Category Archives: Marine

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 »

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 »

London Boat Show’s successful five day format

By | January 16, 2018

The 2018 London Boat Show drew to a close on Sunday 14 January 2018 amidst incredible sales reports, a vibrant atmosphere, strong visitor numbers and the fantastic launch of the all new Boating & Watersports Holiday Show. The changes made to the 2018 Show were a success amongst exhibitors and visitors alike, highlighting a renewed… Read More »

Mr America’s Cup on AC75 cost and Brit’s recent hirings

By | January 15, 2018

Four times America’s Cup winner Dennis Conner discusses the incident between Wild Oats XI and LDV Commanche with long time Wild Oats crew man Joshua Whittaker, an Australian now resident in San Diego. Whittaker concedes they could have handled the incident better. Then Conner moves over to the America’s Cup – an event with which… Read More »