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New vessel to be launched at Dubai boat show

A new high-speed yacht is to be showcased at the Dubai International Boat Show, news which may be of interest to those looking for speed boat insurance. Danish Yachts will launch the AeroSpeed 18 at the event in March, which is set to feature suppliers and buyers from across the globe. The design of the boat is said to be particularly … More

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Boat raised from Plymouth seabed

The importance of taking out boat insurance may have been highlighted by the news of a sunken vessel. A former Royal Navy ship has been raised from the seabed in Plymouth harbour where it was lost below the waterline on January 30th, the BBC reports. The 68-year-old Yarmouth Navigator sank after sailing from Dartmouth and an investigation into the incident is … More

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Boats on the River Thames ‘must be registered’

Boat owners may want to consider getting their vessels registered as well as taking out marine insurance, following a warning from the Environment Agency. People who keep their boats on the River Thames have been reminded that they could risk being fined if they fail to follow new laws that were introduced last month. Even if a vessel is not being … More

Liverpool Boat Show cancelled

Marine insurance customers who were looking forward to attending the Liverpool Boat Show may be pleased to hear an alternative event could be staged. Talks are said to be underway to decide if an alternative exhibition can be organised to replace the cancelled event. Originally the ten-day show was scheduled to take place from April 29th to May 8th, but … More

Fire fighters attend blaze on a houseboat

One houseboat owner may have to claim on their narrow boat insurance after reports that a property was destroyed by a fire. Fire fighters were called to the blaze at 03:30 GMT on Sunday (February 13th), according to the Richmond and Twickenham Times. A security guard spotted the flames but the boat was gutted by the time the emergency service workers … More

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Body found after D-Day boat sinks in Plymouth

A man’s body was found yesterday after one of the last surviving D-Day boats sank in freezing waters off a Plymouth Marina. A search was under way to look for the crewman who went overboard from the Yarmouth Navigator, an ex Navy minesweeper which took part in the 1944 mission to Normandy. The vessel sank at about 6pm on Sunday … More

Improve your Sail boarding skills

Like anything involving physical co-ordination the best way to improve your skills is through practicing. Boards for beginners these days are very light and can be used without having to take a body building course. Turns are an important sail boarding skill. The trick is to do a lot more turns, as turning a sail board is the major component … More

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