Maritime & Marine

Bird and Recreation Initiative to host free wildlife-friendly watersports sessions across Poole Harbour

Dorset’s Bird and Recreation Initiative (BARI) is gearing up to launch a series of free watersports sessions around Poole Harbour. Starting on 25th January and running... READ MORE »

Marine Matters: boatfolk General Manager Jon Eads tells us about expansion at Portland Marina

Welcome to the latest Marine Matters from Gallagher. This month we get to meet Jon Eads, Area General Manager of boatfolk, which runs Portland and Weymouth Marinas and... READ MORE »

Proud moment as boatbuilder’s first apprentice and longest-serving employee celebrates 45th anniversary

Sunseeker International’s first apprentice and longest-serving employee has celebrated his 45th anniversary with the Poole-based boatbuilder. On his first day in 1978... READ MORE »

Newest graduates from the Boat Building Academy launch craft

The most recent group of graduates from the Boat Building Academy launched their hand-built craft into Lyme Regis harbour. Cheered on by the watching crowds, the new... READ MORE »

Portland Port welcomes over 130,000 cruise passengers to Dorset coast this year

Portland Port in south Dorset is celebrating a stellar year, which saw it welcome more cruise ship passengers than ever before in its 27-year history. Over 130,000... READ MORE »

Bournemouth Pier to be transformed into Christmas winter wonderland

Bournemouth's Victorian pier will be turned into a festive spectacle this year with a host of Christmas attractions planned. The Bournemouth Pier Christmas Experience... READ MORE »

This month's Marine Matters visits Ocean Marine Upholstery

In this month's Marine Matters, Gallagher gets to meet the Directors, Pete King and Andy Wooding of Bournemouth-based Ocean Marine Upholstery Limited and learn about the... READ MORE »

Major boost for Dorset maritime with Great South West set to receive up to £7.5m national funding

Dorset and other South West counties have been chosen to receive up to £7.5 million of investment as the UK’s Marine and Maritime Launchpad. The money will help drive... READ MORE »

Weymouth Harbour regeneration set to provide new facilities for fishing & harbourside businesses

Work is now underway at the Weymouth Harbour peninsula quayside to create facilities for fishing, charter and harbourside businesses and improve public spaces. The... READ MORE »

Bursaries from the Boat Building Academy are helping Dorset locals pursue big dreams

The Boat Building Academy in Lyme Regis has launched a range of new bursaries for Dorset residents. Covering up to 50 per cent of course, with the option to cover up to... READ MORE »