PRODUCT NEWS

Suzuki Introduce New Multi-Function Display

Suzuki GB PLC recently exhibited at Seawork 2019 with their array of commercial outboard motors and boat packages, including the UK debut of a new accessory ‒ the company’s new Multi-Function Display screens. Suzuki’s aim with this new accessory is to provide enhanced connectivity in order to unite the helmsman with the surrounding environment and […]

Elliot Brown Watches Launch RNLI Collection

Adventure watch brand Elliot Brown have announced that two new special-edition watches designed to honour the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) will be available later this year.  Co-founder Ian Elliot owes much to the RNLI and commented:‘I was saved by the RNLI back in the 80s after getting into trouble windsurfing. I have been indebted to the charity […]

Specialist Small Craft to Distribute Polastorm Propellers

Specialist Small Craft Ltd have announced that an agreement has been made to distribute Polastorm outboard propellers across the British Isles.  Mark Pullinger, managing director of Specialist Small Craft, stated: ‘We are pleased to be able to bring this high-quality range to the market, allowing retailers to stock popular propellers and associated parts at affordable […]

Honda Marine Expand Boatbuilder Alliance

Honda Marine have announced the expansion of their boatbuilder alliance portfolio with the addition of Dutch boat manufacturers Maxima Boats. Maxima produce a range of classic-style sloops from 4.84m to 7.50m suitable for inland waterways or for use as tenders. With an entry-level cost of £9,315 (inc. VAT) for a 4.85m boat powered by a […]

Helly Hansen Unveil Kid Safe+ PFD

Helly Hansen have introduced their new Kid Safe+ personal flotation device (PFD), available in the spring/summer 2019 collection. This new product features an asymmetrical design that helps turn children face up into a safe floating position without any effort. The ISO 12402-4-certified PFD offers the most up-to-date water safety protection available. The Kid Safe+ is […]

River Canal Rescue Launch Bilgeaway

Inland waterway emergency assistance and breakdown firm River Canal Rescue (RCR) have launched an environmentally friendly bilge discharge filter known as Bilgeaway. Bilgeaway uses a non-toxic solution to extract hydrocarbon contaminants (petrol, diesel, engine oil etc.) from water and render them non-reactive, leaving environmentally friendly contents in a cartridge that can be disposed of and […]

INDUSTRY NEWS

Silver Choose Suzuki Outboards

Suzuki have added Silver Boats to their roster of boat brands that fit their range of outboard motors. In the main, these boats are Alutech GRP inside with an aluminium hull; however, Silver have just launched a brand-new range, the Tiger Dz and Raptor Dz, which are both constructed completely from GRP. This has the benefit of […]

Princess Appoint New Dealership

Princess Motor Yacht Sales have announced the appointment of a new dealership in Puerto Pollensa, Mallorca. Russell Currie, a well-known and respected figure in the marine industry, has been awarded distribution rights for Princess Motor Yachts in the locations of Pollensa and Alcudia. Currie said: ‘I have watched closely the transformation of Princess, especially in […]

Grundéns Team up with SeaDek

Foul-weather gear producers Grundéns recently announced the expansion of their Deck-Boss footwear line-up with two new sandal models that …

Sunseeker founder Robert Braithwaite dies aged 75

The marine industry was saddened at the recent loss of Robert Braithwaite CBE DL, the well-known founder of Sunseeker International. Robert had bravely fought both prostate and bowel cancer, but tragically, Alzheimer’s was described as the battle he finally lost on 7th March.  Over the course of some five decades, Robert Braithwaite became a famous […]

RYA, Industry Representatives and HMRC Discuss Red Diesel Situation

RYA, Industry Representatives and HMRC Discuss Red Diesel Situation Following the ruling by the European Union Court of Justice against the UK’s use of red diesel by private pleasure craft, representatives from the boating community and boating industry – the Royal Yachting Association, British Marine, the Cruising Association and the Inland Waterways Association – met […]

Marina and Employee Celebrate 40 Years

One of the first marinas to be built on the Firth of Clyde has celebrated its 40th year. Now owned and operated by Yacht Havens Group, the original harbour basins in Troon were constructed in the 1800s by the Duke of Portland. The inner basin, where the marina now lies, was transformed into a marina […]

