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Irish Boat Firm Rebrands for Expansion into Europe & Middle East
Leading Irish boat sales firm MGM Boats is preparing a summer long celebration of its 15–years in business and a new logo is part of the firm's birthday rebranding. Afloat.ie brings you a sneak peek of the new MGM look…
New Man at MGM Boats in Kinsale
John McDonald is the newest addition to the MGM Boats sales team. A qualified ABYA broker and a keen sailor on the South Coast McDonald joins Alan Barton in MGM's Kinsale office. McDonald's role is to 'strengthen the MGM Boats…
Irish Boat Firm Exhibit at Jersey Boat Show
#boatsales – Irish boat sales have hit an all time low so top Irish boat firm MGM Boats Ltd is exploring new markets abroad. The go-ahead firm with bases in Dublin, Cork and Belfast and also in Hamble on the English…
Sailing Instructors Pass RYA Dun Laoghaire Exam with Flying Colours
#sailinginstructors – 16 instructor candidates have successfully passed an intensive one week Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Dinghy Instructor course at the Irish National Sailing School (INSS) in Dun Laoghaire. The new instructors have been working hard since last October to…
Rob Doyle Launches New Design Company
#Trade - Kinsale-based yacht designer Rob Doyle has announced the 'takeover' of the staff and offices of Ron Holland Design. According to Superyacht Times, the 42-year-old issued a statement on Wednesday (27 March) outlining the changeover to his new yacht…
Belfast Marine Firm in 100 Best Small Companies To Work For List
#whale – For the fourth year running, Whale (Munster Simms Engineering Ltd) in Northern Ireland have been included in the Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies To Work For List and have climbed 27 places since 2010. The company also…
Dublin Yacht Firm MGM Boats Ltd Exhibit at Stockholm Boat Show
#mgmboats – Go ahead Irish yacht brokerage firm MGM Boats Ltd of Dun Laoghaire are exhibiting this weekend at the Stockholm Boat Show in Sweden. Irish boat firm MGM Boats Ltd is marketing 300 brokerage craft valued at €50m at…
#boatsales – Irish boat brokerage firm MGM Marine Boats are exhibiting at this weekend's Miami Boat Show in Florida. John O Kane (pictured left) and Gerry Salmon are both working on the impressive Sunseeker stand with Ross O'Leary working on…
UK Government Helps Marine Trade Grow
#marinetrade – A UK government and marine industry-led plan to help UK companies increase exports to countries including China, Brazil and South Korea, and to key sectors, such as offshore oil and gas, naval defence, and leisure boats and equipment…
Star Sailors Brave Weather at London Boat Show
#londonboatshow –  For the first time ever sailing and fine art come together in an opening regatta live at the Show. For three days Fine Art Sails, a first-of-its-kind collaboration between world class yachting and internationally acclaimed fine artists, will…
MGM Boats Flying the Flag for Irish in London
#londonboatshow – Irish boating firm MGM Boats Ltd is flying the flag for Ireland at this week's London boat show at the Excel arena. The Dun Laoghaire firm is promoting its brokerage listing of boats worth over €50m. MGM will…
Plymouth Gets New Maritime Training Centre
#training – SeaRegs Training has opened a Maritime Training Centre based in Plymouth, Devon. SeaRegs Training specialises in courses for people who want to work in the marine industry, offering internationally recognised MCA and STCW95 courses including STCW First Aid,…
Ken Read to Become New President of North Sails
#sailmakers – American Volvo Ocean Race veteran and world champion sailor Ken Read will become president of North Sails Group in early January, 2013 Read will return to North Sails in the role of president and take over from current…
New Sailmaking Website for Dun Laoghaire Loft
#sailrepair – Long standing Dun Laoghaire marine firm Downer Sails has launched a new company website to promote its many sailmaking services including the loft's well known express sail repair service. The new site features an interesting alteration section where…
Beneteau Not Exhibiting in London But Big Splash Planned for Paris and Düsseldorf Shows
#beneteau – One of Ireland's best selling boat ranges Beneteau who are also Europe's leading leisure boat manufacturer is preparing to showcase its extensive range of power and sailing yachts at the 2012 Salon Nautique International de Paris and the…
boot Düsseldorf 2013 is Marine Industry Choice as German Watersports Market Still Buoyant
#bootdusseldorf – The World's biggest yacht and watersports show is well on course for another successful showing ealry next year with boot Düsseldorf proving to be a safe haven in turbulent economic times. The yacht and watersports industry is concentrating…

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