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Winter storage savings in East Cowes

Kingston Marine Boatyard is offering competitively priced winter storage both in the yard and under cover in the ‘Kingston Boat Store’. The Boatyard is conveniently located in East Cowes just three minutes from the Red Funnel ferry terminal and close to East Cowes Marina. If you bring your boat ashore by 8 December 2017 and stay until 31 March 2018 ...

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Winter berthing at Shepards Wharf Marina

You can enjoy all the benefits of a marina this winter with great value, sheltered winter berthing at Shepards Wharf Marina in Cowes. Shepards is situated on Medina Road, just two minutes from Cowes High Street and within easy reach of nearby transport links to the mainland. Shepards is offering winter berthing on a first-come, first-served basis at only £15.81 ...

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Stella Maris Yachting Premier Brokerage broadens network

Engineering and project management company Stella Maris Yachting are strengthening the reach of their brokerage services by opening a new office at the company’s facility at Sant Carles de la Ràpita in Tarragona, Spain. The brokerage in Spain will be headed by Andy O’Shea, who will be liaising closely with the UK operation brokerage division at Stella Maris Yachting’s head ...

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HUGO BOSS backs Alex Thomson Racing for Vendée Globe 2020

After sponsoring the team since 2003, HUGO BOSS has extended its partnership with Alex Thomson Racing for a further four years. Looking forward to 2020, and with his sights set firmly on the bringing home the gold, Alex said: “I am looking forward to another successful cycle, with the focus on building the best team, boat and campaign for the ...

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Brexit poses ‘severe threat to Britain’s fishing communities’

Brexit will almost certainly have a negative economic impact on large parts of Britain’s fishing industry and the coastal communities which rely on it. That is the key finding of a new report by the New Economics Foundation which analyses different Brexit scenarios according to their impact on different parts of the fishing fleet. The report – called Not in ...

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Fairline Yachts wins International Dealer Development Award at the METSTRADE Boat Builder Awards 2017

Luxury British motor yacht manufacturer, Fairline Yachts, has been announced as the winner of the International Dealer Development Award at the annual METSTRADE Boat Builder Awards. Held at the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam and organised jointly by International Boat Industry magazine and METSTRADE, the Boat Builder Awards recognise outstanding business achievements in the global leisure boatbuilding industry. Judges commended ...

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Queen to commission namesake aircraft carrier in three weeks

Her Majesty the Queen will formally commission her namesake aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, into the Royal Navy fleet in just three weeks’ time. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announced the news as he made his first landing onto the deck of the carrier today, while she was at sea, sailing around the South Coast of England. Gavin Williamson said: “In ...

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Future innovation is key to supporting £615m UK superyacht industry

In January, promising young design talent, handpicked from across the UK, will gather at the London Boat Show 2018 to compete for the title of Superyacht UK Young Designer 2018. Standing between them and the coveted title will be their imaginative transformation of a base vessel into an exquisite bespoke superyacht. These students, and aspiring inventors and engineers like them, ...

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FIRST TANKER TO SUPPORT ROYAL NAVY CARRIERS SAILS INTO PORTSMOUTH

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s new tanker RFA Tidespring has sailed into Portsmouth ahead of her dedication ceremony on 27 November. The 39,000 tonne tanker will be brought into service with the RFA – the civilian-manned fleet of support vessels which provide fuel, food and stores for Royal Navy warships all over the world. RFA Tidespring and her three sister ships ...

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Success for British boatbuilders at the IBI-METSTRADE Boat Builder Awards 2017

British Marine members had a fantastic night at the third edition of the IBI-METSTRADE Boat Builder Awards 2017, picking up four of the nine awards. Sunseeker International won both the awards they were nominated for. Their Manhattan 52 Beach Club concept won the Innovative On-board Design Solution award and was chosen by the judges for its family focused features. Sunseeker ...

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