New website supports larger pictures, virtual boat viewings, and greater information
Essex Boatyards Ltd is proud to announce the launch of its new website at www.essexboatyards.com. Giving an even clearer view of the boats for sale than ever before, customers now have access to a greatly improved image library for each boat in addition to the option to request tailored videos.
One of the first to use photos online to display boats for sale, Essex Boatyards has continued to perfect the website over the years, using the latest tools to deliver information quickly, efficiently and clearly. A sophisticated management tool provides the power to display the boats whilst making Essexboatyards.com much faster than the previous website.
Concerns about each of the four proposed Solent MCZs
Solent boaters met with the Environment Minister Richard Benyon MP, this week (Monday 25 March) to discuss the potential impact of Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) around the Isle of Wight.
Richard Benyon MP, Minister in the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), visited the Isle of Wight today (Monday 25 March) to hear the concerns of Islanders and others about the potential introduction of MCZs and their effect on the Isle of Wight.
John Pockett, a member of the Calshot Sailing Club, together with local harbourmasters and fishermen met with Benyon prior to the public meeting.
Marina becomes home to Poole RNLI Repair and Maintenance operation
MDL’s Cobb’s Quay Marina has become the home of Poole RNLI’s repair and maintenance operation as the charity begins work on its new state-of-the-art All Weather Lifeboat Centre.
Located just across the water from the RNLI headquarters, the marina will play host to several lifeboats and the RNLI’s repair and maintenance team who will continue their work, uninterrupted, while the development gets underway.
Peter Hogsden, Marina Manager at Cobb’s Quay, said: “We are delighted to welcome the RNLI to Cobb’s Quay.
Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as exclusive GBR sail number goes up for auction on Valentine's Day!
The RORC Rating Office is offering sail number GBR 1000 R for sale by auction, and will donate 50% of the sale proceeds to Toe in the Water, the charity that offers competitive sailing opportunities to injured servicemen and women.
This could make the most unusual and unique of Valentine's Day gifts! The closed auction commences on February 14th and runs until noon on February 28th and is only open to British owners.
The Rating Office, the technical arm of the Royal Ocean Racing Club based in Lymington, Hampshire, issues sail numbers in the 'R' series to British racing boat owners. RORC sail numbers have long been revered amongst the sailing fraternity since the RORC was formed in 1925.
Keeping electrics in top condition after winter lay-up
Mastervolt, the leading Dutch-based specialist of electrical systems, has circulated a series of simple tips to allow yachtsmen and motorboaters to keep their electrics in top condition after the long winter lay-up.
Some yachtsmen find the start of the season frustrated by flat batteries, short circuits, and faulty connections, especially after a cold, damp winter, but Mastervolt’s advice seeks to minimize the disruption.
Listed below are some of the most common malfunctions electrical engineers are called to deal with, and simple ways around them.