Author Archives: Peter Nash

Volvo Race – Scallywag into lead

By | February 19, 2018

Previous Volvo leaders team AkzoNobel have got stuck in a cloud allowing Scallywag to pass them further west. The rest of the fleet has also compressed on the two leaders. For the second consecutive doldrums crossing, Scallywag has made significant gains to grab the lead. At 07:00 UTC on Sunday morning, the Hong Kong based… Read More »

Learn about the non-destructive testing of composites

By | February 19, 2018

The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing is hosting a workshop at St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton on 27 February 2018 to update the industry on all the latest news concerning marine composites. While a significant amount of non-destructive testing (NDT) is already performed on marine composites, the sector needs further support in a number of areas,… Read More »

Join the YDSA Annual London Conference

By | February 19, 2018

British Marine members are invited to attend the Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association’s Annual London Conference, being held onboard RS Hispaniola on Thursday 8 March. This year British Marine members will be able to attend at the YDSA members rate of £125.00. British Marine members must state their membership at point of booking to ensure… Read More »

Polina Star 111 could sink Oyster

By | February 19, 2018

The ill-fated Polina Star 111 has been described by Oyster Marine CEO David Tydeman as the main cause of the recent collapse of the company, with the insurance claims that followed the sinking of the boat in 2015 placing an insurmountable burden on the company. But following expressions of interest in taking over the various… Read More »

Discovery Yachts Group exceed its funding target

By | February 16, 2018

British Marine member, Discovery Yachts Group, has been getting involved in crowd funding, and this relatively new investment tool has secured the company in excess of £2 million in less than a fortnight, comfortably exceeding its target of £750,000. CFO, Keith Watson is delighted by this show of confidence in the brands and the management… Read More »

Heesen announces the delivery of 98th superyacht

By | February 16, 2018

Dutch superyacht builder Heesen Yachts has announced the delivery of 50m motoryacht VanTom, bringing the shipyard’s fleet ever closer to its 100th delivery. The new superyacht is the sixth yacht in Heesen’s popular 50m semi-displacement range designed by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects. Now, with 10 yachts under construction, what do the next few years… Read More »

Allen Brothers at the 2018 RYA Dinghy Show

By | February 16, 2018

There are new product launches, personal appearances by Team Allen sailors and on-stand promotions for visitors to the Allen stand, C82, at this year’s RYA Dinghy Show, March 03-04, Alexandra Palace, London. At 10:30am on the Class Association Stage in the Great Hall, the results of the 2017 Allen Performance Challenge will be announced as… Read More »