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The Nautitech 46 Flybridge
Mark Mansfield, Irish Agent for Nautitech Catamarans, as well as J Boats, Grand Soleil, and Tofinou, outlines the models that will be on show from their four ranges. From Nautitech Catamarans, we’ll welcome you on board the fabulous 46 Flybridge.…
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ICRA Boat of the Year Rockabill VI
2019 was another fantastic year for North Sails Ireland. Our clients seem to be going faster and faster - for longer writes Maurice O'Connell. Many of you are winning events with our sails that have seen many many seasons use…
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Artist’s impression of the X-Yachts stand for boot Düsseldorf 2020
X-Yachts will showcase six models when boot Düsseldorf opens its doors on Saturday 18 January 2020. Debbie Weldon and Stuart Abernethy from X-Yachts GB & IRL will be in attendance for the week-long show in Hall 16, Stand 16D21. Among…
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Tom Slingsby winning the 2019 Worlds in Perth with North Sails
I've just been looking at the results from the Moth Worlds and have been following the progress of the Irish guys all week, so I thought I would share this with you writes Nigel Young. Earlier in the year, we talked…
Christmas Boating News From Afloat
There will be two Afloat newsletters over the Christmas period. One on Friday, December 27th and the other on Friday, January 3rd. The e-news highlights the latest content from popular sections of our website. Read previous editions here. The daily…
The Next Bond Movie where above a helicopter films one of the action sequences at the container terminal in Kingstown, Jamaica which involved Eon Productions in partnership with French container giant CMA CGM. AFLOAT adds the operator's Irish division, CMA CGM Shipping (Ireland) Ltd has offices located in Dublin and Cork from where 'feeder' vessels serve these ports connecting to Europe and beyond.
One of the World's largest container ship operators, CMA CGM in record time deployed a dedicated team for what promises to be one of the great films of 2020, the next James Bond film 'No Time To Die'. The French…
The fishing port of Castletownbere in County Cork
Despite having the richest fishing waters in Europe, Ireland’s fishing industry and fishing communities are swimming against the tide. A new documentary series begins on TG4 on Wednesday, 8th January called Tabú. This first episode, called "Gafa sna Líonta" and chronicles fishermen's' stories…
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Get The Musto Cork 300 Collection Only At CH Marine
Musto is the official clothing partner to Cork 300 — the Royal Cork Yacht Club's 300th anniversary celebrations in 2020 — and CH Marine is proud to be the exclusive supplier of the Musto Cork 300 Collection. This select range…
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Viking Marine’s Christmas Delivery Deadline Fast Approaching
Viking Marine reminds customers to order online from VikingMarine.ie before this coming Thursday 19 December to ensure delivery before Christmas. But don’t fret f you miss the postal deadline, as you can still ‘click and collect’ in-store at the Pavilion…
The 2020 Afloat Annual is out now!
This 64-page full-colour A4 magazine includes a review of 2019 plus all the details for 2020 Afloat and all your latest sailing news in time for Christmas! BUY IT HERE! Order your copy online now at €8 plus €2.50 shipping fee…
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A competitor is heavily reefed in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race
Here in Ireland the Coastal, ISORA and short-handed sailing is growing rapidly in popularity writes Nigel Young. Unlike Inshore racing these days in Ireland where I have not reefed in over 10 years the need to reef when sailing offshore…
Lifeboat volunteers from Ballycotton RNLI and Crosshaven RNLI
Volunteer lifeboat crews from Crosshaven and Ballycotton RNLI in Cork will share their own stories of how they got involved with the lifesaving charity on TV for RTÉ One’s Nationwide this coming Wednesday 18 December. And the two stations will…
Ballot boxes from the Isles of Scilly off Cornwall, England arrive after initial weather delays. Afloat adds the islands form part of the St. Ives constituency, the most southern on the UK mainland.
In the UK, ballot boxes for the final General Election constituency to announce its results are on their way to be counted after stormy conditions passed. In the constituency of St. Ives (Cornwall), adverse weather had meant boats and a…
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The J112E surfing downwind
The J112E has been one of the most successful models of the J Boat range since its introduction a couple of seasons ago, providing the perfect combination of a luxurious interior with top-level racing performance. The design brief of the…
Kayaker Tim Flavin
“Stop for a quick apple and orange drink. Paddle on in flat water. Stop for cake and try throwing a lifebelt onto a beach...” “ Arrive Courtown at about 11.15 to champagne and a congratulations cake reception! A lifetime trip…
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The new Open 5.5 Zodiac RIB available from MGM Boats in Dun Laoghaire
Top Irish boat dealer MGM Boats has added the Zodiac Inflatable and Rigid Inflatable Boat marque to the range of boats offered at its Dun Laoghaire Harbour showrooms. In announcing the new distributorship, Dublin Bay-based MGM Boats has launched a promotion on the…

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