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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.

September Boatbid Auction is Open

Friday, 14 September 2018

The auction will run from 0900hrs on Friday 14th to 1700hrs on Tuesday 18th September.

New partnership with Duran Duran front man, Simon Le Bon

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Simon Le Bon, frontman of British band Duran Duran, is setting sail with the Tall Ships Youth Trust.

Record numbers of volunteers set to clean up UK beaches this weekend

Thursday, 13 September 2018

The organisers of the annual Great British Beach Clean say they expect to see record numbers of volunteers at more beaches than ever before at this weekend’s UK-wide event.

The Marine Conservation Society has been running the four-day beach cleaning extravaganza for the last 24 years and expects the 2018 event to beat all previous records.

World debut of production oceangoing yacht with self-sufficient solar-powered propulsion

Thursday, 13 September 2018

The SILENT 55 made her world debut at the 2018 Cannes Yachting Festival.

TheSILENT 55is the first and only ocean going solar-electric production catamaran in the world. The yacht uses silent electric propulsion for unlimited range with no noise or fumes and minimal vibration, she is self-sufficient and virtually maintenance-free. The catamaran is available in several power configurations to suit a variety of cruising applications.

Laser quest! Brits fill podium as Tokyo 2020 venue turns tricky

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Image: Sailing Energy/World Sailing

Purrsha fleece

Thursday, 13 September 2018

The nights are drawing in and it is time to set up for the autumn months. Zhik’s Purrsha fleece range is styled to double up as a neat fitting, versatile mid-layer as well as being ideal for casual and outdoor wear. The lightweight performance fleece has a soft, plush brushed feel inside and a fine performance knit to keep cool winds out. It is warm for its weight, with a quick drying and moisture wicking fabric too. It is available as a jacket in men’s and women’s sizes, and a hoodie in unisex sizing.

Purrsha Hoodies £105

Barrus Enters the Marine Chandlery Distribution Market

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

In a previous story Barrus stated that Sailforce was to represent Talamex and Besto Lifesavers as part of Barrus’ new Chandlery Distribution Division. Regrettably this information was incorrect.

SailForce will represent Talamex products only. Barrus has the distribution rights for Talamex and Besto Lifesavers and these brands join Barrus’ existing portfolio of marine brands which includes Mercury and Yanmar engines, Mariner outboard motors and Quicksilver boats.

Advance show ticket prices end Thursday – book now to save

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

With just days to go until Southampton Boat Show 2018 visitors can look forward to more than 600 boats, a full marina and 500+ marine brands plus a host of exciting new attractions at this, the 50th show.

Here are just some of the things you can look forward to:

Great Scott returns as British sailors descend on Tokyo 2020 venue

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Giles Scott Credit: Richard Langdon/British Sailing Team.

UK Rope Show tour to launch at Southampton Boat Show

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Marlow Ropes is launching its ‘Rope Show’ at this year’s Southampton Boat Show. The Rope Show is a new year-round education initiative for sailors and boat owners throughout the UK.

The Rope-Show will tour the UK’s sailing and yacht clubs to share everything a sailor needs to know about rope. This includes how to make an informed decision about rope management, maximising performance, splicing and general rope care tips.

Rolex Fastnet Race change of date

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

The 2013 Rolex Fastnet fleet leaving the Solent. Image: Rolex-Kurt Arrigo

Honda to launch new flagship V6 outboard range at Southampton Boat Show

Sunday, 09 September 2018

Honda Marine’s top of the range BF175, BF200, BF225 and BF250 outboards have been given a new lease of life with a comprehensive overhaul as part of Honda’s ongoing evolution of its product line up. Making their UK debut at the 2018 Southampton International Boat Show (14th-23th September), these new flagship engines are set to reinforce Honda’s reputation for producing quality and reliable outboards.

These new engines will be display on the Honda stand which can now be found in the new position in Mayflower Park (stand number E070). The rest of the Honda outboard engine line up and inflatable Honwave offering will be showcased alongside a selection of Honda powered Highfield ribs, Honda’s official Boat Building Partner.

Classic cars to make a splash at the Southampton Boat Show

Saturday, 08 September 2018

A rare 2006 Ford GT which is one of just 27 examples supplied to the UK, will be on display on the Silverstone Auctions stand (F004).

Dartmouth Sailing Week is Hailed a Great Success

Friday, 07 September 2018

Image: Paul Gibbins, PGC Photography

Young windsurfers picked for Team GB’s Youth Olympics squad

Friday, 07 September 2018

Islay Watson. Image: Jen Edney/World Sailing

Weird Fish Tops

Thursday, 06 September 2018

The Marsellus shirt is a versatile check shirt which can be worn as a smart button up, or layered over a T-shirt for a more laidback look. Or there is the Mara Grandad Top (pictured), which is new for this season. This long sleeve button neck with a textured stripe is ideal for the changeable weather at this time of the year.

Marsellus Shirt £38
Mara Grandad Top £22

Historic win inspires more women to consider a life at sea

Thursday, 06 September 2018

Nikki Henderson skipper of Visit Seattle at the Clipper Race Finish, Liverpool. Image: Imagecomms

2019 Classic Channel Regatta

Thursday, 06 September 2018

Image: Classic Channel Regatta

Four new galleries opening at the National Maritime Museum

Thursday, 06 September 2018

Four galleries are opening at the National Maritime Museum. They will tell epic true stories of pioneering global explorers and their encounters with people, places and environments across the world’s oceans.

With over 1,000 new objects on display, you will be able to uncover hidden histories, reimagine familiar stories and reflect on your connection to the sea.