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Sertec obtains RINA approval for lightning-prevention devices
Sertec obtains RINA approval for lightning-prevention devices
Tuesday, 19 December 2023

Sertec Marine’s range of CMCE lightning-prevention devices have been fully approved by approval body RINA, with Type approval Certificate ELE281223XG.

US politicians ask NOAA to suspend ‘flawed’ whale speed rule
US politicians ask NOAA to suspend ‘flawed’ whale speed rule
Tuesday, 19 December 2023

Four US representatives have signed a letter requesting the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to suspend further action on changes to the proposed North Atlantic right whale vessel speed rule.

Ocean Safety highlights importance of onboard safety equipment at boot Düsseldorf 2024
Ocean Safety highlights importance of onboard safety equipment at boot Düsseldorf 2024
Tuesday, 19 December 2023

Ocean Safety will highlight the importance of marine safety and the provision of onboard safety equipment with an extensive selection of its innovative lifesaving products at boot Düsseldorf, 20-28 January 2024.

Nilaya: 47m Royal Huisman sailing superyacht completes first transatlantic crossing
Nilaya: 47m Royal Huisman sailing superyacht completes first transatlantic crossing
Tuesday, 19 December 2023

The 47m Royal Huisman sailing superyacht Nilaya has sailed to Antigua after a ten-day Atlantic crossing — the ship’s first transatlantic voyage — to the satisfaction of pro-race team head Bouwe Bekking and full-time skipper Romke...

New UK Maritime Minister speaks first to the industry at Sailors’ Society Carol Service
New UK Maritime Minister speaks first to the industry at Sailors’ Society Carol Service
Monday, 18 December 2023

In his first public address to the maritime industry, the new Maritime Minister, Lord Davies of Gower, told those gathered for Sailors‘ Society’s annual Carol Service that this Christmas we need to “spare a thought for our seafar...

Global music icon Marc Anthony joins E1’s star-studded ownership roster
Global music icon Marc Anthony joins E1’s star-studded ownership roster
Monday, 18 December 2023

The international superstar will launch E1 Team Miami and bring the UIM E1 World Championship to Miami in Season 2 as part of an exciting new venture.

UK increases subsidies for greener fuel on leisure vessels
UK increases subsidies for greener fuel on leisure vessels
Monday, 18 December 2023

Leisure boaters in the UK can now take greater advantage of a government-managed subsidy on hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), after the Department for Transport (DfT) agreed that the benefit can apply to fuel used for onboard domestic purposes, as...

SailGP confirms return to Christchurch for Season 4 NZ event
SailGP confirms return to Christchurch for Season 4 NZ event
Monday, 18 December 2023

SailGP has confirmed the ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix will return to Christchurch in New Zealand for its Season 4 iteration – keeping the same dates March 23-24, 2024.

Dometic launches Optimus 3000 Series
Dometic launches Optimus 3000 Series
Monday, 18 December 2023

Dometic has expanded its inboard electric steering solution with the new Dometic Optimus 3000 Electric Steering System.

Three ‘boundary-breaking’ Bluegame models at boot Düsseldorf 2024
Three ‘boundary-breaking’ Bluegame models at boot Düsseldorf 2024
Monday, 18 December 2023

Italian yacht brand Bluegame will be showcasing three models at the boot Düsseldorf boat show, which takes place between 20–28 January 2024.

Four more finishers – Leg two
Four more finishers – Leg two
Monday, 18 December 2023

Neptune FR (56) has taken 7th place in line honours and a provisional 9th in IRC ranking after crossing the line in a spectacular sunset finish to their Southern Ocean leg. The distinctive 60ft sloop returned to Auckland waters once again having r...

Nimbus starts sea trials of electric concept boat
Nimbus starts sea trials of electric concept boat
Monday, 18 December 2023

Sea tests have begun of the OceanAir8, a new concept boat based on an energy-efficient hull.

Coast Guard rescues sailor from sinking vessel off Puerto Rico
Coast Guard rescues sailor from sinking vessel off Puerto Rico
Monday, 18 December 2023

US Coast Guard aircrews have rescued a sole sailor from a sailing vessel that was taking on water approximately 170 nautical miles northwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

The Italian Sea Group completes renovation of Perini Navi facility
The Italian Sea Group completes renovation of Perini Navi facility
Monday, 18 December 2023

The Italian Sea Group has completed the renovation of the Perini Navi facility in Via Coppino in Viareggio, Italy, as well as technical renovations for the restart of the Perini Navi historic carpentry workshop.

January 2024 BoatBid - Open for Entries
January 2024 BoatBid - Open for Entries
Monday, 18 December 2023

Are you thinking about selling your boat in 2024?

Helly Hansen Wins German Design Award for New Foil X Jacket
Helly Hansen Wins German Design Award for New Foil X Jacket
Sunday, 17 December 2023

Helly Hansen has received a 2024 German Design Award for the new Foil X Jacket, launching in Summer 2024. Evaluated by an international jury of leading experts from all design disciplines, the jacket is recognised as a Winner in the Excellent Prod...

Six in, Seven to go for leg 2 of McIntyre OGR
Six in, Seven to go for leg 2 of McIntyre OGR
Saturday, 16 December 2023

Triple Whitbread entrant and 1985/86 winner, L’Esprit d’équipe, crossed the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron at 17:40:03hrs (NZDT), December 16th.

Royal Hospital School Floridian pupil secures place in ILCA U21 World Championships
Royal Hospital School Floridian pupil secures place in ILCA U21 World Championships
Friday, 15 December 2023

Royal Hospital School in Holbrook, Ipswich, is celebrating year 13 pupil Audrey F, who competed in the ILCA U21 World Championships in Morocco last month.

Leading Solent sailor passes away, aged 88
Leading Solent sailor passes away, aged 88
Friday, 15 December 2023

Sailors of boats both big and small will be morning the passing of one of the UK’s top helms from that golden era of the 1960s and 1970s.

In Focus: Sustainable liquid marine fuels and the data-driven transition
In Focus: Sustainable liquid marine fuels and the data-driven transition
Friday, 15 December 2023

In the quest for a greener maritime future, there is no one-size-fits-all solution and a variety of technologies must be considered to continue reducing carbon emissions from recreational boats, writes ICOMIA’s CEO Joe Lynch (right), technic...

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