Author Archives: Jane Hyde

62nd annual London Boat Show arrives

Made in Chelsea star and sailing enthusiast, Lucy Watson, officially opened the 62nd annual London Boat Show at ExCeL London. Running for 10 days between 8 and 17 January, this year’s show is set to be the biggest the capital has ever seen. Almost 400 boats are on show with nearly 100 of them making their debuts. Creating the biggest ...

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Sunseeker’s recruitment plans

While Princess Yachts is shedding jobs Sunseeker International has announced plans to recruit 225 skilled staff, more than doubling the initial 100 new roles planned for 2016. The jobs will be based at Sunseeker’s manufacturing operations in Dorset, covering construction trades including carpentry, boat building, plus engineering trades and composites (GRP Laminating and GRP Finishing). Sunseeker’s CEO Phil Popham said: ...

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Second British sailor for The Transat

Richard Tolkien is the second British sailor planning to take on the 3,000-mile course across the north Atlantic from Plymouth to New York City in The Transat. Tolkien will sail the 1998 Finot-designed IMOCA “44”, formerly ‘Sodebo’ and ‘VMI’. Tolkien will take to the start on 2 May as part of his preparation for the 2016 Vendée Globe solo round-the-world ...

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London Boat Show ticket offer ends at midnight

The London Boat Show will open its doors tomorrow. Haven’t got your ticket yet? Book your ticket before midnight tonight to enjoy 2 tickets from £26* valid any one day between 8 – 17 January, quote promotional code CM6. With over 400 exhibitors, 1,000s of boats, products, brands and suppliers you cannot afford to miss out. Buy your tickets here ...

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Sunseeker closes runway on way to London Boat Show

The journey along the Thames for Sunseeker International’s eagerly anticipated 131 Yacht launch at the London Boat Show was a major logistical exercise as London City Airport temporarily closed a runway to allow the 131 feet superyacht to pass through King George V Lock. The 131 Yacht will be the largest model ever to make its debut at the London ...

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More berths at Lymington Yacht Haven

To accommodate an increased demand for larger berths 19 new berths have been created at Lymington Yacht Haven. The pontoon reconfiguration work, undertaken by Walcon Marine, included removing a section of finger berths from F pontoon and repiling at a wider distance. New, longer finger pontoons were then fitted to accommodate boats up to 55ft (16m) LOA with new electric ...

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Hundreds of jobs to go at Princess

Going into its fiftieth year Princess Yachts is planning an extensive restructure of its Plymouth Headquarters which will see up to 350 jobs lost. The cuts to the 2,000-strong workforce will be spread across back office, development and production divisions. The manufacturer, which has sites across Plymouth, reports that, though regrettable these changes form part of a strategic plan to ...

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Land Rover BAR exhibiting at RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show

Land Rover BAR, together with TeamOrigin Events, the organisers of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth 2016 event, will again be exhibiting at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show, from 5 – 6 March at Alexandra Palace. In July 2015, the Land Rover BAR claimed victory at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth event, before going on ...

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Cruise into the America’s Cup

In 2017, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests the chance to experience the thrill of the America’s Cup during Boudicca’s 26-night D1713 ‘Azores & the America’s Cup’ cruise. Departing from Liverpool on 9 June 2017, this ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ holiday will give travellers the opportunity to enjoy all the action of the 35th America’s Cup, which will be taking place in ...

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Etchells World Championships back at the Isle of Wight

Cowes Yacht Haven has been selected as the venue for the 2016 Etchells World Championship taking place from 5 – 10 September. Over 100 boats from the Etchells fleet will reside in the marina, over the six days of racing, organised by the Royal London Yacht Club. Cowes Yacht Haven will be the regatta centre for the 300 strong Etchells ...

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