There’s loads to do at this year’s Boat Show

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Red Paddle are offering free demos to anyone wanting try out on a stand-up paddle board. This is really a cool sport and can be enjoyed by young and old alike. Chris Bertish achieved international fame by being the first person to cross the Atlantic on a SUP! For those looking for a bit more

Oct 21, 2017 / No Comments

2017 Boat Show is underway

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It’s a gorgeous day in Cape Town and the 17th iteration of the continent’s premier boat show is underway at the iconic V&A Waterfront. Boasting one of the largest-ever water displays of powered cruisers, power and sailing catamarans, fishing and leisure craft, as well as stand-up paddles and all the kit to go with them,

Oct 20, 2017 / No Comments

X marks the spot

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Denmark-based X-Yachts have been building quality racer/cruiser mono hull sailing yachts since 1979. ‘With over 35 years of experience there is a reason why X-Yachts have established an enviable customer loyalty, it is in a word, quality,’ says Simon Davis, managing director of X-Yachts South Africa. ‘From the long heritage of designers and naval architects

Oct 20, 2017 / No Comments

Mercury struts its stuff at the Boat Show

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Rutherford established its Marine division in 1998 with the sole distribution rights for the Mercury range of outboards and MerCruiser inboards, along with the Quicksilver range of marine oils and accessories. All our product offerings are sold through our expert dealer network and all their technical staff are trained by our certified Mercury technicians. Mercury

Oct 18, 2017 / No Comments

Step aboard a virtual boat


An innovation for 2017 will be Boating World’s first ever Virtual Reality (VR) display, where prospective buyers will have the opportunity to step aboard new yacht models that are not yet available in South Africa. Their sales team have just returned from a successful trip to Cannes Yacht Festival, and they are enthusiastic to share

Oct 18, 2017 / No Comments

You’ve got the boat, now dress it up with some art

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If you’ve splashed out on your dream boat why not adorn it with some beautiful art, and Duncan Stewart is one you should be looking at. ‘I have always been drawn to the ocean, to storms, to nature in its magnificent and, at times, awe-inspiring power. And there is no finer place where the spirit

Oct 17, 2017 / No Comments

Take up the eco-friendly sport – sailing

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Sailing has historically been seen as an exclusive sport, the sole domain of the well-heeled, but SA Sailing Western Cape is fast changing this with numerous outreach and training programmes creating opportunities for all. And this year’s Boat Show is an ideal opportunity to get started. Aspirant sailors will be able to try their hand

Oct 13, 2017 / No Comments

Keeping your electrical kit connected

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Water and electrical connections are not a marriage made in heaven, you do not want to be at sea and critical equipment fails because of a faulty connection. Simple Solders™ are the answer for reliable water-proof connections. Simple Solders™ are a revolutionary new wiring connection system for cable connections and end terminations. The best electronic

Oct 13, 2017 / No Comments

An electric outboard – another first for Southern Power

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Automotive technology has been brought to the water and the impact is going to be a game changer for the marine sector says Jacques Brümmer, chief executive officer of Southern Power. ‘Developments in battery technology have spawned a number of hybrid and electric vehicles. This leading environmentally-focused approach has now been adopted in the marine

Oct 09, 2017 / No Comments

There are amazing opportunities in the yachting & super-yachting industry for qualified skippers & hostesses

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The yachting and superyacht industry is growing around the globe and there are work opportunities aboard these luxury craft for a host of positions; the proviso is that you’re up to the task. Qualifications are a must, and the RYA accreditation is the world’s most widely accepted. Sail Due South are an RYA academy and

Oct 03, 2017 / No Comments