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Raymarine New Open-Array Radar & Garmin GC 100 Wireless Camera

Raymarine New Open-Array Radar Raymarine have just announced the launch of their two Magnum radar systems. These high-performance open-array radars feature ‘superior bird mode’ and ‘beam sharpening technology’. Magnum uses some of the radar technologies employed by the United States Coast Guard in their military-grade systems. In particular, it offers enhanced target tracking, tough reliable […]

Wellcraft Fisherman 202

… it’s a great-looking open boat with long-range cruising ability, an easy helming experience and lots of space.  … the 202 could become one of the most distinctive and desirable compact crossover boats the market has to offer. Wellcraft Fisherman 202 Alex Smith investigates a high-spec family fisher that looks well set to make its […]

Rodman Spirit 31 Outboard

The Spirit 31 is a tough boat, built in a similar vein to its larger commercial and military siblings.  It does a good job of combining subtle style with functional features …  … the two supercharged 200hp Verados mated to a pretty good seagoing hull make this boat simply great to drive.  Succumbing to the […]

Stingher 800 GT Sport Custom

Stingher 800 GT Sport Custom Mercury 350hp Verado SmartCraft gauges and power steering Carbon-fibre-finish tubes in black Custom upholstery Front-opening console Sea toilet with electric flush Electric windlass Bimini sunshade cover Sun deck cushions with tailored stowage bags Twin Scot Seat shock mitigation seats with Firefox shock absorbers Raymarine Axiom 9in touch screen GPS/sounder & […]

New Mercury V6 and V8 Engines

One aspect that is immediately evident about the entire range is how slim these motors are.  Torque, fuel efficiency and top-end power are produced by a simple menu of displacement, effective fuel injection and advanced electronic engine control. New Mercury V6 and V8 Engines  Greg Copp explains why Mercury’s launch of their latest generation of […]

Jeanneau MF1095

… you can’t help but be impressed when you step into the glasshouse-like saloon.  Like all Merry Fishers, this is a versatile boat built to perform as a fast fisher or a family cruiser.  She is built to a price, and from that perspective she is good value for money … Jeanneau MF1095  Jeanneau’s entry […]

LATEST NEWS

Zodiac Nautic Unveil Open 5.5

Zodiac Nautic Unveil Open 5.5  Zodiac Nautic have announced the launch of a new rigid inflatable, the Open 5.5, with a view to spearheading the revival of the brand. The new craft is a versatile rigid-hulled inflatable that can be used for various activities, including family cruising, fishing trips, diving with friends and towed water […]

WAVE BOAT to the UK market

WAVE BOAT UK, the newly appointed UK exclusive distributors are pleased to announce the arrival of the WAVE BOAT to the UK market. The WAVE BOAT is a patented jet ski powered boat, a craft that the company claim, “transforms the activity of jet skiing to include both family and friends. A long awaited revolution […]

Jaguar Break Electric World Records  

Jaguar Break Electric World Records Jaguar Vector Racing have broken the outright world and national electric speed records in a battery-powered boat. The Jaguar Vector V20E recorded an average speed of 88.61mph across the two legs of the 1km course on Coniston Water. The electric boat was designed and constructed by Jaguar Vector in partnership […]

Torqeedo Power GoBoat London

Torqeedo Power GoBoat London Moored at Paddington Basin, GoBoat London are offering locals and tourists alike the opportunity to explore London in a new way this summer, by chartering their own electric boat, with all boats being powered by an electric Torqeedo motor. Sustainability is a core principle of GoBoat London, and 80% of each […]

SHOCK-WBV Under-Seat Suspension Units

SHOCK-WBV Under-Seat Suspension Units SHOCK-WBV showcased their new ranges of shock mitigating products at Seawork, with a particular focus on their C-series under-seat suspension unit designed for either new or retro-fitting to commercial and large leisure boats. There are three iterations, each coming with the choice of three shock absorber options. The C-series is specifically […]

20 Years & Counting

20 Years & Counting  Devon based Ribeye are celebrating 20 years of RIB manufacturing and design. From humble beginnings in the historic Devon maritime coastal town of Dartmouth, the company have undergone continuous development to establish themselves as a leading and highly identifiable RIB brand with a range in 2018, that includes a strong line-up […]

OTHER ARTICLES

 This Boating Life

Bilge diving and sorting out some odd jobs – Alex Whittaker is living the dream … Once again, I am sleeping aboard. This time I am working through a few easy jobs. The first is to replenish the ship’s spirits locker. Now the Bayliner’s booze locker, like me, is notoriously shallow, and not too tall. […]

Stepping Out

Fortunately, all the complications involved in designing and building a great stepped-hull boat are the boatbuilder’s to solve, not yours.  Extra reinforcement is required to bridge the structural discontinuity across the steps, and stepped hulls are not as simple to laminate. At speed, driving through waves, stepped-hull boats invariably pitch and porpoise far less; their […]

Wildlife Wonderland

The UK has an amazing array of marine wildlife. As a recreational boater, give it the respect it deserves. The more educated people are about what to do and how to operate power-driven craft near wildlife, the more it is protected and will continue to thrive … As much as you want to see wildlife, […]

Ports of Call – Maryport Minimalism

Maryport struck us as a great place to station our boat to take a foray across to the Solway Firth to Scotland, and around to the Clyde …  Maryport is a very convenient and nicely equipped marina, with very helpful staff.  It is a friendly place, and if you like peace and quiet, well, you […]

Yard Visit – Custom Yacht Works

‘Today we stand on the edge of an exciting future.’ ‘It’s taken many years for us to filter through suppliers until we found the companies we are happy to use …’ ‘Twelve months’ lack of attention to a wooden boat like a Fairey can result in the equivalent of two years of decay.’ Yard Visit […]

Towing the Line

Remember that any boat/trailer combination over 750kg must have brakes fitted. While carrying out your checks, be sure to ‘feel’ for play in the wheel bearings. First and foremost, you need to ensure that your load is secure. Do not be tempted to sit a large, heavy boat on an unbraked trailer in an attempt […]

VIDEOS

Lifecord electronic kill cord

Latest video from Lifecord showing the new device in use with Salcombe Powerboat School aboard their 7m Ribcraft. The new electronic kill cord device was reviewed in issue 146 of PBR [online here https://www.powerboatandrib.com/2018/04/18/lifecord/] and represents a welcome high-tech ‘upgrade’ to the traditional retractable cord option. https://www.cordsafe.co.uk   (277)

P1 Puma RIB

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