Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Chances for marine recovery boosted

The Marine Conservation Society says the announcement by Defra that it’s designating a further 23 Marine Conservation Zones in English seas is a really positive step in achieving a genuine network of marine protection around the country’s coast. Among the newly created MCZs are Cromer Shoal Chalk Beds – the longest chalk reef known in Europe; Farnes East – one ...

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Boat protection

Visitors to the London Boat Show may have stopped off at Barton Marine’s stand to see the company’s Carbon Fibre and Kevlar wear and protection collection. The new PUR clear wear pads use the same material featured on race cars to protect them from chips and abrasion to boaters. Designed to help sailors and powerboaters protect key areas of a ...

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Ocean Safety now Ocean Signal distributor

Ocean Signal has appointed Ocean Safety as its exclusive distributor in the UK. Alan Wrigley, Managing Director of Ocean Signal, said: “Ocean Safety is an established specialist in marine safety products with renowned expertise covering a variety of equipment. We are therefore really looking forward to working with Ocean Safety to strengthen our presence in the UK in both the ...

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RYA reveals Yachtmaster™ of the year 2015

Recreational sailor Angus Watson has been awarded the RYA Yachtmaster™ of the Year 2015 for his exceptional demonstration of sailing skills when passing his RYA Yachtmaster™ certificate of competence exam. Fittingly, round the world amateur yachtsman Angus was presented with the prestigious trophy, donated by the Royal Institute of Navigation, by the first man to sail solo non-stop around the ...

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The Green Blue launches new green guide

The Minister of State for Marine Environment, George Eustice MP, visited London Boat Show, meeting The Green Blue tea, to discuss ways in which business and government can work together to develop and support the marine industry. Speaking at the Show, Marine Minister, George Eustice, said: “As a seafaring nation, it is vital we protect our coast and waters for ...

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UK marine industry grows for fourth consecutive year

The UK leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry continues to grow, according to new statistics published by British Marine at the London Boat Show. The statistics, which are released alongside British Marine’s bi-annual Industry Trends survey*, show: ·        Industry revenue stands at £2.97bn for 2014/15, up 1.1% from 2013/14 ·        The domestic market continues to grow, expanding from 68% ...

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Superyacht UK Young Designer Award announced

Dastinas Steponenas, a final year student from Coventry University, scooped the top prize yesterday in the Superyacht UK Young Designer competition at the London Boat Show. Ten students from universities across the UK had 36 hours to create their entries from scratch, live at the Show. The event is designed to raise the profile of the essential hand-drawing skill and ...

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Ocean Safety’s new lifejackets

Seen for the first time in the UK were Ocean Safety’s new Kru Sport 185N and Kru Elite 195 lifejackets. The Kru Sport 185 is a new generation design, developed from Ocean Safety’s Kru Commodore. Its tailored ‘3D’ profile is formed to instantly fit and there is a ‘mini burst’ zip to make inflation extra-fast when needed. When inflated the ...

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P1 All Set To Go With GEICO

GEICO will make a bigger splash in race waters this year when the 2016 season series begins in April.  Along with its World Champion Miss GEICO racing team, GEICO will also sponsor both a P1 SuperStock race boat and an AquaX racer in 2016. The GEICO-branded P1 Panther race boat, driven by World P1 Champion racer, Craig Wilson, will make ...

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