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Boatbuilder finds Wayfarer he built in 1988

2019-03-13T06:54:21+00:00 March 13th, 2019|Go-To News|

A well-loved Wayfarer in gleaming condition Boatbuilder Peter Newbery-Thornton was surprised to find a wooden Wayfarer he had built as an apprentice, at the RYA Dinghy Show on Saturday March 9. The classic wooden Porter Bros Wayfarer no. 8888, in gleaming as-new condition, was in the public entrance hall when Peter, who runs [...]

The Yacht Harbour Association’s Marina of the Year Awards

2019-02-28T13:14:06+00:00 February 28th, 2019|Go-To News|

   TYHA awards world’s best marinas for 2018/19 Today (28 February 2019) The Yacht Harbour Association (THYA) announced the winners of its prestigious Marina of the Year Awards. Now in its 6th year, the Awards recognise the best of over 160 Gold Anchor accredited marinas from round the world. The winning marinas are voted for [...]

Gill’s been tangoed

2019-02-18T12:39:36+00:00 February 18th, 2019|Go-To News, Kit|

From Press release:   Gill Marine have launched their latest collection with a burst of tango inspiration Engineered for Protection: Gill’s RACE, PERFORMANCE and ACTIVE lines celebrate the brand’s heritage and expertise in crafting innovative technical marine clothing and accessories. The large collection is spearheaded by the brands’ iconic £550 Race Ocean Jacket designed to [...]

Polly Agatha’s new master

2019-02-14T15:08:26+00:00 February 14th, 2019|Go-To News, Life Afloat|

It’s an exciting time to announce that the 45ft LOA Bristol Pilot Cutter, Polly Agatha, has passed into new hands with a new Master at the helm, writes Kim Hartley skipper and owner of the replica pilot cutter since her launch in 2007. Mark Boardman has now bought her and she will be based out [...]

Marine 16’s Zero Plastic Pollution Cleaning Range

2019-02-14T11:15:00+00:00 February 14th, 2019|Go-To News|

British company, Marine 16, have produced a range of biodegradable cleaners made in the UK that achieve Zero harm to the marine environment and produce Zero plastic pollution with a simple Refill – Reuse – Recycle concept. The Zero range consists of 3 biodegradable products in compliance with MARPOL ANNEX 5 1.7.5 ‘not harmful to the marine environment’ that will cover over 95% of cleaning requirements. The [...]

Fancy learning to paint boats and coasts

2019-02-13T09:56:24+00:00 February 12th, 2019|Go-To News|

ART COURSES IN SUFFOLK  If you fancy learning to sketch boats and coastal scenes, check out Claudia's painting workshops: www.claudiamyatt.co.uk/tuition. Don't worry if you don't think you have any talent - Claudia will show you that sketching and painting is a skill you learn rather than one you're born with. Studio Classes start on Monday [...]

Solent Galleys refurbished

2019-02-12T16:44:51+00:00 February 12th, 2019|Go-To News, Maintenance|

Haines Boatyard at Itchenor is known for its wooden keelboat and GRP dinghy repair and boatyard services. Recently however the company has been undertaking some more unusual work  in  renovating and maintaining wooden and GRP rowing boats. HB's in-house shipwrights have been engaged in the renovation of a Solent Galley. Originally built for racing in [...]

New Imray charts from Stentec

2019-02-11T13:57:27+00:00 February 11th, 2019|Go-To News|

The new editions of the DKW Imray charts are available for purchase in our online store as of today. Ideal for your voyages along the robust Atlantic coast, the culturally rich Mediterranean sea coasts or the Caribic paradise islands. When purchased, you automatically gain the right to all updates to the chart set during 2019. [...]