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24 Jun 2017

Former crowned Superyacht UK Young Designer, Dastinas Steponenas, has unveiled an eye-catching superyacht called ECTHETA designed in honour of new Sky Atlantic series, ‘Riviera’. The winner of the 2016 edition of the prestigious design competition was hand-picked to design an exclusive yacht befitting of the new smash hit drama starring Julia Stiles (Bourne Series), Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones) and Phil Davis (Poldark). Approached by Sky Atlantic, British Marine, through its association...

15 Jun 2017
Hunton 8M Black V2

Hunton Yachts Ltd and Rib-X Ltd have today announced a joint venture to produce the Hunton range of Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs)

The joint venture constitutes a profit share agreement, combining the manufacturing skills of Rib-X with the design, and technology of Hunton.  Under the 3 year agreement, Rib-X will manufacture the Hunton ribs and both companies will jointly market & sell the product. 

Hunton currently has two models in its tender range the 1005 10m and the 830...

13 Jun 2017
Seawork International 2017 at Mayflower Park, Southampton

Europe’s leading commercial marine and workboat exhibition, Seawork International, has opened its doors today, at Mayflower Park in Southampton, UK and will welcome attendees from across the globe until Thursday.

Since its inception, Seawork International has been a sell-out success and this year is no exception. It is home to over 10,000 products, equipment and services, together with a range of vessels, plus on-water and onshore demonstrations. It is expected to host around 7,500...

12 Jun 2017
Renovation Complete - Passport to Summer at St. Katharine Docks, London

Summer is here and yesterday the newly refurbished Camper & Nicholsons Marinas (CNM) St. Katharine Docks officially relaunch the marina to key stakeholders and the public before the highly anticipated opening of London on Water Show on 8th June 2017.

The relaunch of St. Katharine Docks took place on the floating events pontoon, and was well attended by key industry players keen to experience being in London’s most iconic marina destination. Guests included Boat International, IBI...

05 Jun 2017

After a seven-year search, E.P. Barrus Ltd has found a new site enabling the company to consolidate its operations under one roof and remain in Bicester.

The company will be relocating to a 16-acre site which forms part of commercial space allocated on the edge of the unique Graven Hill Development to the south of Bicester, formerly owned by the MoD.

Barrus markets and distributes an enviable line-up of marine brands including Mariner, Mercury, Yanmar, John Deere and...

03 Jun 2017
New Milford on Sea beach huts added to the mapping database for GB

A stunning development of new beach huts on the south coast has been added to OS’s geospatial database ahead of the summer season.

The development, in Milford on Sea, replaces the old beach huts which were damaged and destroyed during a fierce storm on 14 February 2014. With building work on 119 beach huts and the surrounding area reaching a conclusion, it provided the ideal opportunity for our surveyor Joanne Lanham to officially capture and map the changes on the site.

Jo...

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...