Dalton fires back over America’s Cup ‘event fee’

By | December 11, 2017

Team New Zealand boss Grant Dalton says his syndicate won’t benefit directly from any event fee with everything used to run the regatta’s day to day operations. “It could be the best ever America’s Cup if we create the right environment with the event,” Dalton says. The America’s Cup looms as the only major international… Read More »

Marlink acquires Livewire Connections for the leading maritime VSAT company

By | December 11, 2017

Marlink, backed by Apax-partners has signed a definite agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Livewire Connections, a UK headquartered satellite communications service provider with focus on superyacht customers. The move follows the recent announcement that Marlink intends to acquire a majority stake in the Spanish superyacht service provider OmniAccess. Both companies have been… Read More »

Sunsail compensation not accepted by customer

By | December 11, 2017

The family of a retired doctor who almost went to jail in Thailand for unwittingly anchoring on coral on a sailing holiday have refused a compensation offer from the operator. Sailing holidays specialist Sunsail had offered €3000 as a gesture of goodwill to 68-year-old retired doctor, who was arrested by Thai police in October while… Read More »

The most beautiful powerboat at the show – Rivamare

By | December 11, 2017

If ever there was a brand that could justifiably claim to be the Rolls Royce of powerboats, it would be Riva. Designed and built with a fanatical dedication to perfection, and with a heritage that goes back over a century, nothing else has quite the status, allure, dignity and glamour of Riva. This year’s London… Read More »

New award helps Glossop lad sail for gold

By | December 11, 2017

A Glossop youngster has been handed a huge boost in his ambitions to become a top class dinghy sailor thanks to a national scheme helping young talent progress in the sport. Arlo Turner is one of 11 promising sailors and windsurfers from across the UK who have been awarded exclusive use of their own boat… Read More »

Category: RYA

Gas explosions on general cargo ship

By | December 11, 2017

On 13 January, at 1447, Nortrader, anchored off Plymouth with a cargo of unprocessed incinerator bottom ash (U-IBA), suffered 2 explosions in quick succession. The first explosion was in the forecastle store and the second in the cargo hold. The chief engineer, in the forecastle store at the time, suffered second degree burns requiring 4… Read More »

MMO set to engage on options for marine plans

By | December 11, 2017

The Marine Management Organisation has announced that in February and March 2018 it will be engaging on the draft visions and options for marine planning in the North East, North West, South East and South West (Iteration 2). This will provide the ideal opportunity to check progress towards the development of the plans. The engagement… Read More »

Savage Lighting expands for a brighter future

By | December 11, 2017

In September, Superyacht UK (an association within British Marine) published the latest UK superyacht industry figures and they showed a fifth consecutive year of growth, with industry revenues up 1.7% to £615m. One British Marine member, Savage Lighting, a leading designer and manufacturer of lighting for the superyacht industry, has already reacted to this growth… Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race: Two weeks of terror

By | December 11, 2017

Cape Town, South Africa (December 10, 2017) – Charles Caudrelier’s Dongfeng Race Team and the Spanish MAPFRE squad were neck and neck leading the Volvo Ocean Race fleet out of Cape Town and towards the southernmost point of the African continent today. It was the eleventh time in the history of the event that the… Read More »