Category Archives: Marine

Sales growth for Boats Group

By | December 4, 2017

Boats Group, the leading global classifieds marketplace and marketing software solutions provider to marine brokers, dealers and OEMs is enjoying accelerated sales growth in a strengthening European boat market. New investments in personnel and technology have enabled the business to substantially grow its audience, customer count and revenues in 2017. As a consequence of this… Read More »

Yacht abandoned off Newfoundland found on Kerry beach

By | November 29, 2017

A racing yacht abandoned off Newfoundland six months ago has washed ashore on a beach near An Clochán in west Kerry. The nine-metre Illumia 12 had been lost at sea since 11 June when her Italian skipper was rescued by a Canadian coastguard helicopter 650km southeast of Newfoundland. Illumia 12 had been taking part in… Read More »

£700,000 canal repairs get underway

By | November 29, 2017

The Canal & River Trust have begun a major overhaul of the Shropshire Union Canal as part of a five-month winter maintenance programme on canals and rivers across England and Wales. They’re starting their annual programme of winter repairs. The works, taking place until the end of February, will see skilled craftsmen painstakingly repairing historic… Read More »

B&G Launch VOR series

By | November 28, 2017

Southampton, UK – B&G®, the world’s leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist and exclusive, Official Supplier of sailing instruments and navigation electronics for the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race, is pleased to announce the launch of its video series, #Heartoftherace and exclusive Libby Greenhalgh blog. B&G has been onboard every Ocean Race winning boat and the… Read More »

RNLI Torbay to feature in BBC national news Shipping Forecast

By | November 28, 2017

A BBC News crew visited Brixham recently to interview RNLI Torbay Lifeboat Operations Manager Nick O’Brien for a forthcoming programme on the 150th anniversary of the Shipping Forecast. Nick, and presenter Sarah Keith-Lucas, went aboard the Severn Class all-weather lifeboat to record an interview for the upcoming anniversary of the national forecast, describing how the… Read More »

Cross-sector opportunities for British Marine members

By | November 28, 2017

British Marine members have the opportunity to get involved with two great cross-sector opportunities, with the composites and motorsport industries. Composites UK Regional Roadshow: London & South East Tuesday 12 December 2017 This event from Composites UK is organised in partnership with the National Composites Centre and hosted by Queen Mary University of London. It… Read More »

MAIB Marine Guidance Note

By | November 27, 2017

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) investigates marine casualties involving UK vessels worldwide and vessels of any flag in UK territorial waters. The MAIB’s purpose is to help prevent further avoidable accidents from recurring, it does not seek to apportion blame or establish liability. The MAIB is responsible for: Carrying out investigations to determine the… Read More »

World Sailing Presidential Newsletter

By | November 27, 2017

  My fellow Sailors and friends, Having just wrapped up the 2017 World Sailing Conference & AGM in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, I wanted to take this time to provide you all with insights into the decisions that were taken and also to share with you the direction of World Sailing for the next year. The… Read More »