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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...

30 Jan 2017
Karl Gilding, Business Development Director, and Russell Currie, Managing Director

British luxury boat manufacturer, Fairline Yachts, is today celebrating one year since the all-new management team took over the boatyard.


Under the leadership of a highly experienced marine industry management team, the company has employed 227 people, launched two new models (the Targa 53 OPEN and Squadron 53), updated...

02 Nov 2016
Command and Control course puts superyacht captains to the test

Navigation and ship handling are skills that come naturally to experienced Superyacht captains but what about the threat of terrorism, tension between crew members, violence on board or a distress call from migrants?

How would they react under pressure? What training do they need to help them expect the unexpected?

These scenarios and more are part of a three day Command And Control course developed by West Nautical to give super yacht captains an...

30 Oct 2016

British luxury motor yacht manufacturer, Fairline Yachts, announces the appointment of a new dealer covering Malta, Trader Marine, which will operate as Fairline Malta.

Trader Marine is well-established in the Maltese market, having been trading for over 25 years. Run by Eddie Woods, a name synonymous with yachting in the region, Trader Marine offers a comprehensive range of yacht services, including marine consultancy, yacht brokerage, after-sales services, yacht chartering and...

28 Oct 2016
Digital Yacht launch new products at METS - Hall 1:434

Digital Yacht will be exhibiting at METS, Hall 1:434 with some exciting and innovative new product introductions for 2017.  We've new concepts and technologies in AIS, a new line in instrumentation and a sophisticated range of networking products for NMEA.   



We're also delighted to have been nominated for a DAME design award for our iKommunicate NMEA gateway which acts as a...

24 Oct 2016
For Sale - The total sailing lifestyle package

Rare opportunity to purchase a highly respected and well established yacht charter business in heavenly ‘Garden of Skye’ location

For anyone who loves boats and the sea, the once in a lifetime chance to purchase your own profitable yacht charter company, complete with fleet of yachts, RYA training centre and boatyard services business, has become available.  

Isle of Skye Yachts, based on the Sleat Peninsula, which is often referred to as ‘The Garden of Skye’, is a...

26 Sep 2016
Britain’s superyacht sector posts fourth consecutive year of growth

New figures released today show that the UK superyacht industry is buoyant and growing, despite the uncertainty and financial volatility surrounding the EU referendum.

British products, services and expertise continue to be in high demand from international markets, cementing the UK as a hub for the superyacht industry. 

The figures come as businesses head to Monaco Yacht Show this week to showcase the best of British. Major exhibitors include international superyacht service...

30 Jul 2016
 Gill appoints Tunnicliffe as new CEO

Global technical sailing apparel brand, Gill, has appointed Jamie Tunnicliffe as the company’s new CEO, as part of the firm’s management expansion and growth plans. Gill has also hired Ian Poore as its new Finance Director.

Tunnicliffe’s appointment was made after Managing Director, John Deverill, announced his retirement from the British-based company after almost two decades in the position. Tunnicliffe has extensive international experience within the Sporting Goods sector, having...

29 Jul 2016
Musto to relocate headquarters to St Katharine Docks, London

Situated in a truly iconic location next to Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, St Katharine Docks is central London’s only marina. And since Camper & Nicholsons Marinas announced the refurbishment of the marina in April, there has been a flurry of excitement and activity down at the docks.

As custodians and owners of the wider St Katharine Docks estate, Blackstone has now secured the world’s leading offshore sailing apparel brand as a new tenant. Musto will occupy part of the...

16 Jun 2016
Boatshed Commercial partners with PSP

International demand for commercial vessels is growing and Boatshed.com is bringing its successful formula to the commercial sector.

BoatshedCommercial.com is a new dedicated site, offering full brokerage services for commercial vessels. Utilising Boatshed’s cutting edge technology and processes  together with their existing network of over 50 global locations; Boatshed are well placed to offer an...

06 Jun 2016
Digital Marine Solutions Officially Acquires Marine Division of Jeppesen

Digital Marine Solutions (DMS) announced today it has completed acquisition of the assets of the Marine Division of Jeppesen, a Boeing company. Digital Marine Solutions is owned by the Altor 2003 Fund. Under the terms of the agreement the Jeppesen Marine and C-MAP portfolio will continue to operate as a separate entity under the C-MAP brand name. 

Operating with its own dedicated resources and management team lead by CEO Egil Aarstad, the new organization’s immediate focus will be on...

03 Jun 2016
Oceanair makes significant investment in venetian blind manufacture & production

At the fore-front of technology and innovation when it comes to the design and manufacture of blinds, Oceanair has recently made a significant investment in new equipment for the manufacture of aluminium Venetian blinds. The largest investment to date from Oceanair (apart from the factory itself) to enhance the company’s capabilities, the venture includes a remodelling of the factory workspace to include an extended mezzanine floor and new Venetian blind work cell. New equipment purchases...