Press Releases

20th Sep 2017 Marine industry charity 5-a-side tournament raises £1000 for Southampton hospital charities

On Tuesday the 19th of September 2017, teams from across the UK marine industry took part in the annual Marine Advertising Agency 5-a-side football tournament in order to help raise £1000 for the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and G4 Surgery at Southampton General Hospital.

18th Sep 2017 Ocean Youth Trust South announce new Staff Skipper for sail training vessel Prolific

Ocean Youth Trust South ( is delighted to announce that Peta Koczy has been appointed as the new Staff Skipper for the sail training vessel Prolific. She will take over in November when Andy Viney leaves after five years with the charity.

18th Sep 2017 Beneteau Swift Trawler 35 celebrates World Launch at Southampton Boat Show 2017

The world launch of the Beneteau Swift Trawler 35 took place on Friday 15th September 2017 at Southampton Boat Show (15th- 24th September 2017). The Beneteau Swift Trawler 35 is taking over from the extremely successful Swift Trawler 34, which sold over 400 boats in her tenure.

15th Sep 2017 Crewsaver continues to lead the way in lifejacket safety with its pioneering #LifejacketSafe newspaper

Crewsaver is delighted to announce the publication of the first issue of its #LifejacketSafe newspaper. Packed full of lifejacket safety tips, guest articles and games, the newspaper aims to highlight the importance of the trusted (and sometimes neglected) lifejacket.

8th Sep 2017 Webasto introduces Freeline 115 Elegance refrigerator at Southampton Boat Show 2017

Webasto will present the Freeline 115 Elegance refrigerator at Southampton Boat Show (stand J368). The refrigerator has a large capacity of 83 litres refrigerator space and a 32 litre freezer compartment.

17th Aug 2017 Swift Trawler 35 World Launch from Beneteau at Southampton Boat Show 2017

The world launch of the Beneteau Swift Trawler 35 will take place at the 2017 Southampton Boat Show (15th-24th September 2017). The Beneteau Swift Trawler 35 is taking over from the extremely successful Swift Trawler 34, which sold over 400 boats in her tenure.

2nd Aug 2017 WSI shares decades of epoxy knowledge at Southampton Boat Show

West System International (WSI) is again attending Southampton Boat Show 2017. Visitors to stand J401 can discuss their project face to face with WSI’s technical experts for advice on the use of epoxy for boat building, repair and maintenance in additionon to using epoxy to construct composites structures.

17th Jul 2017 Ancasta to present world launch and UK debuts from Beneteau and Prestige at Southampton Boat Show

Ancasta will present the world launch of the Beneteau Swift Trawler 35 at the 2017 Southampton Boat Show, as well as the UK launch of the Prestige 520, and UK debuts of the Oceanis 51.1, Oceanis Yacht 62 and a new interior for the Swift Trawler 50.

10th Jun 2017 Second Gosport Charity Pursuit another great success!

The second edition of the Gosport Charity Pursuit officially started off at Gilkicker Point in the eastern Solent on Saturday the 10th of June. The sunny weather was perfect. 23 yachts had registered but only 16 were able to cross the start line and head off on a fetch towards the Nab Tower.

30th May 2017 Crewsaver supplies latest buoyancy aid designs to Artemis Racing ahead of the 35th America’s Cup

With the 35th America’s Cup just days away, Crewsaver, Technical Supplier to Artemis Racing, has supplied the team with the latest buoyancy aid technology advancing the design both in terms of safety features and overall performance gains.

26th May 2017 Hamble Yacht Services Refit & Repair to showcase Jet Thrusters & Quick Marine products at Seawork 2017

Hamble Yacht Services Refit & Repair (HYSRR) will be showcasing Jet Thrusters and Quick Marine products alongside its range of services on its stand (PO12) at Seawork 2017, which takes from place from 13th-15th June 2017.

10th May 2017 Crewsaver renews its partnership with the Andrew Simpson Foundation

Crewsaver has today announced the renewal of its partnership with the Andrew Simpson Foundation (ASF). Extended for an additional three years, the partnership sees Crewsaver supply equipment to the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre (ASSC) in Weymouth, UK, prizes for Bart's Bash and also, through a new extended agreement, equipment to a variety of sailing projects that are supported by the Foundation.

