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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.

Boating community supports veteran charity
Boating community supports veteran charity
Monday, 20 December 2021

Inland waterway businesses and boats owners are coming together to help the newly-established Forces Vets Afloat Project restore a boat so it can be used and enjoyed by British veterans.

VIDEO: Great Britain SailGP Team out of contention after collision in Sydney
VIDEO: Great Britain SailGP Team out of contention after collision in Sydney
Friday, 17 December 2021

The Great British SailGP Team are out of the Australian Sail Grand Prix presented by KPMG, after a collision with the Japan SailGP Team in the final race of the opening day.

WATCH: Collision rips bow off Japan SailGP F50
WATCH: Collision rips bow off Japan SailGP F50
Friday, 17 December 2021

At the start of the final race of the opening day of the Australian Sail Grand Prix, Sir Ben Ainslie’s British F50 catamaran ploughed into the Japan boat, slicing off its bow. The collision left neither boat able to continue.

Brittany Ferries criticises “hammer blow” French travel restrictions
Brittany Ferries criticises “hammer blow” French travel restrictions
Friday, 17 December 2021

Brittany Ferries says France’s new travel restrictions are as “unnecessary as they are unwelcome.”

Exhibitor attendance remains strong for boot Düsseldorf 2022
Exhibitor attendance remains strong for boot Düsseldorf 2022
Friday, 17 December 2021

The number of exhibitors attending boot Düsseldorf remains strong, with the show occupying 13 exhibition halls from 22-30 January 2022.

Vampire fast deployment modular RIB launches
Vampire fast deployment modular RIB launches
Friday, 17 December 2021

British performance boatbuilder Ring Powercraft has launched the Vampire – a collaboration with marine leaders including EP Barrus and Simrad to form a rapid deployment transporter on a fully modular RIB platform.

Ferguson Marine appoints new CEO
Ferguson Marine appoints new CEO
Friday, 17 December 2021

Ferguson Marine has appointed David Tydeman as its new chief executive officer, effective from 1st February 2022. Tydeman’s appointment at the Port Glasgow shipyard will see him return to shipbuilding on the Clyde where he began his career ...

Over a hundred dead puffins wash up on Scottish coast
Over a hundred dead puffins wash up on Scottish coast
Friday, 17 December 2021

Just over a month after MIN reported that thousands of dead crustaceans had washed up along the North East coast, more than a hundred dead or ill puffins have washed up on shores around the north east coast of Scotland, and the Orkney and Sh...

Viking co-founder and industry trailblazer dies aged 92
Viking co-founder and industry trailblazer dies aged 92
Friday, 17 December 2021

Robert T. Healey Sr., the co-founder of the Viking Yacht Company who led the fight that repealed the federal luxury tax on yachts in the USA, passed away last week at the age of 92.

New berthing options from MDL
New berthing options from MDL
Friday, 17 December 2021

MDL Marinas has launched new Cruising Bundles and a new Platinum Plus Otium berthing package which it says will open up cruising opportunities around the UK coast and further afield.

Falmouth Harbour’s prickly solution to thorny problem of marine antifoul
Falmouth Harbour’s prickly solution to thorny problem of marine antifoul
Thursday, 16 December 2021

The masterminds behind a sea-urchin inspired, eco-friendly anti-fouling solution for boats have teamed up with Falmouth Harbour and Rustler Yachts to bring the technology to Cornwall in an industry first.

Great Britain SailGP Team return to action in Sydney
Great Britain SailGP Team return to action in Sydney
Thursday, 16 December 2021

With only two events remaining in the SailGP Season 2 calendar, the race to qualify for the $1million prize winner-takes-all podium race in San Francisco is heating up. The Great Britain SailGP Team currently sits in fourth place overall, four poi...

The Cruising Association announces an update on UK Government VAT rules for UK boat owners
The Cruising Association announces an update on UK Government VAT rules for UK boat owners
Thursday, 16 December 2021

Following a meeting with HM Treasury and HM Revenue and Customs, the Cruising Association has confirmed that the UK Government will make a positive change to the application of Returned Goods Relief for recreational craft. As a result, many boat o...

BIA and Mulpha partner to boost Oz boat shows in 2022
BIA and Mulpha partner to boost Oz boat shows in 2022
Thursday, 16 December 2021

Boating Industry Association (BIA) and Mulpha Events Australia, the owner-operator of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, have signed an agreement to deliver major boat shows across Australia in 2022.

Spirit and BAR collaborate on electric flyer
Spirit and BAR collaborate on electric flyer
Thursday, 16 December 2021

Spirit Yachts and BAR Technologies are collaborating to deliver a fully electric, fully foiling 35-foot motor yacht.

SailGP returns to Sydney for season’s penultimate event
SailGP returns to Sydney for season’s penultimate event
Thursday, 16 December 2021

SailGP is returning to Sydney Harbour tomorrow for the Australia Sail Grand Prix (17-18 December), the penultimate event of the season.

Finalists of inaugural Ocean Solutions Award revealed
Finalists of inaugural Ocean Solutions Award revealed
Thursday, 16 December 2021

The finalists of Nor-Shipping’s inaugural Ocean Solutions Award have been announced.

New appointment at Barrus
New appointment at Barrus
Thursday, 16 December 2021

Barrus has appointed Craig Davis to the new role of OEM and technical sales for the Marine Equipment Division.

Environment Agency decision on new boat area charges
Environment Agency decision on new boat area charges
Thursday, 16 December 2021

The Environment Agency (EA) has announced that it will not be implementing charges based on boat area on any of the waterways. Current charging mechanisms for powered and unpowered craft will remain in place, with charges being increased by four ...

Marine industry events: 2021 and 2022
Marine industry events: 2021 and 2022
Thursday, 16 December 2021

All the key marine industry events not to miss for 2021 and into 2022. Keep up to date with key marine industry boat shows and events as they’re announced, and find out what’s happening in-person this year and beyond.

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