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  • Cheetah rides the storm

    Cheetah rides the storm

    4th June 2020

    Like most businesses, catamaran builder Cheetah Marine, based at Ventnor on the Isle of Wight, decided to stop production in late March so its staff could stay safe – but it is now back in production with Covid-19 precautions in…

  • Girl Dee Dee FH 31 – Latest Buccaneer B21 joins SW fleet

    Girl Dee Dee FH 31 – Latest Buccaneer B21 joins SW fleet

    29th May 2020

    As Cornish skipper Daniel Gilbert takes delivery of the 6.4m Girl Dee Dee, the Buccaneer B19 and B21 still lead the field in GRP boat design, reports Phil Lockley While the designs of U10 rule-beaters are racing ahead, it might…

  • Roseanne: Cod netting off Whitby

    Roseanne: Cod netting off Whitby

    28th May 2020

    In the second part of a mini-series on the major role that North Sea cod played in the lives of generations of fishermen on the Yorkshire coast, David Linkie looks back on a day spent on the Whitby under-10m netter…

  • New lifeboat ready for service at Peel

    New lifeboat ready for service at Peel

    15th May 2020

    The coronavirus crisis has had a major impact on lifeboat stations in terms of publicity visits, exercise launches and events – but the commitment of the RNLI to saving lives at sea remains as strong as ever, and lifeboats have…

  • East Anglian beach companies – sharks and saviours

    East Anglian beach companies – sharks and saviours

    10th May 2020

    In the days before lifeboat services, saving lives at sea went hand in hand with the chance to make serious money from salvage, reports John Worrall It was a question of time and place. In the 18th and 19th centuries,…

  • Beaming from Brixham

    Beaming from Brixham

    9th May 2020

    Photographer Tony Fitzsimmons records observations and conversations from a stormy January trip on the beam trawler Julie of Ladram Following my week at sea onboard the Waterdance vessel Sam of Ladram, next up on my list was the Julie of…