From missing fishing boats, a 'ghost ship' being sunk in Ireland to Sir Ben Ainslie selling his Hoek Truly Classic 65 honeymoon yacht, we take a look at the major 2015's news and events in the boating world.

Take a look back at the major boating news of 2015, month by month.




Two bodies recovered in major search for missing fishing boat
Two bodies have been recovered from the Channel as the search for missing fishing boat Z85 Morgenster continues in French waters. Read more here.



Boat fire sees vessel destroyed at Fleetwood docks
A boat fire in Fleetwood docks near Blackpool saw a vessel completely destroyed after it was consumed by flames. Read the full story here.



Dramatic yacht crash in Sydney
Ferry passengers could only look on in horror as the sailing vessel had a head on collision with the ship. Watch the video here.



Repossessed yacht listed on eBay for just 99p
Salcombe Harbour Authority listed the repossessed yacht on the auction site earlier this week, with bids rapidly increasing. Bidding’s ended…but you can read the story here.



Four men rescued after yacht runs aground on reef
The sailors used their liferaft to reach shore before setting off an emergency beacon to alert rescue services. Full story.



Life jackets and lifeboats save seven after Solent collision
Seven people were rescued from the Solent after their yacht collided with a boat near Bramble Bank. Read more.



Your guide to the America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth
From where you can watch the action to the highlights to look out for – find out everything you need to know about the upcoming America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth. Take a look back here.



Sailing legend Philip Walwyn dies after falling overboard
Concern for the sailor’s safety was first raised when his yacht was discovered with no one on board on Monday. Read more.



‘Ghost ship’ sunk by Irish navy just before being claimed by owner
The yacht was worth tens of thousands of pounds. Find out more.



Two sailors rescued after catamaran capsized by whale
A pair of sailors adrift off the South African coast were rescued after their catamaran was capsized in a collision with a whale. Read the full story here.



Sir Ben Ainslie selling his honeymoon yacht
The Hoek Truly Classic 65 is being listed at £950,000. Read more.



Video: Dramatic footage captures RNLI sailboat rescue
A yacht in danger of losing its mast prompted a two-hour rescue operation. Find out more.