DAME 2019 charities announced

By | June 13, 2019

Every year, the organisers of the METSTRADE Show donate the combined registration fees for the DAME Design Award to selected charities as a way of giving back to society. After a tied vote between the members of the Exhibition Committee, there will be two good causes in 2019: Sailing4handicaps and the Little Optimist Trust. The… Read More »

Portsmouth Guildhall plays host to industry leading Maritime Conferences

By | June 13, 2019

Portsmouth Guildhall is quickly establishing itself as the UK’s leading venue for maritime conferencing, with three key events in the industry recently hosted. In February, The Society of Maritime Industries held their annual conference focussing on the implementation of a national shipbuilding strategy with speakers from the highest echelons of the industry and government at… Read More »

One month to go until Panerai British Classic Week 2019

By | June 13, 2019

Organised by the British Classic Yacht Club and sponsored by luxury watchmaker Panerai, the UK’s premier classic yacht regatta will take place in Cowes from 13th to 20th July 2019. There is now one month to go until the start of the 2019 Panerai British Classic Week regatta in Cowes.  Organiser British Classic Yacht Club is calling… Read More »

Dee Caffari reveals her man overboard ordeal in bid to raise awareness of safety at sea for fellow sailors

By | June 12, 2019

As a committed advocate for safety at sea, record-breaking yachtswoman Dee Caffari MBE has revealed details of her own shocking first-hand experience of falling overboard during a recent offshore race, with the hope that her story will highlight the lessons learned for the benefit of other sailors. Dee, who has sailed around the world six… Read More »

Poole Harbour Boat Show draws record crowds

By | June 12, 2019

The 5th annual Poole Harbour Boat Show (PHBS), in association with Sunseeker, which took place from 7th– 9th June, welcomed a record number of visitors from across the south and beyond. Event organisers are delighted with the continued success and growth of the event and reported thousands heading to the quayside and marina to enjoy the vast… Read More »

Brave TheYachtMarket.com duo complete 100-metre charity abseil

By | June 12, 2019

Co-founders of TheYachtMarket.com, Richard W. Roberts and Simon White, have together raised almost £700 for Wetwheels, a charity dedicated to supporting disabled and disadvantaged people, by abseiling down 100-metres of the Emirates Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth. Wetwheels is a charity based in the south of the UK that provides opportunities and builds disabled people’s confidence… Read More »

SMS Group expands into Shoreham Port

By | June 12, 2019

The SMS Group, one of the country’s leading ship repairers and marine engineering services providers, has partnered with the Shoreham Port Authority to provide dedicated alongside ship repair wharfage, and to increase awareness of its Adur dry dock facility. The agreement was signed at the Seawork International maritime conference and exhibition in Southampton yesterday (June… Read More »

Cox Powertrain wins Seawork innovation award

By | June 12, 2019

Cox Powertrain, the British diesel innovator behind the world’s first 300hp diesel outboard, has been announced as the winner of the Marine Power and Propulsion category at the annual Seawork International Innovation Awards for its game-changing engine, the CXO300. The awards, sponsored by A-Plan Insurance, celebrate the outstanding individuals and innovative companies that comprise this… Read More »

Remembering Lowell North

By | June 12, 2019

Lowell North, founder of North Sails, has passed away. Nicknamed “The Pope” by his peers, Lowell began his sailmaking career at the age of 14 when his father purchased a Star with cotton sails. The father and son team came in last in every race, motivating the young Lowell to recut the mainsail. The rest,… Read More »