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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.

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.

Fox’s Marina

Thursday, 06 September 2018

Fox’s Marina is located on the banks of the River Orwell in Suffolk in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Fox’s Boatyard is internationally renowned for its extensive refit and repair facilities, the friendliness and knowledge of its staff and the quality of workmanship across every department.


Thursday, 06 September 2018

Mast production at Selden

The Next Step

Thursday, 06 September 2018

If getting out on the water at one of the RYA’s Push the Boat Out or Try Sailing taster sessions floated your boat or you got the bug at the Southampton Boat Show, why not build on the basics by joining a club or taking a course?


Something for the weekend

Thursday, 06 September 2018

British brewing is not the only way to brew and, like here, many other countries have experienced a craft beer revolution.

For many beer enthusiasts, the area known last century as Czechoslovakia was the holy grail of distinctive beers. It was founded on lager-type beers such as Pilsner Urquell, launched in1842 and generally agreed as the original Pilsner.

2018 DAME charities named

Wednesday, 05 September 2018

This year’s METSTRADE exhibition committee has selected Wetwheels and the Blue Marine Foundation charities as recipients of funds raised from DAME Design Award entry fees.

Award winners are assured of global exposure for their new product, but the competition also serve as a way for the METSTRADE community to give something back to society as each year all entry fees are donated to a good cause.

New yachts and sailing adventures – set sail with Sunsail at The

Tuesday, 04 September 2018

Hansen Guanan Island – 454 catamaran

Digital Yacht unveils new smart NMEA interface for tablet and iPad navigation at Southampton Boatshow

Tuesday, 04 September 2018

Sailors like the idea of using an iPad, tablet or smart phone for on board navigation with their simple touch screen interface and vast range of charting and instrument apps.

Digital Yacht’s new WLN10 Smart NMEA to wifi gateway takes integration afloat even further with the ability to connect to existing on board GPS, AIS and instrument systems and transfer the data wirelessly to the tablet – allowing compatible apps to display and compute with real time information. The WLN10 creates a password protected wifi network and apps don’t need an internet connection to function.