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The J/99 ‘Snapshot’, owned by Mike and Richard Evans
The J/99 ‘Snapshot’, owned by Mike and Richard Evans, has been crowned Boat of the Year by the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA), for a combination of the major inshore and offshore events in 2022, a great result for a…
The new Grand Soleil 40 is nominated for European Boat of the Year 2023
The Grand Soleil 40 replicates the great success of the GS44, which was the winner of the last ORC World Championship. The success of the 44 is proven by the performance of Robert Rendell’s GS44 Samatom, which races in Ireland.…
Clockwise from top left: Justina, 2017, Grand Soleil 34; Yoyo 2018 Jeanneau Sunfast 3600; Jump Juice— 2006 Ker 37  
and J’s us. 2005, J 80
Mark Mansfield, the Irish agent for Key Yachting, has four great brokerage yachts to sell. All are ready to go for racing in 2023, with great sail inventories, and all are well maintained. Key Yachting has the Irish Agencies for…
The J/45
It’s not long to go until Cannes Yachting Festival kicks off. We will be there at Cannes with all four of our boat brands; Nautitech, Grand Soleil, J Boats and Tofinou. We are excited to be at the festival with…
The new Grand Soleil 40, which will premiere at Cannes Yachting Festival from 6th to 11th of September
Key Yachting is excited to be heading to Cannes Yachting Festival this year with Grand Soleil with a range of models, among our three other brands. The festival is taking place from 6th – 11th September, we will be located…
Cannes Yachting Festival, possibly the biggest boat show in Europe for yachts, will be exhibiting some top models from the Key Yachting Stable next month, including the new Grand Soleil 40, the new Grand Soleil 72, Nautitech 44 and J…
J/112e—Happy Daize, Cork Week 2022 IRC 1 winner
It has been a great year so far for J/Boats and Grand Soleil in Ireland. The SSE Round Ireland Race 2022, held by the Wicklow Sailing Club, saw great race results. J-Boats impressively took all three podium spots, including the…
The Grand Soleil 44 Essentia celebrate victory in Porto Cervo, Sardinia
The Grand Soleil 44 Essentia took a stunning victory in the 2022 ORC B class World Championships. Congratulations to the owner Catalin Trandafir and his crew who once again distinguished themselves with great success in the most renowned regatta of…
Winners are Grinners at Key Yachting J-Cup - Pip Hare presenting Jelvis with the J/70 UK National Championship Trophy Martin Dent, Ruby Dent, Jack Wetherell Henry Wetherell
The Key Yachting J-Cup, in association with B&G, was topped off with a third day of fantastic conditions in The Solent. Classic south-westerly breeze, pumped up to 15 knots with more in the gusts, but the wind was with the…
The J70 fleet power downwind on day two of the Key Yachting J-Cup on the Solent
The Key Yachting J-Cup, in association with B&G, had superb conditions for the second day of racing. Brilliant sunshine with a south-westerly breeze, pumping up to over 20 knots, produced stunning, planing conditions for the 56 J/Boats. Hundreds of sailors…
Kevin Taylor’s 'J/99 Jump 2 it' raced beautifully today, scoring a perfect two bullets in the first day of the Key Yachting J-Cup
The Key Yachting J-Cup, in association with B&G, kicked off with 56 teams enjoying superb sunny conditions in the Solent. A south westerly breeze built steadily during the day, and by the second race the gradient breeze was up to…
Michael O'Donnell’s J/121 Darkwood from the Solent
Key Yachting, the Irish agent for both J Boats and Grand Soleil, are delighted to note that, along with two Grand Soleil's entered, nine J Boats entered in this year's Round Ireland event commencing this Saturday. The two Grand Soleils…
J/99 Jam
Fifty-two teams have already entered the Key Yachting J-Cup in association with B&G, hosted by the RORC in Cowes from 30 June to 2 July, with over 300 sailors taking part in what’s set to be Northern Europe’s largest meeting…
The J/112e Jib and Tonic is on the market through Mark Mansfield of Key Yachting Ireland
A new boat has just been added to the Key Yachting brokerage listing in Ireland writes Key Yachting Ireland representative Mark Mansfield The 2016 J/112e—Jib and Tonic has just gone on the market and is ready to race or cruise…
Artist’s impression of the new Grand Soleil 40
Key Yachting is already looking forward to September and the exclusive world premiere of the new Grand Soleil 40 at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival. A fast and responsive boat that reflects its sporting personality in its performance on the…
Come and view the New Nautitech 44 and the Nautitech 40 at the INTERNATIONAL MULTIHULL SHOW 2022 from 20th to 24th April 2022, La Grande Motte, France
Launched in 2010, the International Multihull Show was built around a simple concept, to show multihulls afloat, in a dedicated place, in an exclusive manner. Taking place in La Grande Motte, France every April, this diverse show offers the latest…

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