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This is where we publish our boat related stories and articles, which range from world circumnavigation to rescue missions, humour and much, much more. So make yourself a coffee and settle yourself down to a good read.

Video: Five rescued from fire on environmental crusader Porrima
Video: Five rescued from fire on environmental crusader Porrima
Monday, 15 August 2022

Five crew members have been rescued from Porrima, the experimental Swiss yacht, after fire broke out in its battery compartment (12 Aug 2022).

New maritime security strategy says it will target physical and cyber threats
New maritime security strategy says it will target physical and cyber threats
Monday, 15 August 2022

A new five-year maritime security strategy released today (15 August 2022) will set out the guiding principles for the UK Government’s approach to managing threats and risks at home and around the world, including leveraging the UK’s ...

Inaugural RS21 World Championship opens entry
Inaugural RS21 World Championship opens entry
Monday, 15 August 2022

The International RS21 Class Association, in collaboration with RS Sailing and the JK BRIVA Sailing Club, has announced that entry for the inaugural RS21 World Championship is open.

September 2022 BoatBid - Open for Entries
September 2022 BoatBid - Open for Entries
Monday, 15 August 2022

The September 2022 BoatBid will take place on:
Monday 5th September
until
Sunday 11th September

Damen says Ukraine crisis impacted over 200 staff
Damen says Ukraine crisis impacted over 200 staff
Monday, 15 August 2022

The Netherlands-based Damen Shipyards Group hits a new record with an €8.8 billion order book as of the end of 2021.

MarQuipt acquires carbon fibre marine product division
MarQuipt acquires carbon fibre marine product division
Monday, 15 August 2022

MarQuipt has acquired the carbon-fibre marine products division of Fiberdyne Aerospace, based in Seattle, US.

Helsinki Boat-Afloat returns with 250 boats on display
Helsinki Boat-Afloat returns with 250 boats on display
Monday, 15 August 2022

After a one-year break, the Helsinki Boat-Afloat show returns this week from 18-21 August 2022 with 250 boats on display.

Off-duty RNLI lifeguards rescue three people in separate incidents
Off-duty RNLI lifeguards rescue three people in separate incidents
Monday, 15 August 2022

Off-duty RNLI lifeguards have come to the aid of three people in separate incidents both on the Causeway Coast and in County Down. Remarkably, the incidents took place within days of each other.

New 44m superyacht destroyed by fire off Spanish coast
New 44m superyacht destroyed by fire off Spanish coast
Friday, 12 August 2022

The brand new ISA superyacht Aria SF was engulfed by fire while cruising off the coast of Formentera in Spain yesterday (11 Aug 22).

Borrow A Boat to launch in France following ‘busiest ever season’
Borrow A Boat to launch in France following ‘busiest ever season’
Friday, 12 August 2022

Borrow A Boat, the boat rental and yacht charter marketplace, is expanding its global offering by launching into the French market. The announcement follows a series of successes for the business, including a recent crowdfund raise and what it de...

UK and show debuts from Bluegame, Beneteau and Protector Boats at SIBS 2022
UK and show debuts from Bluegame, Beneteau and Protector Boats at SIBS 2022
Friday, 12 August 2022

The BGX60 motoryacht is making its show debut at the Southampton International Boat Show (SIBS) 2022, represented by Ancasta International Boat Sales.

Paddleboarder and dog thrown off board by shark in California
Paddleboarder and dog thrown off board by shark in California
Friday, 12 August 2022

A paddleboarder and his dog were thrown into the water in California when a shark bit their board this week, according to the Pacific Grove Police Department.

First look: Boston Whaler 280 Dauntless
First look: Boston Whaler 280 Dauntless
Friday, 12 August 2022

Boston Whaler, a division of Brunswick Corporation, has revealed the latest addition to its Dauntless range, the 280 Dauntless. Sporting an all-new design from the keel up, state-of-the-art technology, and exciting new features, the flagship 280 ...

Karpaz Gate Marina launches day charters
Karpaz Gate Marina launches day charters
Friday, 12 August 2022

Karpaz Gate Marina in northern Cyprus has announced the launch of a new day charter service. The marina is offering sail and motorboats for skippered charters, including a 46ft (14m) sailing yacht for full and half-day sailing trips, catering for...

VIDEO: Ferry runs aground in the Philippines after helmsman ‘falls asleep’
VIDEO: Ferry runs aground in the Philippines after helmsman ‘falls asleep’
Friday, 12 August 2022

A ferry carrying 261 passengers and crew ran around in Iloilo, the Philippines, on Tuesday (9 August 22), after the helmsman fell asleep, according to the Philippine Coastguard.

WATCH: Terrifying moment boat is hit by lightning off Florida
WATCH: Terrifying moment boat is hit by lightning off Florida
Thursday, 11 August 2022

Seven people were rescued from a 39ft fishing boat in the Gulf of Mexico, after their boat was struck by lightning. The skipper of the boat, Glen Rumer, is sharing footage and details of his harrowing experience to highlight the importance of hav...

Portugal installs first electric boat supercharger – with more plans for Algarve
Portugal installs first electric boat supercharger – with more plans for Algarve
Thursday, 11 August 2022

Marina de Lagos has become the first Aqua superPower marine fast charging destination in Portugal.

Canada to introduce new ‘luxury tax’ on yachts, cars and jets
Canada to introduce new ‘luxury tax’ on yachts, cars and jets
Thursday, 11 August 2022

Canada’s new Select Luxury Items Tax Act has received parliamentary approval and will go into force from 1 September 2022. The levy will add a 10 per cent tax on the full value of any Canadian purchases of boats that exceed CA$250,000 (US$1...

Falmouth Harbour trials eco moorings
Falmouth Harbour trials eco moorings
Thursday, 11 August 2022

Falmouth Harbour has begun boat trials on a unique eco-mooring system designed to protect sensitive areas of seabed from the scouring caused by traditional mooring chains. 

Monaco Yacht Show announces sixth Monaco Yacht Summit
Monaco Yacht Show announces sixth Monaco Yacht Summit
Thursday, 11 August 2022

The organisers of the Monaco Yacht Show have announced the sixth edition of the Monaco Yacht Summit, a confidential event designed for superyacht clients.

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