• Colin Watts has spent 20 years as a TYHA director

    TYHA appoints new chairman


    The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) in the UK has named Colin Watts as its new chairman. Watts takes over from Simon Haigh of Quay Marinas. His appointment coincides with his 20th year as a THYA director.

  • The Sunseeker 161 Yacht is due for launch in 2021

    Sunseeker 161 Yacht to launch in 2021


    The first hull in the Sunseeker 161 Yacht series, built in collaboration with ICON Yachts of the Netherlands, is taking shape and due for launch in 2021. Built at ICON’s Harlingen shipyard, the new flagship vessel will be Sunseeker’s first aluminium-hulled yacht in the all-important 50m sector.

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    British Marine launches new strategic plan


    Following the appointment last year of Lesley Robinson as CEO of British Marine , the UK’s recreational trade body, a new strategic plan has been developed to take the organisation into the future. The plans have been discussed at a series of roadshows held in different areas of the country. ...

  • Actisense wins big at this year's Business Excellence Awards

    Actisense picks up Business Excellence Award


    Actisense, the UK-based marine electronics firm, has been named Best Import/Export Company at this year’s Business Excellence Awards held at the Telford International Centre last month.

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    Borrow A Boat named headline sponsor of Southampton show


    UK industry association British Marine has signed a title sponsorship agreement with member Borrow A Boat for the 2019 Southampton International Boat Show. The forthcoming edition of the event, which runs from September 13-22, will be promoted as the Southampton International Boat Show, powered by Borrow A Boat, with a ...

  • An aerial shot of the new Oceansgate development in Plymouth

    Oceansgate development secures Phase 2 funding


    The second phase of the UK’s Oceansgate development in Plymouth – a multimillion transformation of the South Yard part of the Devonport Naval Dockyard – has been given the go-ahead after securing funding and planning permission.

  • Antony Sheriff, executive chairman at Princess

    Princess makes Sunday Times list of fastest-growing UK firms


    For the second time in a row, Princess Yachts has been listed in one of the regular annual business performance surveys carried out by UK newspaper The Sunday Times .

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    Brexit brings growth to UK boating tourism


    A new study reveals that boating tourism contributed over £6 billion to the UK economy in 2018

  • London's St Katharine Docks

    2019 London Yacht Show cancelled


    The organisers of the 2019 London Yacht Show, due to be held from May 8-12 at St Katharine Docks in the heart of London, have postponed this year’s event until 2020. According to a statement, the move will “ensure the delivery of a high-quality onwater show, with the scale and ...

  • Tony Lewis, Suzuki Marine's UK area sales manager

    Suzuki GB expands sales team


    Suzuki Marine in the UK has appointed Tony Lewis as its new area sales manager for the country’s southern region.