The Irish Marine Federation was privileged to be asked to take part in research undertaken by Failte Ireland this month on sailing and boating tourism in Irish coastal waters. The IMF was the only association present that represents marine businesses in Ireland. With the extensive knowledge base of its various members, the IMF was able to contribute some very useful and appropriate information.

The Irish Marine Federation fully supports all efforts by State Agencies to market Ireland as a marine tourism destination and is pleased to offer whatever assistance it can in undertaking these studies. We look forward to seeing the results of this work in due course and hope this research will contribute back to the coastal communities that our members are located in.