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Mike Golding captivates visitors at TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show 2017
22 Sep 2017
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A very relaxed and chatty Mike Golding captivated his audience at TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show yesterday. The sailing legend took to TheYachtMarket.com Knowledge Zone to entertain visitors with tales of his past adventures, but also had a thing or two to teach exhibitors who, by this stage of the Show, might consider themselves a touch sleep deprived.

“Every waking thought is about pressing...

Iain Percy sails his Star at the end of a stunning rainbow in Portland Harbour this afternoon. Image: Sportography.tv
19 Sep 2017
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The fourth year of the world's largest sailing event, Bart's Bash, got off to a terrific start in New Zealand at the Whangaruru Sailing Club in Oakura Bay, New Zealand as sailing and yacht clubs around the world were gearing up to run their own Bart's Bash races.

Mike Carter from the Royal Brunei Yacht Club reported on a great day. "After a promising start the wind dropped and a strong current meant that only seven boats could complete the course. Everyone including a number of first...

Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa
18 Sep 2017
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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
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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...

(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.
17 Sep 2017
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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...

16 Sep 2017
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TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show opened today in glorious sunshine. Running from now until Sunday 25 September, the UK’s biggest festival of boating celebrates the fun and lifestyle that being on the water has to offer. Offering brand new attractions for this year alongside live music and entertainment the event, this year’s event will get more people than ever out on the water to enjoy boating and watersports.

Some 500 exhibitors are showcasing everything you could possibly...

Ocean Brothers, Jude Massey and Dr Greg Bailey, are preparing to row across the Atlantic to raise funds for the British Skin Foundation
14 Sep 2017
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Communication and safety at sea specialist Ocean Signal has joined forces with 3Si Group company Ocean Safety to supply vital lifesaving equipment for two brothers preparing to row the Atlantic Ocean in memory of their father.

Jude Massey and Dr Greg Bailey are preparing to set off from Gran Canaria in January 2018 for the unsupported 3000-mile crossing to Barbados to raise funds for the British Skin Foundation. Two years ago, the brothers launched their campaign to raise £100,000...

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

Adapter Plate used to upgrade from Raymarine’s 7-inch e-Series MFD to Raymarine's 7-inch Axiom MFD
12 Sep 2017
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Boat owners who want to experience the enhanced power and functionality of the new Axiom™ multifunction displays have just had their lives made easier by Raymarine.

Anyone looking to refit their boat or upgrade their current Raymarine displays to the game-changing touch-screen navigation system now has the option of stepping up to the next level by using a stylish Axiom installation adapter plate, without the need to resurface the dash.

Powder coated black to match the Axiom,...

Canal & River Trust publishes winter moorings information
12 Sep 2017
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The Canal & River Trust is today publishing the list of sites it will be offering for winter moorings in 2017-18.

The Trust is offering a range of winter mooring sites across the country so boaters can have as wide a choice as possible.  There is a selection of sites near facilities, as well as quieter spots for boaters who want a bit more peace and quiet.

Winter moorings will be available from 1 November 2017 to 16 March 2018, finishing ahead of the Easter holidays and...

Team AkzoNobel adds Bermudian sailor Emily Nagel to its Volvo Ocean Race line-up
11 Sep 2017
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Team AkzoNobel – the Dutch professional sailing team competing in the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race – has announced Bermudian sailor Emily Nagel as the latest member of its international crew. Aged 23, Nagel is the eleventh sailor to be confirmed and will be taking part in her first around-the-world race.

Nagel – the youngest female sailor in this edition of the race – described becoming part of the team as “a childhood dream come true”. She cites British solo skipper Dame Ellen MacArthur...

What's on from the RYA at the YachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show
10 Sep 2017
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If you’re visiting the YachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show this year (15-24 September) make sure you pay a visit to the RYA (Stand B032).

To kick off the week, on preview day (Friday 15 September) the brand new RYA Powerability scheme for Sailability is being officially launched. 

Powerability enables disabled boaters to log their achievement and build confidence on the water and covers everything from safety equipment to getting started...

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