Author Archives: Jane Hyde

McMurdo’s world first AIS EPIRB a winner

McMurdo’s SmartFind G8 AIS, the world’s first AIS EPIRB, received a British Marine Electrical and Electronics Association (BMEEA) Product of the Year award at the trade association’s annual conference. The conference presents the opportunity for the marine electronics industry to recognise and discuss new innovations, achievements and the future of the industry. Among five major awards, McMurdo’s SmartFind G8 AIS ...

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Armel Le Cléac’h crowned IMOCA Champion

The winner of the Vendée Globe has had a double success taking the title of IMOCA world champion for the second time, for the period 2015-2016, which ended with the Vendée Globe. This is the second time Armel Le Cléac’h has been crowned champion after his first win in 2008. The skipper of Banque Populaire follows in the footsteps of ...

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ROLEX MIDDLE SEA RACE

A diverse and impressive fleet of 104 yachts from 30 countries started the 38th Rolex Middle Sea Race. Line honours was decided late on Monday evening when George David’s Rambler 88 crossed the finish line at the Royal Malta Yacht Club at 21:48:09 CEST in an elapsed time of 2 days, 9 hours, 48 minutes and 9 seconds. It is the ...

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MARLOW’S PINK ROPE SUPPORTS BREAST CANCER

To support Breast Cancer Awareness a percentage of the profits from the sale of Marlow’s pink rope will go to the cancer charity. The vibrant pink yarn was introduced in the Gecko FCR 2 two years ago and is used throughout the leisure marine sector. Jon Mitchell, MD, Marlow Rope said: “Marlow contributes to a range of charities every year. ...

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A racy red from Awlgrip

Awlgrip® has helped a yacht owner with a unique request: to match his 64ft yacht to the iconic Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Rosso. Working alongside professional applicator, Ruud de Groot and his team of Dutch yacht painting company, De Groot Jachtschilders, the team of professionals from Awlgrip® developed the customised Ferrari red colour to meet this challenging brief. It was then ...

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Volvo Ocean Race: Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint Results Are In

Day 21 saw PSP Logistics reach its final milestone mark of Race 2: Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms; the Eastern gate of the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint. After entering through the Western gate on Monday morning, PSP Logistics logged its completion at 17:39:46 UTC on Tuesday evening. Speaking from on board, PSP Logistics Skipper Roy Taylor said: “We ...

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New format for London Boat Show attracts new exhibitors

The new five-day London Boat Show (10-14 January 2018) continues to prove popular with industry, with a variety of new exhibitors enquiring to take space. Following on from a successful TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show 2017, some 162 companies, who didn’t exhibit at London 2017, have enquired about exhibiting at the forthcoming event. Significant changes to the Show, specifically the new five-day format ...

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Under 1000nm Left for PSP Logistics

Thirteen days after re-joining Race 2: The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms, PSP Logistics has hit another major milestone, passing the 1,000nm to go mark. PSP Logistics is also now over halfway through the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint, after crossing the western gate yesterday. Whilst bonus points are on offer in the Ocean Sprint, the focus on board ...

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