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.
ATPI Sports Events returns as the supplier to Clipper RaceThursday, 18 May 2023
ATPI Sports Events is returning as the official travel supplier of the upcoming edition of the Clipper Race. This will be the corporate travel company’s second edition of partnership with the global yacht racing event.
Mini Mesh revamp for Great Haywood MarinaThursday, 18 May 2023
Dura Composites says it has replaced decking with GRP at Lakeland Leisure’s Great Haywood Marina. This latest completion marks over 10,000sqm of the company’s Mini Mesh Grating successfully designed, supplied and installed in its long...
World premiere at the Port de Cannes: BMW and TYDE present THE ICONWednesday, 17 May 2023
The 76th Cannes Film Festival is underway, but one particularly spectacular world premiere on the bill will be experienced in the port area of the southern French town rather than on a cinema screen. This is where the BMW brand and boat make...
Freedom Boat Club Accelerates Australian Expansion Announcing its Presence on the Gold CoastWednesday, 17 May 2023
Freedom Boat Club has announced the planned opening of its newest Club on Australia’s Gold Coast. Freedom’s third franchise territory in Australia and fifth location in the region will be based at Sanctuary Cove Marin...
May 2023 BoatBid - Catalogue HighlightsWednesday, 17 May 2023
Head over to BoatBid.com to take a look at the auction catalogue and make a bid on one of the entries!
Thames Estuary flood defence work pulled forward because of climate changeWednesday, 17 May 2023
New and improved climate models have illustrated the heightened risk of flooding from a warming climate and rising sea levels. This, says the Environment Agency, is why it needs to raise defences upstream of the Thames Barrier in inner London by ...
Airseas’ Seawing demonstrates traction flightWednesday, 17 May 2023
Wind propulsion company Airseas says it has completed an important technical milestone in the sea trials of its Seawing, with the successful validation of traction flights on Louis Dreyfus Armateurs’ vessel Ville de Bordeaux. Airseas has no...
Seafields to develop stationary aquafarms together with MacroCarbonWednesday, 17 May 2023
Seafields, the UK-headquartered company that will cultivate and harvest sargassum seaweed in the Atlantic Ocean to remove billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, says it will be collaborating with MacroCarbon, a spin-off of the ...
Ritchie Navigation signs French distributorWednesday, 17 May 2023
Ritchie Navigation, the world’s oldest and largest manufacturer of magnetic compasses, has signed French VDM-Reya as its newest distributor.
Marine businesses support 2023’s Falmouth ClassicsWednesday, 17 May 2023
Three key national and international marine businesses are sponsoring the Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management 2023 Falmouth Classics by presenting valuable prizes for racing, says the organisers.
Benetti launches new mega yacht with owner-designed interiorsWednesday, 17 May 2023
Benetti has launched its new mega yacht, a 67m vessel with interiors designed by the owner. The ‘exteriors’ were designed by Cassetta Yacht Designers.
‘I didn’t know what was going to explode’: watch as RNLI rescues family from blazing boatWednesday, 17 May 2023
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) came to the rescue of a dad and his two sons after they had to swim to safety when their boat engine caught fire.
Dee Caffari MBE to host first Crew Welfare round table for UKSA to encourage industry changeTuesday, 16 May 2023
UKSA has announced yachtswoman Dee Caffari MBE as its host for its first Crew Welfare round table during this week’s Mental Health Awareness Week, with a view to effecting positive change for seafarers.
Solent Freeport Board seeks influential business leaders to deliver region’s ambitionsTuesday, 16 May 2023
The Solent Freeport is looking to recruit business leaders to join the Freeport board as non-executive directors and take up key positions as Committee Chairs to help shape the success of the Freeport. One of the new directors will also be appoint...
Reaper Returns to Portsoy Thanks to Glenglassaugh DistilleryTuesday, 16 May 2023
A 19th century Fifie Sailing Herring Drifter and a ‘rare survivor’ of the golden age of sail will make her maiden voyage to return to the ACE Winches Scottish Traditional Boat Festival in Portsoy on 1 and 2 July.
US firms break sanctions to importing illicit ‘blood teak’ from MyanmarTuesday, 16 May 2023
The London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has today named 12 major American timber firms importing teak from Myanmar since the start of the 2021 military coup, including several major yacht decking companies.
VIDEO: Diver calls for help after sharing harrowing capsize footage in Red SeaTuesday, 16 May 2023
Alexander Derhaag, a diver from Belgium, has shared footage of the terrifying moment of his “biggest nightmare”, when the liveaboard boat he was on capsized and almost sank completely in the Gulf of Suez.
Testing of bathing ‘sites’ water begins for 2023Tuesday, 16 May 2023
The bathing water season began yesterday (15 May 2023), with monitoring by the Environment Agency now underway. This means regular testing of water quality at ‘designated bathing sites’.
Stable onboard internet a reality, says Videoworks, with its SD-WAN techTuesday, 16 May 2023
The availability and stability of a yacht’s internet connection has become fundamental, says Videoworks. The company, which specialises in yachting audio and video entertainment solutions, says it’s received increasingly specific dema...
VIDEO: Sailing onboard the AC75 Te RehutaiTuesday, 16 May 2023
The opportunity for a non-professional sailor to ride aboard an AC75 is, undoubtedly, a once-in-a-lifetime experience and something so scarce in sailing to be almost unfathomable. So tight are the America’s Cup testing and training schedules...