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Stinging Portuguese Man-of-War wash up on UK shores


The Marine Conservation Society have received reports of several Portuguese Men-of-War washing up on beaches in Cornwall and Scilly Isles just weeks after authorities in Ireland warned local beach goers about a spate of recent strandings of this potentially dangerous floating sea creature. Stings can be exceptionally painful and in extreme cases fatal. MCS says the Portuguese Man-of-War (Physalia physalis) ...

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Isle of Skye Yachts up for sale


For anyone who loves boats and the sea, the once in a lifetime chance to purchase your own profitable yacht charter company, complete with fleet of yachts, RYA training centre and boatyard services business, has become available. Isle of Skye Yachts, based on the Sleat Peninsula, which is often referred to as ‘The Garden of Skye’, is available for purchase ...

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Wheelyboat delivers disabled player to cricket match in the middle of the Solent


The Wheelyboat Trust made a rather unusual journey to the ‘quintessentially English’ Bramble Bank cricket match – the annual ‘Titanic’ battle between the Royal Southern Yacht Club and the Island Sailing Club. Its task is to transport one of the players – Geoff Holt, Chief Executive at Wetwheels Solent to take up his position at the crease. Reaching the sandbank ...

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Minister for Transport visits Southampton Boat Show

Howard Pridding, British Marine Chief Executive, Rt Hon John Hayes MP and David Pougher, British Marine President, at the Southampton Boat Show.

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The Minister for Transport, Rt Hon John Hayes MP,  visited the Southampton Boat Show to see the best of British boating and celebrate the continued success of the industry. He met with representatives from British Marine member companies Sunseeker International, Princess Yachts and Williams Jet Tenders, as well as of the chairman of Maritime UK and Chief Executive of British ...

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Honda’s new portable outboards


Honda Marine has launched three outboards for small boats and dinghies. The BF4 (4hp), BF5 (5hp) and BF6 (6hp) are among the lightest in their class making them easily portable, while the foldable tiller handle makes storage easy. The three outboards are easy to start, whatever the engine temperature, as each is equipped with Honda’s new decompression mechanism that reduces ...

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Historic Solent fort going under the hammer


The Solent’s Scheduled Ancient Monument, Horse Sands Fort, will be auctioned on 11 October. Lambert Smith Hampton is offering the 73m diameter armour plated fort for auction with a guide price of £875,000. Situated just off the Portsmouth coast, it has planning permission for conversion to 14 luxury apartments. Oliver Childs, national head of auctions at LSH said: “Over the ...

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Yacht Club Of The Year

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The Royal Dart Yacht Club, which is now in its 150th year and is one of the country’s oldest yacht clubs, has been named the Yacht Club of the Year 2016. Clive Bennett, Commodore of the club, said: “We are thrilled beyond words to have been named Sailing Today’s Yacht Club of the Year.  We have enjoyed a summer of ...

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Britain’s future marine workforce celebrated at Southampton Boat Show


58 young people have been honoured by British Marine at its annual Graduation Ceremony at the Southampton Boat Show. Now in its sixth year, the event celebrates a selection of graduating apprentices from all areas of the industry, in roles varying from marine engineers to shipwrights and joiners; recognising the diversity of skills and careers in the sector. Apprentices from ...

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J-Cup heading for Torquay

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The Royal Torbay Yacht Club will once again be hosting the Landsail Tyres J-Cup from August 19 to 22 2017 immediately prior to the Torbay Royal Regatta. It will be the 17th edition of this prestigious event and the 2nd time the J-Cup has been hosted in Torbay. The J-Cup regularly attracts entries in excess of 65 boats and high turnout ...

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Suzuki announces two new high-end performance models


In a world premiere at the Genoa Boat Show, Suzuki unveiled two new high-specification, high-performance additions to its existing range of ultimate four stroke outboards. The new DF175AP and DF150AP use Suzuki’s advanced total engine control technologies to enable them to deliver outstanding power and exciting performance together with superior fuel efficiency – all from a super compact and lightweight ...

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