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Icom Introduce 'Smallest and Lightest' Floating VHF
Measuring just under 13cm in height, ICOM claims that its IC-M23 is the smallest and lightest buoyant handheld VHF radio on the market. The IC-M23 is powered by Icom's most "eco-friendly" marine battery yet. The BP-266, a compact 3.7V,1500 mAh…
Quick Rig With Q-Lok
A UK Sailing technology firm has developed a new innovative gripping device that enables quick rigging and rapid adjustment of ropes to pre set knotted positions along their length. The uniquely designed rope grip device holds pre-knotted ropes even when…
Tipperary Boat Dealer 'Closes the Doors'
Tipperary Boat dealer Marine Action Boats Ltd, based on the river Shannon at Birdhill has 'ceased operations' according to an announcement on the firm's website. The Sports boat dealership 'closed its doors' and ceased trading on December 31 2010, according…
Helly Hansen extends its clothing range for RNLI professionals
Technical clothing brand, Helly Hansen, is continuing to strengthen its ongoing relationship with the RNLI as it announces the renewal of its contract as Official Clothing Supplier to the RNLI's lifeguards, and introduces new kit to keep the charity's professionals…
Dinghy Racing, Gill has it Covered
Every single garment in the Dinghy range has been designed to aid performance on the water. This ethos runs through the entire collection from Knee Pads to Speedskins. Performance led dinghy gear has never been offered in such an appealing…
Marine Pocket Guide to Onboard Comfort Covers Every Product
Webasto, a world leader in climate control technology, has published a handy pocket guide which describes and illustrates their complete ranges of marine heating, air conditioning and powered roof systems. Comprising 64 waterproof, laminated pages, the pocket guide begins with…
Performance apparel brand, Helly Hansen are to introduce a new collection for Spring /Summer next year. The collections are created from top-quality construction techniques, combined with a Scandinavian influence to appeal to both professionals and enthusiasts. The functional and fashionable…
Cummins Mercruiser Expands Dealer Network
An extension of the dealership network in Ireland of Cummins Mercruiser Diesel has been announced with the appointment of GulfStream Marine, based in Derry. The Northern Ireland firm will be the main sales and service dealer for CMD and Cummins…
Global Launch Rental Handheld Satellite Phone Scheme
The latest in a range of handheld satellite phones for hire are now available from Global Telesat Communications (GTC). The specialists in marine satellite communications solutions are offering leading brands, Inmarsat, Iridium and Thuraya. In addition GTC has launched a…
Good Tips for Beginner Boat Buyers
So you're taking the plunge and buying your first boat, but you don't know where to begin. Luckily there's a host of hints and tips online to guide boating novices towards their first purchase, and the latest guide at Cool…
The New Way Forward is Reverse
Seldén has taken an even stronger grip on the deck hardware market by introducing a whole new range of manually operated winches with an ingenious function. They are reversible! This patented feature gives a new dimension to the concept of…
New DIY Copper Protection
Marine Technology Ltd, owner of the CuNiGuard antifouling system, has developed a new, single application copper antifouling product which can be owner applied. Copper-Tek uses a specialised copper which has been extensively tested to create a coating, providing, say the…
New Master Watch By Gill for Racing Sailors
The lightweight, new and improved Regatta Master Watch II from Gill is designed specifically for competitive sailors. Water resistant to 50 metres, features include a stopwatch, countdown timer, compass, calendar and alarm, all displayed on a large digital screen. Serious…
Raymarine Electronics Sale in Cork Harbour
Cork Harbour marine electronics dealer Complete Marine Solutions is having a Raymarine blow out sale. 25% is being taken off all Raymarine products while stocks last.The firm who are also Nanni diesel and Yanmar  engine agents are based in Unit…
Facebook Competition Closes Tomorrow
Afloat, in cooperation with Marine Clothing specialists Henri Lloyd, have four backpacks to give away to Afloat.ie readers in yet another Facebook competition.   To enter, send an email to [email protected] with your answer to this question in the subject…
Afloat/Henri Lloyd Facebook Competition
Afloat, in cooperation with Marine Clothing specialists Henri Lloyd, have four backpacks to give away to Afloat.ie readers in yet another Facebook competition.   To enter, send an email to [email protected] with your answer to this question in the subject…

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