Category Archives: Marine

One month to go until Southampton International Boat Show 2019!

By | August 19, 2019

It’s that time of year again and the 51st Southampton International Boat Show is nearly upon us! This year’s Boat Show will be hitting the south coast from the 13th-22nd September 2019 and is set to be Britain’s biggest and best festival of boating. The exciting show will bring together a spectacular showcase of dinghies,… Read More »

More ‘Hands on Deck’ at Actisense as turnover growth continues

By | August 19, 2019

Poole marine electronics company, Actisense, has hired two new engineers after continued international growth Actisense saw a successful year of business in 2018, which has continued in the first half of 2019, with turnover increasing by 30%. This is largely due to their continued international trade with 45 countries and the launch of their innovative Wi-Fi… Read More »

Tokyo 2020: Only norm is the heat

By | August 19, 2019

Published on August 19th, 2019 Enoshima, Japan (August 19, 2019) – As Ready Steady Tokyo – Sailing, the official test event for Tokyo 2020, reaches its mid-way point, it’s fair to say that all 353 athletes here have been put through their paces so far. While the high heat and humidity remain consistent, today produced… Read More »

Moonen Yachts under new ownership

By | August 19, 2019

Following years of uncertainty and trials, Moonen Yachts is now under the ownership of Matthew and Louise Baxter… Dutch superyacht manufacturer Moonen Yachts has announced, following much speculation, that it is under new ownership. The yard has been acquired by an Australian couple, Matthew and Louise Baxter. Originally of Scottish origin, Matthew is a successful… Read More »

Tribute to John Williams

By | August 19, 2019

The boating industry has lost a much respected boatbuilder and innovator. John Williams enjoyed a long and successful career in the marine industry, and the growth and development of today’s UK canal and river system is said to be thanks to the pioneering work of John and his colleagues. Originally trained as a carpenter, John… Read More »

HMRC announces consultation on demise of red diesel for private pleasure craft

By | August 18, 2019

IWA (Inland Waterways Association) is appealing to boaters and boatyard operators to respond to an HMRC consultation following the announcement that private pleasure craft in the UK will be prohibited from using red diesel.  The consultation, about the likely timescales required for implementing the change, follows the statement in the Spring Budget that HMRC would… Read More »

World Sailing launches Olympic Offshore Keelboat event promo

By | August 18, 2019

For the first time in sailing’s Olympic history, a Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat event will be on the programme at the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition. The Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat will join kiteboarding, windsurfing, multihulls, singlehanded and doublehanded dinghies and skiffs, promoting the diversity of the sport. This in turn will support… Read More »

Sailing charity to host fourth gala dinner

By | August 18, 2019

A sailing charity for injured veterans is inviting friends, supporters and well-wishers to join them for its fourth annual Dining in Night on Saturday, 23 November. Turn to Starboard will host the black-tie event at The Falmouth Hotel in Cornwall to help raise funds towards the charity’s work supporting Armed Forces personnel affected by military service. Guests… Read More »

Trinity House RYA Yachtmaster Scholarship™ – one year on

By | August 16, 2019

Last August, Trinity House and the RYA teamed up to launch the Trinity House RYA Yachtmaster™ Scholarship, an exciting new initiative for those working, or aspiring to work, in the small commercial vessel sector.  One year on, the scholarship has seen grants awarded to eight deserving individuals, aiding career progression through opportunities for further training.… Read More »