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: |

Staff buyout of IBI

In a management buyout by the existing editorial and publishing staff the UK's business to business magazine International Boat Industry has been acquired by Boating Communications Ltd from Time Inc (UK) Ltd. In February Time Inc. decided to close its business-to-business marine division. So, director Nick Hopkinson and three former members of the staff — [...]

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

Stigo electric bike price down

Electric folding bike specialist Stigo has revised their prices for the approaching summer season, taking €200 off the normal retail to make its suggested RRP at €1790 (VAT included). All reseller prices have been corrected correspondingly. Stigo's office comments: "We have seen that Stigo buyers are usually people who don’t buy regular ebikes, cycles or [...]

By |May 9th, 2017|Categories: Go-To News|Tags: |

Joining Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup challenge team

From Falmouth Marine School:    A man from Falmouth has sailed himself into Ben Ainslie’s America Cup team, as they challenge to become the first ever British outfit to lift the prestigious title. Ben Davis secured the position of wing manager for the Land Rover BAR team thanks to his expertise in boat technology and [...]

By |May 5th, 2017|Categories: Go-To News|Tags: |


Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has today (Tuesday, 2nd May 2017) confirmed two new appointments to the Board of Cowes Harbour Commissioners, Nick Elderfield and Ra Hennessy, and the re-appointment of Andrew Cooper as a Commissioner. Following an openly advertised recruitment programme that resulted in 11 strong applications, a short-list of candidates were assessed with the [...]

By |May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Go-To News|Tags: |