9th Mar 2017 Benefit from the same advanced safety and performance technology as an America’s Cup sailor with Crewsaver’s ErgoFit 50N EX – Available now!

With the America’s Cup fast approaching, high performance sailing is on everybody’s mind and we find ourselves in a new era of sailing. With this revolution comes a demand for personal safety equipment that can offer the very highest in protection and performance.

1st Mar 2017 Paul Callus appointed as Crewsaver European & Middle East Sales Manager

Crewsaver is proud to announce the new appointment of Paul Callus as European & Middle East Sales Manager effective from the 6th January 2017. Paul is no stranger to the marine industry and has a strong background in both commercial and leisure marine sales and services.

20th Feb 2017 Venezia Certosa Marina announces first of cultural happenings for 2017

The Venezia Certosa Marina in Venice has announced that it will play host to a video art piece co-curated by Mary Bordeaux and Nancy Marie Mithlo from 11th-19th May 2017. Boat owners who want to combine cruising with culture are encouraged to enquire now about berths.

13th Feb 2017 Ancasta unveils plans for Prestige 460

Ancasta, Prestige’s largest UK dealer, has unveiled plans for the Prestige 460, which will launch at Cannes Yachting Festival in September 2017. The Prestige 460 will be the newest luxury motor yacht in the flybridge range from the Prestige yard, one of the key players in the luxury motor yacht market.

6th Jan 2017 Dazzling UK launch for Prestige 630 at London Boat Show 2017

The Prestige 630, the newest luxury motor yacht from Prestige, dazzled on its UK launch on Friday 6th January 2017 at London Boat Show. The Prestige 630 is the latest in a series of impressive launches from Prestige Luxury Motor Yachts and the UK launch at London Boat Show indicates the importance that Prestige places on the UK market.

1st Jan 2017 Hundreds take chilly swim in The Solent for charity

The Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service New Year's Day Swim was the most popular ever held by the charity with some 531 brave bathers taking a dip in the sea. Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles, Where's Wally, a caveman and a Christmas Pudding were amongst the swimmers taking a chilly plunge.

14th Dec 2016 Performance Sailing Shop's Wish List function helps sailors get all they want for Christmas!

Performance Sailing Shop’s handy Wish List function enables customers to create a Wish List of sailing kit from adidas, Crewsaver, Henri Lloyd, Musto and Rooster, and then share the list via email to drop a hint to anyone who might be looking to buy them a present.

13th Dec 2016 Survitec Group Marine Industry Regatta to host drinks reception at London Boat Show 2017

The Survitec Group Marine Industry Regatta team is hosting a drinks reception on the opening day of London Boat Show 2017 to enable the industry to find out more about the event from members of the organising team, whilst enjoying some bubbly and nibbles.

24th Nov 2016 makes Christmas easy, a website selling eGiftcards for sailing kit and marine products, has a range of eGiftcards to make buying gifts easy this Christmas. With a selection of outlets to choose from, the cards are the ideal gift for those who love boating or watersports. Choose from Henri Lloyd, Landau or Performance Sailing Shop eGiftcards, which can then be used on the retailer’s website to purchase anything from a GoPro Hero4 to a SUP board on the Landau website or from thermal base layers to lifejackets from

15th Nov 2016 Crewsaver completes personal lifesaving range with product launches at METSTRADE 2016

Immerse yourself in Crewsaver’s ‘World of Lifejackets’ at METSTRADE 2016 - Stand 03.128 Crewsaver has become one of the only lifejacket and buoyancy aid manufacturers able to provide the global commercial and leisure sectors with a comprehensive catalogue of personal lifesaving products following the launch of its new buoyancy aid range at METSTRADE 2016.

15th Nov 2016 Crewsaver launches pioneering new buoyancy aid collection at METSTRADE 2016

Crewsaver launches pioneering new buoyancy aid collection at METSTRADE 2016, stand 03.128, to create complete personal lifesaving range A large percentage of the boating world still does not wear any kind of personal flotation device. As a manufacturer of integral safety equipment the challenge for Crewsaver has been to reduce this number through the design of safe, comfortable and stylish personal flotation equipment including this brand new range of buoyancy aids.

