All UK articles – Page 14

  • Oyster Yachts Allie Smith

    Oyster hires new head of group events


    The UK’s Oyster Yachts has named Allie Smith as its new head of group events. Her role will include developing and managing Oyster’s international rallies and events, including the next Oyster World Rally which will start from Antigua in January 2022 and all Oyster regattas worldwide.

  • BREVA 35 Property of a Lady on Lake Como

    Comitti secures dealership for UK and Caribbean


    Comitti, the long-established Italian builder of wood and composite powerboats located on Lake Como, has appointed Comitti Boats UK Ltd as its dealer for the UK and Caribbean. Comitti UK is owned by Dr Karen Dickens and managed by James Hart and is located in Lymington.

  • SmartPlug shore power connector

    SmartPlug Systems expands UK distribution


    US-based shore power specialist SmartPlug Systems has expanded its distribution in the UK with the appointment of Energy Solutions. Based in Seattle, Washington, SmartPlug makes stainless steel and non-metallic shore power inlets and connectors for both the North American and international markets.

  • Trafalgar Group M  Jonny Boys with Nick Edgington, SMG sales manager, at the Trafalgar Wharf site

    UK marine electronics distributor expands


    UK-based marine electronics distributor SMG has opened a new sales office at Trafalgar Wharf in Portsmouth. The new office provides local sales support and demonstration facilities for SMG’s south coast trade customers, including training, product launches and sales promotions.

  • WhipsperPower UK Technical Director Chris Autey

    WhisperPower sets up UK distribution and service centre


    Dutch power and propulsion specialist WhisperPower BV today announced that it has set up its own UK sales and service centre in South Yorkshire using staff from a previous distributor.

  • Ross Wilkinson, CEO WesCom Defence

    New WesCom CEO


    WesCom Signal and Rescue, a UK supplier of marine distress signals, has named Ross Wilkinson as its new CEO.

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    New technology helps shape MCA’s future SAR operations

    2020-09-23T11:41:00Z IBI , by David Robinson

    UK’s Maritime & Coastguard Agency looks into use of remotely piloted aircraft technology as a driver for the next generation of search and rescue

  • Barrus logo

    Barrus strengthens Marine Equipment Division


    UK distributor makes raft of new appointments following rapid growth

  • Cooney extension

    Cooney Marine announces biggest expansion in firm’s history


    UK marine equipment manufacturer Cooney Marine has announced the largest expansion in the firm’s history, with the addition of a new 9,000sq ft state-of-the-art production facility and a high-tech design and technology centre at its Kettering site.

  • Red Ensign Training logo

    UK maritime training business fighting to survive

    2020-09-18T11:09:00Z IBI , by David Robinson

    Red Ensign Training hit hard by Covid-19 and impact on marine industry

  • Sunseeker Shipyard

    Sunseeker invests capital to accelerate growth

    2020-09-17T16:21:00Z IBI

    Sunseeker has been back to full production since June The UK’s Sunseeker International, together with backing from its Chinese majority shareholder Dalian Wanda, is investing additional working capital with immediate effect in order to accelerate future growth plans. The brand is investing over £38m in new product ...

  • Princess apprentices

    Princess Yachts takes on record number of apprentices


    The UK’s Princess Yachts is taking on a record number of 66 new apprentices this September after conducting 224 Zoom interviews for the positions over the lockdown period.

  • Portsmouth

    Yacht Racing Forum 2020 postponed


    The Covid-19 pandemic has caused the postponement of another key marine leisure sector event in the UK. The Yacht Racing Forum 2020 (YRF), which was due to have been held in Portsmouth on November 23-24, has been postponed until 2021 but it will still take place in Portsmouth. This follows ...

  • Boats 2020 Southampton

    BOATS2020 appeal to Secretaries of State rejected


    Southampton City Council cancelled this year’s event on the eve of the show

  • Otium Cards 2

    MDL Marinas launches new points-based loyalty programme


    The UK’s MDL Marinas is launching a new points-based loyalty programme, Otium, to give customers a more personalised experience when accessing services provided by the marina group.

  • Boats 2020 Southampton

    British Marine responds to BOATS2020 cancellation


    Following last week’s decision by Southampton City Council to cancel Boats2020 on the eve of the event, show organiser British Marine has issued a statement to say that it is seeking further clarification with regard to the reasons for the late notice of decision.

  • Brexit flag

    UK to accept CE-certified products until end of 2021


    IMCI, the Brussels-based International Marine Certification Institute, today issued a statement to say that all products that are certified under the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) by IMCI will be able to be placed on the UK market with the CE mark until 1 January 2022.

  • Sanlorenzo range

    Sanlorenzo strengthens UK sales network


    Italian superyacht-builder Sanlorenzo has teamed up with its UK partner, the Ancasta Group, to establish Sanlorenzo UK. With an order book of €613m, Sanlorenzo says the announcement reflects the importance of the UK market and its positive view of the years ahead.

  • David Thomas B&W

    Lumishore expands R&D team


    Lumishore, the UK-based LED lighting specialist, has expanded its R&D team with the appointment of David Thomas as mechanical engineering director.

  • Ancasta

    Ancasta releases latest accounts covering ‘challenging year’

    2020-09-08T11:33:00Z IBI , by Neil Eaves

    Ancasta, one of the UK’s largest boat retail operations, opened its commentary on the company’s latest annual accounts for the year ended August 2019 by citing ”Brexit and the associated effects including weak sterling” as a cause for increased pressure on both new boat volume and margins. This, in tandem ...