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A knotty issue…
Dec 2022
A knotty issue…
What do harp-making, boot-making and slating have in common? The answer is that all three skills have made it onto Heritage Crafts’ Red List of Endangered Crafts, which ranks heritage craft skills at risk of dying out before they can be passed on to the next generation. The Red List includes skills considered ‘Extinct’ (for [...]
Winners – The Gussies 2022…
Nov 2022
Winners – The Gussies 2022…
Congratulations to all of the 2022 Gussies Winners! We are particularly proud to represent many of the finalists and two of the winning boats. Winner Production Electric Boats: Over 8m / 26ft Candela 8 Candela • Sweden The C-8 is a long-range, all-electric hydrofoiling craft that travels silently above the water surface,  designed to be [...]
Falmouth Harbour Trials Eco Moorings
Aug 2022
Falmouth Harbour Trials Eco Moorings
Falmouth Harbour has begun boat trials on a unique eco-mooring system designed to protect sensitive areas of seabed from the scouring caused by traditional mooring chains. The advanced mooring system (AMS) in place off Flushing Beach has been designed by Falmouth-based naval architect and engineering firm Morek, working with Falmouth Harbour’s marine operations team. The [...]
UK Launches New Reporting Service for Overseas Boat Voyages
Jul 2022
UK Launches New Reporting Service for Overseas Boat Voyages
The UK Border Force has developed a new digital reporting service for those travelling to and from the UK on pleasure craft to report their journey. The new online service is known as single Pleasure Craft Reporting (sPCR), and replaces the previous ‘C1331 Form’ that has been enforced since 1 January 2022. Since 1 January [...]
Grosvenor Yachts on Tour..!
Aug 2021
Grosvenor Yachts on Tour..!
Grosvenor Yachts is attending three international boat shows during September. Do come and meet us! I can confirm that both Charles Fowler (Managing Director) and Philippa Glassbrook (Head of After Sales & Customer Support) will be at the entire Cannes boat show (7-12th September). Of course we are always available locally for you, but Cannes [...]
I Found Myself on a Grassy Knoll during the US Election…
Nov 2020
I Found Myself on a Grassy Knoll during the US Election…

On a dank Monday morning in November I found myself surveying the landscape beneath me from my raised vantage point in South Gloucestershire. Languishing in the far distance was Wales and to my right was Cromhall Quarry, a former limestone quarry that naturally flooded when works ceased. This relic of a commercial past is now […]

New Falmouth Harbour Commissioners CEO: Fresh From Spaceport…
Oct 2020
New Falmouth Harbour Commissioners CEO: Fresh From Spaceport…

Falmouth Harbour Commissioners (FHC), the statutory body responsible for managing the trust port of Falmouth harbour, has announced Miles Carden as its new CEO. For the past five years, Carden has spearheaded the Spaceport Cornwall project at Cornwall Council, securing inward investment from Virgin Orbit, and was previously Enterprise Zone Manager for the Aerohub at […]

100 Years of Boatbuilding Training Reached in Falmouth
Oct 2020
100 Years of Boatbuilding Training Reached in Falmouth

Falmouth Marine School is celebrating 100 years of providing training for the boatbuilding industry. On 1 October, 1920, 96 apprentices from Cox & Co at Falmouth Docks began their boatbuilding apprenticeships with the College. Head of Falmouth Marine School, Steve Taylor, said everyone at The Cornwall College Group campus was very proud of the history […]