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Back in March we had over 145 companies from 14 different countries all booked up to see you at Irish Skipper Expo in Limerick. Over the next few weeks we will focus some of these exhibitors for you.

You can always find a full listing with contact details of each exhibitor in your showguide also. https://theskipper.ie/irish-skipper-expo/ 


G Smyth Boats back at work

G Smyth Boats Ltd reopened on May 6th. After being closed for almost 6 weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gerry decided that it was time to get back to work! And so, after stocking up on the required PPE and adopting a number of changes to work procedures, the staff were briefed and, operating under strict COVID guidelines, all at the busy Kilkeel yard got back into it.

At the moulding plant, work has commenced in earnest on the moulding of a Maxus 14m Catamaran hull – the first 14m hull for G Smyth Boats for the yard’s new catamaran design. Down at the fitout and repair plant the team are busy completing a Cygnus Cyclone for Skerries, Dublin, which at the time of writing is near ready for launching. The Cygnus Cyclone is the second boat the Kilkeel yard has completed for the owner, who has just recently sold the GM7M G Smyth Boats Ltd built for him in 2012.

Busy as always, the yard is also working on 2 Maxus 12m catamarans that are almost complete, and another has been brought in for a partial fitout before heading to England.