Category Archives: Marine

Southampton’s SMS riding high after completing hat-trick of refits in July

By | August 16, 2018

Southampton-based ship repairer SMS has completed three refits this month on three very different vessels. This has included the refit of the 32m maintenance vessel ‘London Titan’, the 72m aggregate dredge ‘City of Cardiff’ and, as previously reported, the fast ferry Condor Rapide – the latter taking place in Cherbourg. Chris Norman, the managing director… Read More »

Refining the third peak

By | August 16, 2018

The three peaks in the sport of sailing cover the range: best in innovation, best in athletics, and best in adventure. These translate to the America’s Cup, the Olympics, and the… it depends where you are standing. The third peak depends on what is most relevant to you. Forever the Volvo Ocean Race, which was… Read More »

Superyacht Tenders and Toys launches new company; Shipyard Supply Co.

By | August 16, 2018

Increased demand for quality superyacht deck equipment has led the founders of Superyacht Tenders and Toys (SYTT), Josh and Claire Richardson, to launch specialist deck hardware company Shipyard Supply Co (SSCo). The new business will be headed up by Luke Porter, formerly of Oyster Yachts, and will allow each company to focus on its respective… Read More »

Middlewich: I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly(fish)

By | August 16, 2018

What’s white, see-through, and has just moved in to the Middlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal? Jellyfish. The Canal & River Trust has received several reports of the tiny tentacled creatures being present in the water near Bridge 23 off Clive Back Lane. They are believed to be freshwater jellyfish, Craspedacusta sowerbii, a non-native… Read More »

Mobile showrooms bring latest Raymarine technology directly to boaters

By | August 16, 2018

Raymarine, a FLIR Systems brand, is bringing a truly ‘Raymarine Retail Experience’ directly to European boaters this summer via its fleet of state-of-the-art mobile showrooms. The prominently branded mobile display units are being deployed at key European events by the marine electronics specialist to engage directly with the recreational boating community off the water. The… Read More »

The dramatic shipwreck and death-defying rescue which made headline news 70 years ago

By | August 15, 2018

It created intrigue in Nottingham, the home of one of the survivors. Andy Smart follows the story of the SS Langleecrag: Laden with grain, the SS Langleecrag, sailing from Hull to Montreal, eased past the rocky coast of Newfoundland. But bad weather was closing in. Dense fog and heavy rain made conditions difficult, visibility was… Read More »

Legendary female sailor partners with UK charity to support girls’ education projects in East Africa

By | August 15, 2018

Tracy Edwards MBE has announced her support of UK-based charity Fields of Life, which collaborates with local communities in East Africa to provide quality education, clean water, health promotion and other community-based projects. Tracy, who led the first all-female crew on Maiden to sail around the world to a second-place finish in 1990’s World Race, is a… Read More »

Changes to Volvo Penta Executive Group

By | August 15, 2018

Volvo Penta welcomes Peter Granqvist as a new member of the Volvo Penta Executive Group. Peter Granqvist will take up the position of Senior Vice President for Product Development, Planning and Purchasing, replacing Johan Inden (formerly Carlsson). Granqvist is joining Volvo Penta from DENSO Corporation where he currently is the President and Managing Director for… Read More »