance model.  The objective of the new design was to launch a boat with very generous volumes to ensure ample comfort onboard while maintaining high levels of performance. Grand Soleil recently…
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…

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