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Limerick exhibitor Ruane Maritime is in the business of marine education, training and safety towards raising standards in seafaring. Our Training Centre and Marine Radio Courses are approved by the RYA and Dept. of Transport, Tourism and Sport respectively.

Ruane Maritime provide the following learning opportunities; Marine Diesel Engine, RADAR, Navigation, Marlinspike Seamanship, Astro Navigation and Marine Radio. They also offer own-boat tuition whereby boat owners may avail of one-to-one confidence building sessions on their personal boats. Ruane Maritime have many years’ experience in the design and delivery of custom courses for individuals, groups and corporates, along with prescribed courses where needed.

Mike Ruane, Principal and Chief Instructor, has over twenty years’ experience in the area of marine heritage and traditional boat culture, including associated knowledge in safety, training, maintenance and operation.

Currently, Ruane Maritime is a marine consultant and training provider to the Ilen Project and its wooden sailing ship The AK Ilen. This is a national and marine-focused community project with a mission of reintroducing the nation to the joys of traditional sailing, vessel operation, competent crewing and experiential learning through hands-on work both on and offshore.

Mike Ruane at the helm of the AK Ilen during her epic voyage to Greenland July 2019.
Photo credit: Gary MacMahon