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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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SmartFind G8 AIS

The SmartFind G8 AIS, the world’s first AIS EPIRB, has received Type Approval Certification for use on the Cospas Sarsat satellite system, meaning the beacon will soon be rolling off McMurdo’s Portsmouth factory production line. Key features of the SmartFind G8 AIS include Quadrotech™ Technology for accelerated rescue – containing four search and rescue support frequencies, built-in AIS for localised ...

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Britain’s boatbuilders are buoyant

A new industry report, released at TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show by British Marine, looks exclusively at the boat manufacturing sector within the UK’s £3.01bn leisure marine industry. Key findings: The UK’s boatbuilding sector grew in 2016, with unit production climbing by +1.5 per cent to 9,907 units Revenue increased by +1.6 per cent, generating £859million in turnover in 2016, meaning ...

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MDL MARINAS UNVEILS NEXT STAGE OF OCEAN VILLAGE’S TRANSFORMATION

This year’s Southampton Boat Show sees MDL Marinas mark the next chapter of the highly anticipated £3.5million transformation of Ocean Village Marina, climaxing this October with the opening of the five-star, luxury Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa. Ocean Village Marina has undergone an extensive redesign and refurbishment since 2015, as part of a five-year investment strategy which will complete in ...

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WINDS OF CHANGE AMONG BENETEAU OUTBOARDS

Immediately after the launch of the Barracuda 6 this autumn, Beneteau announced three new outboard models that will complete the renewal of the Antares and Barracuda ranges. With a higher level of finish and additional features, the new Antares 6 and 9, and the new Barracuda 9, perpetuates Beneteau’s traditional know-how in this market segment and vouch for their ability ...

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Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust prepare for an emotional homecoming

After four months and 2,400 nautical miles, Moonspray will sail triumphantly across the North Channel and return to her northern home in Largs Scotland on 23 September, to mark the finish of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust’s Round Britain 2017 voyage. Since leaving Largs on 20 May, 125 young people in recovery from cancer have been involved in this national ...

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