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Get the Innovative Ewincher 2 from CH Marine
Ewincher 2 is the electric winch handle with even more power — and it’s now available from CH Marine. With its single “one for all” handle, you can power all your winches in all situations and for all manoeuvres, whether…
Maurice O'Connell from North Sails Ireland
The Royal St George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour presents a 'Winning Races In Dublin Bay'; a Top Tips From North Sails Ireland’s Maurice O'Connell on Wednesday, February 24th. “Prof” from North Sails Ireland never misses a DBSC race with…
Pelagic 77 Vinson of Antarctica launched at KM Yachtbuilders
The latest Tony Castro design has hit the water in Holland, a new 77-foot expedition yacht that will voyage to the Antarctic under round-the-world skipper Skip Novak. The designer of the Clipper 23m racing fleet, the SB20 sportsboat but probably…
Brendan Sharvin – kindness combined with lightning wit
The death of Brendan Sharvin of Strangford village at the age of 95 has taken from among us a remarkable man who was a leading figure in the development of sailing and boating in the southern part of Strangford Lough,…
boot Düsseldorf & European Boating Industry
boot Düsseldorf and European Boating Industry announce that the sixth edition of the annual International Breakfast Meeting will move to a digital format. On 20 April, high-level panellists from business and politics will discuss the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis…
Most boats being brought in to Ireland second hand from Great Britain will likely face a 33% tax (23% VAT and 10% duty)
Two months after Brexit, there's no doubting the new seascape for importing boats into Ireland. VAT and tariffs' imposition means it is now a costly exercise to either buy or sell a boat in the UK, traditionally a big marketplace for…
A fleet of six Rondar Firefly dinghies ideal for team racing is for sale at €9,500
Dublin based broker Leinster Boats are selling a fleet of six Rondar Firefly dinghies ideal for team racing for €9,500. Broker Ronan Beirne of Leinster boats say the GRP hulls require attention but that's to be expected with a 2004-built…
Ian O'Meara of Viking Marine with some tips for keeping sailing gear clear of salt water damage
We've all been there, forgetting to wash a sailing jacket only to discover the next time you pull it out of the bag, the zip is corroded. It's normally due to not being washed out thoroughly with fresh water that expensive…
BBC1's Bloodlands stars James Nesbitt and was filmed on Srangford Lough
Bloodlands is a new crime thriller following DCI Tom Brannick, played by Co Antrim born actor James Nesbitt and filmed in Northern Ireland, principally in Strangford Lough. It's a classic Jed Mercurio executive produced thriller written by Chris Brandon who…
Phocea Ex-Club Med, the legendary 75m racing yacht built for Alain Colas and the 1976 Single-handed Trans-Atlantic Race burns in Langkawi Harbour
The 75.13-metre sailing yacht known as Enigma and Phocea caught fire yesterday off an island near Langkawi, Malaysia as Superyacht Times reports. While at anchor less than one nautical mile northeast of Pulau Singa Kecil (Lion Island), the 530 GT…
Melges IC37 sailing
Solent yachtsman and Rear Commodore of the Royal Yacht Squadron, Bertie Bicket has announced that his latest Fargo is to be a new Melges IC37. Currently under construction at Fibre Mechanics in Lymington, she is due to be delivered in…
Paul O'Higgins JPK 1080
The biennial RORC Fastnet race is undergoing a seismic change this year. As reported here in Afloat, it's the first time since it's inauguration in 1925 that it will NOT finish in Plymouth in Devon but in Cherbourg in France.…
Limited-Time Early Bird Deals on Antifouls with CH Marine
Get into the swings of things this spring, and prepare for when restrictions allow, with big discounts on International antifouls with CH Marine. But you’ll have to hurry as they’re only available for a limited time and while stocks last.…
New Sails lined up at the Quantum loft in Galway, awaiting delivery and sail trials
Mark Mansfield from Quantum Sails Ireland announces that a new 10% Spring discount is now available on Quantum sails ordered up to the 15th of April. Also with the VAT rate scheduled to revert back to the original 23% on…
The new Dufour 470
Recently launched in La Rochelle, the new Dufour 470 model will tour France and then Europe, as well as the United States, Australia and Asia in its worldwide launch. "The 470 represents continuing advancements with the Dufour range of yachts",…
The Safehaven Marine built Interceptor 48 Pilot Boat ”Failte”
Safehaven Marine captured footage (below) of the Port of Cork Pilots in their Safehaven Built Interceptor 48 Pilot Boat ”Failte” undertaking pilot transfers off Cork Harbour during the recent days of strong south-easterly gales. Roches Point lighthouse recorded 50 knots…

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