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.
Ocean Cleanup set to tackle tonnes of plastic in Indonesia riverTuesday, 16 May 2023
International non-profit project, Ocean Cleanup, has signed a new agreement with government departments to remove tonnes of plastic from the Cisadane River in Indonesia. The company is set to deploy its new Interceptor Original before the end of ...
Haslar Marina celebrates its 30th anniversaryTuesday, 16 May 2023
Following significant investment over the last 18 months, boatfolk says it’s launched ‘a new era of marina’ at Haslar this year.
New title sponsor for the 2023 Marina AwardsTuesday, 16 May 2023
Haven Knox-Johnston has been announced as the title sponsor of the Marina Awards 2023, marking a new partnership with The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA).
Royal Navy warship HMS Glasgow sabotagedMonday, 15 May 2023
BAE Systems has admitted that repairs are being assessed after about 60 cables were cut on HMS Glasgow – currently being fitted out at BAE’s yard at Scotstoun on the River Clyde in Glasgow.
Out of date fire extinguishers at centre of boating legal battleMonday, 15 May 2023
A legal appeal in the USA, which centres around whether fire extinguishers not being re-certified should invalidate an insurance claim for a grounding, is pending adjudication before the US Supreme Court.
Rogation of the Seas service observed aboard Steamship ShieldhallMonday, 15 May 2023 Steamship Shieldhall welcomed The Lord Mayor of Southampton, Councillor Jacqui Rayment, and her Chaplain Will Rosie, who oversaw a ‘Rogation of the Seas’ service on Sunday 14 May, the 5th Sunday following Easter. The ‘Blessing of ...
Company fined £800k after death of fish farmerMonday, 15 May 2023
A company has been fined £800,000 following the death of a fish farmer in the Scottish Highlands. The Marine Accident Investigation Branch’s report of the incident was covered in Marine Industry News in May 2021.
Marine businesses provide prizes for 2023 Falmouth ClassicsMonday, 15 May 2023
Three national and international marine businesses are sponsoring the Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management 2023 Falmouth Classics by presenting valuable prizes for racing. The three marine businesses are Teamac, Musto and Bristol based Noble Masts....
Freedom Boat Club adds fifth French locationMonday, 15 May 2023
Freedom Boat Club is set to open a new club in Canet-en-Roussillon, France, located along the Mediterranean coast. This new club will provide direct access to waterways and over five miles of beaches and open later this year.
Windsurfing whiz Wilson bags European bronzeMonday, 15 May 2023
Tokyo 2020 bronze medal-winning windsurfer Emma Wilson picked up her second medal of 2023, finishing the iQFOiL European Championships in third.
Actisense restructures senior leadership teamMonday, 15 May 2023
Marine electronics NMEA specialists Actisense has restructured its senior leadership team, ostensibly to guide the next phase of its growth strategy.
Marlink launches Telemar YachtingMonday, 15 May 2023
Marlink (an ICT solutions specialist) is integrating its Telemar US, UK and Italy leisure market operations to create Telemar Yachting. The aim is to provide a portfolio of the firm’s managed services to the yachting market.
VIDEO: Watch as truck falls during offloadingMonday, 15 May 2023
Footage has emerged of the dramatic moment a truck falls onto the main deck of car carrier Zambales.
Duff Lite wins the RORC De Guingand BowlSunday, 14 May 2023
A total of 87 boats competed in the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s De Guingand Bowl Race. Late spring sunshine and high pressure provided a complex mix of weather in a fascinating race for 437 crew racing with the RORC.
Boatbuilding added to ‘endangered’ list of British craftsFriday, 12 May 2023
Traditional wooden boat building has been added to the ‘endangered’ list of crafts, according to new research by Heritage Crafts. The organisation’s research is an ongoing project to track traditional craft skills on the verge o...
Freedom Boat Club Continues its International ExpansionFriday, 12 May 2023
Freedom Boat Club, the world’s largest boat club operator, announced its newest club in Canet-en-Roussillon located along the Mediterranean coast.
Watch: Teenager rescued from seaFriday, 12 May 2023
Passersby saved the life of a girl who was at risk of drowning in a rough sea at Bridlington last Sunday (7 May 2023). Video shared on Facebook by Ksenia Wright was simply captioned: “My dad’s a hero – saved a girl today.”...
VIDEO: Capt. Gugg sailing NURI 3rd into Les Sables d’Olonne and last in the 2022 GGRFriday, 12 May 2023
Michael Guggenberger (AUT) started the race with a few impediments compared to other entrants in the GGR. First, he was coming from land-locked Austria when most of the other entrants grew up on the seaside. Second, he started sailing only 12 year...
New president for Suzuki Marine USAFriday, 12 May 2023
Suzuki Marine USA has appointed Nobuo Suyama as its new president. Suyama, who has been with the company for four decades, will be based at the company’s US headquarters in Tampa, Florida.
Cruising Association to host orca webinarFriday, 12 May 2023
The Cruising Association (CA) is hosting a free webinar for members and non-members entitled ‘Orca and Yachts: Fact, Fiction and Fear’.