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Sole surviving D-Day landing craft gets restoration go-ahead

For the first time ever an original Landing Craft Tank will be on display at the D-Day Museum in Portsmouth. This has been made possible thanks to an investment of nearly £5m from The National Lottery and has been planned to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the landings in two years’ time. The D-Day Museum is an affiliate of ...

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POST HURRICANE MARIA WORK STARTS

With the tail end of Hurricane Maria still being felt, Royal Marines from 40 Commando were straight out across the Island to ensure critical routes were clear and they understood what the islanders needed. With heavy rain and driving winds through the night it was crucial that both remote and main routes were clear of debris and unblocked if flooded. ...

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Mike Golding captivates visitors at TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show

A very relaxed and chatty Mike Golding captivated his audience at TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show. The sailing legend took to TheYachtMarket.com Knowledge Zone to entertain visitors with tales of his past adventures, but also had a thing or two to teach exhibitors who, by this stage of the Show, might consider themselves a touch sleep deprived. “Every waking thought is ...

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Young Vendee2020Vision Sailors take on British Record

Four of Britain’s young offshore sailing talent are on standby for an assault on the Length of Britain Challenge, from Land’s End to John O’Groats. The current record held by British sailor Phil Sharp stands at three days, 11 hours, 52 minutes, 15 seconds at an average speed of 7.39 knots. The team who will be racing on board the ...

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Next generation of talent celebrated

34 apprentices took centre stage as British Marine honoured them at its annual Graduation Ceremony at TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show. In its seventh year, the ceremony celebrates graduating apprentices from all areas of the industry, in roles varying from marine engineers to non-marine specific disciplines like I.T. and Business Administration. Apprentices from eight member companies were recognised, from Berthon Boat ...

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Powerboat certification for disabled people soon to be available across the country

The Wheelyboat Trust is working alongside the RYA, which is launching a new disabled boating certification scheme Powerability. For over 30 years the charity has been making boating accessible for disabled people through its specially adapted Wheelyboats. However, Powerability is an important milestone in further broadening accessibility, as for the first time disabled people will be able to undertake recognised ...

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Fairline Yachts reveals plans for brand new day boat

Fairline Yachts has announced plans for a new 33ft express cruiser. This new model will be the first from Fairline’s new project ‘F-Line’ series and will launch in early 2019. This is the latest Fairline designed by Alberto Mancini – recently crowned Yacht Designer of the Year at the World Yacht Trophies. The new 33, which has already received over ...

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Spirit Yachts unveils full designs of 34m wooden superyacht

British modern classic yacht company Spirit Yachts has unveiled the designs for its pioneering 34m sailing yacht, the Spirit 111’, for the first time at the Southampton Boat Show.   As the largest single-masted wooden yacht to be built since Shamrock V in the 1930s, the Spirit 111’ is set to be one of the most significant superyachts of recent ...

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Princess sees strong start to the boat show season

Princess Yachts has emerged from the Cannes Yachting Festival with order books reaching a record €0.73billion (£0.64billion) at retail value. Representing an 85 per cent like-for-like increase on 2016, the news is a great start to the boat show season for the UK yachtbuilder, which employs 2,500 people at its Plymouth manufacturing facilities. The manufacturer, which marked its 50th anniversary ...

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