Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Prizes up for grabs at Southampton

A fabulous set of prizes for all the family can be won by Southampton Boat Show visitors as they tour the Show stands, when they enter the ‘Elvstrøm Sails at the Show’ competition. Simply identify the number of boats with Elvstrøm Sails afloat at the Show. Up for grabs is a personalised ‘Boat Skills Enhancement Day’ for up to six ...

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Round the world sailor launches world record campaign

After 6 years of hard work, Alex Alley has launched his campaign to break the Solo, Non-Stop, Around the World Record for boats less than 40ft. After learning to sail as a child, Alex had always wanted to race around the world. That goal was achieved when he raced on board Stelmar’in the Global Challenge race. A professional sailor since ...

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Aberystwyth Marina bought

Cardiff Marine Group Ltd has announced the purchase of Aberystwyth Marina. Under the new ownership Aberystwyth Marina will benefit from a number of phased investments to upgrade the marina. Planned works include dredging of the marina, new pontoon configurations to improve the layout and increase capacity and upgrading of the infrastructure to improve the presentation and security of the marina. ...

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Young powerboaters ready for national final

Young powerboaters from across the UK will go head-to-head at the Southampton Boat Show on 13 September in the national final of the Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship. 28 competitors will take to the water across two age categories, with 14 regional final winners in the 8-12 group and another 14 contesting the 13-16 age group title. Each finalist will ...

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Exclusive images of new Sunseeker

Sunseeker International has released the first exclusive CGI images of the new 95 Yacht currently under production in Dorset, UK. The  luxury performance yacht is set for launch in Spring 2016 and is the third new model to be announced this summer. www.sunseeker.com

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P1 series showdown this weekend

SuperStock powerboat teams and AquaX jet ski riders prepare to do battle for national titles in final championship round. Marine motorsport fans on the south coast are set for a real treat this weekend when the two P1 race series return to Bournemouth seafront for the season finale. A fleet of eleven race boats and more than 40 jet ski ...

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PRIME EIGHT21 to be launched at Southampton

The Ribeye team are launching the new PRIME EIGHT21 at this year’s Southampton Boat Show. The model is the big sister of the PRIME SIX19 launched at London. From the water, skiers can board via a stowable ladder on the side haunch with teak step rather than via the rear transom which is fantastic safety feature. The stunning console has ...

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New boat-transporter boosts Mylor’s lifting options

Bigger boats than ever before can be lifted from the water at Mylor Yacht Harbour this autumn with the arrival of a new, state-of-the-art Roodberg HBC38 boat transporter – a major investment by the Cornish yachting haven, part-funded by the Cornwall Marine Capital Fund. The cutting edge technology of the Roodberg means it can be submerged to pick vessels of ...

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Boat Safety Scheme to be modernised?

A consultation on proposals to modernise the Boat Safety Scheme requirements for hire boats will run until 13 November 2015. The suggested changes result from a risk review on behalf of the UK’s inland waterway navigation authorities that involved hire operators, navigation authorities, trade and boating representatives, including people from the boat hire sector. There are two elements to the ...

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SOS Ladder

The SOS ladder allows boaters who go for a swim or accidentally fall overboard to get back onto the boat with ease. It is difficult or near impossible to lift a person in wet clothes from the water level to the deck of a boat. The SOS Ladder is rescue ready as it can be used in conjunction with lifting ...

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