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23 Oct 2017
Helly Hansen acquires Musto

Helly Hansen, a leading technical outdoor brand, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Musto, the British specialist sailing and country apparel brand, from Phoenix Equity Partners and other shareholders.

With this transaction, Helly Hansen will become a global leader in professional sailing apparel, complementing its existing leadership position in professional skiing apparel and enhancing its presence in the UK outdoor market.

Musto is the...

10 Oct 2017
New dates for Seawork 2018

Mercator Media Ltd, the producer of Seawork International - Europe’s largest commercial marine and workboat exhibition, announces new dates for Seawork 2018. 

The 21st anniversary edition of Seawork International will be held from 3-5 July 2018 in Mayflower Park, Southampton UK.  

Seawork International is regarded as the industry’s one-stop-shop, providing buyers, legislators and influencers with direct access to the commercial marine and workboat market, its equipment and...

07 Oct 2017
Current future confidence from UK superyacht companies buoyed by Government visit

The success of the UK superyacht industry was high on Government’s agenda last week as British Marine and its association Superyacht UK hosted a significant visit by International Trade Minister, Mark Garnier to UK companies showcasing at the Monaco Yacht Show.

The UK’s superyacht industry, which employs 4,244 FTE, posted its fifth consecutive year of growth and the highest ever revenue at £615m. Contributing £450m to the UK economy last year, exports grew in the sector at their...

31 Aug 2017
VesselVanguard Partners with Award-Winning Yacht Builder

VesselVanguard, the leading maintenance management solution for boat owners and manufacturers, announced today a relationship with Xquisite Yachts to provide a multi-year subscription to its award-winning maintenance management solution to every new owner.

All Xquisite Yachts catamarans now include 5-years of VesselVanguard service, providing owners notifications of, and at-a-glance status for, required maintenance, as well as establishing a protocol for Xquisite’s technical...

24 Jun 2017

Former crowned Superyacht UK Young Designer, Dastinas Steponenas, has unveiled an eye-catching superyacht called ECTHETA designed in honour of new Sky Atlantic series, ‘Riviera’. The winner of the 2016 edition of the prestigious design competition was hand-picked to design an exclusive yacht befitting of the new smash hit drama starring Julia Stiles (Bourne Series), Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones) and Phil Davis (Poldark). Approached by Sky Atlantic, British Marine, through its association...

13 Jun 2017
Seawork International 2017 at Mayflower Park, Southampton

Europe’s leading commercial marine and workboat exhibition, Seawork International, has opened its doors today, at Mayflower Park in Southampton, UK and will welcome attendees from across the globe until Thursday.

Since its inception, Seawork International has been a sell-out success and this year is no exception. It is home to over 10,000 products, equipment and services, together with a range of vessels, plus on-water and onshore demonstrations. It is expected to host around 7,500...

05 Jun 2017

After a seven-year search, E.P. Barrus Ltd has found a new site enabling the company to consolidate its operations under one roof and remain in Bicester.

The company will be relocating to a 16-acre site which forms part of commercial space allocated on the edge of the unique Graven Hill Development to the south of Bicester, formerly owned by the MoD.

Barrus markets and distributes an enviable line-up of marine brands including Mariner, Mercury, Yanmar, John Deere and...

15 May 2017
Dr. Jason Smithwick to become Director of Rating for IRC

The Lymington (UK) based Rating Office, headquarters of the world's most popular rating system IRC, is to be managed by Dr Jason Smithwick. Following on from academia, roles in the research industry and sailing's international federation Smithwick will take up his post at the head of a team of four full-time staff and several external consultants on 3rd July this year.

Established in 1974 the Rating Office has been coordinating the measurement of sailing boats and the issuing of...

30 Jan 2017
Karl Gilding, Business Development Director, and Russell Currie, Managing Director

British luxury boat manufacturer, Fairline Yachts, is today celebrating one year since the all-new management team took over the boatyard.


Under the leadership of a highly experienced marine industry management team, the company has employed 227 people, launched two new models (the...

02 Nov 2016
Command and Control course puts superyacht captains to the test

Navigation and ship handling are skills that come naturally to experienced Superyacht captains but what about the threat of terrorism, tension between crew members, violence on board or a distress call from migrants?

How would they react under pressure? What training do they need to help them expect the unexpected?

These scenarios and more are part of a three day Command And Control course developed by West Nautical to give super yacht captains an...

30 Oct 2016

British luxury motor yacht manufacturer, Fairline Yachts, announces the appointment of a new dealer covering Malta, Trader Marine, which will operate as Fairline Malta.

Trader Marine is well-established in the Maltese market, having been trading for over 25 years. Run by Eddie Woods, a name synonymous with yachting in the region, Trader Marine offers a comprehensive range of yacht services, including marine consultancy, yacht brokerage, after-sales services, yacht chartering and...

28 Oct 2016
Digital Yacht launch new products at METS - Hall 1:434

Digital Yacht will be exhibiting at METS, Hall 1:434 with some exciting and innovative new product introductions for 2017.  We've new concepts and technologies in AIS, a new line in instrumentation and a sophisticated range of...