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The Oceanis 30.1 on display in the Beneteau Sailing Village at the Southampton International Boat Show now
Irish Beneteau dealers BJ Marine are welcoming their second day at the Southampton International Boat Show having already entertained many serious buyers interested in their latest models — particularly the Oceanis 46.1 and the brand new Oceanis 30.1. Easy to…
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The popular X4³ is joined by UK premieres of the X4⁶ and new X4⁰
As reported earlier, the Southampton International Boat Show opens today with key Irish marine firms in attendance over the next week and more. Joining them will be X-Yachts GB & IRL, who have a significant presence as highlighted here last…
 James Cracknell
British rowing champion, double Olympic gold medallist and new star of Strictly Come Dancing, James Cracknell OBE, will co-headline Britain’s biggest festival of boating this year when it opens this morning at the Southampton International Boat Show. A number of key…
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Great Deals & Training On New Sun Fast 3300 With MGM Boats
MGM Boats are promising great deals on early orders for the new Sun Fast 3300 which is entering production this autumn in time for the 2020 sailing season. This follows the successful introduction of Jeanneau’s new model — “a bold…
The 90m superyacht Nero listing in dry dock at Amico & Co in Genoa
Four people were reportedly injured when a superyacht owned by Irish media mogul Denis O’Brien listed while being relaunched from a dry dock in Italy. According to Boat International, the 90-metre Nero was in the process of being moved out…
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On the wind after a successful exit from a leeward mark for the Dublin Bay Beneteau 34.7 Black Velvet
We all know sailing fast in a straight line is very important. That is where, as sailmakers, our products shine and our technical background can be leveraged for your benefit writes Graham Curran. But races are won and lost at…
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Rockabill VI flying her 2016 3DL Offshore main and 2017 A3 asymmetric spinnaker to win the Pwhelli - Dun Laoghaire ISORA race
I was on Dun Laoghaire Marina and in the Royal Irish Yacht Club on Saturday night to greet both the JPK 1080 "Rockabill VI" and J122 "Aurelia" into Dun Laoghaire after the ISORA grand finale - the Pwhelli to Dun…
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Yamaha outboard engines like the F4B are now part of the O’Sullivan’s Marine range
For many years O’Sullivan’s Marine have been the ‘go to’ outlet for quality outboard engine brands such as Tohatsu, Suzuki and Honda — and now Yahama outboards have been added to their available stock range, writes Brian O’Sullivan. Whether you…
Annalise Murphy with her Olympic silver medal at Rio 2016
Sailing and rowing are among the beneficiaries of Sport Ireland’s €3 million investment in women in sport announced yesterday (Thursday 6 September). Rowing Ireland will receive €100,000 over two years, while Irish Sailing and Canoeing Ireland will get a total…
Banners erected on the Port of Cork sign by environmental group Extinction Rebellion
Campaigners for the environment, Extinction Rebellion have targeted the Port of Cork in their latest protest. According to EchoLive.ie, signs emblazoned with slogans such as "Port of CO2" and "Business as Usual??" were attached to the Port of Cork sign…
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MGM Boats are sending a full sales team to the Southampton Boat Show next week
MGM Boats have a busy September ahead with full sales teams attending the Cannes and Southampton boat shows. The Dun Laoghaire international yacht brokers will be at the Southampton International Boat Show from next Friday 13 to Sunday 22 September,…
UK Marine Industry Faces Increased Challenges
Only 22% of marine businesses reported an increase in revenue, 10% less than six months ago and 15% less than the pre-Brexit high five years previousJust 6% of companies enjoying an increase in profits, 6% less than the previous six…
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Stay Safe On The Water For Less With CH Marine This September
Snap up some big savings this September at CH Marine in store and online while stocks last. Stay safe on the water for less as Plastimo Quickfit 150N auto lifejackets are now €79.90 — more than €40 off the RRP.…
Richard Kennedy on board Seachrán, sailing for Inisbofin
Richard and Rita Kennedy’s sailing trip around Ireland was meant to be a 10-week journey. It ended up an odyssey spread over two summers. But the time was more than well spent, as their leisurely sail became an exploration of…
 Mr McCaul will raise funds for the Galway Hospice as a tribute to Mr Stewart in a row of the Shannon
A south Galway potter is embarking on a 350km row down the Shannon-Erne waterway in a handmade boat in memory of a close friend writes Lorna Siggins Weather permitting, Kinvara artist Joe McCaul (65) set out from Belleek, Co Fermanagh today…
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Jonny O'Dowd competing in the UK J80 National Championships
The J80 UK National Championships was hosted by the Royal Lymington Yacht Club from 24th to 26th August with racing taking place in Christchurch Bay rather than the Western Solent writes Shane Hughes of North Sails Ireland. The tides are more…

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