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TESTS & REVIEWS

Selva Elegance 6.7m

Selva Elegance 6.7 When it comes to design, the Italians are masters of their craft. Simon Everett savours the stylish Selva Elegance 6.7 against the beautiful backdrop of Lake Como. With the Italian Alps and a shimmering lake in the background, the Selva Elegance really looks the part. The sweeping lines and open sports layout […]

Axopar 28TT – Test Report

The GRP-built Axopar 28TT, like the recent plethora of fast offshore craft hailing from the Baltic, has radical and aggressive styling. When you consider what you are getting for your money, the Axopar 28TT is a no-brainer for the wind-in-your-hair powerboater. True to Scandinavian form, the Axopar is no less impressive when it comes to […]

New Engine for Yamaha PWCs – Yamaha Waverunner

The RIDE system was fantastic as a toy and safety system. Yamaha have focused on making their WaveRunners more exciting and fun, rather than on increasing speed. New Engine for Yamaha PWCs Greg Goulding discusses the changes in the modern-day PWC with a focus on Yamaha’s WaveRunner. PWCs are like nothing else on the water. […]

Marlin 23S

The Marlin range is designed for enjoyment rather than bravery. The layout, features and aesthetics are family-friendly and will suit cruising exploration activities and water sports enthusiast families to a T. Buyers of the Marlin aren’t after a weather-beating workboat – they become owners for the on-board attractions … The build quality and rigidity are […]

Damen RHIB 1050

The deck is as low as possible to improve the centre of gravity while enhancing weather protection. Like any good offshore RIB, the sponsons are raised at the bow. Impressive though the hull is, inboard the boat is where Damen’s design excels. Greg Copp lifts the lid on a new multi-purpose craft from the Damen […]

Humber Sports Pro 8.5

The Humber Sports Pro 8.5 is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, as Simon Everett discovers. You have to cast your mind back to 1988 for when the first 8.5m RIB was built, and it was a Humber built for the commercial market. Back then, the concept of an 8.5m RIB was unheard of; people actively […]

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LATEST NEWS

Northern Boat Show – 3 to 5 June – Liverpool

The Northern Boat Show is returning for the second year to Liverpool’s Waterfront on 3-5 June and thanks to its popularity in 2015, this year’s show will see quadruple the number of boats on display. It covers all aspects of the leisure marine industry and there will be displays of power boats, cruisers, narrow boats, […]

Venture Cup Offshore Race Cancelled

The Venture Cup Offshore Race has been cancelled. The official statement made was as follows: It is with enormous regret that we must advise you that the 2016 Venture Cup has been cancelled. Delivering an event of this scale was always going to present challenges, but we felt we had the team and support to […]

Highfield Boats Appoint Hendy Power

Highfield Boats have appointed south coast-based Hendy Power as distributors to support their growth in the UK market alongside Highfield’s preferred engine suppliers, Honda Marine. Hendy Power will be stocking the full Highfield range from the Classic Tender to the OM700DL Ocean Master RIB for distribution through the existing dealer network in the UK. Highfield […]

Getting Connected

Mobile satellite service operators Thuraya have introduced their new SatSleeve+ and SatSleeve Hotspot aimed at today’s generation of sailors who want to stay connected and share their experiences, however remote their location.  The new SatSleeve Hotspot is a portable Wi-Fi hotspot, designed to make it easier to check emails, make important phone calls or post on […]

Icom Launch IC-M93D Handheld

Icom unveiled the first sample of their new handheld VHF/DSC at the London Boat Show. Flown in especially from Osaka, Japan, the new product, called the IC-M93D, is only 145mm tall and weighs just 310g. Despite its size, the IC-M93D features a 2.4″ high-contrast, dot matrix, backlit LCD display, which will allow all functions/information to […]

Humminbird HELIX 9 Now Available in UK

Marathon Leisure have unveiled the three-model HELIX 9 Series, the latest addition to the HELIX family of compact-format fish finders, which features a widescreen colour display and powerful, professional-grade features. Packed with the latest technology, the HELIX 9 series is easy to use, and clear, bright and fast. The 9″ model features upgraded RAM, increasing the […]

OTHER ARTICLES

RCD or OCD? 19 page special feature on the Recreational Craft Directive / CE Mark

DOWNLOAD VIA THE ABOVE READER RCD or OCD?  That is the Question … We take a look at the Recreational Craft Directive in our 19 page special feature comprising the following three parts: Part 1 The essential overview of the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) 2 – Ross Wombwell BMF Part 2 The case for the CE […]

History of Evinrude

The DNA of Innovation Alain Villemure is vice-president and general manager of the Marine Propulsion Systems Division at BRP. In this exclusive interview with PBR, he gives the inside take on both the Evinrude and Sea-Doo brands and the reasons for their outstanding rise to power … 1.    How does the marine business, as […]

Bargain Units

When looking for new electronics it is not always the most modern units that are required. When thinking about what you need from your chartplotter, a new out-of-the-box but ‘end of line’ unit can sometimes offer everything you need for your set-up. David Hoskin visits the electronic bargain basement to see what treasures he can […]

Cowes–Torquay–Cowes Classic 2015

After a difficult year that has seen events cancelled and low turnouts, Dave Ormiston reports on a successful Cowes–Torquay–Cowes event that he hopes will be the start of a resurgence in offshore powerboat racing.            The Cowes–Torquay–Cowes race is one of the most challenging offshore racing events in the world, and […]

Bareboat RIB Charter

    Peter Talbot discusses the pros and cons of the world of bareboat chartering … While you may mostly associate yachts with bareboat chartering, bareboat RIB charters are also now available in the UK. So with the necessary qualifications you can charter a RIB and, within certain limits, use it in a coastal environment […]

Lundy Bound

Gary Workman recounts the tale of his latest group RIB adventure, this time from the North Devon port of Ilfracombe to experience the unique environment of the Isle of Lundy. Set amidst the mighty Atlantic, Lundy was a past hideout for pirates and rogues, but today it’s recognised as a marine nature reserve of rare […]

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