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Prestige 520 launches in the UK

The Prestige 520 had its UK launch at TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show. The new Prestige 460 also had its UK debut at the show. Prestige chose the show for the UK launch of the Prestige 520, the latest in the luxury motor yacht brand’s Flybridge line, illustrating the importance it places in the UK market. The Prestige Flybridge range is known ...

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RYA launch new Powerability scheme at TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show

At TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show the RYA unveiled their brand new Powerability scheme which will help disabled boaters to gain RYA recognised powerboat training and certification. On the RYA stand, RYA Sailability Manager Joff McGill explained: “We’re really excited to officially launch RYA Powerability. Although using powerboats to get disabled people on the water is nothing new, this new scheme ...

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Royal visit to HMS Warrior 1860 catches up on restoration progress

The 30th anniversary of Victorian battleship HMS Warrior 1860’s return to Portsmouth was the focus for a visit by royal patron HRH Princess Alexandra to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. After being updated on progress on the restoration project she formally launched two years ago, Her Royal Highness met with staff, volunteers and trustees and marked the 30th anniversary with tea and ...

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Barrus celebrates its 100-year anniversary

September 18 marks the 100-year birthday of E.P. Barrus Ltd. It all began in 1917 when Ernest Prouty Barrus set up a company in the UK to supply Starrett precision tools including micrometers and measuring equipment and distribute them throughout Europe. Over the last century, Barrus has adapted to new opportunities and diversified into multiple market sectors including marine, garden ...

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Land Rover BAR Academy search for next generation of British America’s Cup sailors

Following their success in Bermuda last June, where the British team were crowned Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Champions 2017, Land Rover BAR Academy is recruiting again to find and support talented young British sailors aged between 19 – 24 years old into professional sailing and ultimately the America’s Cup. Since its launch 18 months ago, the Land Rover BAR ...

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Honda Mid-Range Marine Outboards Re-Engineered

Honda has re-engineered its BF40, BF50, BF80 and BF100 marine outboards making them more efficient, durable and easy to maintain. Making their UK debut at the Southampton International Boat Show, these new mid-range engines are set to reinforce Honda’s reputation for producing quality and reliable outboards designed to meet its customer’s high expectations. Available to purchase now from an authorised ...

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Cockwells to unveil Duchy 35 at Southampton Boat Show

Cockwells Modern & Classic Boatbuilding commences its 21st year of building beautiful bespoke boats by unveiling a third model in its popular Duchy Motor Launch series – a luxury weekender/family cruiser, the Duchy 35 – at this year’s Southampton Boat Show (M200). Duchy Motor Launches are classically-designed, handcrafted, semi-production vessels that are created in the Duchy of Cornwall by Cockwells’ ...

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Beneteau Oceanis 51.1 launched in the UK by Alex Thomson at TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show

The new Beneteau Oceanis 51.1, the first in a new generation of Oceanis cruising yachts, was launched in the UK at TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show by Alex Thomson today. As the first of a new generation of Oceanis cruising yachts, the 51.1 features a new stepped hull, stylish deck plan and genuine high-end performance options. These all culminate in a cleverly designed, fast, spacious yacht that is ...

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RYA seeks government assurances on red diesel

The RYA has welcomed assurances from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs that the department will strive to defend the UK stance on red diesel as the Committee on Excise Duties and Indirect Tax Expert Group (attended by all 28 EU states) prepares to consider the issue on 18 September. In a meeting the problems boaters have been experiencing in Belgium ...

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Portuguese Man o’ War washing up on UK shores

The Marine Conservation Society is urging autumn beach visitors to look out for a bizarre stinging creature, the Portuguese man o’ war, but advises people not to touch. The marine charity has received several reports in the last week of Portuguese man o’ war washing up on beaches. There have been sightings at Newgale in Pembrokeshire, Portmelon and Porthloo on ...

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