Isle Of Wight

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Ferry Hits Yachts in Heavy Fog off Isle of Wight

A ferry collided with at least two yachts and then ran aground in heavy fog off the Isle of Wight in southern England on Sunday, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said.The Coastguard said a member of the public had called emergency services after hearing cries of help from Cowes Harbour, but after an extensive search by rescue teams it said no one was in the water or missing.Red Funnel, the operator of the Red Falcon Ferry, which had 56 people on board, said it had been refloated.

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How Much is That Superyacht Worth?

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Guillaume Delcourt (Photo: ACR Electronics)

ACR Electronics Names Delcourt Sales Manager

ACR Electronics, Inc. manufacturer of maritime safety and survival products, has appointed a new sales manager within its Land and Marine Division for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Guillaume Delcourt will focus on expanding ACR’s international sales footprint in these geographic regions as demand increases for its popular range of 406 MHz beacons, AIS man overboard devices, distress lights and other safety products for the recreational and commercial markets. Delcourt brings several years of experience in the marine sector to his new role at ACR…

Sailing for Safety with Youth Charity

Supplier of marine distress signals Drew Marine Signal and Safety recently spent a day onboard ship with its chosen charity, Ocean Youth Trust South (OYT South) – an adventure sail charity. Drew Marine Signal and Safety has donated safety equipment to the charity to educate its crew about marine safety. Katie Austen from Drew Marine Signal and Safety and seven members of OYT South set sail, voyaging from Southampton to the Isle of Wight, onboard the charity’s 72-foot yacht, John Laing. There were 18 people onboard in total.

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Endeavour Quay Offer Office, Storage and Workshop Space

Endeavour Quay, the boatyard located on Gosport waterfront overlooking Portsmouth Harbor, is offering marine businesses the opportunity to operate on the site. From this month, the boatyard has additional office, storage and workshop space available for marine businesses to occupy. Formerly the Camper and Nicholsons boatbuilding facility, this yard still regularly plays host to big names in the world of yacht racing including Alex Thomson and Mike Golding, as well as the Clipper fleet and yachts such as the classic J class.

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Fastest Sailboat on the Planet – 'Vestas Sailrocket 2'

The speed sailing boat smashes the current record in Walvis Bay, off the coast of Namibia. The new world record of 59.23 knots (109kph) set the best average time over 500m and broke the previous mark of 55.65 knots with a peak speed of 63 knots (119kph). Two days later the team improved this speed with a 59.38 knot run which peaked at exactly 120kph (64.78 knots). During the same run the team also smashed the nautical mile world record* with an average of over 55 knots. The ink was barely dry on the first record.