Bay Marine Insurance

Bay Marine Insurance is a rapidly expanding business, offering independent marine insurance services to clients throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. The company, which is based in Wales, was established in Cardiff and has over 10 years experience in the boat and marine insurance sector.
The business provides boat owners with a quick and competitive service and has experienced staff. The capable staff provide clients with a professional and efficient service. The service is designed to treat customers fairly every time.

The company is an independent marine specialist. It insures powerboats, R. I. B. S, yachts, dinghies and inland waterways craft that are in the coastal waters or inland waterways of the U. K. It’s suitable for all boat owners and can also include corporate use.

For commercial use, the policy can include charter skipper, work boat and bare boat charter. The products are available at competitive prices.

Bay Marine Insurance
Cardiff Marine Village, Penarth Road
CF11 8TU

Approved Boats

Approved Boats offer boats for sale, yacht brokerage, boat insurance, boat finance, boat maintenance and boat repair throughout the South Coast Inc. Hamble, Southampton, Chichester, Poole, Dorset, Portsmouth, Plymouth.
With sales offices and experienced staff, the company delivers a professional service to individuals. The services are intended to be cost effective, helping clients to make the most of their boats.

The company offers a comprehensive range of marine services, including boats for sale, yacht brokerage, boat insurance, boat finance, boat training, boat transport, boat maintenance and boat repairs.
Key Products
Boat Services
Key Services
Boats for Sale

Approved Boats
Firefly Road, Hamble Point Marina
SO31 4NB

Sunseeker new Manhattan 52

The new Manhattan 52 will get its UK debut at this year’s Southampton Boat Show.

It is Sunseeker International’s smallest flybridge model, and is designed to maximise entertainment options, light and living space.

Its hull incorporates unparalleled amounts of curved glass to emphasise its sleek lines as well as bringing the outside in.

The 52 will set the design direction for a new wave of Manhattan models that will be introduced over the coming years.

Sunseeker International will unveil its smallest flybridge model, the Manhattan 52, at the 2016 Southampton Boat Show in September.

Sunseeker 155 Yacht Blush

From its facilities in Poole on the south coast of Britain, the second hull of the Sunseeker 155 – the current flagship of the large Sunseeker International fleet – is due to be delivered to its Owner in summer next year. With a completely different interior layout and interior design from the first hull, this yacht, currently under construction, was commissioned in spring last year at the Dubai Boat Show.

“This latest commission just goes to show the level of enquiry from this ever growing international show,” commented Sean Robertson, Sales Director at Sunseeker International, at the time. He emphasised Sunseeker’s success at this major international boat show in impacting the market with the acquisition of the prestigious contract:

“We are absolutely delighted to have sold another 155 Yacht. The 155 Yacht’s intricate design and build process allows for customisation of the highest level and as each yacht is so individual and unique it makes the build ever more exciting. The team back in Poole can’t wait to start work on this and are eager to create something truly bespoke.”

That spring, the Poole facilities also saw the solemn celebration of the launch of the first Sunseeker 155 Yacht, to date the largest yacht built by Sunseeker International.

The impressive event to celebrate the launch and delivery to the vessel’s Owner, Formula 1 tycoon Eddie Jordan, in the company of the Group President at Sunseeker International, Robert Braithwaite, was a fitting event for the scale of the yacht.

After months and months of hard work for the engineers and designers who completed every phase of the project from concept to construction entirely in-house, Robert Braithwaite expressed his own great satisfaction and that of the shipyard’s entire team:

“We were incredibly proud to launch the 155 Yacht here in Poole with Mr Jordan. The 155 Yacht is a truly iconic British yacht. From drawing board through to testing, the yacht was designed and built in Poole, so it really is British through and through and the fact the launch took place in Poole made it all the more special.”

Elegant Dayboat

A new corporate hospitality company
was launched to offer clients a range of packages,
including a taste of dayboat racing in a fleet of
matched Redwings.
What happened to Redwing Racing?

The Redwing is an elegant dayboat, designed in 1896 by
Charles Nicholson. The class was originally raced at
Bembridge Sailing Club on the Isle of Wight. Now one
of the oldest keelboat classes still sailing in the
United Kingdom, the Redwing remains one of the most
popular Cowes Week fleets.