15th Nov 2016 Marine Industry Regatta Date Announced for 2017

It is with delight that the Marine Industry Regatta team announces that, following the success of last year’s event, the regatta will be back for 2017! Taking place on Wednesday 17th May 2017, the regatta promises to be another fantastic day of sailing, networking, charity fundraising and no doubt a large amount of competitive raillery for all participants

14th Nov 2016 Ancasta presents Sense 51 to UK buyers at Nautic Paris

Ancasta is offering support to UK buyers heading to Nautic Paris, which will see the world premiere of the Beneteau Sense 51. As the UK’s largest Beneteau dealer, Ancasta is well placed to help UK buyers with appointments to see this and models from Ancasta’s new boat brands.

11th Nov 2016 Ancasta to present UK debut of Prestige 630 at 2017 London Boat Show

Ancasta will present the UK debut of the Prestige 630 at the 2017 London Boat Show in January 2017. Ancasta is the UK and Balearics' largest Prestige Luxury Motor Yachts dealer. Also at the show will be the Beneteau Sense 57, the big sister of the new Sense 51 which premieres Paris in December.

19th Oct 2016 Superyacht Tenders and Toys teams up with 212 Yachts to offer a fully managed Tender charter service

Superyacht Tenders and Toys has teamed up with 212 Yachts to provide a stress-free tender charter service. Being able to offer this new service enhances Superyacht Tenders and Toys own fully comprehensive service range. The company has earned a reputation for first class service and is the go-to place for all tender needs.

27th Sep 2016 AFECO expands presence in superyacht market with unique waste management system solutions

AFECO, the number one independent specialist in biological waste treatment in the marine sector, is expanding its presence in the superyacht market with a range of unique bespoke wastewater treatment management and support packages tailored specifically for the superyacht sector.

21st Sep 2016 Marine industry charity 5-a-side Southampton Boat Show tournament raises £1000 for Southampton hospital charities

Teams from across the UK marine industry came together on the evening of Tuesday 20th September 2016 to help raise £1000 for the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and G4 Surgery at Southampton General Hospital at the annual Marine Advertising Agency 5-a-side football tournament.

19th Sep 2016 Dame Ellen MacArthur christens new Beneteau Sense 57 at Southampton Boat Show 2016

The new Beneteau Sense 57, which makes its UK debut at the 2016 Southampton Boat Show, was christened by Dame Ellen MacArthur, on the opening day of the show, Friday 16th September 2016. Ancasta, the UK’s largest Beneteau Sail dealer, is presenting the Sense 57 at the show.

8th Sep 2016 Performance Sailing Shop offers SBS16 visitors £10 discount on its range along with chance to win Henri Lloyd kit

Performance Sailing Shop, the online retailer selling the very best technical sailing clothing and lifejackets at , is offering visitors to Southampton Boat Show a £10 discount on all its range when they enter its competition to win a Henri Lloyd Freedom jacket and hi-fits, worth £435.

6th Sep 2016 MD of Gosport-based Tecsew is cover star of top trade title

John Bland, the Managing Director of Tecsew, the south coast based yacht canopy company, has been given the accolade of starring on the cover of his industry’s top trade title, Specialty Fabrics Review, cementing Tecsew's position as world leaders in the field of boat canvas CAD design.

28th Jul 2016 Crewsaver launches fun and interactive children’s lifejacket range

Crewsaver is thrilled to announce the launch of the new Euro 100N lifejacket designed specifically for children. This launch coincides with fun and fresh updates to the existing range to bring you the complete Children’s Lifejacket Range.

25th Jul 2016 Ancasta celebrates 35 years of boat sales

Ancasta International Boat Sales is celebrating 35 years of successful yacht brokerage and new boat sales. As part of the celebrations, Ancasta is running a big “35” promotion, which is available to those purchasing a used boat before the end of August this year.

14th Jul 2016 Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation ProAm 1 week to go

A week today, all six America’s Cup teams will be holding a Pro-Am event on the Solent in aid of the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation (ASSF). Visit to start bidding for one of 11 Guest Racer places in this unique sailing event. There’s only a few days left to secure your place on board with the auction closing at 1200 hours BST on Monday 18th July.

2nd Jun 2016 Marine Resources wins Survitec Group Marine Industry Regatta 2016

Fifteen teams from across the marine industry set sail yesterday from Port Solent to compete in the 2016 Survitec Group Marine Industry Regatta. The teams enjoyed breakfast and a pre-race briefing at the Port House before the fleet of Sunsail Match 40’s left the marina at 09:30. With Ian Walker, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing Skipper and winner of the Volvo Ocean Race, competing as skipper on the JMST/ASSF boat, the pressure was on as the teams made for the racecourse.

