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Liverpool fans in Jersey with the RIB that carried them across the water to the French mainland
Chaos outside Paris’ Stade de France at the Champions League final is leading this morning’s headlines — and among the fans in the city were a group of resourceful Liverpool supporters who travelled part of the way by speedboat. As…
The IWAI Powerboat Branch RIBs on the River Liffey in Dublin city centre
The 'mystery' to local observers of just who was behind the impressive 15-boat strong RIB raid fleet powering across Dublin Bay last Sunday morning was answered this week on social media when it emerged the boats, ranging from 5 to…
On Monday, May 2 Lough Neagh Rescue was alerted by Belfast Coastguard to reports of an overturned Jetski in Antrim Bay on the Northeast corner of what is the largest freshwater lake in the British Isles and Ireland. Two casualties…
The first image of the Artemis Technologies 100 per cent electric, high-speed foiling prototype. Trials of the workboat vessel ‘Pioneer of Belfast’ have commenced on Belfast Lough
Artemis Technologies, the global leader in green maritime innovation, has just released the first pictures of its 100% electric, high-speed foiling workboat prototype on Belfast Lough. The vessel was designed and built to include the production specification drivetrain, battery and…
TEMO 450 is one of the world's first lightweight and portable electric engines
Viking Marine is delighted to introduce you to the Temo 450 Electric Outboard engine. Eco-friendly, universal and light, the TEMO propulsion system takes care of both boaters and the environment. The Temo 450 is a unique approach to the portable…
The new Zodiac Medline 6.8 in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Earlier this month, MGM Boats took out the brand-new Zodiac Medline 6.8 for a spin on Dublin Bay to put the RIB through its paces. Designed for long days on the water, the Medline 6.8 promises to delight with its…
Mercury is using electrification to make boating more accessible with features such as swappable batteries and enhanced portability
Mercury Marine has announced its Avator™ electric outboard concept, representing Mercury’s next step in marine innovation, advanced technology, and engineering. The electric outboard concept will be on display for the first time during the 2022 Miami International Boat Show in…
Billed as 'the world’s most anticipated electric boat' has completed its maiden flight. The foiling Candela C-8 promises to disrupt the gas-guzzling powerboat industry, thanks to a unique combination of long all-electric range, high speed, and industry-first features.
After 16 months of intense development, the most ordered electric boat ever took off from the cold waters outside the Swedish tech company’s headquarters at Lidingö, Stockholm. After reaching its designed take-off speed of 16 knots, the Candela C-8 prototype…
The Redbay Stormforce 7.4S RIB available now from Leinster Boats
Dublin Bay-based yacht broker Ronan Beirne of Leinster Boats is listing a Redbay Stormforce 7.4S RIB on his current boats for sale brokerage listings. Described by Beirne as 'the perfect family rib', the open sea adventure vessel is available now…
The new Suzuki outboard DF140B for the 2022 season
Suzuki is introducing three new outboard engine models to its range in the form of the DF140B, DF115B and the DF100C. These new outboards are mechanically controlled and replace the out-going DF140A, DF115A and DF100B models. These new additions to…
Artemis Technologies has opened a new facility on Belfast Lough as it prepares to commence testing of its transformative new Artemis eFoiler(R) electric propulsion system. Pictured at the 42,000 sq ft facility in Titanic Quarter’s Channel Commercial Park, from left, Romain Ingouf, Technical Director and David Tyler, Commercial Director
Artemis Technologies has opened a new facility in Belfast as it prepares to commence testing of its transformative new Artemis eFoiler(R) electric propulsion system. The 42,200 sq ft facility in Titanic Quarter’s Channel Commercial Park, will house the company’s manufacturing…
Candela's product lineup with the Candela C-8 DC leisure boat, the C-8 Hardtop and P-30 foiling commuter ferry.
Swedish marine tech firm Candela – known for cracking the code for long-range electric crafts and topping electric boat sales – has announced it’s raised €24M, led by EQT Ventures, with participation from existing investor Chris Anderson, the Curator of…
The 11-metre (36-foot) rigid inflatable boat in which Sergio Davì will attempt the 10,000 mile journey
Captain Sergio Davì, the Italian seafarer who first made headlines when he travelled from Palermo, Italy to New York in 2019 (via Ireland) in his 11-metre (36-foot) rigid inflatable boat (RIB), is ready for his next adventure across three continents,…
The Ultimate Boat Company (UBC) has been shortlisted for the ‘Environmental Initiative’ category of the forthcoming Metstrade Boat Builder Awards as a result of its pioneering use of revolutionary sustainable technology and material in boatbuilding in its new X class boat.
Glasgow-based The Ultimate Boat Company (UBC) has been shortlisted for the ‘Environmental Initiative’ category of the forthcoming Metstrade Boat Builder Awards as a result of its pioneering use of a revolutionary sustainable technology and material in boatbuilding. ExoMarineTM, the marine…
Dr Iain Percy OBE at the River Lagan in Belfast
Artemis Technologies, founded in 2017, is the lead partner in the Belfast Maritime Consortium, a 13-member syndicate working on designing and building zero-emission high-speed ferries in the city through the creation of its unique electric hydrofoiling propulsion system, which is…
Plymouth's Marine e-Charging Living Lab (MeLL), will provide the pivotal infrastructure required to accelerate innovation and growth
Plymouth is set to become the first city in the UK to install a network of shore-side charging facilities for its expanding fleet of electric maritime vessels. Over the past year, the city has become home to the UK's first…

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