Maritime & Marine

Unscheduled cruise ship visits to Portland Port boost local economy by a bumper £750,000

Unscheduled cruise ship calls at Portland Port over the summer so far have boosted the local economy by a bumper £750,000. Five ships - including Cunard flagship Queen... READ MORE »

Portland Marina signs on to sponsor local arts festival

The b-side Arts Festival is returning to the Isle of Portland from the 5th to the 8th of September, this time with Portland Marina as its headline sponsor. This will be... READ MORE »

In this month's Marine Matters we meet Mike Glanville, Managing Director of MDL Marinas

As part of our Gallagher ‘Marine Matters’ monthly articles, the marine team got to meet MDL Marinas Managing Director, Mike Glanville. MDL are hugely respected in... READ MORE »

‘The course has been amazing!’ Boat Building Academy grads launch their boats at Lyme Regis

The latest wooden boats, hand-built by students at the Boat Building Academy (BBA) in Lyme Regis, have been launched in the town’s historic harbour. As is custom, the... READ MORE »

Two Dorset firms team up on new booking system for Dolphin disability boat

The booking process for a boat which offers free trips around Poole Harbour for people with disabilities has been revamped thanks to a pair of Dorset companies. Property... READ MORE »

savvy navvy appoints industry-leading board member Alisdair Martin as it continues growth

savvy navvy, the Bournemouth-based marine technology company, has appointed US-based Alisdair Martin as its new Board Advisor. Alisdair joins as a strategic advisor to... READ MORE »

Bournemouth and Poole College set a course for apprentices with Oyster Yachts

Bournemouth and Poole College has agreed a partnership with British yacht manufacturer Oyster Yachts. The partnership, which the college expects to increase the learning... READ MORE »

‘Google Maps for boats’ - Bournemouth’s savvy navvy sails past £500k funding goal

savvy navvy has repeated history by surpassing its £500,000 funding goal within a day of launching its new campaign on crowdfunding platform Seedrs. The Bournemouth... READ MORE »

New COO Sam ‘excited to dive deeper’ as he joins maritime tech firm Clearwater Dynamics

Clearwater Dynamics, a Poole-based provider of maritime risk intelligence and InsurTech solutions, has welcomed Sam Bursey as COO. Sam brings more than 20 years of... READ MORE »

Royal Navy director commends Norco for services to UK defence sector ahead of 40th year in the biz

Composite solutions firm Norco recently hosted Rear Admiral Donald Doull CBE, director of capability for the Royal Navy, at the firm’s Poole facilities. During the... READ MORE »