Redwing Racing is based in Poole, Dorset. The company
purchased 13 of the 20 boats built by Camper &
Nicholsons between 1938-46 and the fleet, built of
mahogany, rock elm and oak, is currently being
refurbished by craftsmen using traditional methods and
modern materials.

In addition to dayboat racing, Redwing Racing offers a
range of standard hospitality days, including
incentive and reward days, conference breaks, regattas
and team-building events. While participation is
encouraged at all levels, skippers are available for
those who feel less certain of their abilities.

The company is owned and operated by Peter Kemsley,
who has many years’ senior level management experience
in industry. He is also qualified in leisure business
management and holds RYA certification in a number of

“The Redwing is a fabulous boat to sail and,
following completion of the restoration work, we will
seek to do justice to the integrity and provenance of
the Redwing name – without eliminating the fun and
excitement of such a unique sailing experience,”
said Kemsley.

The Chipping of Goods Initiative

The United Kingdom launched a new initiative against the organized trade in stolen goods, including boats in 2001. What happened to this good cause for boat owners and the marine trades?

The Chipping of Goods Initiative will use radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in a silicon chip implanted in consumer goods — including boats — that will reveal the origin and ownership of the product, government officials said.

The move is welcomed by the British Marine Industries Federation (BMIF), which will use funds provided by the government under the initiative to re-launch its flagging Boatmark scheme.

Boatmark was set up in 1995 as a joint venture between the BMIF and Equifax HPI, a specialist in secure and confidential registration and identification schemes.

The scheme was endorsed by the British government and had the backing of all UK marine police forces. It also won the support of major finance and insurance companies operating in the marine industry and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA).

However, the scheme did not reach its target number of craft, mainly due to the registration cost to builders.

The funds from the Chipping of Goods Initiative will enable the scheme to be promoted at no cost to the industry. This will, said BMIF executive director Howard Pridding, allow the database to be expanded to reach the critical mass numbers where it becomes a viable and valuable proposition.

“Boatmark will be relaunched to the industry in about a month’s time,” said Pridding. “We have some things to tie up with HPI before then.”

What happened to this good cause for boat owners and the marine trades?

UK Canals

Canals across the United Kingdom have started to be reopened after all were closed as part of foot-and-mouth disease containment measures in 2001, which UK canals are closed that you would like to see open? British Waterways (BW) released a list of the first canals approved to come back into service but how many canals are still closed not because of foot and mouth but due to maintenance? The list was announced following risk assessments undertaken during the outbreak of 2001.

The canals reopened only after the procedures identified by the risk assessment are put in place. The measures included putting up signs, disinfectant measures and notification of boaters about the rules governing the re-opening. BW said it may take three to seven days to put the measures in place. The canals re-opened in the first phase included: North West: Macclesfield Canal; Peak Forest; Trent & Mersey (south); Trent & Mersey (north) — part to be re-assessed; Caldon — part needs re-dredging. Scotland: Crinian; Caledonian; Forth & Clyde; Union.

North East: Market Harborough to Trent junction, including River Soar; Fossdyke and Witham Navigation — Torksey to Barton; Yorkshire Ouse — Ripon to Goole; River Trent. London: Slough Arm; River Lee. Midlands: Shropshire Union — Audlem Bottom Lock to Autherly Junction; Trent & Mersey — Colwick Lock to Trentham Lock; Staffs & Worcs — Stourton Junction to Great Haywood Junction; Sturbridge Canal — Stourton Junction to Wordsley; Worcester Birmingham Canal; North Stratford Canal; South Stratford Canal; Grand Union — Camp Hill to Napton Junction. “The closure of canals at this time of year has had a very severe impact on those small businesses and individuals who depend upon the canals for their livelihood,” said John Clarke, chief executive of the British Marine Industries Federation (BMIF). “This crisis has highlighted how important the country’s inland waterways system is to rural tourism.” Do you recall the outbreak and how it affected you and your canal boat?


The UK is home to some of the best Chandlery suppliers in the World. With hundreds of years of maritime experience you can be sure that your boating equipment has been sourced by the best. Such as based in Dartmouth.

