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Landau's Beaulieu Boat Jumble offer
Friday, 24 April 2015 00:00

Beaulieu_SBS_offerAre you going to the Beaulieu Boat Jumble on Sonday? Your chance to claim free Southampton Boat Show tickets when you spend £50 or more at the Landau Stand at the Beaulieu Boat Jumble on 26 April.

Stand: BW30 to BW31

Find your Sealegs
Thursday, 23 April 2015 00:00

SALTERNSSalterns Brokerage, dealer for Sealegs Amphibious RIBs, are exhibiting at two upcoming boat shows – the Barclays Jersey Boat Show on 2 – 4 May and the All Wales Boat Show to be held in Pwllheli on 8 - 10 May.

On show at the Jersey Boat Show will be a Sealegs 7.1m in black with full SLI Specification, Evinrude 150hp. This Sealegs comprises an SLI bundle which includes power steering, extended run time (30 mins on land), diff lock and all-wheel drive. At the All Wales Boat Show will be the Sealegs 7.7 (Wide Console) in Black with the full SLI specification, Evinrude 200hp.

‘Massey Shaw’ joins 75th Anniversary of Operation Dynamo
Thursday, 23 April 2015 00:00

Massey-Shaw_EducationOn 21 May the former London fireboat and Dunkirk Little Shi, ‘Massey Shaw’ joins over 60 fellow Dunkirk Little Ships as they leave Ramsgate for Dunkirk to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Operation Dynamo.

The 8 - 10 hour journey will honour the memory of the bravery of the volunteer crew who made the perilous journey to fight fires off the French Coast. The Massey Shaw was the only fireboat to attend and made three separate trips across the Channel to Dunkirk over a period of several days. During this time she ferried over 500 troops from the beaches to the safety of larger troop ships anchored in the Channel.

Although the vessel has a plaque that displays the eighteen crew members, links with the majority of the men’s descendants have been lost. The boat’s owners, the Massey Shaw Education Trust, now wish to use this commemoration to find their descendants and honour their involvement.

David Rogers Honorary Company Secretary and Director of the Trust has been closely involved in the recently completed six year restoration and is leading on the plans for the 75th Anniversary voyage and is appealing for information on the crew. "Coincidentally 2015 marks the 80th anniversary of Massey’s build in 1935 so the trip will be a double celebration. We would love to hear from anyone who knows of any descendants of the 18 crew who bravely journeyed to save others."

Fish & Ships Festival
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 12:39

DS-at-FS15Dean & Reddyhoff's second Fish & Ships Festival had a great turnout, fantastic weather and oodles of family fun by the water.

The Food and Boat Show celebrates the very best of Dorset in, on and above the sea in the beautiful setting of Portland Marina.

Marine related businesses at Osprey Quay opened their doors to show visitors their wares.

Attractions included live music both days, a selection of new and used boats for sale and the opportunity to get out on the water with Portland GIG Rowing Club, OTC’s have a go at paddle boarding and the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation's intro to dinghy sailing.

Major dredging project completed at Cowes Yacht Haven
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 09:05
cowesA major dredging project that cleared 15,000m3 of silt has secured Cowes Yacht Haven's ability to cater for small superyachts and large boats in its marina over the coming years.

Substantial investment was made in the dredge, which finished on April 9 and was carried out by Jenkins Marine.

Now that the dredging is complete the marina, home to international sailing events including Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, has safeguarded its ability to accommodate large boats for the next three years. It has maintained a depth of up to 7.5m during high tides and a minimum of 3.5m even in low spring tides.

Managing director, Jon Pridham, said: “We are one of the only marinas on the Isle of Wight that can cater for such large boats and it’s important for us to maintain the right environment for them. This dredge has allowed us to do just that and continue to provide the very best destination for the 130,000 seafarers who visit us each year.”

Gipsy Moth IV tours UK for summer
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 00:00

Gipsy_Moth-2Historic yacht Gipsy Moth IV, in which Sir Francis Chichester circumnavigated the globe in 1967, has announced its 2015 summer programme intended to promote charitable activities, make the iconic vessel available to young people and the public, and raise funds for its upkeep.

Gipsy Moth IV’s summer tour will include visits to Gosport, Weymouth, the Channel Islands, France, Isle of Wight and London, and she will be taking part in Panerai Classic Week, Cowes Week, America's Cup and Weymouth Waterfest, among many others. Passage making opportunities will be available between all ports of call and the Gipsy Moth Trust will be making the yacht available for private and corporate bookings to support its upkeep, as well as public viewings and free youth involvement.