WesCom Signal and Rescue showcases its commitment to safety training at Nor-Shipping 2019

By | May 22, 2019

4 – 7 June 2019 | Oslo | Stand C01-05 Global supplier of marine distress signals, WesCom Signal and Rescue confirms it will be exhibiting this year at Nor-Shipping, the bi-annual event which attracts key decision makers in maritime industries from across the world. In support of its many distributors and partners around the world,… Read More »

“Barnacles: When I first saw them on the bottom before reaching Hobart, I knew my race was over.” Tapio Lehtinen

By | May 22, 2019

Dateline: 20/05/2019, Les Sables d’Olonne, France Barnacle growth was the root cause of Finnish skipper Tapio Lehtinen’s slow solo circumnavigation but the 110 day difference between his and Race winner Jean-Luc Van Den Heede’s time was definitely enjoyable. “I have certainly got my money’s worth from the entry fee.” Tapio had joked with Race organiser… Read More »

BBC’S Blue Planet research vessel secures new sustainable partner

By | May 21, 2019

The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust is delighted to announce Marlow Ropes as its latest corporate supporter and sustainable partner. The British high performance rope-maker has donated ropes and rigging gear for the pioneering cetacean research vessel, Silurian – operated by the Trust.  The Silurian, as recently featured in BBC’s Blue Planet Live, travels thousands… Read More »

SMS Group brings a new shipyard to its customer base in the Solent

By | May 21, 2019

The SMS Group, one of the country’s leading ship repairers and marine engineering services providers, has partnered with the Hythe Shipyard to provide a dedicated shipyard solution to customers within the Solent and Southampton Water. SMS has an enviable reputation as specialists in ship repair, marine engineering and major fabrication projects in the Commercial Marine,… Read More »

Volvo Penta collaborates with Fountaine-Pajot on electromobility venture

By | May 21, 2019

With the intention of creating greater onboard convenience and a more natural sailing environment, Fountaine-Pajot will assist in the installation, trials and demonstration of Volvo Penta’s pioneering electromobility technology. Volvo Penta has announced that it is to collaborate with leading French boat builder Fountaine-Pajot as it prepares to demonstrate its latest prototype electromobility technology. The… Read More »

Tapio Lehtinen takes 5th place

By | May 20, 2019

Tapio Lehtinen, the 5th and final placed Finnish skipper competing in the Golden Globe Race crossed the finish line at 20:21 hours today accompanied by Bernard Moitessier’s famous yacht Joshua and a flottila of excited wellwishers, including French race winner Jean-Luc Van Den Heede. Sailing his Gaia 36 Asteria with spinnaker set in glorious weather,… Read More »