The Professional Charter Association (PCA) celebrated 21 years of activity in true traditional style, onboard the classic English motor yacht, Seafin, kindly provided by Warwick Bergin, in the Solent on England’s South Coast.
Europe’s leading manufacturer of marine exhaust systems, Halyard, has undergone the biggest transformation of its corporate identity in the company’s history, with an overall re-brand designed to define and illustrate its strategic sales channels, in all communications.
Susan Bonnar from Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire has been chosen as the lucky winner in the RYA Android App competition, winning herself a Google Nexus 7.
London’s St Katharine Docks has confirmed that it will once again host celebrations to coincide with the Mayor’s Thames Festival 2013. Running from 6th – 15th September 2013, The St Katharine Docks Classic Boat Festival will showcase classic and historic vessels in the central marina, including a rally of Dunkirk Little Ships.
Barton Marine fittings are now fitted as standard on all new Bembridge Swan Class day boats, built in the UK by the Bembridge Swan Boat Company.
Illustrating the company’s continued commitment to offering class-leading marinas and the finest customer experience for berth holders, Europe’s largest marina operator, MDL Marinas has recently completed another three refurbishment projects at its UK marinas. The leading operator has invested over £4m to-date, and has plans to continue to invest in the coming months.
Raymarine’s innovative and award-winning DragonflyTM is the latest high-technology sonar that has to be seen to be believed. Now available internationally through marine retailers and dealers, all boaters want to get their hands on the compact, stand-alone, high clarity colour screen sonar and GPS chartplotter.
The RYA has successfully reached agreement with the British Ports Association (BPA), UK Major Ports Group (UKMPG) and the UK Chamber of Shipping (UKCoS) on a ‘Code of Conduct’ that harbour authorities will be expected to abide by when making Harbour Directions under extended powers provided by the Marine Navigation (No.2) Bill.
Richard Parry is to swap trains for boats as he takes up the role of chief executive of the Canal & River Trust starting this summer.
The Canal & River Trust’s annual national boat check has revealed that 96.1% of boats on the waterways cared for by the charity hold up-to-date licences. It is the second year running that the figure for licence evasion is below 4% and the fourth year in a row that evasion has been below 5%.
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