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Brig Eagle 6m

I would say the new Eagle 6 is the product of a practical and aesthetically pleasing approach to boat design. The construction quality, fixtures and individual fittings are all of the highest standard … … from a driving perspective, she’s a real little winner.   A most likable RIB and one that will continue the […]

SEAir Foiling RIB

Increased fuel efficiency is theoretically one of the great promises that hydrofoiling holds, and one of SEAir’s more significant claims. In rougher conditions, although the hull would stay more immersed, the notion is that the foils provide a damping mechanism and produce a smoother ride.  Once up and foiling, the floating sensation is divine.  SEAir […]

Grand Golden Line 580

The Grand 580 is a very complete RIB, especially considering its size.  It drives and handles well, making it perfectly suited as an all-round sports boat.  Plenty of thought has gone into the detailing of the 580. Grand Golden Line 580 Greg Copp test-drives the G580 to find out whether it is as Grand as […]

Fairline Phantom 40

One thing Phantom owners always say is that you will break long before the boat does.  It is hard to go wrong with a Phantom 40.  They perform, handle and stand the test of time well.  It is evident that this boat has been very well cared for above and below decks. All the teak […]

Mitchell 31 mk3

… its greatest appeal is its variety in terms of fit-out, engine options, age and price.  Do not let the hours logged put you off as boats are not like cars and thrive from regular use. Internal accommodation on the mk3 is good, courtesy of a bigger wheelhouse. Mitchell 31 mk3  Greg Copp examines a […]

Monte Carlo 5S

The full-beam palatial owner’s cabin lacks for little in terms of space, comfort and storage.  In short, engine access rarely gets any better than this.  Fully decked out, the flydeck is a great place to chill out. Like their Beneteau brethren, Monte Carlo Yachts have not put safety and practicality at the bottom of the […]

LATEST NEWS

BRP Create New Marine Group

BRP Create New Marine Group BRP have announced the creation of the Marine Group with the acquisition of Alumacraft, a private North American manufacturer of aluminium fishing boats, based in St. Peter, Minnesota. Tracy Crocker, Senior Vice-President and General Manager of Evinrude Outboard Motors since 2017, is being appointed President of the Group, effective immediately. […]

Chasing Canguro Finishes on a High

Chasing Canguro Finishes on a High Alex Luther and the Chasing Canguro team are celebrating the completion of their Mediterranean marathon, which finished recently in Cervia, Italy. Alex fulfilled his objective of waterskiing from Tangier, Morocco – tracking the Spanish, French, Monaco and Italian coasts – to Pula, Croatia in the same number of days as […]

Ancasta Win Dealer of the Year Award

Ancasta Win Dealer of the Year Award  Ancasta have been announced as the Prestige Luxury Motor Yachts Dealer of the Year 2018. The award ceremony was followed by the announcement of the world launch of the Prestige 590, which will take place at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September.   The Prestige brand has experienced […]

Human-Powered Sub Receives Makeover

Human-Powered Sub Receives Makeover A human-powered submarine built by students at the University of Warwick has received a professional makeover from 3M experts ahead of a global competition. The science-based technology company, which is sponsoring the WarwickSub team, had been tasked with making HPS-Godiva 4 the best-looking contender in the European International Submarine Races, which […]

Volvo Penta Set Electric Power Deadline

Volvo Penta Set Electric Power Deadline Volvo Penta have issued a clear statement of intent with the news that by 2021 they will provide electrified power solutions for both their land- and sea-based business segments. Underpinned by the success of hybrid and all-electric technology introduced by the Volvo Group, Volvo Penta’s electrified solutions will demonstrate […]

SeaStar Solutions Launch Gen II Jackplates  

SeaStar Solutions Launch Gen II Jackplates   SeaStar Solutions have announced the introduction of their next-generation SeaStar jackplates. The improved Gen II SeaStar Standard and Xtreme jackplates handle up to 300hp and 400hp outboards, respectively, are easier to install and adjust, and are designed to better resist the damaging effects of the harsh marine environment. […]

OTHER ARTICLES

Speed King

With world-class partners, anything is possible. To drive the boat at Coniston and to smash a world record was both a fantastic personal and team achievement. Speed King Peter Dredge has won two world and three European championships and has broken 21 world speed and endurance records, 15 of which still stand. In this exclusive […]

 Salvage Law and How It Can Affect You

 RYA members are entitled to free legal advice on any salvage or towage issues …  There will be occasions when a boat is in imminent danger and salvage has to be accepted without an agreement on payment …  Under salvage law a person who recovers another person’s boat or cargo from danger at sea is […]

 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 […]

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   (304)

P1 Puma RIB

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