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10 young people from schools in Oxfordshire have been selected to attend the five-week Powerboat Workshop course at Williams Jet tenders
Oxfordshire-based Williams Performance Tenders in the UK is has announced it will once again be giving local students the chance to take part in its innovative training scheme. Now in its fourth year, the course offers young people a fantastic…
Running at speeds in excess of over 160 kilometres per hour, England’s ‘Vector Martini’ drew quite a crowd of excited spectators to the Cobh seafront
Cork Harbour got a tast of the next June’s Venture Cup - the world’s longest, toughest and most prestigious powerboat race when two of the entries took a spin around the second largest natural harbour in the world. As Afloat.ie…
 The Aluminium ALLBLACK SL44 will be testing in Cork Harbour
Irish entry into June's Venture Cup offshore powerboat race, 'Hibernia Racing', will be launched and tested in Cork Harbour tomorrow. The Aluminium ALLBLACK SL44 will be testing alongside Vector Martini in the harbour from 1200–1600. The crew for the 700–mile race…
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Dublin City’s Custom Quay was the host on Thursday for guests and celebrities as they gathered to launch the Venture World Cup powerboating event in Ireland.Having won the right to host the world’s most exciting festival of powerboat racing, which…
The Dublin launch of powerboating's Venture Cup takes place this Thursday in Dublin. The Cup takes place in June this year around the Irish coast including Dublin Bay and Cork Harbour and organisers claim it will be seven days of 'high…
#Powerboats - The Venture Cup for powerboat racers headlines a "bumper calendar of events" in Galway Harbour next June, as the Connacht Tribune reports. Galway will be the only in-port race stop on the 1,000 mile challenge, reportedly "the longest,…
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Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has welcomed the newest event on the Scottish racing calendar. For, in June 2016, the P1 Powerboat Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea will be hosted in Inverclyde. To celebrate, a specially designed Inverclyde branded boat…
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Ireland have finished third overall at the P750 World Championships been held in Malta at the weekend. The top 4 places were divided by only two points. Team Ireland finished second in the circuit and following on from their first in the…
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Kiwi boat firm Sealegs International has released its newest and largest amphibious rigid inflatable boat (RIB) to date - the Sealegs Interceptor 9000.Targeted at commercial and military applications the Interceptor 9000 is powered by a 300hp Yamaha four-stroke outboard motor…
Extreme Boat Crash At XCAT World Series
#powerboatcrash – The crash occurred to Team Dubai during the Speed Cat Run, at the 4th stage of 2015 UIM XCAT World Series yesterday. The drivers Salem Al Adidi and Eisa Al Ali are ok, boat is damaged but can be…
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Young south coast boater Adam Brennan is rapidly building a strong reputation for himself within the Irish and UK boating communities. At just 17, he is still at boarding school in Ireland but has already secured himself a Super Yacht…
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#motorboatweekend – In spite of the squalls and rain showers crossing county Kerry for most of the Bank holiday weekend, Dromquinna Manor's annual Motor Boat Weekend drew a fleet of up to a dozen RIBs for what is the mostern westerly RIB…
Stylish German Speedboat Marque Features in TV Adverts
#Cavalli – Frauscher, the German motor boat marque, is starring in TV advertisements of some well-known international companies. Companies from the fashion and high-tech sectors are seeking to use the stylish craft from the the Frauscher shipyard  in high profile TV–campaigns.…
Trinity House, the elegant UK working home of the General Lighthouse Authority opposite the historic Tower of London on Tower Hill, has teamed up with caterers and the powerboat charter company, Solent Rib Charter, to offer bookers an exciting senior…
North Shannon Team Wins Powerboat RIB Challenge
#powerboatchallenge – The winning Team of the ISA Powerboat Challenge 2014 at Lough Ree Yacht Club went to North Shannon Powerboat School. The school entered two teams in to the challenge with nick names of "Leitrim" and "Roscommon" and the…
#RIB - Tom Prendeville writes in the Sunday Independent about Donegal's Atlantic Composites, whose co-founder Timmy Boyle has built a successful line in "unsinkable" boats. Boyle, a mechanical engineering fitter by trade, identified a gap in the domestic market for…

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