Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Premier Marinas announces events schedule

Premier Marinas has unveiled its events programme for 2018. To celebrate the start of the season, Swanwick Marina gets set for two shows in one at Easter as it confirms it will host its annual Motorboat and RIB Show (31 March – 1 April) and running alongside a Pre-Season general Boat Show from 30 March – 2 April. The Motorboat ...

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OLAS Float-On

From Exposure Lights comes OLAS Float-On, a pocket-sized floating torch which, when immersed in water, will automatically set off its MOB strobe as well as trigger the OLAS App alarm and directional finder screens on an on board mobile device. As a personal torch, the OLAS Float-On is a very effective, bright 120 lumen, pocket-sized, work light and can also ...

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Marine Results project manages new carbon rig for resurrected ‘Maiden’

Specialist superyacht rigging, systems and survey company Marine Results has been selected to supply rigging systems to the iconic round the world yacht Maiden during her complete refit for her new life as part of Tracy Edwards’ Maiden Factor project. Maiden, which is once again hitting headlines, achieved international fame when she took part in the 1989/90 Whitbread Round the ...

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Crewsaver into 2018

Crewsaver’s 2018 watersports range has a fresh new look and features advanced fabrics. It is packed full of adventure-aiding essentials, including performance clothing, accessories and luggage. Boaters can choose from a wide range of styles and fabrics including a choice of 5mm or 3mm neoprene construction, zip entry vs slip-on and boot vs shoe. All are designed from highly flexible ...

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Cumbrian duo look to break pedal boat record for charity

Two men originally hailing from Cumbria are attempting to break a world record and raise money for a charity that funds lifesaving heart surgery for infants. 32-year-old Kieran Sweeney and 21-year-old Ashley Parry will be boarding their custom-made pedal boat, ‘Oar-Killa’ to race from Gran Canaria to Barbados whilst aiming to set a New Fastest Human Powered World Record. The ...

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The 2018 Horning Boat Show

The 2018 Horning Boat Show will be held on 5 May starting at 10.00am and closing at 5.00pm. On show will be luxury motor cruisers, day boats, sailing boats, all set to appeal to the many visitors to the show. Whilst the show is primarily for marine and boating interests, it has many other exhibitors with a wider appeal including ...

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Inverness Marina best in UK

Inverness Marina has been voted the best small coastal marina in the UK. The 150 berth marina scooped the prize at The Yacht Harbour Association’s Marina of the Year Awards held as part of the new five-day London Boat Show 2018. Winners of the awards are voted for by berth holders from the 160 Gold Anchor accredited marinas across the ...

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A guide to buying your first boat

Owning a boat is much more affordable than most people think, and much more fun! Buying a boat could be the first step towards discovering two thirds of the planet’s surface that those on land simply can’t. So why wait? Well, before you set sail, there are some questions you’ll need to consider when shopping around for your first boat, ...

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Earlybird entries for the 2018 Round the Island Race close soon

Earlybird entries for the 2018 Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay are due to close at midnight on 27 January. Entries officially opened on 28 December, with an overwhelming number of competitors taking advantage of the post-Christmas holiday period to make their entry. This year’s race takes place on 7 July, a few weeks later than normal ...

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