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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.

Back to where it all started in 1851

Friday, 31 August 2018

INEOS TEAM UK Team Principal and Skipper Ben Ainslie and Leigh McMillan sail T5 during a testing session on the Solent. Image: HARRY KH / INEOS TEAM UK

Pro Dynamic Jacket

Thursday, 30 August 2018

We are told this LPX GORE-TEX® Pro Dynamic Waterproof Jacket from Musto offers exceptionally durable waterproof protection. The jacket has a stowable self-fabric hood, while the jacket’s stretch fabric and articulated design gives extensive unrestricted motion. It also features a drawcord adjuster on the hood and hem to ensure maximum comfort.


Sea of opportunity for business at Portland Marina

Thursday, 30 August 2018

As well as being one of Dorset’s favourite boating destinations, Dean & Reddyhoff’s Portland Marina is also a diverse and growing business community that has recently welcomed several new tenants.

The location of the commercial space, directly adjacent to the water, is a clear attraction for many marine organisations.

Unique ‘round two islands race’ caps off Largs Regatta Festival

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Largs Regatta Festival 2018
Day 1 – ,GBR8272T, Satisfaction, Nicholas Marshall, St Mary’s Loch SC, J 92, GBR8543R, Jings, Robin Young, CCC, J109
Image: Marc Turner

Talk to the experts at Ocean Safety’s advice hub at The Southampton Boat Show

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Ocean Safety’s team of safety experts will be providing an Advice Hub on the company’s stand J275 at The Southampton Boat Show, delivering key information and advice on everything marine safety related.

The team will provide advice to visiting boat owners and crews about liferafts, lifejackets and man overboard systems, as well as servicing schedules, winterisation and coding. A visit to Ocean Safety at the show will provide the perfect opportunity for visitors to get all their own safety and servicing questions answered.

Balpha Mast and Barton Marine’s innovative new rigging programme

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Below the Bridges Thames Tour – Foldable mast demonstrations to Greenwich, London Corinthian and Twickenham Yacht Clubs.

UKSA receives planning permission to upgrade its facilities in Cowes

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

UKSA, a charity that uses sailing and watersports as a catalyst to transform young people’s lives, has received planning permission to upgrade its facilities in Cowes.  It will now be able to start planning the build of flexible, modular, modern accommodation to be able to meet future needs for all our students. “This will improve our efficiency and the experience of all our students during their stay here”, commented Ben Willows, UKSA CEO.

This ambitious Capital Investment Programme was launched last year at Trinity House, where our Patron, the Princess Royal, said:  “It is so important that the site is improved; it’s an opportunity to help make the difference to young lives.”  The following campaign Patrons have made early commitments enabling us to fast-track fundraising efforts: Whirlwind Charitable Trust, North Sails, Oakley Capital, Lister Charitable Trust and Ocean Family Foundations.

Swiss seize success from clutches of the Danes in Extreme Sailing Series™ Cardiff final

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

As the Cardiff Act draws to a close, it’s all eyes on San Diego, USA – the next stop on the circuit’s ten-month tour, in an event presented by SAP. Image: Vincent Curutchet / Lloyd Images


Monday, 27 August 2018

This unisex buoyancy aid from Neil Pryde Sailing allows sailors to move around easily with maximum freedom due to its low profile. In addition has loads of features including the high visibility colour, large stretch mesh pocket, mesh drainage panel and a wide adjustment range.  Reflective panels and piping finish off the look. A trapeze harness can be worn over the top of the vest without any problem, hence the ‘high hook’ name.


MDL Marinas to deliver 5-star experience to its members at Southampton

Thursday, 23 August 2018

MDL Marinas tells us that within its hospitality lounge overlooking the main boat show marina (E52), Salcombe Gin will be hosting daily taster sessions and teach the art of distilling, while the 5-star Southampton Harbour Hotel spa team offers complimentary head, neck, and shoulder massages.

Known across its extensive network of over 120 marinas for its excellent customer service, prime locations and top of the line facilities, MDL Marinas is applying its key ethos of relax, enjoy and discover to its stand at Southampton Boat Show.

Dry Backpack

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Typhoon International has added the new Typhoon Backpack Drybag to its collection of accessories for watersports enthusiasts. The backpack drybag has a 30 litre capacity and is 100 per cent waterproof. This bag features a comfortable rucksack system complete with both waist and sternum padded volume control straps.


September Boatbid Auction - Catalogue is OPEN

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

The September Boatbid Auction has a lot to offer with almost 50 boats available!

The Plymouth Seafood Festival

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Jacques Marchal with Councillor Tudor Evans and Simon Lyddiatt, Head Chef of Rockfish, with Josh McCarty, board member of the Plymouth Waterfront Partnership.

Foiling fleets to fly into Cardiff

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Extreme Sailing Series – Cardiff 2017. Image: Shaun Roster

Barrus Enters the Marine Chandlery Distribution Market

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Talamex creates a striking in-store presence


Monday, 20 August 2018

When Peter White, owner of successful Seafever International Company and author of numerous boat training books, began training for powerboaters on the south coast back in 1993 he soon discovered that their thirst for knowledge, experience and adventure meant he had the nucleus of a power boat club, and under his chairmanship, Seafever Powerboat Club was born.

Now under the name of Pathfinder Powerboat Club and with over 35 members with boats of all sizes, it’s one of the UK’s most longstanding hobby-based boating clubs. To celebrate this important 20th anniversary the club is holding a dinner and dance on the 10 November 2018 at the prestigious Royal Naval and Royal Albert Yacht Club, Portsmouth, and its organisers would love to see as many of the original members there as possible.

Boat show sponsor pledges to get children out on the water

Monday, 20 August 2018

front row Simon White CTO and co-founder of and Richard W Roberts CEO and co-founder of

#HowToBuyABoat Campaign Launches

Monday, 20 August 2018

90 percent of first time boat buyers buy pre-owned boats, and many of these first-time buyers will buy through an online marketplace due to ease and convenience of researching online.

However, buying a boat can have its challenges and often buyers face uncertainty when knowing what to look for. provides tips for boat buyers through its new campaign #HowToBuyaBoat.

Premier’s Park and Ride Tickets Go On Sale

Monday, 20 August 2018

Tickets are now on sale for Premier Marinas’ popular ‘Park and Ride’ service to the Southampton Boat Show (14th – 23rd September 2018).

Valid for any show day, customers can park their car at Premier’s Swanwick Marina all-day and travel in comfort to the show for just £14 per person or £32 a family ticket*, both of which include complimentary entry to the show. Premier is delighted to offer this service at the same price as last year and anticipate high ticket sales as boating enthusiasts join organisers to mark the 50th anniversary of the Southampton Boat Show.


Monday, 20 August 2018

From Garmin comes the AIS 800 transceiver with Class B/SO, and the VHF 315i marine radio with Class D Digital Selective Calling. Both systems compliment the latest Garmin GPSMAP® chartplotters and multi-function displays. The AIS 800 transceiver includes built-in GPS and has a cost-saving internal VHF antenna splitter that allows VHF and AIS to share a single antenna. The VHF 315i features optional GPS, and includes the GHS 11i handset and new active speaker to use as an intercom between up to three stations.

AIS 800: £889.99