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ISydney Harbour Opera House (built 1958-1973) and Sydney Harbour Bridge (1922-1932). It's perfectly possible that neither of these very special structures would have been given prior approval by a rigorous Feasibility Study
A secretive organisation known as SFA (the Studying Feasibility Alliance) is working behind the scenes to encourage the establishment of a professional body for one of the fastest-growing business sectors in the marine and other spheres in Ireland, the lucrative…
North Sails were used in the recent America's Cup finals and Prada Cup Challenger series finals
Here at North Sails Ireland, we feel blessed to be associated with the larger North Sails team that designed, manufactured and delivered the sails used in the recent America's Cup finals and Prada Cup Challenger series finals. We are lucky…
The new X-Power 33C was taken out of the Haderslev yard on a sunny spring day
Spring has sprung in Denmark, prompting the X-Yachts team to take the new X-Power 33C — dubbed ‘The Red Baron’ — out of the Haderslev yard. Chief executive Kræn Brinck Nielsen joined Kasper Brinck Mair and Martin Lindbæk, sales manager…
There will be a chance to experience the new X5⁶ in Hamble this July
X-Yachts has unveiled a busy calendar of in-person events in Southampton from spring to autumn of 2021, restrictions allowing. The schedule kicks off with a chance to experience the X4⁹ at Hamble Point Marina from 9-11 April. Reservations for time…
RYA & British Marine Welcome UK’s Extension to Returned Goods Relief Grace Period
The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and British Marine have welcomed HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) announcement of a six-month extension to the one-year grace period for Returned Goods Relief (RGR) previously put in place by the British Government. The news…
Students step away with confidence, talent, a wide skill pool and a City & Guilds 2463 Level 3 Diploma in Marine Construction
The Boat Building Academy (BBA), based in Lyme Regis, Dorset, is seeking seven committed and enthusiastic individuals to change their lives via its 40-week boat building course. Starting mid-May, the course will teach skills such as lofting, traditional, modern and…
Michael Horgan, Group CEO of Green Rebel Marine
Cork Harbour based marine survey and consultancy company Green Rebel Marine has announced the appointment of Michael Horgan as Group CEO. Michael (Mick) is a graduate of the National Maritime College of Ireland. A Master Mariner with a wealth of…
Southampton International Boat Show
Organisers of Southampton International Boat Show (10-19 September 2021) say they will reveal a bold new layout this year bringing exciting developments and changes to enhance the visitor’s show experience. Following the Prime Minister’s recent roadmap announcement, British Marine, organisers…
The RV Celtic Voyager will be used on the upcoming MOVE 2 survey
The Department of Transport has been advised that the MOVE 2 Survey of the mobility of sediment waves and sand banks will be carried out from this Friday 26 to next Tuesday 30 March in the Irish Sea between Wicklow…
Stena Spey, a mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU), will first be deployed in the Southwest Kinsale Gasfield
PSE Kinsale Energy advises that it is engaging in works to decommission subsea wells at the Southwest Kinsale, Seven Heads and Ballycotton gasfields from this week for the next eight months. Weather depending, advance works were set to begin between…
Irish Virtual Launch Event for Horizon Europe This Thursday
Running from 2021-2027, Horizon Europe will be the most ambitious research and innovation programme in the world with a budget of €95 billion. Building on the achievements of Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe offers a broad range of opportunities for Irish…
Green Rebel Marine founder Pearse FlynnGreen Rebel Marine founder Pearse Flynn
Green Rebel Marine in Cork Harbour has acquired a majority stake in Limerick-based marine data firm IDS-Monitoring. The deal involves an investment of close to €7 million and will result in the creation of 30 jobs over the next two…
At first glance, the striking innovation on this new, just-launched Lagoon 55 is the aft area which has been totally redesigned
Following several weeks of teasing, Lagoon (along with its Irish agent MGM Boats) has unveiled its new model, the Lagoon 55 catamaran. Straight out of the shipyard at Construction Navale Bordeaux, the first prototype was launched last month, from the…
Svitzer’s Oued Martil gets put through its paces in rough weather trials
Safehaven Marine has shared video of sea trials for its latest Interceptor 48 pilot boat Oued Martil. The clip gets up close with the rough weather the boat is designed to handle with ease, including on-board 360-degree camera footage going…
Marine Notice: Hydrographic & Geographic Surveys in Celtic Sea & Atlantic Ocean
The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport advises that INFOMAR will undertake a hydrographic and geographic survey operation in the Celtic Sea and Atlantic Ocean for six months from this April. The massive operation will involve research vessels…
X-Yachts is looking forward to more smiling faces afloat at he 2021 Solent Cup in May
X-Yachts has announced that the 2021 Solent Cup will go ahead as planned in May — with top photographer Rick Tomlinson set to be on hand to snap boats and crews in the best light. But the event at the…

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