EVENT NEWS

MDL Raise Over 6K for RNLI

MDL’s Torquay Marina recently hosted the Big Bay ECO Challenge, an eco-powered race from Brixham to Torquay Marina featuring five competitors. Driven by an anonymous white helmet-clad racing driver, the BMW i8 came in first, followed by cyclist Tom Wills from Sunseeker. Third place went to Tom Bills aboard the Bavaria yacht, and the Schiller Bike powered by Lee Constable, a semi-professional […]

CMC to Launch New Stabilisers at Cannes

CMC Marine will be launching Waveless, a new range of ultracompact stabilisers for superyachts, at the upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival. Waveless is designed for mid- to large-sized boats starting from 12 metres in length, and the smallest unit has an on-board diameter of 38cm and a height of 22cm. CMC’s aim is to solve the problem of yacht […]

Jeanneau Announce New Powerboats for 2020

In their ongoing desire to develop their powerboat range, Jeanneau have announced a number of new models that will be unveiled at the upcoming autumn boat shows. The following new boats will be added to their already comprehensive range of inboard and outboard craft: the Leader 36 Cockpit Lounge Version, designed by Garroni Design; the Merry Fisher 1095 […]

Garmin to Showcase Latest Products at Southampton

Garmin will be showcasing their new strengthened suite of marine products, aimed at everyone from the racing yachtsman to the keen fisherman, at this year’s Southampton Boat Show. Items to be displayed will include the brand-new Force trolling motor, the GPSMAP 8400 series, the Echomap Ultra series and the latest BlueChart G3 cartography, as well […]

New Evinrude Engines to Make Euro Debut at Genoa

A few months after their official presentation in the US, Evinrude’s new mid-range E-TEC G2 motors will be launched in Europe at the 59th Genoa Boat Show in September.   The new engines feature a three-cylinder block and direct injection, and are available in three versions: 115 H.O., 140 and 150.Delivering enhanced torque and fuel efficiency, the […]

Beneteau to Launch Two New Models

Beneteau will soon be launching two new express cruiser models. The Gran Turismo 32 will be unveiled at the Cannes Boat Show in September, and the Gran Turismo 36 will debut in Europe in spring 2020. Designed to marry the features of a dayboat and an express cruiser, the Gran Turismo 32 and 36 are […]

GENERAL NEWS

Princess to Open Service Centre at Saxon Wharf

MDL Marinas have announced that Princess Motor Yacht Sales have signed a 10-year lease at Saxon Wharf on the River Itchen, Southampton, and are set to create a maintenance and retrofit centre for their customers.  Saxon Wharf already offers high-quality facilities for motor yachts and other large craft, and its position near to Southampton Water, as well as being within easy reach […]

HPiVS and CEproof Merge

EU notified body HPi Verification Services (HPiVS) and Recreational Craft Directive specialist CEproof Group have merged to become ‘HPi CEproof’ in order to enhance their compliance activities for the global marine leisure industry. Speaking of the benefits of the merger, Alasdair Reay, CEO of HPiVS, explained: ‘CEproof has quietly built a substantial array of software […]

EYOS Expeditions Lead Mission to Titanic

EYOS Expeditions have again led a successful expedition to the RMS Titanic, deploying the submersible Triton 36000/2 named Limiting Factor to conduct several dives to the wreck over a 10-day period. The Titanic, which sank on 14th/15th April 1912, lies in 3800 metres (12,500 feet) of water approximately 380 miles SE of St John’s, Newfoundland. […]

DfT Seeks Evidence on Air Pollutant Emissions

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published a Call for Evidence to explore emissions from all engines on vessels operating domestically within the UK, including inland waterways. The government’s Clean Air Strategy sets out the need to reduce emissions from all sources to improve air quality, including emissions from vessels. As part of this vitally important area […]

CTEK Unveil New Battery Chargers

CTEK have launched their new M25 (25 amp) and M15 (15 amp) battery chargers and maintainers. Combining power and advanced technology with safety, ease of use and the flexibility to work with any 12V lead acid battery, these two new additions provide a new charging solution for small to medium motor boats. The M25 and […]

Cross-Channel Motorbike Stunt Recreated

A vintage Ariel motorcycle has recreated a 1929 publicity stunt when a similar bike, supported on wooden floats, powered its way across the Channel and back. The event brought together the Pershore Plum Festival and the Ariel Owners Motorycle Club’s (AOMCC) annual meet, which was held in Pershore this year. AOMCC club president Snr Ariel […]

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   (479)

P1 Puma RIB

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