Here we take a closer look at some of the latest stories in the marine press and try to figure out what's really going on behind all the marine public relations and marketing
I know, I know, How many more of those pesky ‘LET’S KEEP IN TOUCH’ emails are we going to get? GDPR – or the General Data Protection Regulation, to give it its full name – has been the bane of most SMEs lives for about 12 months, and a big portion of the work at […]
Sharp Communication ‘thrilled’ about client NRG Marine’s DAME Award nomination for their new Soni8 ultrasonic anti-fouling system Sharp Communication is pleased to announce that its client, NRG Marine, has been nominated for a DAME Award for its new ultrasonic anti-fouling product, Soni8, in the Marine Electronics and Marine Related Software category at the 2017 METSTRADE […]
Everyone who buys an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) or a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) knows that it could offer them a last chance of survival. Hopefully, you’ll never have to use yours. But, if you did, wouldn’t you do everything you could to ensure that you were rescued as quickly as possible? Sadly, […]
Click here to see Mick Fanning's close encounter with a shark during the live televised surfing contest in Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa. The shark bites clean through his leg-rope at about 9 seconds then butts the three-time world champion clean off his board at about the 13 second mark. What happens next is anyone's guess (as the view is obscured by the previous breaker) needless to say the Aussie reckons he landed a punch.
Click here to watch Norway's new Public Service Announcement about the impact of drinking on boating safety.
I can't imagine the UK government bodies ever coming up with a marine PR and marketing campaign as cool as this. Dock it like it's hot.
It's a tragic story about one of the most infamous events in competitive sailing. The fate of Donald Crowhurst is well known to the sailing fraternity but a new film with an Oscar-worthy cast is set to launch his name to a whole new generation. Click here for Donald's back story
To drum-up a bit of interest in a forthcoming auction, Sotheby’s recently released some new photos of Brigitte Bardot’s 20ft 1959 Riva Florida, Nounours. The name is French for ‘teddy bear’ and it is the boat that she and film-director and husband of the time Roger Vadim frolicked around St Tropez in during the early […]
Congratulations to Sheikh Hassan Al-Thani and British throttleman Steve Curtis who smashed the existing speed record of 224mph with a speed of 244mph at the 26th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout in central Missouri onboard the 50-foot gas turbine-powered Al Adaa’am 96 built by Mystic Powerboats. They posted a terminal speed of 210mph on […]
The Hoegh Osaka vehicle transporter ship has, until recently, never grabbed much attention (unless you’ve even had it creep up behind you whilst sailing in the Solent – deceptively stealthy I can tell you). However, once she became beached it’s a different story, queues of picnickers line the New Forest for a front row seat […]
Not too far in the future (hopefully) Rolls-Royce will partner with a boat builder in Southampton to build the Aeroboat – which will be powered by the fabled RR Merlin V12; the same engine that powered the Spitfire and helped to win WW2. OK, so not exactly cutting-edge hybrid technology that we’re accustomed to promoting […]