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Former Soviet spy ship for sale

Originally built in 1962 in Bulgaria to carry passengers across the Black Sea, and then used for spying in the North Atlantic by the Soviet Union, this vast vessel has been completely rebuilt to the high standards needed for a classic yacht. This ambitious restoration was led by a team of naval construction and navigation professionals under the leadership of ...

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Cowes Yacht Haven makes waves with sailors

Visiting seafarers at Cowes Yacht Haven are enjoying faster internet speeds now that the marina and WightFibre have installed a new, free high-speed Wi-Fi service across the whole site. WightFibre has installed an entirely new technology infrastructure including two new fibre optic cables into the site and 10 new WiFi access points across the marina. Hundreds of users at any ...

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Sail Caledonia 2016

The Great Glen Boating Club will once again be running the Sail Caledonia ‘raid’ in 2016. Up to 25 sailing boats will cruise and race from the Atlantic to the North Sea through the Great Glen over the Scotland’s spectacular Highlands. It involves almost 70 miles of cruising and racing through the Great Glen from the Atlantic Ocean at Fort ...

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Laser Class Announces New Sail Design

The International Laser Class Association has announced the release of a completely new class-legal design for the Laser standard rig sail. The release marks the first time in over 40 years that the Laser sail design has been substantially updated. Known as the Standard Mark II Sail, the new patented design is the result of thousands of hours of design ...

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World’s largest amphibious RIB

Sealegs International has released its newest and largest amphibious RIB – the Sealegs Interceptor 9000. Targeted at commercial and military applications the Interceptor 9000 is powered by a 300hp Yamaha four-stroke outboard motor and is capable of 44 knots at full payload of 700kg. Complimenting the exceptional bluewater perfomance from its 23 degree 5mm alumnium hull, the Interceptor 9000 is ...

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Celebrating 50 years of RYA membership

At the Southampton Boat Show the RYA held a special reception to celebrate the continued support of those members who have held RYA membership for 50 years or more. In the first event of its kind, of the 177 members who have held RYA membership for 50 years or more, 45 made the trip to the show for the reception. ...

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British Keelboat Academy 2016 applications open

The British Keelboat Academy is a partnership between UKSA and RYA and supports young people aged between 18 and 24 in developing the skills needed to take their keelboat yacht racing to the next level, whether that is as a professional or an amateur. Since the programme’s inception in 2003, ex-programme sailors have gone on to join Land Rover Ben ...

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Lord Sugar’s superyacht refit

Britain’s largest independent ship repairer Burgess Marine has secured a substantial winter refit on-board Lord Sugar’s new superyacht, MY Lady A, at its ship lift facility in Portchester, Portsmouth. The yacht was built in 1986 in Japan with interior and exterior styling by Jon Bannenberg. The planned package of works includes minor structural, mechanical and electrical modifications, and the installation ...

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Young people celebrated at Southampton Show

Four deserving young people who won a place on this year’s MDL Sail Training Awards voyage were presented with their trophies by Lord Iliffe, Chairman of MDL’s parent company, at the Southampton Boat Show. The youngsters returned from their trip earlier this year after spending six nights at sea with the Ocean Youth Trust South. The MDL-sponsored awards, which have ...

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