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Powering up Sarissa RIBs


Premier Ribs, the international distributor of Sarissa RIBS, is partnering with BRP to fit the new Evinrude E-TEC G2 outboard engine to its new 737 luxury coastal RIB. The Sarissa Rib combines the performance of its race hull designed by Adam Younger a renowned hull designer based in the UK, with a luxurious bespoke hand-built vessel. It offers stability, speed ...

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Firefighters Sailing Challenge


This April will see the 12th United Kingdom Firefighters Sailing Challenge being contested between fire and rescue services from all over the country in the challenging waters of The Solent. It provides the opportunity for experienced sailors and newcomers alike to pit their sailing skills against each other in a different type of challenging environment to that which they are ...

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Win a Safety Boat


It is still hugely popular and so it is no surprise that the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show and Suzuki Marine are again running the Safety Boat Package competition. The prize is a new Suzuki powered Rigiflex safety boat for your club worth over £4,500. The competition runs until 31 January 2016 when the winner will be announced and invited, with ...

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Last Port of London steam tug appeal


 A campaign to restore the last tug boat that worked in the Port of London needs to raise £30,000 by May 1. The Trust behind the appeal will then be able to apply for further vital money from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Young apprentices would learn traditional marine engineering skills during the restoration. When completed, the steam tug – named ...

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Boat ownership, female participation and canoeing on the rise

According to new research 3.5m UK adults participated in one or more of twelve boating activities in 2014. This remains at a similar level to 2013 at 7.1% of the total adult population in the UK. Participation in any watersports activity in addition to the twelve core boating activities2 stands at 13.1m (26.8% of UK adults).  This is a slight ...

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Spanish Yacht Charter Market is Back


“The crisis is over and the Spanish yacht charter market is back.”  These are the words of Lorenzo Vila, Director of 25-year-established easyboats, the first motoryacht charter company in Mallorca. “Charter enquiries are flooding in this year,” says Lorenzo.  “Not only are they unprecedented in number but they’re also coming in, and closing, far earlier in the season than usual. ...

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Powerboat Racing Championships head to Folkestone


Folkestone is to host the 2015 UIM Class 3A, Class 3B and V24 Powerboat Racing Championships taking place from 14 – 16 August. This will be the only International titled offshore event in the UK this year. It promises to be an action packed weekend of pure racing entertainment that is free and accessible to the public. Reaching speeds in ...

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World Match Racing Tour Even Bigger


The world’s longest running professional sailing series – the ISAF sanctioned World Match Racing Tour – has announced an expanded sixteen event schedule for the 2015/16 world championship. For the first time since the World Tour was founded in 2000, the series will award championship points to all events on the schedule divided into two categories – World Tour Events ...

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In partnership with Practical Boat Owner, the RYA Active Marina Experience will be at the Beaulieu Boatjumble (26 April) for the first time ever as part of the new ‘Ask the Experts Live’ attraction. Free practical presentations and demonstrations will be running throughout the day in the ‘Ask the Experts Live’ marquee and visitors will have the chance to quiz ...

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