• SBS BAB 2019 Logo

    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 .

  • UK inland boating

    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.

  • Dave Jeffrys joined the SSCo team at the start of March

    Shipyard Supply Co reports strong performance in first six months of trading


    Shipyard Supply Co (SSCo), the UK-based deck hardware specialist that formed last year, has reported strong performance in its first six months of trading.

  • Laser

    Laser class association claims builder breached terms


    A dispute has broken out in the world of sailing after one of the sport’s governing bodies accused the UK’s largest dinghy-maker of breaking strict boatbuilding rules. According to a story in the London Times newspaper, the US-based International Laser Class Association (ILCA) is seeking a new boatbuilder after ...

  • The UK's Appledore Shipyard in Plymouth is an historic site of significant importance to the wider region

    UK shipyard up for sale


    Following the announcement last November that Babcock, operator of the UK’s Devonport naval dockyard in Plymouth, was going to close its Appledore Shipyard in North Devon, the facility has now been put on the market.

  • RWO High Load Eye

    RWO names UK distributor


    UK deck hardware manufacturer RWO has chosen Marathon Leisure to distribute its complete product line in the UK and Ireland.