Author Archives: Peter Nash

Spinlock to show new Volvo products at Düsseldorf

By | January 18, 2018

Spinlock – the award-winning designers and manufacturers of rope-holding equipment and personal safety products for water users – will be exhibiting exciting new Volvo Ocean Race products at the world-renowned boat show in Düsseldorf, from the 20th – 28th January 2018. A European debut, Spinlock will be displaying their greatly anticipated Custom Volvo Ocean Race… Read More »

Well done Mr Fitzgerald…

By | January 17, 2018

Since founding Oceanair in his garage 25 years ago, Andy Fitzgerald has built the company into a major manufacturer of blinds, screens and soft furnishings with sales to 32 countries and around 200 employees. He sold it last year to Dometic for around £14m and for this achievement Mr Fitzgerald was presented with the Boating… Read More »

SHK/Scallywag battle the elements to hold lead

By | January 17, 2018

Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag were showing no signs of relinquishing their grip on the Leg 4 lead on Tuesday as they geared up to break the 1,000-miles-to-go barrier. Hell-bent on arriving in their home port of Hong Kong as heroes, Scallywag have maintained their comfortable lead of 73 miles over closest rivals Vestas 11th Hour… Read More »

Annalise Murphy – has the bounce been felt?

By | January 17, 2018

With every great win comes a ripple effect. Annalise Murphy’s silver medal in sailing at the Rio Olympics in 2016 was good news for the country, for sport, and the sailing community in general. But how has the bounce been felt one year on? President of Irish Sailing, Jack Roy commented “it’s interesting to look… Read More »

Chris-Craft Calypso 30 wins 2018 Motor Boat Award

By | January 17, 2018

The Chris-Craft Calypso 30 has won the Sportsboats and RIBS award at the 2018 Motor Boat Awards, which were presented at the esteemed Rosewood hotel in London on Wednesday 10th January 2018. On announcing the Calypso 30 as the category winner, the judges of the Motor Boat Awards said: “Our winner is a boat that… Read More »

London Boat Show 2018 Exhibitor quotes

By | January 17, 2018

John Arnold, UK Sales Manager at Torqeedo said: “This year’s London Boat Show has far surpassed our expectations. With a brand-new layout, I’m delighted to report we’ve experienced an impressive number of sales, leads and interest across all our products – our stand has been constantly busy. The show acted as the UK debut for… Read More »

Young designer scoops top prize with superyacht design

By | January 17, 2018

Philanthropic design proved the key to success at this year’s annual Superyacht UK Young Designer Competition 2018, in partnership with Pendennis Shipyard and Olesinski, as Christopher Mobley, a transport design student from Staffordshire University, was crowned the winner last week at the London Boat Show. In close second place, Ashley Scott, a product design student… Read More »

British Olympic Squad heads to Miami

By | January 16, 2018

Round 2 of the 2018 World Cup Series gets underway in Miami on the 21 January and will see some interesting entries among the British Squad. According to the latest entry lists the first Olympic classes event in Miami will feature some major British Olympic competitors returning to the World Cup circuit. Finn gold medallist… Read More »