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Technohull DynaStream Hull

Technohull DynaStream Hull Hull stepping can be a contentious subject. Some boatbuilders avoid it simply because of costing, some claim it produces a twitchy ride at speed – which sometimes can be the case – and others embrace the concept and do their homework. However you look at it, a ‘good’ stepped hull will yield […]

Paragon 31

It drives like the perfectly balanced sports boat that it is.  Its steering is superbly responsive, providing incredible angles of heel in the turns …  In typical Scandinavian style, the Paragon 31 is hugely practical both inside and out. Paragon 31 Greg Copp savours the virtues of this particular Scandinavian Paragon …   Making its […]

The Sign of the Zodiac

… the 550 Open is a nicely conceived dayboat for families with enough turn of speed to make her interesting without being exciting. Zodiac have certainly hit the water with a splash and have kept the price competitive too …  Zodiac want owners to keep exploring and finding their own adventures and experiences … The […]

Stingher 800 GT Sport Custom

Greg Copp tests the Stingher 800GT Sport Custom Unless you know exactly what you want in a RIB, the rows of high powered rigid inflatable boats that adorn most boat shows often saturate your head with temptation and confusion. The fact is that RIBs have got faster, handle better, and are generally tougher. Many have […]

Wave Boat 525 Full Wake

Running at wide-open throttle at 50mph into a F3 posed no problems whatsoever. I never got a chance to get her fully airborne, but without a doubt the 525 is well put together. She handled the sea without complaint, helped by the fact that she has good natural fore and aft trim … The most […]

Targa 27.2

Buy it, keep it for a generation or two, and rest assured that it will take a very long time before the compact pilot house market comes up with anything substantially better than this.  Targa have taken their time-honoured formula, played with the proportions and the layouts, and brought it within touching distance of perfection. […]


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 […]

P1 and OPA in Offshore Racing Partnership

P1 and OPA in Offshore Racing Partnership Powerboat P1 is working with US powerboat racing promoter the Offshore Powerboat Association (OPA) to create the APBA/UIM Offshore World Championship Race Series in 2019. A key aim of the partnership will be to strengthen the future of offshore racing in the United States by providing an expanded, […]

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 […]

Exposure Lights Launch New Searchlight

Exposure Lights Launch New Searchlight The Action 1-9 from Exposure Lights is a powerful 1000-lumen torch specifically designed to aid search and location operations. The high-powered LEDs are focused to a 9-degree beam through a collimating lens, which enables accurate control of the beam and field of view, and by keeping the beam very sharp […]

ACR Electronics Launch New Transponder

ACR Electronics Launch New Transponder The AISLink CB2 transponder from ACR Electronics, a new Class B device developed, in particular, with yachts, sailing boats, powerboats, and fishing and light commercial vessels in mind, is designed to enhance navigational safety for boat owners, increasing visibility and aiding collision avoidance in areas of high traffic. ACR Electronics […]

Dometic Unveil Retractable Galley

Dometic Unveil Retractable Galley Dometic are introducing a retractable galley that can function both inside and outside the cabin. The Dometic Slide Out Kitchen, originally designed for 4x4s on the road, is compact in design but durable and corrosion resistant. Inside the cabin, the kitchenette is an elegantly designed compact unit. Outside, it turns the […]


Cruising to Sark and Herm

Sark and Herm are stress-free havens for lovers of wildlife and the outdoors. While it might sound small enough to explore in just a couple of hours, in fact Sark has a wealth of walks and dozens of very special places to swim. Cruising to Sark and Herm The Channel Islands have much more to […]

Action Man of the Cape

It takes many hours at sea in varied sea states and conditions to fully understand one’s craft, its capabilities and its handling qualities. I believe strongly in spending as much time as possible exploring every aspect of the craft’s performance abilities. Never be too bold and overconfident with regard to your craft’s capabilities and operating […]

Plymouth – a host of marine facilities

Alex Whittaker takes us on a guided tour of Plymouth’s historic Sound and the many amenities here that make this boating location a true gem by anyone’s standards … Famous Plymouth, with its long maritime history, is situated at the confluence of the rivers Plym, Lynher and Tamar, and lies on the majestic Plymouth Sound, […]

Music Matters

… if you’re feeling the pinch, you could go fully integral and add external amplifiers later.  Wi-Fi is currently better than Bluetooth because Bluetooth can have trouble streaming high-quality audio …  Fusion have leveraged the digital world to produce a system with impressive functionality and connectivity.  Whatever we played, it sounded terrific, even faced with […]

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 […]

 This Boating Life – Bilge diving & other jobs!

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. […]


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   (376)

P1 Puma RIB

Read the full test report in Issue 138. (1818)