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Sizing up a bowthuster

Sizing Up A Bow Thruster

Posted on August 8th, 2019 | Posted by john

Sizing up a bow thruster. Bow Thrusters Directs expert John Ainsworth explains the most important considerations when sizing up for a bowthruster. By definition, any thruster will have some impact on your boats maneuverability, however the key is to ensure that the chosen bow thruster will do the job efficiently and effectively. Firstly let’s understand […]

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Specifying the correct bow thruster

How to Specify a Bow Thruster Kit

Posted on July 30th, 2019 | Posted by john

How to Specify a Bow thruster Kit? We’ve been installing Bow Thrusters and Stern Thrusters since the early 1990’s and have a wealth of knowledge accrued from experience. Common questions we get asked on how to specify a bow thruster kit are: I want a bow thruster but I don’t know how to price it […]

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Success of poole boat show

Success of Poole Boat Show

Posted on July 24th, 2019 | Posted by john

Success of Poole Boat Show Despite the mixed bag of weather, the Poole Boat Show in June was another great success in this year’s boat show calendar.  We had a lot of visitors to our stand who wanted to find out, in the main, how to simplify life on the water.  Sharing over fifty years’ […]

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Halyard Training Day

Halyard Training Seminar

Posted on May 10th, 2019 | Posted by john

This month Nick & Halyard Direct attended an excellent 2 day Halyard (M&I) Ltd product training course at Halyard’s HQ in Wimborne. Presentations & tuition were given regarding Exhaust Layouts & Specifications, including temperature control, back pressures & common exhaust system faults. On the agenda also were; Noise insulation products by Siderise Exhaust omission regulations […]

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Halyard (M&I) Ltd Plymouth’s authorised stockist

Posted on April 24th, 2019 | Posted by john

Plymouth’s only authorised stockist for Halyard and we keep all standard products in stock on the shelf! Halyard Direct is part of the AllBoat Group, bringing you the very best in high quality award winning boat equipment and installation services. At Halyard Direct we have embraced the ever changing way customers search & buy their […]

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fairline targa 52

Dockmate Twist install on a Fairline Targa 52

Posted on April 24th, 2019 | Posted by john

Simon brought his stunning Fairline Targa across from Guernsey to Plymouth to have his new Dockmate Twin installed. After arriving on Wednesday, Jeremy & Lloyd installed his Dockmate the next day. We connected both the boats engines, horn, windlass and bow thruster and made provision for connecting a stern thruster next season. On Thursday morning […]

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Dockmate remote control docking tech that Dirk built

Posted on April 3rd, 2019 | Posted by john

A necessary indulgence, Dockmate is establishing itself within the marine community as one of the world’s most future-proof remote control boat docking systems.  We take a brief moment to look at the man behind those controls; how he engineered a global docking phenomenon in the face of adversity and how he has successfully steered Dockmate, […]

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Engineering talent steers its way to AllBoat Services

Posted on March 27th, 2019 | Posted by john

Engineering talent steers its way to AllBoat Services   AllBoat Services (ABS), which has been providing engineering services alongside technical products to boat owners over the last three decades, has announced the creation of two more jobs and the promotion of Lloyd Rees to Operations Manager.   Lloyd, who is 33 and has worked for […]

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Dockmate dealers sign up to its distribution network

Posted on February 21st, 2019 | Posted by john

AllBoat Services expands geographical reach as more Dockmate dealers sign up to its UK & Ireland distribution network   AllBoat Services (ABS) has successfully launched its first Dockmate dealership network since being appointed in November 2017 as the UK’s sole distributor for the wireless boat docking system. Four dealers have already signed up to ABS’ […]

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How to make the most out of a boat show

Posted on January 24th, 2019 | Posted by john

How to make the most out of a boat show   If you’re new to the boatshow circuit or just want to make the most of the day, we’ve used our own experience of boat shows to ensure your visit is always a good one.   Top tips for a boat show visitor   Do […]

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