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Thoroughbred style – the pioneering One Tonner Golden Apple is now in Denmark
We’ve become sadly inured to reports of Denis Doyle’s exquisitely-varnished Crosshaven-built Frers 51 Moonduster of 1981-vintage mouldering mossily in the harsh climate of northern Norway. So when a certain nautically-minded antiquarian bookseller of the Roughty Valley in southwest Kerry mentioned…
Although the 12ft Wagtail is intended for day cruising rather than racing, the crew of this boat - currently on the market with Leinster Boats - are well aware that getting their weight efficiently amidships gives a much more rewarding sailing performance
The recent announcement that Nordic Clinker or Clench Timber Construction - as practised by several classic boat-builders in Ireland - is now receiving UNESCO Heritage Recognition has caused understandable pride among those who own one of those beauties, craft such…
Kaya, the all winning J/122 Grand Prix version may be going to a new port in Cork Harbour for 2022
ICRA Champion 2021 yacht Kaya is heading to Cork Harbour subject to survey, that's according to unconfirmed reports from Crosshaven. This month's advertisement for the Greystones Harbour yacht (for sale at €145k through Key Yachting) drew an immediate response from…
The new American-built J/9 launched in Rhode Island in May 2021 will now be available in the EU without tariffs
The United States and European Union (EU) announced a deal to remove steel and aluminium tariffs, resulting in the full removal of the 25% retaliatory tariffs imposed on American-made boats and engines entering the EU. Since the tariffs were implemented…
Kaya, the all winning J/122 Grand Prix version is for sale at €145,000
The overall winner of the 2021 ICRA National Championships is for sale. Kaya, the all winning J/122 Grand Prix version, has come on the market with Key Yachting in race-ready condition, complete with three new sails, one unused. The present…
Cuilaun of Kinsale in her element, racing in a good breeze at Antigua Classics
The 55ft McGruer designed-and-built ketch Cuilaun of 1970 vintage – still renowned for her immaculate varnished topsides even after more than a half century of very active sailing life on both sides of the Atlantic – has to be Ireland's…
The Royal Cork Yacht Club's IC37 competing in the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup
In just a few short years, the IC37 from the drawing board of County Wicklow's Mark Mills has reshaped the landscape of big-boat sailing. As the chosen class for the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup and the Canada's…
Greystones Harbour J122 Kaya
The East Coast Cruisers Zero competition just got tougher with the news that a third J122 may be joining the Dublin fleet later this year.  In 2021, Chris Power Smith's top ISORA offshore performer J122 Aurelia from the Royal St.…
Cian McCarthy's Sunfast 3300 Cinnamon Girl, debuted at Kinsale Harbour in 2020
Ireland will have a second Jeanneau Sunfast 3300 for next season's offshore yacht racing calendar. As regular Afloat readers know, the first of the new range, Cian McCarthy's Cinnamon Girl, debuted at Kinsale Harbour in 2020 but this second one, a…
The Rodman Spirit 31 Outboard
After a year's break, Hugh Mockler of Crosshaven Boatyard from Cork Harbour is delighted to be presenting a three boat Rodman line up at the Southampton Boat Show that runs until the 18th September, with representatives from each of Rodman's…
Dufour 470 - a free high spec equipment bundles with all Dufour Yachts ordered at the Southampton Boat Show – berths M315-325
Dufour Yachts and Crosshaven Boatyard are back with a bang at Southampton Boat Show, presenting five yachts, including the fabulous new Dufour 470 and the Dufour 56. Crosshaven Boatyard is announcing amazing Boat Show 'bundle' offers for all yacht orders…
The Zodiac Medline 9 can reach a maximal speed of 55 knots with dual engines of 2x350CV
Next month's Cannes Yachting Festival, from September 7th to 12th 2021 in Southern France sees the profiling of Zodiac’s XXL boat: the Medline 9. This boat, which has been on the market for a year, will be available for sea…
Racing boats for sale from Leinster Boats (clockwise from top left): 420 dinghy, First 28, J80 and Corby 25
Here's a pack of four boats Leinster Boats have listed for sale on Afloat boats for sale: they're all ready for an enthusiastic crew to get out on the water for club racing. 420: A very lightly used 420 by…
The designer of the new Dufour 32, Umberto Felci, says the aim of the D32 project was to add fun to sailing
The launch of the new Dufour 32 is exciting news for the Irish market, says Irish Distributor Hugh Mockler of Crosshaven Boatyard in Cork Harbour. "This new model from Dufour Yachts comes with a single long rudder and tiller steering,…
An opportunity to leap into action - the Dun Laoghaire-based Xp44 WOW comes onto the market in July
With the healthy sailing season bursting into life all around us - and doing so almost regardless of the various stages of pandemic-emergence ashore - there’s a shortage of quality used boats available worldwide, and particularly in Ireland. So news…
The newly-launched Sigma 33 Pepsi lies serenely to her moorings in Dun Laoghaire. Designed by David Thomas, the Sigma 33 really does meet all the key demands of an effective cruiser-race, and yet does so in a very manageable size
These days the description cruiser-racer has come to have so many interpretations that it can be meaningless, and even the best of them can disappear into the "boats with a lid" category. But when David Thomas created the design for…
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