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21 Nov 2017

MDL Marina’s Cobb’s Quay Marina was presented with a weighty challenge recently: to lift a 60 tonne, 25 metre metal hull yacht back into the water.

The two-day lift required the services of a 1,000 tonne crane, along with six support vehicles; it was a mammoth task simply to lift the boat onto the trailer for transport to the water’s edge! The lift was managed by the team from Baldwins Crane Hire, with support from the Cobb’s Quay crew.

David Wilson, Manager at Cobb’s Quay...

12 Nov 2017
Luxury Hospitality Management appointed as key product partner for YachtCloud’s LaundryBoard

YachtCloud, specialists in delivering innovative products and professional services for AV and IT systems on board of superyachts, is delighted to announce the appointment of Luxury Hospitality Management, known as LH, as a key product partner for their recently launched product LaundryBoard.

LaundryBoard, a product developed together with yacht interior crew, facilitates the monitoring, tracking and handling of onboard laundry loads. It is an easy to use programme operated via an...

10 Nov 2017
HMRC lodges defence with the Court of Justice of the European Union over red diesel

Government re-affirms its supportive stance on the availability of red diesel for recreational boating

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has informed the RYA that it has lodged its defence with the Court of Justice of the European Union of Case 503/17.

The European Commission has taken action against the UK pursuant to Article 258 of the Treaty on the functioning of the European Union as it considers that, by allowing the use of marked fuel for the purposes of...

09 Nov 2017

Safety and Survival Systems International Ltd (3Si) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Howland as President, 3Si Americas, and as a Board Director of 3Si Group.

Nick joins the Group, whose companies include Ocean Safety, Typhoon International, International Safety Products, 3Si Offshore and Revere Survival.  The appointment is effective from 6th November 2017 and will be based in Jacksonville, Fl. at Revere Survival’s headquarters.

Nick has over 20 years’...

05 Nov 2017
Sailing charity opens new watersports facility in Portsmouth

The licence for the Portsmouth City Council (PCC) owned facility, Portsmouth Watersports Centre has been transferred to the Andrew Simpson Foundation and renamed as the Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre - Portsmouth (ASWC - Portsmouth).

The Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre - Portsmouth will deliver a full programme of RYA sailing, windsurfing and powerboating courses, a range of paddle sports, outdoor activities and an extensive instructor training programme.

ASWC -...

31 Oct 2017
Sail Aid UK - Rebuild the Leewards t-shirts

The team behind Sail Aid UK has been looking into additional fundraising options to help broaden the reach and appeal of its initiative beyond the pro-sailors and to also attract support from the huge cruising fraternity that enjoys sailing the Caribbean waters as much as anyone.

There is now a range of exclusively designed and affordable T-shirts incorporating the Sail Aid UK logo and available in men's and women's sizes for £25 incl. P+P each and children's sizes at £20 incl. P+P,...

28 Oct 2017
Staff at Shamrock Quay awarded with Royal Humane Society Awards

Four members of staff at MDL Marinas’ Shamrock Quay in Southampton have been recognised for their bravery after rescuing a woman who fell into the water at the marina.

Mrs Chrissie Cockburn, a member at Shamrock Quay, lost her balance and slipped from the pontoon into the water. The incident, which happened on 26 May 2017, was seen by Marina Manager, Jonathan Walcroft and Marina Supervisor, Barry Radband, who rushed to the scene, alongside Boatyard Supervisor, Andy Trim and Marina...

26 Oct 2017
Stage 2 winner Greenings has covered the most nautical miles in a 24-hour period, after notching up 329 nautical miles on Day 9.

With The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race yachts coated for the first time with Coppercoat antifouling, the competing yachts have started setting new Clipper Race records. Stage 2 winner Greenings has covered the most nautical miles in a 24-hour period, after notching up 329 nautical miles on Day 9.

To achieve the consistent high speeds required to cover great 24-hour distances, the hull must be super clean and hydro-dynamically efficient. Coppercoat has been shown to prevent the...

23 Oct 2017
Helly Hansen acquires Musto

Helly Hansen, a leading technical outdoor brand, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Musto, the British specialist sailing and country apparel brand, from Phoenix Equity Partners and other shareholders.

With this transaction, Helly Hansen will become a global leader in professional sailing apparel, complementing its existing leadership position in professional skiing apparel and enhancing its presence in the UK outdoor market.

Musto is the...

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).