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This year marks the 50th birthday of TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show’s and is set to be the biggest celebration of all things marine.
The show will celebrate the lifestyle, fun and excitement that being on the water has to offer.
Designed, developed and manufactured in-house, the naturally aspirated all-new 250R and 300R 4.6L V-8 four-stroke engines share Mercury Racing’s venerable Quad Cam Four Valve (QC4) sterndrive DNA – complete with aluminum four-valve cylinder heads and dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) valve train.
The four valve heads and DOHC valve train is integrated with Mercury’s proprietary V-8 cylinder block, packed with high performance hardware. The new platform replaces the two-stroke V-6 250XS and 300XS models.
It could be the final straw soon for three Devon towns as they bid to make their businesses plastic straw free.
Teignmouth, Dawlish and Dawlish Warren have been supported by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) in their efforts, which are backed by both town councils.
Premier has a variety of different berthing options for you to ensure that your summer is full of adventure and enjoyment.
Alongside the Daily Visitor Berthing, with rates from £3.10 per metre per day, you could take up the opportunity to tour a selection of Premier marinas (at any time of the year) with Great Escapes, where you purchase seven nights for the price of five. With Great Escapes you can stay up to two nights in a row in any one marina.
Make way for the latest addition to the well-established Flybridge range – the Princess 70.
This flybridge that lends itself perfectly to socialising and entertaining family and friends with spacious, beautifully appointed interior and exterior spaces.
TheYachtMarket.com continues as Title Sponsor of the Southampton Boat Show as it celebrates its 50th Anniversary (14 – 23 September 2018).
Over 110,000 visitors enjoy the south coast based show that runs over 10 days and with this year being the 50th anniversary, both British Marine and TheYachtMarket.com are fully focused on ensuring the show does not disappoint and delivers on all levels for both visitor and exhibitor alike.
There was sunshine and a gentle breeze on 13 May as Aldeburgh Yacht Club welcomed in excess of 100 visitors to its Push The Boat Out open day, part of the RYA nationwide initiative to encourage more people to enjoy sailing.
Going afloat aboard the Club’s dinghies, yachts and powerboats to explore the delights of the Alde were children, families and adventurous adults.
Szymon Kuczynski, the Polish Skipper of ‘Atlantic Puffin’ a 20ft 10,4in yacht, secured a new world record for the smallest yacht to circumnavigate the globe singlehanded and unaided when he returned to Mayflower Marina in Plymouth today.
Szymon, who originally set sail from Plymouth on 19 August 2017, spent over 270 days, 10 hours and 29 minutes, alone at sea on board his yacht ‘Atlantic Puffin’ whilst undertaking his adventurous sailing expedition of nearly 29,000 nautical miles.
As part of its partnership, created four years ago, Crewsaver continues to supply essential safety equipment and clothing to the Andrew Simpson Foundation – including three new Andrew Simpson Watersports Centres. Crewsaver is the ASF’s official safety sponsor and supports their mission of increasing sailing participation and improving the lives of young people through sailing.
The ASF has undertaken extensive research into the benefits of regular sailing participation and over the course of the partnership has achieved the remarkable. Including; Bart’s Bash – the largest mass participation sailing event and Bike4Bart events, delivery of seven Community Sailing Programmes and training of volunteer coaches.
West System International has provided an extensive range of WEST SYSTEM® products and other materials to ground-breaking new charity, Oarsome Chance, for use in its OC 24 Skiff build project.
Oarsome Chance works to bring about change for disadvantaged young people in the Portsmouth, Gosport and Havant areas by using the powerful incentive of sport in combination with vocational training. As part of its work, the charity is developing the OC 24 Skiff – a purpose-built boat designed for it by Paul Fisher for the young people to build and then row. West System International is delighted to be involved with the build project through materials sponsorship.
We'd like to welcome you all to Steve and Samantha who will be Modular Agents roaming the Caribbean : )
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first sailor to complete a solo non-stop circumnavigation in 1969 aboard his 32ft yacht Suhaili, is Patron of the Cruising Association.In a fitting curtain-raiser to the main event and in celebration of the recent re-launch of the CA’s South-West Section, there is a Golden Globe Rally taking place in Plymouth from 8 – 10 June. Organisers have scheduled in a welcoming Pontoon Party for around 30 participants at Plymouth Yacht Haven on 8 June and a dinner in Plymouth Yacht Haven which the guest of honour, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, is scheduled to attend on 9 June.In addition, and in preparation for the start of the Golden Globe Race, Sir Robin will be sailing his boat Suhaili in company with the entrants to the Golden Globe Race from Falmouth to Les Sable d’Olonne for the start on 1 July. He is predicting his arrival in Les Sables to fall between 17 – 20 June and has suggested that a small number of Cruising Association boats should join him, providing a friendly Armada as Suhaili sails into Les Sables.A suitable rallying point is being arranged for the CA boats for the final passage into Les Sables. Pierre Lambot, the CA’s Honorary Local Representative in Les Sables d’Olonne has been the CA’s liaison with the marina and, through his efforts, the CA has now received confirmation from the Mayor of Les Sables d’Olonne that the 10 or so CA boats escorting Suhaili to Les Sables are welcome. It is anticipated that the majority of the CA boats will be members of the CA’s Biscay Section and therefore their boats will already be in French waters.The CA’s President Judith Grimwade said: “We are extremely proud to have Sir Robin as our Patron and this really is a golden opportunity for the CA and its members to be involved in a very special and historic occasion. We anticipate a good turn-out!”www.theca.org.uk
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British Marine, which organises and owns the London Boat Show, has announced that the 2019 show, due to run at ExCeL London from 9 – 13 January 2019, will not take place.
This decision was made after independent research by exhibition experts, Zing Insights, showed there was insufficient support from a large proportion of the marine industry to the London Boat Show with its current format, duration and location.