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New Kingston Boat Store Opens For Business

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Cowes Harbour Commission is continuing a programme of investment into its Kingston Marine Services site at East Cowes on the Isle of Wight with the recent development of a new indoor boat storage facility. The new ‘Kingston Boat Store’ on the top terrace at the yard has just opened for business, offering year-round under cover boat storage to small and ...

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Olympians confirmed for champion of champions event

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Olympian Ben Saxton and Paralympian Niki Birrell will be competing as wild card entries in this year’s Endeavour Trophy to be held from 7-9 October on the River Crouch, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex. The host, Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, will once again be the base from which the competitors will leave in their RS200 class boats to compete in the ultimate challenge ...

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Brighton Marina Welcomes New Dredger

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Last week saw the arrival of Marina Master MII, Brighton Marina’s new cutter suction dredger; specifically modelled for dredging below and between bridgeheads, pontoons and fingers. Designed by Norfolk company, Goodchild Marine Services and manufactured in Italy, she is a one-of-a-kind model. Measuring 14 metres in length and weighing 25 tonnes, ‘Doris’ was successfully launched into the water to begin ...

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Freemasons establish their first boating lodge

Primus Master – Frank Milner (left) and Chris Waight (right), a founder member and owner of ‘Vulnerable’ a Fairline Targa 47

The country’s first ‘boating’ masonic lodge is setting sail shortly and members will be able to arrive at meetings by sea. It is the latest specialist lodge launched in the masonic province of Hampshire and Isle of Wight, which is attempting to increase membership. Spinnaker Lodge will meet in various coastal locations around the province when weather conditions are likely ...

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Be a New Mayflower Pilgrim

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Members of the public will be able to see their name etched into history when ambitious plans to build a multi-million pound robot boat to mark the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower out of Plymouth take another step forward next month . The team behind the Mayflower Autonomous Ship are planning a Crowdfunding launch which will offer, ...

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YachtProjects International newly connected at Solent Refit

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Global specialist YachtProjects International has relocated its UK operation at one of the country’s premier superyacht refit and repair facilities. After taking the opportunity to move onto the new site at Solent Refit, at Hythe on Southampton Water, it is also soon to open offices in New Zealand and Australia. Solent Refit, which has built its reputation on maintaining and ...

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Kaelo Ice Bucket

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Although probably out of reach for most of us, we can still admire the design of the Kaelo. Spotted at the Southampton Boat Show, the Kaelo is an ‘iceless’ ice bucket and is pioneering technology for high end interiors. One touch of the mirror polished bezel activates this hand-built device instantly to create an ice-cold chamber that keeps a bottle ...

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Honda RYA Youth RIB Champions 2016

Honda's Steve Morris, Jamie, Kamila and Top gear's Rory Reid

Following a summer of competitive area finals and a national final that proved to be a real nail biter, it was victory for Jamie Paterson, age 12 from Findhorn Marina, Scotland and Kamila Czartolomna, age 15 from South Staffs Sailing Club, Midlands who powered through to be crowned Honda RYA Youth RIB Champions 2016. Both winners skilfully manoeuvred a tricky ...

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

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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

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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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