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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.

Sunseeker International unveils details on new ‘Project 8X’

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Sunseeker International has released details of its exciting new model, Project 8X. Launching in autumn 2020, Project 8X showcases the design direction of Sunseeker’s next generation of larger models and underlines the brand’s commitment to bringing even more exciting new products to market.

Project 8X will be fundamentally different from the current Sunseeker range; the stand-out features will be its striking lines, incredible volume, a sophisticated open-plan interior and a new ‘Beach Club’ concept – offering four times the area of a traditional bathing platform design.


Sunday, 20 January 2019

PhoneHug® is a funky accessory that clips to a lanyard and can be worn several ways, enabling people to keep their hands free and phone safe. The silicone phone holder is available in eight colours with a choice of lanyards and can attach to a belt loop, hang around the neck, the wrist, a bag strap or just be hung up.

PhoneHug: £8.95
Lanyards: From £3.45

Show relaunched as London Yacht Show

Friday, 18 January 2019

The venue for London On-Water, St Katharine Docks

The Jacksons to Headline St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

Thursday, 17 January 2019

The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is famous for world-class racing and attracting some of the world’s top musical acts for their legendary parties.

This year Motown royalty, The Jacksons – Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon – will perform on 3 March.

USA March Boatbid - March 1-5 2019

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Our USA Boatbid Auction will be running from the 1st to 5th March 2019, entries are now open.

Pro-Light Waterproof Backpack

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

OverBoard Waterproof Pro-Light Backpacks are available in a 12 litre day pack size and are constructed from environmentally friendly and ultra-lightweight TPU fabrics. With a seamless electronically-welded construction and a simple to use two-way sealing system, this is a fully submersible, waterproof backpack. From the large front mesh zip pocket with reflective strips to the padded shoulder straps and air-flow back panel, this backpack is a handy bit of kit for any boater or watersports fan.


Starshine Dress

Sunday, 13 January 2019

This pretty dress is made with soft, thick cotton which is both hard wearing and comfortable. Cut just above the knee, the Starshine Jersey dress features waist darts on the rear to create a feminine shape. It can be worn in the summer, or pair with a favourite cardigan in the cooler months. The Starshine is available in Indigo, Dark Navy, Deep Sea Blue and Mulled Wine.


Cowes Harbour Commission sign contract for a 9m Patrol RIB

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Diverse Marine Ltd. and Cowes Harbour Commission have signed a contract for the design, construction and delivery of a 9m Patrol RIB.

Capt. Stuart McIntosh, Harbour Master of Cowes, said: “We are delighted to award the design and construction of our new patrol vessel to Diverse Marine, a local yard who have demonstrated a willingness to conceptualise and design a craft that meets our requirements. With the yard’s reputation for quality and attention to detail we are looking forward to delivery in time for our busy season.”

ALL SHIPS ALERT for British solo yachtsman Robin Davie

Friday, 11 January 2019

Image: PPL Photo Agency

Powercases to offer exclusive discounts to RYA members

Friday, 11 January 2019

Members of the RYA can now take advantage of exclusive discounts on cutting edge off-grid power products as it welcomes Scottish startup, Powercases, to its Member Reward Partner programme.

Members will be able to enjoy up to 20% discount, depending upon their membership type, across Powercases range of products, from marine jumpstarters to portable power stations and two in one battery cases for iPhone.

French Canadian Team Take the Spoils in Kraken Cup

Friday, 11 January 2019

The winners sailing Village Monde Charles and Bastien Mony from Quebec and Gilles Lamire from France heading for the finish line. Credit: The Adventurists

P1 Announces Biggest-Ever Race Calendar for 2019 season

Friday, 11 January 2019

The world’s leading marine motorsport brand has unveiled an extensive 2019 race programme that will see the international promoter stage more than 20 events on three continents from April through to November.

The season will comprise powerboat championships in the United States and personal watercraft racing in the shape of P1 AquaX action and the Jetcross stand-up ski series in a total of nine countries.

February Boatbid Catalogue

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Please take a look through our catalogue of boats ...

Row4Ocean’s brave record bid ends

Wednesday, 09 January 2019

Image: Row4Ocean

Raymarine Opens Registration for January HQ Sales Event

Wednesday, 09 January 2019

Raymarine® will host a special 10-day open house sales event in 2019 at its UK headquarters in Fareham, Hampshire.

Offering exclusive winter savings on the latest marine electronics equipment, Raymarine will open its doors to pre-registered customers from Monday, 28 January to Friday, 1 February and Monday, 4 February to Friday, 8 February.

Rolex Fastnet Race entry deluge

Wednesday, 09 January 2019

The start of the 2017 Fastnet Race taken from the SS Shieldhall. Image: Rodney Chadwick

Van Den Heede serves 18 hour penalty

Wednesday, 09 January 2019

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede: frustrated by lack of winds and fast approaching Mark Slats in 2nd place. Image: Christophe Favreau/PPL/GGR


Wednesday, 09 January 2019

This desiccant dehumidifier works well at low temperatures and adds warmth back into the space so it will not freeze up in very cold conditions. It will remove mould and musty smells and protect valuable possessions over the winter. It has a Daily Run Timer to turn the dehumidifier on and off at particular times. Zambezi was named after an elephant, connected to the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, as Meaco wanted to raise awareness of conservation. For each sale they make a £2 donation and have so far raised more than £22,000.


First speakers announced for RYA Dinghy Show 2019

Tuesday, 08 January 2019

Saskia Clark in the Knowledge Zone RYA. Image: RYA

Boat show heads to Anglesey

Tuesday, 08 January 2019

Image: VisitWales 2018