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15 May 2017
Dr. Jason Smithwick to become Director of Rating for IRC

The Lymington (UK) based Rating Office, headquarters of the world's most popular rating system IRC, is to be managed by Dr Jason Smithwick. Following on from academia, roles in the research industry and sailing's international federation Smithwick will take up his post at the head of a team of four full-time staff and several external consultants on 3rd July this year.

Established in 1974 the Rating Office has been coordinating the measurement of sailing boats and the issuing of...

24 Apr 2017
Torqeedo Group Inc appoints new President

Torqeedo, the market leader in the fast-growing electric propulsion industry, announces the appointment of Marcia Kull as President of Torqeedo Group, Inc., from 1 May 2017.

As a newly created position within the company, Kull’s Presidency will expand the current management system, overseeing Torqeedo's growth activities in America, EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions. She will be in charge of global sales and strategy for the brand. 

Marcia joins Torqeedo with a wealth of...

26 Feb 2017
Coppercoat: Suffolk Yacht Harbour Celebrates Record-Breaking Year for Coppercoat Applications

East coast marina is named UK’s busiest application centre for the leading long-term antifoul solution

Suffolk Yacht Harbour is celebrating a record-breaking year for the number of Coppercoat antifoul applications it completed during 2016.

The east coast’s largest privately-owned marina treated 39 yachts with Coppercoat last year and already has 29 applications booked and scheduled to be carried out by the end of April.

Following its success as the UK’s busiest...

21 Feb 2017
MDL Marinas sponsors Ocean Youth Trust South’s new sailing vessel

MDL Marinas is excited to support Ocean Youth Trust South as it introduces its new sail training vessel, Prolific. The marina operator is offering six young sailors from its annual Sail Training Awards, now in its 29th year, the chance to set sail with the Hampshire-based charity, which specialises in using ‘Adventure Under Sail’ to help young people develop the essential skills to succeed in life.

Prolific was bought by the charity in 2015 and has spent eighteen months undergoing a...

19 Feb 2017
Thérèse Coffey MP meets representatives of the Canal & River Trust and the Community Connect Foundation

Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey visited Birmingham yesterday to find out more about the vital role that local people are playing in helping to care for and promote the city’s famous network of canals.

Dr Coffey met staff and volunteers from the Canal & River Trust, the charity that cares for 2,000 miles of the nation’s waterways, during the visit to Birmingham’s canalside and historic Roundhouse.

The Minister heard about how the Trust is working increasingly closely...

28 Jan 2017
Stella Maris Yachting Brokerage opens for business

Stella Maris Yachting, whose name is synonymous with providing whole-life support and management to sailing and motor yacht owners, has established its own in-house brokerage.

The company has appointed experienced broker Richard Reis, who has previously led several Boatshed south coast franchises, to formally establish the brokerage business.  “While Stella Maris Yachting has for a long time been guiding owners through the buying and selling process, as part of its whole-life support...

17 Jan 2017
Final phase of Ocean Village Marina in Southampton takes shape

The final phase of the redevelopment of Ocean Village Marina will be completed this year, with the five-star luxury hotel and spa opening in the summer of 2017, along with a number of exciting new bars and restaurants. This is alongside a reconfiguration of the marina, set to commence in the autumn, to make the very best of the facilities and ensure it can accommodate larger yachts and continue to be the preferred destination for visiting Super yachts. The transformation at the marina will...

08 Dec 2016
Landau UK awarded BMEEA Dealer of the Year 2016

Landau UK is once again delighted to win ‘BMEEA Dealer of the Year 2016’ for the third year in a row at the BMEEA Annual AGM held last week.

“We are extremely proud to win this award again, thank you to all our customers and dealers who voted for us. We will continue to listen to your feedback, to ensure we deliver an ongoing high level of service.  We will be showcasing our latest range of product and service solutions at London Boat Show 2017 on Stand B083.  

The Landau UK...

24 Nov 2016

Cullercoats Bike & Kayak has won two top awards at this year's North East Tourism Awards for its innovative boating tours and friendly seaside shop and café.

The business gave visitors to August's Tall Ships Race in Blyth a completely different view of the fleet via day and night time guided kayak tours, and has now opened a second base at St Peter's Marina in Newcastle's East End taking people on kayak tours of the River Tyne.

The business was shortlisted for the Best...

09 Nov 2016
Karpaz Gate Marina: Karpaz Gate Marina Announces 2017 Berthing Offers

Karpaz Gate Marina has announced its berthing prices and special offers for 2017.

The 5 Gold Anchor marina on the Karpaz peninsula in Northern Cyprus is offering special incentives for boat owners looking to choose a safe and secure home for their boat or yacht in the East Mediterranean. Benefits include on-site technical and leisure facilities and the chance to explore a fascinating country and interesting cruising area with a long sailing season.

An ideal winter berthing...

03 Nov 2016
Are yachts a good investment?

There are many reasons people invest in boats, for the lifestyle, the love of the sea, the freedom to roam the ocean, the ability to sail across to private beaches, even just to get from A to B in some style. They also invest looking for a financial return, either through buying a run down boat in winter and doing it up for resale in the summer or aiming at the charter market. Some companies even invest in boats as water taxis.

So are boats a good investment, well it really depends...

31 Oct 2016
Global Telesat Communications appointed European distributor for Report, the leading satellite airtime optimiser service

UK-based Global Telesat Communications (GTC), a family-run company that provides all leading satellite communications  systems for voice and data transmission, is pleased to have been appointed as a European Distributor of RedPort’s range of satellite voice and data solutions.

RedPort is the World’s leading independent developer of satellite products and services, including VoIP gateways (Voice-communication Internal Protocol), satellite data routers, and satellite terminals. The...