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Irish Yacht Broker off to Great Start at BOOT Dusseldorf, German Boat Show
#boatsforsale – Ireland's MGM Boats got off to a busy start at this weekend's opening of Boot, the Dusseldorf Boat Show. It's an upswing in fortunes for yacht sales that that started off at the London Boat Show earlier this month where…
UK Marine Sector 'Exports Its Way Back To Growth'
#LondonBoatShow - The UK's domestic boat sales market is heading back towards pre-recession levels, according to marine leisure industry body the British Marine Federation. Releasing its latest data to coincide with last week's London Boat Show, the BMF points out…
Crosshaven Boatyard Report Promising Brokerage Enquiry Levels for 2014
#cby – Brokerage sales for Cork harbour yacht broker Crosshaven Boatyard (CBY) in 2013 was steady with some boats going abroad but thankfully the majority staying in Ireland. Recent boat sales for CBY include a 2006 Jeanneau Merry Fisher 925,…
New Suzuki Outboard Motors Punch Above Their Weight
#TradeNews - Motor boaters looking for some featherweight power will want to consider two new Suzuki outboard models that punch well above their weight. At just 62kg each, the DF30A and DF25A are the lightest in their respective classes. But…
Irish Yacht Broker Firm Reports Strong Demand at London Boat Show
#mgmboats – Irish boat firm MGM Boats has proved a big hit with its boats for sale stand at this week's London Boat Show, according to managing director of the Dun Laoghaire company, Gerry Salmon. Salmon says clients are looking…
Bargains Aplenty In Britain's Used Boat Market - But 'Buyer Beware'
#BuyingABoat - The head of a UK yacht brokers association has urged those thinking of buying a boat in 2014 to beware as prices tumble in Britain's second hand market. As Jane Gentry - CEO of the Yacht Brokers Designers…
Irish Marine Firm Launch New French 'Beneteau' Craft for 2014
#beneteau – After a reported strong 2013, including the opening of Greystones Harbour Marina in County Wicklow, Irish boating firm BJ Marine is gearing up for 2014. Representing major international boating names Beneteau, Fairline, Sea Ray and Greenline, BJ Marine…
60th Edition of The London Boat Show Opens
#londonboatshow – There's no time to waste to get your ticket! This year's London Boat Show is shaping up nicely with 63 debut launches (and more in the pipeline). Among the exhibitors are Irish firms BJ Marine and MGM boats. …
New Location Means More Business For Sligo RIB Specialists
#TradeNews - first reported in March last year on Inland Inflatables Services' planned relocation to larger premises in Collooney, Co Sligo. And now the move is finally going ahead, as the RIB service business - one of the largest…
Magblade Propellor Firm Aims to Take Propulsion to New Levels
#magblade – Leading Irish marine supplier Nick Bendon, well known to readers through his CH Marine brand, launched MagBlade™ marine propellers at last week's international Marine Trade fair, Mets, in Amsterdam. The South African venture, where Bendon is a…
J Boats Appoint Maurice 'Prof' O'Connell as Irish Dealer
Maurice 'Prof' O'Connell has been appointed J Boats dealer for Ireland, a new role for the established sailor who also works with North Sails.  Key Yachting Ltd, the sole agent and distributor of boats by J Boats and Grand Soleil…
Sunsail's Move Away From Portsmouth Puts Jobs At Risk
#TradeNews - BBC News reports that nearly 100 jobs could be at risk in Portsmouth as sailing holiday firm Sunsail plans to relocate its operations to London. The company, which specialises in sailing tourism and boat rentals, says it is consulting…
Sails Should By Washed & Checked Over - Dun Laoghaire Loft Offers Sail Care Advice
#sailcare – It's the time of year when you need to think about your equipment and Downer Sails in Dun Laoghaire are offering this annual advice to customers prior to storing their sails this Winter. · Sails should be washed…
Irish Firm Promotes Brokerage Boats at Southampton Boat Show
#mgmboats – Marine firm MGM Boats from Dun Laoghaire are open for boat brokerage business at this week's Southampton boat show. As part of its continued marketing drive, the Irish firm has eight sales people on Jeanneau, Aquador, Sunseeker stands at…
MGM Boats Rides the Waves of Recession
#mgmboats – Go ahead yacht broker MGM boats of Dun Laoghaire features in this morning's Irish Times in a piece entitled 'Setting sail for calm waters of recovery'. In it co-founder Martin Salmon describes how the company has recently established…
Irish Marine Firm MGM Boats Expand Yacht Brokerage into Mallorca & Portugal
#mgmboats – Irish boat firm MGM Boats has announced two new yacht and boat brokerage sales offices in the mediterranean. 'We have been working on this project for 18 months and have decided to select Cala d'Or Mallorca and Vilamoura…

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