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70-year anniversary
This year is the 70th anniversary of the Optimist pram, originally launched in August 1947. 01 Sep 2017 - Boating Business
Navigation error
According to a report in SuperyachtNews the 134m Fincantieri built, Serene, has run aground in the Red Sea, 20 nautical miles east of the Egyptian holiday resort, Sharm El Sheikh. 01 Sep 2017 - Boating Business
A boat that doubles as a hot tub
The Dutch have given us many great things and The HotTug is no exception. Designed by Frank de Bruijn, the HotTug is a boat that doubles up as a hot tub and will be coming to London later this summer. 05 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
GB win Red Bull Youth America’s Cup
While Sir Ben Ainslie and his team were unable to bring the Cup home, congratulations must go to the Land Rover BAR Academy that was crowned Red Bull Youth America’s Cup champions in the most dramatic of fashions, on the final day of racing on Bermuda’s Great Sound. 05 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
The world’s first smart street
Is this the world’s first smart street? Bird Street, in London's West End, has been transformed from an underused retail zone offshoot to a street that harnesses the latest technology including electricity and data generating and energy harvesting flooring. 05 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
Downsizing in style
For Western Australian couple Ben and Shamars Williams, downsizing has meant just that after they swapped their four bedroom, two bathroom house for a 24ft boat with around 10m2 of space. 02 Feb 2017 - Boating Business
Record is broken by four days
Congratulations to Francis Joyon and his crew who have completed a record-breaking Jules Verne Trophy. 02 Feb 2017 - Boating Business
More records broken
And congratulations also go to British sailor Alex Thompson who finished the Vendée Globe solo round the world race onboard his boat HUGO BOSS despite breaking his starboard foil a few days in. 02 Feb 2017 - Boating Business
Floating UFOs
UFOs are set become more common with a Kickstarter campaign starting for the latest brainwave to come from Italian automotive and yacht designer Pierpaolo Lazzarini. 22 Dec 2016 - Boating Business
A good buy?
A judge has ruled the USS Sequoia, dubbed America’s most famous boat, can be sold for nothing. 22 Dec 2016 - Boating Business
Forced to retire
French sailor Thomas Ruyant has retired from the Vendee Globe round the world yacht race after hitting what he thinks was a submerged shipping container. 22 Dec 2016 - Boating Business
Phil breaks the record
Congratulations to Phil Sharp who has established a new World Speed Sailing Monohull Record. 15 Dec 2016 - Boating Business
Freedom US30 gets caught on rocks
The racing yacht that Dennis Conner skippered to an America’s Cup victory in 1980 got caught on rocks off the shores of Byram, Connecticut. 02 Dec 2016 - Boating Business
Houseboat owner sought
Authorities in Ireland are trying to find the owner of a houseboat that washed up on the country's coast in mid-November. 02 Dec 2016 - Boating Business
1500km bike ride in aid of BLUE
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco gave cyclists a royal welcome at his palace, as they completed a 1500km bike ride in aid of Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE). 03 Oct 2016 - Boating Business
Human and solar powered car
Victron Energy has helped sponsor the mechatronic faculty of the Technological University of Tijuana, Mexico, donating equipment to power and monitor their solar and human-powered car for the Solar Challenge Chihuahua. 03 Oct 2016 - Boating Business
Saskia's new role
Apparently 470 Rio gold medallist Saskia Clark has joined the Andrew Simpson Foundation as press officer. 03 Oct 2016 - Boating Business
Robotic boat to the rescue
A crowdfunding bid is being launched to build a multi-million pound robot boat to mark the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower out of Plymouth. 03 Oct 2016 - Boating Business