31st May 2016 Huge selection of prizes up for grabs at the Marine Industry Regatta!

The Marine Industry Regatta takes place tomorrow and we are delighted to announce a huge selection of prizes are up for grabs during the event and available to all competitors, including: 1st Place – Boating Business trophy and a bag of Crewsaver Artemis Race Crewfit 180N Pro lifejackets, one for each competitor

25th May 2016 Survitec Group launches pioneering Crewsaver Workvest lifejacket range

Survitec Group is delighted to launch its pioneering Crewsaver single chamber Workvest range, ideal for the working marine market, at Seawork 14-16th June 2016, the range includes the Crewfit XD lifejacket providing the ultimate in comfort, performance & buying flexibility.  

13th May 2016 Swallows and Amazons Film Producer speaks at MAA Press Lunch

Producer of the new Swallows and Amazons film, Nick Barton, spoke to over 150 press and industry guests at the fifth annual MAA Press Lunch. The annual event, which took place on Friday 13th May 2016, is organised by Marine Advertising Agency (MAA) in conjunction with Dean & Reddyhoff, and was the biggest yet.

6th May 2016 Exciting Yak offers to be had at the 2016 South West Canoe Show

On the 14th May, Yak will be joining AS Watersports in Exeter for the 2016 South West Canoe Show. Visitors to this year’s show will have access to exciting offers* throughout the event including. Visit the Yak action station to view the almighty Yak collection where there will also be a member of the friendly Yak team to answer any questions that you may have. Don’t miss out, there is something for everyone no matter what floats your boat.

5th May 2016 With only 5 boats remaining for the 2016 Marine Industry Regatta, organisers encourage potential entrants to book their boats now to avoid disappointment

Marine Industry Regatta organisers are delighted by the swift uptake of entrants for the Solent based 2016 Marine Industry Regatta. The event, running on the 1st June, looks to attract marine professionals from all sectors of the marine industry, making it the perfect opportunity to network and entertain clients and staff.

3rd May 2016 Yak Adventure Equipment announced as Official Water Safety and Clothing Partner for TriSUP Events

Yak Adventure Equipment and TriSUP Events are delighted to announce a new partnership for the exciting new triathlon format that introduces Stand Up Paddle Boarding in place of the traditional swim stage. All participants will be able to hire Yak Galena buoyancy aids free of charge during TriSUP events as part of the partnership. Yak will also kit out the TriSUP Event Safety Crew in Yak protective clothing and safety equipment.

25th Apr 2016 Sailing charity launches new website focusing attention on how sailing improves lives of young people

International sailing charity, The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation has launched a new website which demonstrates how it is currently working to use sailing to promote health and wellbeing, and develop personal skills that will improve a young person's ability to succeed in life and work.

6th Apr 2016 Ancasta to showcase Lagoon Catamarans to UK visitors to the International Multihull Boat Show in La Grande Motte

Ancasta will be present at the world’s largest multihull show, the International Multihull Boat Show (Le Salon du Multicoque), which takes place in La Grande Motte, France, from 13th to 17th April 2016. As exclusive UK dealers for Lagoon Catamarans, Ancasta will be representing the brand’s Power and Sail models at the show again this year.

31st Mar 2016 Portsmouth Harbour Multihull Show to take place 24-26th June 2016

The Portsmouth Harbour Multihull Show will be held at Haslar Marina in Gosport between 24th and 26th June 2016. Ancasta will have a strong presence as exclusive UK dealer for Lagoon Catamarans. showcasing two of Lagoon’s popular models the Lagoon 42 and Lagoon 450F.

22nd Mar 2016 Ancasta Easter Promotion starts Friday 25th March 2016

Ancasta International Boat Sales 2016 Easter Promotion, the Ancasta Spring Collection Event, Europe’s biggest brokerage event, starts on Friday 25th March and runs to 3rd April 2016. The ten-day event spans two weekends, maximising the opportunities for buyers to view the boats of their choice.

3rd Feb 2016 10 young crew sought to represent Gosport in the Small Ships Race - no experience necessary!

