Harbour Commission patrol boat to be built on the Isle of Wight

Diverse Marine RIB design

Diverse Marine are "delighted and thankful" to be given the contract to work with Cowes Harbour Commission in developing this new vessel and for boat-building on the Isle of Wight to be supported.

Friday, 11th January, 2019 11:37am

By Charles Skillings with 2 readers' comments

Jobs at South Boats saved by Diverse Marine

south-boats and diverse marine

The Director of Diverse Marine, says that "starting afresh and leaving the past behind has been invigorating for everyone involved".

Wednesday, 11th July, 2018 12:30pm

By Charles Skillings with one comment

Floating bridge: Council finally bring back early morning and late night sailings

floating bridge cowes

With the Isle of Wight Festival opening its gates on Thursday 21st June, the council are getting the Floating Bridge to run at the times the old service used to - 5am, then into the wee hours.

Wednesday, 13th June, 2018 6:30pm

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Proposed ‘blue belt’ sites around the Isle of Wight revealed in public consultation (maps)

Starfish

A public consultation has opened for two coastal areas off the Isle of Wight to become Marine Conservation Zones. It's proposed the areas become part of 41 ‘blue belt’ sites.

Friday, 8th June, 2018 4:48pm

By The Office of Bob Seely

Isle of Wight built Red Jet 7 nearing completion

red jet 7

Built on the Isle of Wight by Wight Shipyard in East Cowes, Red Jet 7 is getting close to being completed and ready for sea trials.

Thursday, 10th May, 2018 12:07pm

By Stuart Hunt

Kingston Marine Park: Funding due to be agreed

kingston marine park

The council say that infrastructure funding will help attract private sector investment – and estimates it could "eventually create around 550 long-term jobs and 20 during the construction phases".

Wednesday, 7th February, 2018 4:28pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight town cited as fifth ‘nicest place in Britain’ to live

east cowes

The list is the outcome of a two-year study carried out by the Centre for Economic and Business Research and the Royal Mail and considered a range of factors for the top ten list.

Wednesday, 1st March, 2017 9:42am

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

New chair appointed to Solent Marine and Maritime Steering Group

ian millen dryad marine

The Solent LEP has selected and appointed a Chairman to its Solent Marine and Maritime Steering Group (SMMSG).

Tuesday, 31st May, 2016 12:58pm

By Kirstie Dyke with 3 readers' comments

South Boats complete refit for Yarmouth RNLI Lifeboat

yarmouth lifeboat

The team at South Boats in Cowes have been working on a refit of Yarmouth RNLI's Severn Class Lifeboat, the ‘Eric & Susan Hiscock'.

Wednesday, 20th April, 2016 8:27am

By Ben Colman with one comment