Industry News

Boating World to showcase 2 sailing yachts at DBN Boat Show

Leading South African sail and power vessel importers, Boating World will be showcasing two vessels from the well know French sailing and power vessel manufacturers, Fountaine Pajot and Jeanneau. These yacht brands are the most recent agencies to have joined Boating World’s world class quality list of yacht manufacturers being imported to Africa. The show starts on Friday 17 July and finishes on Sunday. THAT’S THIS WEEKEND. JEANNEAU SUN ODYSSEY 379 The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 379 monohull sailing yacht represents ... Read More »


SAILING INSTRUCTOR REQUIRED by the Offshore Sailing Academy – Durban This is: a. A junior position where there is potential to grow and increase and expand your horizons and experience –  in a unique, friendly and professional environment. b. Temporary Part time – mainly week ends – experience will be an advantage. Minimum qualifications for BOTH (a) and (b) are a SAS Coastal Skipper, Although a Yachtmaster qualification would be preferred. Start immediately or 1 March 2015. CV plus picture ... Read More »

Win with Raymarine WIN! an a98 MFD with DownVision™ & Wi-Fi. To celebrate the new Raymarine aSeries model line-up, we are giving away an a98 multifunction display. Find out more about the aSeries here: As well as a bright 9″ touchscreen display, the a98 also features built-in CHIRP DownVision™ sonar technology so you can see the real world beneath your boat, built-in Wi-Fi so you can take advantage of Raymarine’s free mobile apps, and Raymarine’s intuitive LightHouse II user interface. Enter ... Read More »

David Rae joins North Sails South Africa

David Rae, World J22 champion and America’s Cup sailor has joined North Sails in Cape Town. He has vast experience in sailmaking having cut his teeth in the industry working first for Rob De Vlieg in Johannesburg as a young man and then moving to live in Sydney, Australia where he worked for North Sails for a number of years before returning to RSA. He has worked as a professional racing sailor, was part of the Shosholoza America’s Cup campaign ... Read More »

David Abromowitz & Associates – EMCI Certified Brokerage

It is important when dealing with sailing yachts and powerboats at the top end of the market that the brokers are respected people in their field with good credentials and the knowledge to back up their claims. So being a respected yacht broker and maritime appraiser with an international background, it is no surprise that David Abromowitz, of David Abromowitz & Associates Yacht Brokers, has been admitted by the European Maritime Certification Institute (EMCI) as a certified professional, as well ... Read More »

Garmin Celebratory Offer

Garmin is celebrating its 25th year anniversary by offering you a trade in, of a lifetime! This exciting trade-in is the first that Garmin has introduced, and has been much anticipated in the market! Garmin is offering our customers the chance to bring in any automotive GPS, yes any automotive GPS whether it’s old or new, functional or not, even if it is another brand, and Garmin will give you R300 off the purchase price of the new incredible nüvi ... Read More »

WANTED – Sail Designer

WANTED – Sail Designer North Sails Cape Town is looking to employ someone with immediate effect to join our Sail Design Team. The Cape Town sail loft in Paarden Eiland is looking to bolster it’s Design staff by employing someone, preferably a young person with sailing knowledge, as an assistant in the Design office. The successful applicant will become a trainee with a view to becoming an assistant sail designer and the intention is that this person will, after a ... Read More »