Gosport Marine Scene is offering a life-changing opportunity to ten young people from Gosport in the form of a sail training bursary called ‘Gosport Marine Futures’, which includes a place in the Small Ships Race. All 14-17 years old living in the Gosport area can apply, no sailing experience is necessary but applicants must be up for a challenge!

26th Jan 2016 Ocean Youth Trust South wins Sail Training Vessel of the Year Award!

John Laing, the sailing vessel operated by Hampshire-based charity Ocean Youth Trust South (, has been announced as the Sail Training Vessel of the Year by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the Association of Sail Training Organisations (ASTO).

14th Jan 2016 Ancasta celebrates double win as brands scoop Motor Boat Awards

Ancasta is celebrating the fact that two of its new boat brands, Prestige and Lagoon, were winners at the prestigious 2016 Motor Boat Awards. The Prestige 680 was the winner in the ‘Flybridges over 60ft’ category while the Lagoon 630 won the ‘Trawler, Aft Cabins and Catamarans’ category.

14th Jan 2016 Andrew Simpson Sailing Trading Limited partners with the UK’s largest insurance broker to launch exclusive Marine Liability and Commercial Combined Business insurance policies

The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation’s Trading arm Andrew Simpson Sailing Trading Limited (ASSTL) has entered into an exclusive relationship with Aon UK Limited, the UK’s largest Insurance broker, to launch sailing and water sports specific Marine Liability and Commercial Combined Business insurance policies to its supporters. Aon UK Limited has worked with Amlin Syndicate, a Lloyd’s insurer, to develop a tailored product that caters for the marine trade, marine clubs and leisure complexes.

12th Jan 2016 Marine Industry Regatta gains high profile support at London Boat Show

The Marine Industry Regatta gained some high profile support from Ian Walker, winner of the Volvo Ocean Race with Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing in 2015, who spoke of his enthusiasm for the event during a drinks reception for the regatta at London Boat Show on Friday 8th January 2016.

23rd Dec 2015 Crewsaver, in partnership with Pains Wessex, brings the Aurora pyrotechnic leisure range to the London Boat Show 2016

Crewsaver, in partnership with Pains Wessex, launched a brand new range of pyrotechnics, aimed solely at the marine leisure market, to the trade at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in November. The London Boat Show which takes place 8th – 17th January 2016 sees the complete range become available for purchase for the first time, with sales representatives on hand to talk to visitors through the entire range.

23rd Dec 2015 Crewsaver's ErgoFit Pro lifejacket on sale for the first time, at London Boatshow

The ErgoFit 190N Pro is the new addition to the Crewsaver Fusion 3D ErgoFit range and encompasses the very best in comfort, style and performance. The ErgoFit 190N Pro maintains the high specification safety features of the ErgoFit 190N Offshore, whilst minimising external features for a sleek and professional finish.

23rd Dec 2015 Crewsaver release ‘Safe at Sea’ Children’s Book

To help children understand the importance of wearing a lifejacket, Crewsaver has created a great children’s storybook. This fun and interactive book follows the adventures of Oliver, a young sailboat, who looks up to Rory the speedboat. Rory decides not to wear a lifejacket and gets into trouble.

10th Dec 2015 Navicom takes on the distribution of Crewsaver products in France

Crewsaver is delighted to announce the recent appointment of Navicom, who will take on distribution of the Crewsaver leisure product range throughout France. With many top brands already being represented by Navicom, Crewsaver sees this partnership as a natural progression and are excited about working together to significantly improve the brand’s presence in France.  

28th Oct 2015 Superyacht Tenders & Toys adds exclusive new product, iLC (inflatable Landing Craft)

Superyacht Tenders and Toys is pleased to announce the addition of a new inflatable tender, the inflatable Landing Craft (iLC) to its range of products for the large yacht and commercial ships market. The iLC is exclusively available through Superyacht Tenders and Toys.

23rd Oct 2015 Crewsaver USCG & ISO approved leisure lifejackets to be showcased alongside each other for the very first time at METS 2015

Crewsaver has announced that the full range of U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) approved Crewsaver lifejackets will be showcased alongside their popular ISO approved Fusion 3D lifejacket range at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in Amsterdam, which takes place 17-19th November 2015.

23rd Oct 2015 Crewsaver to launch DAME nominated state of the art ‘High Impact’ buoyancy aid, designed exclusively with Artemis Racing, to the trade at METS 2015

Crewsaver will be launching its DAME nominated ‘High Impact’ buoyancy aid to the trade at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in Amsterdam, which takes place 17-19th November 2015.

