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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…
Autumn Boat Shows Remain Upbeat About Next Season
As dark clouds continue to overshadow events as home there is some comfort to read about green shoots elsewhere in Europe, especially marine industry green shoots. In Germany, at least the boating industry is highly optimistic about its sales for the…
Fiftieth Genoa Boat Show Takes Place in October
Genoa International Boat Show reaches 50 years of age this October. The global pleasure boating industry goes on show at the Italian show from 2nd to the 10th October. The show has always been popular with the Irish Marine trade…
Exhibitors Line Up at Swansea Boat Show
More than 140 exhibitors are putting the final touches to their stands today at the South Wales Boat Show in Swansea ahead of curtain-up tomorrow morning. The show opens to the public on Friday at 10am with the official opening…
Weekend Boat Show in Dun Laoghaire Yields Euro 500,000 in Boat Sales
A turnout estimated in excess of 350 people produced 500,000 in sales at a Used Boat Show in Dun Laoghaire at the weekend. The Coal Harbour based marine firm, MGM Marine say the three day show led to at least…
Fairline Wales Dealer Appointed
Luxury motor yacht manufacturer, Fairline Boats has recently appointed a dedicated dealer for the Wales and the North of England regions. Blue Water Marine joins the Fairline authorised dealer network, trading as Fairline Wales, and will offer sales and after-sales…
Prices of Honda Outboard Engines Slashed
Nearly Euro 1,500 can be saved off selected Honda Engines according to an advertisement in the June/July issue of Afloat magazine. The remarkable price drop from the Japanese engine manufacturer is a response to flagging Irish marine sales over the…
Irish Group Acquire Sunseeker
A group of Irish investors has taken a majority stake in luxury boatbuilder Sunseeker. FL Capital Partners, based in Blackrock, Co Dublin, has partnered with Australian bank Macquaried and Haymarket financial to pay €29.9million for the controlling interest in Sunseeker,…
Sealine International returns to Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show after a two year absence
Sealine International has joined the list of exhibitors who will showcase products at 2011 Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show at ExCeL, after an absence of two years. Andrew Williams, Managing Director at National Boat Shows said: “We are delighted…
Raymarine rescued from brink of collapse
Boating electronics provider Raymarine was saved from collapse over the weekend with a last-minute buyout. Negotiations with a 'third party', which turned out to be the eventual purchaser, broke down momentarily, with GPS company Garmin making a last-ditch bid to…
New Sponsor for Welsh Shows
Zodiac Marine & Pool, manufacturer of the Avon, Zodiac and Bombard brands of RIB's and Inflatable boats, has today confirmed sponsorship of both the South Wales and North Wales Boat Shows for 2010. ZMP will be represented by dealers at…
Luxury boat builder moves forward with £15 million redevelopment plans
Plymouth-based luxury yacht builder Princess Yachts International, today presented plans for the newly occupied South Yard site at a consultation with Devonport Regeneration Community partnership (DRC). The plans represent a significant contribution to the local economic regeneration and outline a…
Award for Cork dive operator
Oysterhaven-based dive charter company Oceanaddicts has been honoured for their business practice by a Cork enterprise body. Oceanaddicts, who run Ireland's only liveaboard dive boat, won the Genesis Market Opportunity Investigation Award. The company is run by husband-and-wife team Graham…
New Business Sails Through Choppy Waters
Starting a business in the middle of a recession is not easy but Tiernan Roe founder of Roeboats is confident that people will still want to enjoy the freedom offered by being captain of your own boat. “Yes it has…

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