Glandore festival and Peggy Bawn

See more from Don at our events page DON STREET'S STORIES OF CLASSIC BOATS PEGGY BAWN Fifty years ago, on the morning of Friday the 13 of May 1966, I arrived in Ireland. That afternoon I pushed an engagement ring on Trich Boucher's finger. She did not throw it on the floor and we are [...]

By |July 14th, 2017|Categories: Go-To News|Tags: , , |

Murray Peterson Cutter

KATY’s design is based on SUSAN, a successful 28’ schooner Murray Peterson designed for himself and his family. Murry’s son Bill Peterson lengthened the design by 2’ and changed the rig to a topsail cutter. KATY was built in 2004 by Ned Crosby and his esteemed crew at E.M. Crosby Boatworks on Cape Cod. Construction [...]

By |July 10th, 2017|Categories: Go-To News|Tags: |

American Boatbuilding students join Bristol Boatyard

Rolts Boatyard, home of the Bristol Classic Boat Company, have taken on two students of the International Yacht Restoration School in Rhode Island as apprentices Patrick Killion on the left from New York City and Dylan Sofio from Los Angeles on the right are helping Mark Rolt and his team to replace various bits on [...]

By |July 10th, 2017|Categories: Go-To News|Tags: , |

Winter berthing at Bembridge

From Bembridge Harbour: Duver Pontoon Winter Berthing - only £375 to £525!! 1st October 2017 -31st March 2018 It’s never too early to plan ahead! We are pleased to hold our 2016 price of £375 for boats up to 8m. Boats 8 - 12m will be £425 / 12 - 16m £475 / 16 - [...]

By |July 10th, 2017|Categories: Go-To News|Tags: |

Queen Mary 2 to race modern trimarans across Atlantic

On Sunday 25th June, the 345 metre Cunard flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2 will race some of the world’s fastest multihull yachts from France to America. To celebrate the centenary of the American landing - supported by the Mission du Centenaire under the patronage of Jean Yves le Drian – the Queen Mary 2 [...]

By |June 21st, 2017|Categories: Go-To News|

Discovery acquire Southerly

From British Marine:   Discovery Yachts Group, has announced the acquisition of the Southerly range of swing keel sailing yachts. The investment is seen as a logical move for the MBO team at the Discovery Group, who are aiming to become one of the UK’s leading sailboat builders with a versatile range of quality cruising yachts [...]

By |June 15th, 2017|Categories: Go-To News|Tags: |

Beds on Board becomes the world’s leading provider of boat accommodation.

From Press release:  Beds on Board    A strategic acquisition by UK-based Beds on Board has secured its position as the world's leading provider of boat accommodation. The sharing economy platform, established in 2015 on the Airbnb model, has acquired French competitor Boatyng to accelerate the brand’s global growth by adding thousands of new beds to [...]

By |May 31st, 2017|Categories: Go-To News|Tags: |

Henri Lloyd to sponsor Charles Stanley Direct Cowes Classics Week

From Henri Lloyd PR:   Premium British marine and lifestyle clothing brand, Henri Lloyd, are delighted to announce their partnership with the Charles Stanley Direct Cowes Classics Week. Henri Lloyd will join the family of day sponsors and also become the Official Technical Clothing Partner to this prestigious event. As part of the sponsorship, Henri Lloyd [...]

By |May 20th, 2017|Categories: Go-To News|Tags: |

Have your boat’s instrument data on your phone or tablet

New NMEA0183 to Wi-Fi Gateway Device launching on Kickstarter A NMEA0183 to Wi-Fi gateway device allows a boat's instrument data to be transmitted over Wi-Fi, for use by apps on phones and tablets, or software on PCs. This enables apps to use all of the boat's instrument data, rather than just the GPS built into [...]

By |May 20th, 2017|Categories: Go-To News|Tags: |

Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual

Repair and Improve Your Boat's Essential Systems - for the novice and experienced boat owner - this book takes you both minor and major repairs of electrical systems, engines, electronics, steering systems, generators, pumps, cookers, spars and rigging. Nigel Calder's manual was first published in 1990 and was hailed as the first truly DIY manual [...]

By |May 14th, 2017|Categories: Go-To News|Tags: |