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Green Light for boot Düsseldorf's Irish Visitors to Attend German Boat Show
The German Federal Government has decided that trade fair participants are generally considered business travellers with good cause to enter Germany. In addition, the current corona entry regulation of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (CoronaEinrVO) applies. When entering Germany, trade…
East Antrim's Tom Jobling Has a third Novel Out With a Nautical Backdrop
This is Thomas Jobling's third novel and as with the preceding books, Chasing Shadows and Arthur's Dead has a distinctly nautical backdrop which I suspect comes easily to a writer who was born and lived by the sea. Tom (as…
The city of river and sea. Modern Dublin and its port looking eastward
If you were asked to name the real centre point of modern Dublin, you'd probably dodge the question by saying that it's somewhere along a line through O'Connell Bridge and Trinity College, and on up Grafton Street or Dawson Street.…
In at the sharp end – John Twomey of Kinsale puts down a marker for Ireland at the start of one of his many Paralympic campaigns
World Sailing President Kim Andersen has claimed that the sport is in a strong position to lobby for a return to the programme at the Paralympic Games in time for Los Angeles 2028. This rings many bells in Ireland, as…
The new Tohatsu range from O'Sullivan's Marine
O'Sullivan's Marine aims to deliver the ultimate boating experience by providing outboard motors that are simple, easy to use and of outstanding quality. Tohatsu, one of our most popular brands, and one of the oldest manufacturers of outboard motors in…
File image of Rosslare Europort
Iarnród Éireann is inviting applications for the position of Harbour Master at Rosslare Europort. The closing date is Friday 29 October for suitably qualified candidates for the job — which would involve overseeing the safe and efficient management Ireland’s second-busiest…
Crosshaven Boatyard has been sold as a going concern complete with its extensive multi-purpose nine acres of waterfront space
Crosshaven Boatyard's new owner Pearse Flynn (see Afloat's report 28-09-20 here) has revealed further details of how the extensive facility in Cork Harbour will fit into his plans to provide comprehensive shoreside and on-water services for offshore wind farms off…
Juno, and X-34 from 2010, arrives in Hamble ahead of next weekend’s ‘Experience the Brand’ days
Juno, an X-34 from 2010, is a new arrival to the brokerage market and now available to view by appointment at X-Yachts’ UK office in Hamble (details attached below). It joins a selection of new and old X-Yachts that will…
Bobby Kerr (left) with Ian O'Meara at Viking Marine
Newstalk's' Bobby Kerr popped into the new look Viking Marine Store in Dun Laoghaire Harbour this week and he and Viking's Ian O Meara de-mystified the term 'chandlery' and discussed opportunities for the Irish marine industry, as well as business…
SailCork Navigation Courses Are Moving Online This Autumn & Winter
SailCork’s regular navigation courses are moving from the usual environs of the Royal Cork’s clubhouse to the online realm this autumn and winter. Directed by Eddie English, the RYA Online Plus navigation courses use a mix of videos, presentations, group…
The Grand Soleil 44 Performance is on show at Genoa until Tuesday 6 October
Following its announcement this past January at boot Düsseldorf, Grand Soleil’s new 44 Performance model has enjoyed its world premiere at the Genoa Boat Show in Italy. The Grand Soleil 44 already has an impressive pedigree, with Nieulargo and Eleuthera…
RYA & British Marine: Boat Owners Left In Limbo By UK Government ‘Inaction’ On Brexit Customs & VAT Issues
British boaters face a choice between extra costs rising into four figures or seeing their vessels being stranded in the EU after the end of the Brexit transition period, unless the UK Government acts now. That was the warning in…
A First 35 on Dublin Bay with new Quantum Fusion J3
Quantum Sails Ireland is reminding interested parties that its winter discounting of up to 15% is ending in two weeks. Since Quantum Sails brought out the offer, they have seen a big increase in sail orders all over the country…
Lough Derg RNLI’s inshore lifeboat Jean Spicer
Tuesday 13 October at 8pm is the date and time for your TV diary to see the volunteer crew of Lough Derg RNLI feature in the current series of Saving Lives at Sea on BBC Two. Viewers will see Lough…
Texaco Support for Sport, a club funding initiative for which EUR130,000 is set aside for distribution to clubs on a 26 county-by-county basis with successful applicants receiving €5,000 each, has been launched by Valero
Texaco has launched a support for sport initiative which sets aside a fund of €130,000 for distribution to sports clubs on a twenty-six, county-by-county basis, with successful applicants receiving €5,000 each. At a time when many sports clubs may be…
Boats on display at MGM’s Coal Harbour base
MGM Boats’ Autumn Showcase is now open to all at the MGM boatyard in Dun Laoghaire’s Coal Harbour. The dealership has a wide selection of new and used boats on display in the water and outdoors on the hard, featuring…

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