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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…
Afloat.ie: Liverpool 2011 Boat Show Announces Sponsors
Organisers of the new Liverpool Boat Show in 2011 have signed exclusive deals with Guinness, Virgin Trains and Eastern Airways, it was announced today. The deals were unveiled by Marine Industry Events as they prepared for a presentation to potential…
Afloat.ie: 2010 Best Boat Guide call for entries
Afloat's 2010 Best Boat and Engine Guide will be published in mid-February – an important reference publication for the Irish boat buyer next season. Big and small, starter and expert, we're looking for as wide a range of craft as…
Afloat.ie: Dutch Builder Sees Improvement
In Marine Trade news from Holland, Dutch Boat Builder Linssen reports from its 11th boat show that although markets in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the former East European countries are still responding very modestly, Linssen is positive about its…
Afloat.ie: Irish Dealer Receives Top Award
MGM Boats, the Irish Distributors for Sunseeker received an outstanding achievement Award for Sales and Service Support throughout a challenging 2009 Season, the award was made by Sunseeker founder Robert Braithwaite CBE at the company dealer conference at Solis Lough…
Red Bay Boats delivers Light Ship Support Vessel
Antrim firm Red Bay Boats have delivered a new light ship support vessel to the Commissioners of Irish Lights. The boat will be used on board the ILV Granuaile. The boat is unique in that it had to have a…
Malahide show promises great value
With luxury sales at an all-time low and boats sales particularly badly hit, Irish dealers are fighting back and looking beyond the gloom to what 2010 has to offer. The results in many cases are some remarkable deals that would…

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