16th Sep 2015 Marine companies come together during Southampton Boat Show to raise £1000 for hospital charities

Marine companies from across the industry fielded players in Marine Advertising Agency's annual Southampton Boat Show 5-a-side tournament, which took place on Tuesday evening and raised £1000 for the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and G4 Surgery at Southampton General Hospital.

6th Jul 2015 Boats & Yachts Warranty launches prize draw to win a 12-month Warranty Plan worth up to £4000

Boats & Yachts Warranty, the leading provider of marine extended warranty plans, is offering everyone who completes a quote or purchases a Warranty Plan before 30th September 2015 the chance to win their warranty up to the value of £4000.

25th Jun 2015 Sailing charities come together to provide an inspirational sailing project in Portsmouth

The official charity of the America's Cup World Series Portsmouth, The 1851 Trust is to partner with The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation to deliver inspiring sailing taster sessions to school children in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas throughout the summer holidays.

18th May 2015 Ocean Reunion to row the world's second largest ocean with Crewsaver safety equipment aboard including lifejackets and liferafts

Ocean Reunion will row 3,000 nautical miles across the world's second largest ocean, competing in "The World's Toughest Race", thanks to Crewsaver, the team will have all the necessary safety equipment aboard during the row.

6th May 2015 Boats & Yachts Warranty launches new mobile site making buying a warranty easier than ever

Boats & Yachts Warranty, the leading provider of marine extended warranty plans, has launched a dedicated mobile website making it easier for customers to get quotes, manage their warranties and submit claims whilst on the move.

5th Feb 2015 List your boat for sale with Ancasta today, Ancasta Easter Collection announced

Ancasta International Boat Sales announces that vendors listing their boats with them now will also be part of Europe's biggest brokerage event, the Ancasta Easter Collection, which will take place this year between 3rd and 12th April 2015.

3rd Feb 2015 Crewsaver Announces Tom Bowker as European Sales Manager

Crewsaver is delighted to announce the new appointment of Tom Bowker as European Sales Manager – Leisure. Tom has devoted his career to the marine industry and has a particularly strong sales and customer service focused background. Both his role as Area Sales Manager for SailLaser & LaserPerformance and as UK Training and Fleet Sales Manager for RS Sailing have been heavily focused on building on and developing business to business relationships.

3rd Feb 2015 Yak Announces Tom Bowker as European Sales Manager

Yak is delighted to announce the new appointment of Tom Bowker as European Sales Manager. Tom has devoted his career to the marine industry and has a particularly strong sales and customer service focused background. Both his role as Area Sales Manager for SailLaser & LaserPerformance and as UK Training and Fleet Sales Manager for RS Sailing have been heavily focused on building on and developing business to business relationships.

14th Jan 2015 Stars of the UK Marine Industry celebrated at MTA/Boating Business Awards

The Marine Trades Association/Boating Business Awards, which recognise excellence in individuals and companies working in the UK marine industry, were presented at the Marine Trades Association (MTA) Dinner at the CWM FX London Boat Show on Tuesday 13th January 2015. Panels from Boating Business and the MTA consider the nominations for the annual awards, which were presented in front of a packed audience of industry professionals at Gaucho at the O2. The awards are sponsored by Boating Business, Matchtech, Ocean Safety and Boatshop24.

7th Jan 2015 Gosport Marine Scene announce Boat Jumble to return to Gosport

Gosport Marine Scene is delighted to announce that on 15th February 2015, after an absence of ten years, Gosport will once again host a Boat Jumble. Gosport Marine Scene is proud to have revived this popular local marine event The 2015 Gosport Boat Jumble will be run by Chaddock and Fox Promotions and will be held on Sunday 15th February 2015 at Haslar Marina.

4th Dec 2014 Crewsaver's revolutionary, complete leisure lifejacket range on full display at CWM FX London Boat Show 2015

Crewsaver recently launched the first complete range of leisure lifejackets. By using the same Fusion 3D technology developed in the hugely successful ErgoFit range, Crewsaver is moulding the future of leisure lifejackets - whatever you level there is now a Crewsaver to suit. The complete range of 3D lifejackets will be on sale to the public for the very first time at CWM FX London Boat Show 2015.

