Exploring the Future of Boating: Mercury’s Avator Electric Outboards

Mercury Electric Outboards

Boating has been a beloved pastime for many, yet environmental concerns have been growing about the traditional gasoline-powered outboards. Enter the Mercury Avator Electric Outboards—a revolution in clean, efficient boating. Who Can Benefit from Mercury’s Avator Electric Outboards? Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or new to the open waters, the Avator line has something for […]

Boat Engine Winterising With Antifreeze

Winterising Your Boat Engine With Antifreeze

Proper winterisation is crucial for preserving your boat’s engine during the colder months, especially in Ireland where the weather can get quite chilly. Here’s a detailed guide on how to do it: Materials Needed: Steps to Winterise Your Boat Engine with Antifreeze: Prepare the Boat: Flush the Engine: Drain the Engine: Prepare the Antifreeze Mixture: […]

How To Maintain Your Boat’s Propeller

How to maintain your boats propeller - Portumna Marine

Maintaining your boat’s propeller is crucial to ensure smooth sailing and optimal performance on the water. A well-maintained propeller contributes to fuel efficiency, mobility, and overall safety. Here are some tips for propeller maintenance: 1. Regular Inspection: Regularly and carefully inspect your propeller for any signs of damage, such as dings, cracks, or bent propeller […]

How to Choose the Right Propeller Pitch

How to Choose the Right Propeller Pitch

Choosing the right propeller pitch is crucial for optimizing the performance of your boat’s engine. The propeller pitch directly affects the balance between acceleration and top speed, as well as fuel efficiency. Let’s dive into some key considerations to help your readers make an informed decision: 1. Understand Propeller Pitch Propeller pitch is the theoretical […]

Troubleshooting and Fixing Boat Trailer Lights

troubleshooting how to fix boat trailer lights

Introduction: Boating enthusiasts understand the importance of properly functioning trailer lights for safety on the road. Whether you’re heading to a serene lake or an adventurous ocean destination, having working trailer lights is essential. In this guide, we’ll walk you through step-by-step instructions on diagnosing and fixing common issues with boat trailer lights. STEP 1: […]

New E10 Petrol in Ireland

E10 petrol

From 1 July 2023, vehicles in Ireland will use E10 petrol as fuel. What is E10 petrol? This is a type of unleaded fuel that contains a larger amount of plant-based ethanol, aiding in the reduction of its carbon emissions. All fuel stations in Ireland sold unleaded fuel with 5% ethanol (E5) and now E10 […]

Outboard Motor Diagnostics at Portumna Marine

boat engine diagnostics

What does Outboard Motor Diagnostics involve? It involves examining the computer system integrated into the engine. You connect to the engine’s Electronic Control Module (ECM) to do this. To obtain crucial information about the engine’s past, we utilize specific connectors for our computers and software. By gaining entry to the ECM, we can amass valuable […]

How Much is a Yamaha Outboard Motor? [Price List]

Yamaha outboard motors range in price from €920 to an exorbitant €59,430. Generally speaking, the cost of each type of motor is the following: This blog post is designed to provide information regarding the typical cost of Yamaha outboard engines. We at Portumna Marine have compiled all you need to know in one place! How […]


Anti-fouling products can be beneficial in stopping the growth of organisms on boats, but they can be hazardous to both humans and marine life due to their toxicity. Therefore, as a boat owner, it is important to follow safety precautions when applying anti-fouling paints. Always wear personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, a long-sleeved […]


We know that shopping around for Marine insurance for your boat and yacht can be the stuff of nightmares. Which is why we’re delighted to announce that Portumna Marine has partnered with Edward William Marine Insurance Worldwide to be a one-stop-shop for all your marine insurance needs. Who Are Edward William? Edward William was first […]