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The all–white Red Bay RIB has a 400–mile range
The Red Bay Boats 1150 offshore RIB launched by County Kerry boaters John and Adam Brennan two years ago is on the market. As Afloat reported in December 2018, the stunning all-white vessel has filled the role of luxury day cruiser…
New team - Kenny Rumball and Pam Lee on the two day 317nm spin from Port La Floret to Dun Laoghaire
As I type this, I am currently motor sailing along the Brittany coast having left Port La Floret and am delivering Figaro3 Number 20 to Dun Laoghaire with my co-skipper Pamela Lee. There has been a lot of speculation in…
Fernando Corral in Armada 1588: Shipwreck & Survival
A new docudrama telling the story of a Spanish Armada captain shipwrecked in Sligo launches tonight (Friday 22 May) as a digital download. Armada 1588: Shipwreck & Survival follows the tale of Captain Francisco de Cuéllar, who washed ashore on…
Quantum sail loft newly relocated in Oranmore
Quantum Sails Ireland is now 110% operational within COVID-19 guidelines and open for business for new sails, sail service and covers. Since mid-March, a lot has been going on behind closed doors with two new machines fitted and building work…
'Shaped By the Sea' Is Example of Northern Ireland's Literary Talent
There is a hidden wealth of literary talent in the North which deserves greater exposure and the book Shaped by the Sea produced by a team of volunteers in the East Antrim area is an excellent example writes Betty Armstrong…
Safehaven Marine’s pilot vessel for the Port of San Cirpian takes to the water on Tuesday 19 May
Safehaven Marine has emerged from ‘lockdown’ with the launch of its new pilot boat for the Port of San Ciprian in Spain. The Cork-based performance boat specialists put production on pause at the end of March, following strict Government restrictions…
Doors Reopen At O’Sullivans Marine For Socially Distanced Shopping
O’Sullivans Marine has reopened its doors on a phased basis, with some restrictions, following the first moves to reopen the country amid the Covid-19 situation. The Tralee firm, which supplies essential safety equipment to the marine industry, joined hardware stores…
With all retail displays removed, Viking Marine has created great space in the middle of the Dun Laoghaire Harbour shop
Viking Marine turned the key to open the door of its Dun Laoghaire Harbour store this morning having missed the buzz of daily retailing and the goings-on in the yacht clubs, marina and on the water. 'While sailors are not out on…
CH Marine Counter Sales Partially Reopening This Week
“Safety is our priority — let’s reopen safely” is the message from CH Marine, which has announced its stores will partially reopen for counter sales with the start of the first phase of relaxing coronavirus restrictions from tomorrow, Monday 18…
Ronan Beirne
With the easing of access regulations on May 18th, a recent boat purchaser asked yacht broker Ronan Beirne of Leinster Boats what should he be looking out for not having been on board his boat for some weeks. Here is…
Cannes Boat Show to Go Ahead in September
The organisers of France's 2020 Cannes Yachting Festival, Europe’s largest in-water event, have confirmed that this year’s show will go ahead as planned from September 8-13. The news was confirmed today by the trade journal, International Boat Industry. Exhibition staff…
Replace your dull and worn canvas in time for Ireland’s return to cruising with BJ Marine
Irish Beneteau agents BJ Marine are the people to see for spare and replacements parts ahead of the next week’s limited return to boating. Whether it’s a replacement canvas, a cutlass bearing, a stanchion or just a locker catch —…
2020 J-Cup Postponed Until September
In the light of recent UK Government announcements, it has become clear that the 2020 Landsail Tyres J-Cup will be postponed and not take place in July. The new date, confirmed by an amendment to the Notice of Race, will…
Choosing The Right Lifejacket - Expert Advice from O'Sullivan's Marine
O’Sullivan’s Marine stock a large selection of life jackets and buoyancy aids for adults, children and infants available from some of the leading brands. We have all types, from inflatable lifejackets in automatic and manual versions with or without an…
North Sails Ireland Sail Design Webinar With Jeremy Elliott
North Sails Ireland will be running our local Irish Webinar series on Wednesday the 13th May. This time we are talking about the North Sails design process "From Concept to Reality" and explaining how we go through the various stages…
Éalú in the Caribbean
Ever thought about packing in the Job and heading to sea? Well, that’s just what Dublin Bay sailors Rachel Williamson and Marty O’Leary did last year! Last August, they set sail in Éalú, they first heading south to Spain and…

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