18th Nov 2014 Crewsaver launches its revolutionary, complete leisure lifejacket range

Crewsaver is proud to announce the launch of its complete leisure lifejacket range. The new Crewfit Pro, Crewfit Sport and Crewfit Junior lifejackets use Fusion 3D technology developed in the hugely successful ErgoFit collection, and complete the 3D range

12th Nov 2014 UK-designed Flattens furling battens nominated for a 2014 DAME award

Flattens furling battens have been nominated for a 2014 DAME award at this year's Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS), which takes place in Amsterdam (18-20th November 2014). Flattens were designed in the UK by Primrose Fry Technologies. Being nominated for a DAME award recognises the years of development that have produced this completely new concept in furling battens.

8th Oct 2014 Yak launch touring and rec range at PADDLEexpo

There’s more to see - and more to want – at Yak. The future of paddling kit is here! Hundreds witnessed its unveiling by Yak at PADDLEexpo 2014. Drawn in by the colours and innovative technology, paddlers of all disciplines will be gearing up with Yak for the 2015 season and beyond.

25th Sep 2014 Crewsaver celebrates 30 years of Crewfit with limited edition lifejacket box set giveaways at PSP Southampton Boat Show!

Crewsaver gave away 11 of 30 limited edition Crewfit lifejacket and accessory box sets worth over £500 to members of the general public in daily prize draws during the PSP Southampton Boat Show, as part of the celebration of 30 years of the Crewfit inflatable lifejacket.

17th Sep 2014 Over 100 players compete in Marine Advertising Agency's annual 5-a-side football tournament raising £1,000 for PICU and G4 surgery at Southampton General

Over 100 players in 16 teams competed in the Marine Advertising Agency’s annual 5-a-side tournament on Tuesday evening, which raised £1,000 for the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and G4 Surgery at Southampton General Hospital.

12th Sep 2014 Flattens - Primrose Fry Technologies (PFT) has proudly launched its innovative and incredibly successful furling battens to the cruising and racing worlds

Unlike traditional furling battens, the deceptively simple yet effective design of the Flattens really works. The leech is as controllable as it would be with normal, non-furling battens plus, when furled, your sail not only stays put, but can actually hold a tighter furl than a sail with no battens at all.

10th Sep 2014 Nautilus Yachting launches 2015 brochure with new destinations in the Med & Caribbean and a new RYA training school

Nautilus Yachting’s new 2015 sailing holidays brochure is out now. New for 2015 is a new flotilla in the Greek Sporades islands, a new base at Blue Lagoon on St Vincent (offering one-way sailing from St Vincent to Grenada), new bases in the Med at San Antonio in Ibiza and Portoroz in Slovenia, with access to the Italian Adriatic. Plus an RYA school in Aegina has been added, giving more options for getting an RYA qualification in the sun!

9th Sep 2014 Ancasta Group re-brands and re-launches HYS Rigging as Advanced Rigging & Hydraulics

The Ancasta Group has re-branded and re-launched HYS Rigging as Advanced Rigging & Hydraulics. Dennis Fisher and Neil Brinsdon, who have spearheaded the changes, felt it had become necessary due to the unprecedented demands for rigging expertise outside of the marine industry.

21st Jul 2014 Gosport Marine Scene launches new website for yachtsmen and visiting boat owners at

The marine business network, Gosport Marine Scene, has launched its new website providing yachtsmen, visiting boat owners and businesses with a one-click route to all the facilities and information they need in the thriving marine town of Gosport.

8th Jul 2014 South coast based Tecsew celebrates its 30th anniversary

Tecsew, the Gosport based yacht canopy company who brought real excitement to the marine textile industry with their innovative use of 3D CAD design, is now celebrating 30 years of delighting customers with their boat covers, canopies, sprayhoods, biminis and awnings.

30th Jun 2014 Crewsaver introduces Hamble Horseshoe Buoy Set into highly successful safety range

Crewsaver is pleased to introduce the Hamble Horseshoe Buoy Set into its highly successful safety range. The Crewsaver Hamble Horseshoe Buoy Set provides a high quality solution for anyone who requires the addition of a compact light to their rescue buoy.

9th Jun 2014 Crewsaver Evolution 250N Lifejacket entered into the Seawork Innovation showcase.

