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07 Oct 2017
Current future confidence from UK superyacht companies buoyed by Government visit

The success of the UK superyacht industry was high on Government’s agenda last week as British Marine and its association Superyacht UK hosted a significant visit by International Trade Minister, Mark Garnier to UK companies showcasing at the Monaco Yacht Show.

The UK’s superyacht industry, which employs 4,244 FTE, posted its fifth consecutive year of growth and the highest ever revenue at £615m. Contributing £450m to the UK economy last year, exports grew in the sector at their...

06 Oct 2017
Limassol Marina’s exclusive Island Villas now fully complete

Limassol Marina, managed by Camper & Nicholsons Marinas is delighted to announce that construction is now complete on the final Island Villas at Limassol Marina, Cyprus’ first superyacht marina. With the majority of these elite homes already occupied, just 20 properties are now available for sale, offering buyers the final chance to purchase a villa on the sea in this region of the Mediterranean. 

An unrivalled concept on the shores of Cyprus, these luxury and uniquely designed...

02 Oct 2017
2016 RORC TR start Aragon © RORC/James Mitchell

Setting off on an epic Atlantic race on Saturday 25 November from Marina Lanzarote, the 4th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race is the lengthiest race in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's offshore calendar. This year the westbound race, hosted by Calero Marinas forms the first leg of the Atlantic Anniversary Regatta (AAR) held in celebration of Hamburg-based Norddeutscher Regatta Verein's (NRV) 150th anniversary in 2018 and the  Yacht Club Costa Smeralda's 50th year (YCCS).

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27 Sep 2017

Boats with red diesel in their tanks can continue to visit Belgium without fear of fines

The RYA has today [26 September 2017] secured confirmation from the Belgian Ministry of Finance that controls in Belgium for red diesel remain suspended until further notice.

It remains to be seen what action, if any, the formal report of the meeting of the Indirect Tax Expert Group will reveal, but for the time being at least it appears that boats with red diesel in their tanks can...

18 Sep 2017
Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa

This year’s Southampton Boat Show sees Europe’s leading marina operator, MDL Marinas, mark the next chapter of the highly anticipated £3.5million transformation of Ocean Village Marina, climaxing this October with the opening of the five-star, luxury Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa.

Ocean Village Marina has undergone an extensive redesign and refurbishment since 2015, as part of a five-year investment strategy which will complete in 2020. The redevelopment includes the opening of...

18 Sep 2017

Last night (Friday 15 September 2017), market leader in the fast growing electric propulsion industry, Torqeedo, was crowned winner of the Sailing Today Green Award at this year’s TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show.

The Award was presented to Torqeedo and rudder manufacturer, Jefa, in partnership with boat builder Hanse Yachts, for its innovative e-motion Rudder Drive.

Featuring Torqeedo’s Cruise 4.0 with folding propeller, the Rudder Drive replaces the diesel engine and...

17 Sep 2017
(L-R) Alberto Mancini, Karl Gilding, Andrey Lomakin, Alexander Volov, Igor Glyanenko and Russell Currie accepting the award at the World Yachts Trophies 2017 awards ceremony.

British luxury motor yacht manufacturer, Fairline Yachts, was last night announced as the winner of the best exterior design in the 50-80ft yachts category at the highly coveted World Yachts Trophies, the annual ‘Oscars’ of the yachting industry.

The award-winning star of the night was Fairline’s newly-launched Targa 63 GTO, the culmination of the brand’s collaboration with world-renowned superyacht designer, Alberto Mancini - who also picked up the esteemed Designer of the Year...

13 Sep 2017
Mariner outboards were promoted through powerboat racing in the 1970’s and 1980’s

E. P. Barrus Ltd is pleased to announce that September 18th, 2017 marks their official 100-year birthday.

It all began in 1917 when Ernest Prouty Barrus set up a company in the UK to supply Starrett precision tools including micrometers and measuring equipment and distribute them throughout Europe. Over the last century, Barrus has constantly adapted to new opportunities and challenges and diversified into multiple market sectors including Marine, Garden and Industrial. E. P. Barrus...

02 Sep 2017
ACR Electronics provides a range of safety and survival equipment including the GlobalFIX V4 EPIRB

ACR Electronics, Inc., the global leader in safety and survival technologies, today confirmed it has acquired United Moulders Ltd. (UML), a United Kingdom-based designer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art lifejacket inflating devices. The business will report into communication and safety at sea specialist Ocean Signal, a brand of ACR Electronics.

UML designs a range of automatic and manual lifejacket inflation systems that are approved for integration into lifejackets manufactured...

01 Sep 2017

Birdham Pool Marina is delighted to announce plans to construct some new pontoons in the marina which will result in a further 28 new berths of between 6 to 12m being added to the marina. The berths will be ready by the start of next season (April 2018)

Work will commence on the pontoons in Autumn 2017.

Marina Manager John Hiltunen said "we are in the fortunate position of being a popular marina due to the fantastic location; wonderful setting and historically maritime feel of...

31 Aug 2017

Ramora UK, a leading Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) company, are aiming to establish a compliant and sustainable, long term solution for the removal and disposal of out of date distress flares through a crowd funding campaign. If successful, Ramora UK is looking to establish a nationwide solution with at least 23 permanent static collection sites located across the UK. These would also be supplemented by planned 20+ collection day events (often termed amnesties). 

The first of...

31 Aug 2017
VesselVanguard Partners with Award-Winning Yacht Builder

VesselVanguard, the leading maintenance management solution for boat owners and manufacturers, announced today a relationship with Xquisite Yachts to provide a multi-year subscription to its award-winning maintenance management solution to every new owner.

All Xquisite Yachts catamarans now include 5-years of VesselVanguard service, providing owners notifications of, and at-a-glance status for, required maintenance, as well as establishing a protocol for Xquisite’s technical...