Category Archives: Marine

Garmin co-founder dies

By | June 18, 2019

Gary Burrell, co-founder of Garmin Ltd, passed away last week at the age of 81. Burrell retired in 2002 and continued to serve as Garmin’s co-chairman until 2004, when he was named chairman emeritus. Burrell co-founded Garmin with Dr Min Kao in 1989 with the vision of creating products powered by an emerging technology known… Read More »

The Wales International Coastal Centre

By | June 18, 2019

The Wales International Coastal Centre at Saundersfoot Harbour is nestled neatly into the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Saundersfoot has been a popular Welsh holiday destination for generations due to its abundance of Blue Flag beaches, year-round tourist attractions, heritage sites, and 186 miles of Coastal Path; Pembrokeshire already attracts around 5 million visitors a year… Read More »

Bainbridge and Kingfisher Yacht Ropes announce a technical partnership

By | June 18, 2019

Bainbridge has announced that it is now offering the Kingfisher Yacht Ropes range of high-performance sailing ropes to its customers. Bainbridge and Kingfisher Yacht Ropes have agreed a technical partnership, both companies are keen to develop innovative new rope products for the leisure marine market. Kingfisher Yacht Ropes has developed into one of the most… Read More »

Leadership change at Beneteau

By | June 18, 2019

The Board of Directors of Beneteau S.A., a France-based holding company of the group engaged in the construction and sale of recreational boats and mobile leisure homes, report that Mr Hervé Gastinel’s duties as Chief Executive Officer and his other positions within Groupe Beneteau ended on June 15 and 16, 2019. The Board of Directors… Read More »

Southampton International Boat Show, powered by Borrow A Boat

By | June 18, 2019

Southampton International Boat Show, sponsored by Borrow A Boat, will return from Friday 13 September to Sunday 22 September 2019. Aligned with British Marine’s latest Futures strategy and new title sponsor, Borrow A Boat, the Show will spotlight the accessibility, flexibility and inclusivity of boating. Set against a stunning backdrop of some of the world’s… Read More »

US sailing coach avoids hefty prison time

By | June 17, 2019

Stanford University’s former sailing coach avoided significant prison time and was sentenced to just one day behind bars for his role in a massive college admissions scandal. John Vandemoer was the first person to be sentenced in the sweeping corruption scandal that exposed the sophisticated network of college admissions ringleader William Rick Singer, who helped… Read More »

Era over for Extreme Sailing Series

By | June 17, 2019

The Extreme Sailing Series was in its twelfth season, with the 2018 circuit including eight events travelling through Middle East, Europe, and the Americas. But interest was waning, and after months of speculation, the era is officially over. OC Sport, the international event organiser and rights holder which owns the Extreme Sailing Series™, has formally… Read More »

Cox Powertrain demonstrate the CXO300 at Seawork

By | June 17, 2019

British diesel outboard manufacturer, Cox Powertrain, chose Seawork as the platform for the first public demonstrations of its long-awaited 300hp diesel outboard, the CXO300. More than 120 people from the commercial workboat sector, including distributors, boat builders and end users took to the water to experience first hand the outstanding performance of one of the… Read More »

UK yards join forces to offer new repair option

By | June 17, 2019

Southampton Marine Services (SMS) and Fairline-owned Hythe Shipyard will share facilities and skills to secure new work. SMS and the Fairline-owned Hythe Shipyard in the UK have linked to offer a package of marine repair, maintenance and refit services for yachts and commercial vessels. Both shipyards, based on or adjacent to Southampton Water, will work… Read More »