We have great pleasure in announcing that we will be entering the Crewsaver Evolution 250N lifejacket into this year’s Innovation Awards at Seawork International – the largest and fastest growing commercial marine and workboat event, which commences June 10th.

16th May 2014 MAA Press Lunch in association with Dean & Reddyhoff Marinas continues to thrive in its third year

MAA held their third annual MAA Press Lunch in conjunction with Dean & Reddyhoff Marinas at Haslar Marina on Friday, 16th May 2014, providing an essential opportunity for leading industry figures and journalists to get together.

13th May 2014 Crewsaver launch new website

The new Crewsaver website is your first port of call for lifejackets, marine safety equipment and clothing Choosing Crewsaver safety gear and clothing is easy with the new website The intuitive new design helps customers find the product they want with just a couple of clicks.

9th May 2014 Crewsaver Donates Clothing & Safety Equipment for 100 sailors at the new Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre

Crewsaver Donates Clothing & Safety Equipment for 100 sailors at the new Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre Sir Ben Ainslie will open the new Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre on 9th May in Portland, Dorset. The centre will give young people and adults from all walks of the life the chance to experience the sport.

28th Apr 2014 Ancasta's Race Boat Division's Class 40 Open day hailed a success

Saturday the 12th April saw Ancasta's Race Boat Division host a Class 40 Open Day at Hamble Yacht Services. When the call was put out inviting enthusiasts to come and "have a go" on these exceptional racing boats, Ancasta was absolutely thrilled to receive such an enthusiastic response.

7th Apr 2014 Crewsaver lifejackets all over the 2014 University Boat Race

Crewsaver lifejackets were in evidence all over the BBC coverage of the 2014 University Boat Race, which took place on Sunday 6th April 2014. The BBC's Clare Balding OBE, Olympic gold medallist Katherine Grainger and Olympic champion Tom James were all seen sporting Crewsaver lifejackets similar to the Crewfit 150N (RRP from £120).

23rd Jan 2014 Ross Wilkinson Appointed as New Managing Director Of Survitec Group’s Crewsaver business

Ross Wilkinson has joined Survitec Group to play a key role in promoting worldwide sales growth and developing and maintaining an effective sales distribution and service network for the Crewsaver Commercial and Leisure ranges.

12th Sep 2013 Raymarine Migrates Innovative CHIRP Powered Dragonfly™ Sonar/GPS with High-Resolution DownVision™ Sonar Into Multifunction Displays

Following the successful launch of Raymarine’s high-performance Dragonfly™ Sonar/GPS with high-resolution DownVision™ sonar in February, the world leader in marine electronics is making the innovative technology available across its range of multifunction displays via the CP100 network sonar unit and in two new a Series multifunction units.

3rd Jun 2013 Raymarine's New CHIRP powered Dragonfly captures a turtle

The April winner of Raymarine's new monthly Dragonfly™ Screen Capture Competition impresses with an eye-catching screen shot of a bale of turtles swimming beneath his boat in Queensland, Australia. Raymarine are challenging boaters and anglers to capture the world beneath their boat with the new Dragonfly™ with CHIRP DownVision™ sonar technology and be in with a chance of winning back the cost of their Dragonfly™ system.

8th Jan 2013 Crewsaver celebrates ErgoFit launch at Tullett Prebon London Boat Show with special offers

Crewsaver, the UK's leading marine safety and watersports manufacturer, is launching its ErgoFit range of high-performance lifejackets to consumers at the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show with two great offers on ErgoFit jackets bought at the show. Consumers are invited to come and hear more about the lifejackets' features and see one being inflated at 1pm on Saturday 12th January 2013, on Crewsaver's stand (B114).

14th Dec 2012 Crewsaver transfers to purpose built site to become 'Centre of Excellence' for personal and commercial maritime safety products

Crewsaver, the UK’s leading marine safety equipment manufacturer, is pleased to announce that it is moving into new purpose built premises as part of the company’s strategy to become a ‘Centre of Excellence’ for personal marine safety and commercial marine products. The site includes a new showroom providing retailers with the opportunity to view Crewsaver’s ranges in an accessible location as soon as they become available.

5th Dec 2012 Wiley - The Rules in Practice 2013 - 2016

A proper understanding of the racing rules is crucial to success on the water and there is no better person to guide you through the latest rules than Bryan Willis.