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  • APCO presents 2014 Lock Keeper Award

    INLAND WATERWAYS: The Association of Pleasure Craft Operators (APCO) has awarded its Lock Keeper of the Year award for 2014 to Bob Preston of the Kennet & Avon Canal, writes Harry Arnold. 30 Mar 2015 - Boating Business

  • Discovery signs for LYJAPCS

    YACHT SHOW: Discovery Yachts will join a host of global luxury brands at the very first London Yacht, Jet and Prestige Car Show (LYJAPCS), taking place 8 to 10 April 2015 in the heart of London. 30 Mar 2015 - Boating Business

  • Dongfeng breaks mast in VOR

    VOR: Dongfeng Race Team broke its mast early this morning during the Volvo Ocean Race, but fortunately nobody has been injured and there is no immediate danger to the crew. 30 Mar 2015 - Boating Business

  • Chatham sponsors

    SOUTH WEST: Devon sailor Sam Matson has secured sponsorship from Chatham for the 2015 season for his Solitaire du Figaro campaign, writes Katina Read. 30 Mar 2015 - Boating Business

  • Watersports activity on the up

    RESEARCH: The number of UK adults taking part in watersports is on the rise, with new research revealing that 3.5m people participated in one or more of 12 boating activities in 2014. 27 Mar 2015 - Boating Business

  • Powerplus awarded new RYS RIB

    ORDER: Isle of Wight-based Powerplus Marine is to build the new TT Boat Designs 6.1m aluminium RIB for the Royal Yacht Squadron (RYS) after winning the commercial tender. 26 Mar 2015 - Boating Business

  • BMF celebrates inspirational apprentices

    APPRENTICES: British Marine Federation (BMF) and its members celebrated inspirational apprentices within the marine industry during 2015’s National Apprenticeship Week (NAW). 25 Mar 2015 - Boating Business

  • 2015 YDSA London Conference

    CONFERENCE: The 2015 Yacht Designers & Surveyors Association Annual London Conference ran in March with a full day of presentations from leading industry experts to a packed house at the Watermens’ Hall in the City. 25 Mar 2015 - Boating Business

  • Acquisition creates safety supergroup

    SAFETY SUPERGROUP: Safety and Survival Systems International Ltd (3Si) has acquired International Safety Products Ltd (ISP), leading safety manufacturer and supplier. 25 Mar 2015 - Boating Business

  • Dennis London

    OBITUARY: It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dennis London on March 18th at Oakhaven Hospice, Lymington after a brave battle with cancer. 25 Mar 2015 - Boating Business

  • Proposals to change Lough Erne by-laws

    INLAND WATERWAYS: Waterways Ireland (WI) proposes to change the Bye-laws regulating the Lough Erne Navigation, writes Harry Arnold. 25 Mar 2015 - Boating Business

  • Biotex strengthens BIC Sport paddle board

    BIOTEX BOARDS: BIC Sport has turned to the naturally occurring composite Biotex Flax supplied by Composites Evolution for its new ‘Earth SUP’ paddle boards instead of using fibre glass. 24 Mar 2015 - Boating Business

  • Mastervolt keeps VOR electrics running

    VOR: Mastervolt’s technologically advanced systems and rugged components have proven their reliability throughout the Volvo Ocean Race, for which the company is the official electrical supplier. 24 Mar 2015 - Boating Business

  • MMO could reduce licensing

    MMO REVIEW: The first triennial review of the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) generally supports its work and makes allowances for the fact that it is a new body faced with a declining budget, writes Stuart Fisher. 24 Mar 2015 - Boating Business

  • Rye charges

    HARBOUR DUES: The Environment Agency’s charge for Rye Harbour from April 1st for a visit under five hours is £10, writes Stuart Fisher. 24 Mar 2015 - Boating Business

  • Further coastguard undermanning

    COASTGUARDS: Katy Clark (N Ayrshire & Arran, Lab) continues to obtain Parliamentary Written Answers on Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre manning levels, writes Stuart Fisher. 24 Mar 2015 - Boating Business

  • Canal bridges to be automated

    INLAND WATERWAYS: Bridges on the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal are to have remote control technology installed by the Canal & River Trust (CRT), writes Harry Arnold. 24 Mar 2015 - Boating Business

  • Welsh tidal lagoons press ahead

    TIDE POWER: Cross party political support and general public acceptance of tide power means the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project is expected to get approval this summer, writes Stuart Fisher. 23 Mar 2015 - Boating Business

  • Celebration at the NWM Easter Gathering

    INLAND WATERWAYS: A major feature of this year’s Easter Gathering of traditional waterway craft at Ellesmere Port will be a joint celebration, writes Harry Arnold. 23 Mar 2015 - Boating Business

  • LYJAPCS targets HNW individuals

    LYJAPCS: According to the people behind the London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show (LYJAPCS), London has twice as many billionaires and millionaires than any other city on earth. 23 Mar 2015 - Boating Business

  • New crane at Cowes Yacht Haven

    MOBILE CRANE: Cowes Yacht Haven has purchased a new mobile crane that will safely lift boats weighing up to 15 tonnes as part of a £300,000 programme of investment. 23 Mar 2015 - Boating Business

  • Troon becomes Active

    MARINA: Troon Yacht Haven is the sixth marina in Scotland to sign up to the RYA Active Marina programme, and is busy planning events with RYA Scotland for the 2015 season and beyond. 23 Mar 2015 - Boating Business