Author Archives: Jane Hyde

HMS Forth formally commissioned into the Royal Navy

HMS Forth, the first of the Royal Navy’s next-generation of Offshore Patrol ships, has been formally commissioned into the Fleet. Held at her home base of Portsmouth, the commissioning ceremony for HMS Forth represents the second ship to join the Royal Navy in less than six months. After the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth in December, HMS Forth is the ...

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Ancasta to showcase Beneteau at Chichester Boat Show

Ancasta Chichester will be showing a new Beneteau Swift Trawler 35 and a Beneteau Oceanis 41.1 at Chichester Boat Show over 21 – 22 April. The new models will be available to view alongside an array of quality pre-owned brokerage sail and power boats. The Beneteau Swift Trawler 35 is the newest motorboat in the Swift Trawler range and a ...

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International powerboat race announces charity partnership

An international powerboat race, which comes to Falmouth from June 29 to July 1, has announced a partnership with a sailing charity for injured veterans. The new partnership will see the International Powerboat Race Club join together with Falmouth-based Turn to Starboard for the first time to raise funds for those affected by military operations. After a day of testing ...

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Fitting Out Supper with guest speaker Tracy Edwards MBE

The Royal Southern Yacht Club celebrated its Start of Season with a spectacular Fitting out Supper on 7 April with guest speaker Tracy Edwards MBE. Yachtswoman Tracy Edwards MBE, received two enthusiastic standing ovations from an audience of 150 club members. The round the world sailor was guest speaker at the start of season event, she enthralled those present with ...

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Participation in boating activities hits highest levels since 2002

Watersports participation increased by 3.4 per cent on last year, reaching the highest volume since this survey was first undertaken. According to the latest research released today, a record 3.96m UK adults (7.4 per cent of the UK adult population) participated in one or more of 12 core boating activities1 in 2017, the highest volume recorded since this research initiative was ...

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Marinestore Opens Chandlery in Essex Marina

Marinestore has expanded to Essex Marina.  The new chandlery store adds to the group’s existing outlets in Burnham on Crouch, Maldon and West Mersea. Essex Marina is located on the River Crouch, next to Wallasea Island.  With deep water berths located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, it is a popular location.  Berth holders and visitors alike can rest ...

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Princess on the Crest of a Wave as Orders Exceed $1 Billion

Princess Yachts Ltd has delivered a record-breaking year in 2017, with its highest ever sales in its 53-year history, a robust return to profitability, and advance orders totalling more than US$1billion (£¾ billion). Financial results for the 12 months to 31 December 2017 show record turnover of £274.4 million (+26.6% on 2016) and an Operating Profit before Exceptionals of £7.9m ...

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