One of the few remaining traditional yacht chandleries in the UK, Dartmouth Chandlery hardly needs an introduction, having been run since 1989 by Chris & Lindy Robinson it stocks one of the largest and most comprehensive product ranges of any marine store including chandlery, electronics, safety equipment, ropes and rigging, books, charts, yachting and leisure clothing and footwear.

At Dartmouth Chandlery we back up our extensive product range with some of the best prices in the business. We are able to compliment our prices with one of the most knowledgeable and experienced customer service teams in the trade and we are always on hand to recommend the best available product whatever the budget.

Our clothing and footwear range includes brands such as Chatham Marine, Gill, Henri-Lloyd, Crewsaver, C-Skins, Dubary, Quayside and more. We also stock various brands of lifesaving equipment and carry a wide range of paints and antifoulings from Hempel and International, books and charts, boat maintenance items, Liros ropes, sailing watches and marine tools. We carry a range of iCom, Pacific and Cobra marine radios, Raymarine and Garmin electronics, binoculars and monoculars, blocks, cleats and deck hardware. In short if you want anything for your time on the water we will probably have it in stock.

Set in Dartmouth, less than 100 meters from the banks of the River Dart and open 7 days a week, Dartmouth Chandlery is well worth a visit however you have decided to travel whether by boat, car or steam railway

timelapse video of 156 metre yacht Dilbar

Dilbar was the largest superyacht launch of 2015 and is the fourth largest yacht in the world by length. Lürssen also confirmed that she is the largest by gross tonnage, with a total interior volume of 15,917 gross tonnes. Lürssen also claims two other record-breaking features;
Dilbar’s 180 cubic metre swimming pool is believed to be the largest on any yacht, while her 30,000kw diesel electric power plant is also thought to be a record for a superyacht and gives her a cruising speed of 22.5 knots.

The near 2,000nm delivery voyage comes more than two months after Dilbar’s sea trials began off Bremen. Previous videos had shown her leaving the Bremen facility on May 14 with her new name visible on the transom and superstructure.

South Staffs sisters star at RYA RIB Challenge

Kamila and Aga Czartolomna from Tettenhall powered their way to success at the Honda RYA Youth RIB Challenge Midland Area finals at Burton Sailing Club at the weekend (16 July). 2014 National Champion Kamila, 15, and her two-time Nationals finalist sibling Aga, 11, will now go head to head with the other 12 Area age-group finalists from across the UK at the Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship showdown at the Southampton Boat Show on Sunday 25 September.

The competition has two age categories with older sister Kamila in the over 13 years group. Running times for this age group on the day ranged from 1 minute 7 seconds to 1 minute 40 seconds until Kamila posted two perfect rounds of control and precision and a final time of 59 seconds.

Younger sister Aga in the under 13 years category, has progressed well this year with the help of some sisterly competitiveness. Times for this age group ranged from 1 minute 20 seconds to 2 minutes 30 seconds until Aga posted her best time of 1 minute 5 seconds to also qualify for the final in September. Kamila said: “I’m looking forward to heading to Southampton Boat Show for the fifth time. Hopefully I’ll do well at the National final and bring another boat back for my club.” Aga added: “I’m proud to have won the Midlands Area Final and I’m hoping to do well at the National final. I’m very happy also for my big sister Kamila who is the 13-16 Midlands Champion too.” Both girls sail and are trained in powerboat driving at South Staffs SC, on Gailey Reservoir, by the club’s Junior Powerboat coach, Steve Troke, and fellow instructor, Robin Harper. Steve said: “The competition at the event was phenomenal, and it is great to see so many youngsters with such good power boat driving control and skill.

“The emphasis of the Honda RYA Youth RIB programme isn’t on speed and driving fast, it is about swift, efficient and safe manoeuvring.

These are invaluable skills in developing safe, proficient powerboat drivers to support sailing clubs to get people out on the water sailing. “Well done to both Kamila and Aga for their performances today, and indeed their responses to RYA Officials, they were a real credit to South Staffordshire Sailing Club and I am so please for them both to be heading off to Southampton again. “I would like to say a really big thank you to everyone at South Staffordshire Sailing Club for their continued support of the RIB challenge training. I would particularly like to thank coach Robin Harper, we couldn’t have achieved anything like the results we are getting without him and he has worked wonders with Aga this year.”