Nigel Irens delivers the Cruising Association’s Hanson Lecture

Nigel Irens, a leading yacht designer, recently delivered a fascinating 2019 Hanson Lecture entitled “Slippery Boats” to a 60-strong audience at CA House in London. Irens is well-known in yachting circles for designing Adventurer, a 34.4m (113ft) trimaran motor yacht that completed a record-breaking global circumnavigation in 1998 – the first boat voyage around the world…

McConaghy Unveils the MC59p

Lightweight, strong and with contemporary, progressive lines, the MC59p is the power cat of the modern era. McConaghy’s carefully considered use of carbon and precise hull forms makes for a particularly fuel-efficient vessel at the lower speeds, yet the MC59p is able to achieve top speeds well in excess of 20kts. The MC59p offers two flybridge layouts…

A previous ORC pilot boat built by Goodchild Marine. Pic credit Goodchild Marine.

Goodchild Marine to showcase UK’s first 13.6m pilot boat at Seawork

The first 13-metre ORC pilot boat to enter service in the UK will be part of a showcase at Europe’s largest commercial marine and workboat exhibition. The vessel will be exhibited on the pontoon at Seawork, in Southampton, next week, July 3-5, by boat builders Goodchild Marine Services Limited, and is one of the company’s…

Boat builders celebrate unveiling of three ground-breaking pilot boats

Three boats designed and built by Goodchild Marine Services have been officially unveiled at the world-famous Albert Dock in Liverpool. The company, currently in its 40th year of business, and based at Burgh Castle in Norfolk, won the £3m long-term contract from UK marine contractor Briggs Marine to construct the ORC pilot vessels. Kittiwake, Razorbill…

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