Author Archives: Peter Nash

Russell Currie to step down as Managing Director from Fairline Yachts

By | November 12, 2018

Luxury British boat builder, Fairline Yachts, announces Russell Currie is stepping down from the role of Managing Director after three years at the helm. Russell will return to leading his highly successful dealership, Fairline North Mallorca.  Under Russell’s leadership Fairline Yachts has secured many significant achievements including winning two World Yacht Trophies for best exterior… Read More »

Marlow Ropes launches fully up-cycled and ‘Technically Better’ mooring rope at METS 2018

By | November 12, 2018

Marlow Ropes launches a premium sustainable mooring rope made using 100% recycled plastic. The world leading leisure marine rope manufacturer’s latest innovation, the Blue Ocean Dockline, is the first ‘technically better’ premium dockline rope manufactured using yarn wholly made from plastic bottles. The development and production of recycled polyester (rPET) yarn combined with Marlow’s engineering… Read More »

Moore Stephens Crew Benefits scoops Best Superyacht Crew Insurance Award, 2019

By | November 12, 2018

Expert crews around the world diligently take care of some of the world’s finest superyachts, ensuring everything is smooth sailing for their wealthy owners.  But who takes care of the needs of the crew? Moore Stephens Crew Benefits recently won the ‘Best Superyacht Crew Insurance Award for 2019’ by the international business publication ‘World Commerce… Read More »

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede given 18 hour time penalty for improper use of GGR satellite phone

By | November 12, 2018

Dateline 09:00 UTC 09.11.2018 – Hobart, Tasmania BACKGROUND On Nov.6th at 0200hrs French solo yachtsman Jean-Luc Van Den Heede, the current Golden Globe Race leader, rang GGR organisers to advise that his yacht Matmut had sustained mast damage, that all was OK, and that he intended to sail for Chile when conditions improved. Race Officials… Read More »

IWA considers recent Licence Fee announcements are further argument for transfer of EA Navigations

By | November 12, 2018

8th November 2018: The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) says inflation-busting increases in charges demonstrates why the Environment Agency navigations should be transferred to Canal & River Trust, following EA’s announcement that it will go ahead with substantial increases to its navigation charges for the next two years.  This is despite the majority of respondents to… Read More »

Premium Walcon pontoons for Netherlands ‘Room for The River IJsseldelta’ Project

By | November 12, 2018

Walcon Marine via its Benelux distributor W2 Support B.V. has supplied a series of premium pontoons as part of the ongoing development of one of the largest flood-risk management schemes in the Netherlands in recent years.  Not only have the pontoons been built to a very high specification, but the project architects also required additional… Read More »

Cowes Local Notice to Mariners No. 31(T) of 2018 – Lower Shrape Breakwater Light Unlit issued by Cowes Harbour Commission

By | November 12, 2018

Cowes Local Notice to Mariners issued today Dear Harbour User, The following Local Notice to Mariners has been issued today: LNTM No. 31(T) of 2018 Lower Shrape Breakwater Light Unlit All current Cowes LNTMs can be viewed online. Owners, Agents, Charterers, Marinas, Yacht Clubs and Recreational Sailing Organisations should ensure that the contents of these… Read More »

Barton Marine unveils new Ratchet Block and Quick Cleat at METSTRADE 2018

By | November 9, 2018

Leading global supplier of marine deck hardware, Barton Marine, is launching two new products exclusively at METSTRADE 2018. Visitors to stand 01.478 can find out more about the new Barton Marine Ratchet Block and Quick Cleat. Suzanne Blaustone, Chief Executive of Barton Marine, comments: “After our successful launch of the new Barton Block Range at… Read More »

Icom and Iridium to develop new global satellite PTT Radio System

By | November 9, 2018

Icom has entered into a working partnership with Iridium to develop and manufacture a new satellite communication device called Satellite PTT. The collaboration will combine Icom’s 54 years of expertise and knowledge with Iridium’s satellite experience to provide a professional radio communications solution that will enable users to communicate whenever they want to and wherever… Read More »