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Jeanneau MF895 Offshore

The MF895 Offshore is a tougher version of its standard MF895 sister Its power delivery is noticeably improved over the single F300-powered MF895 Practicality is a key theme throughout the design of the boat, which is evident from the moment you step into the cockpit Jeanneau have traditionally built strong hulls, and the Offshore is […]

Husky R8s

This is a very exciting and yet easy boat to drive It combines all the luxuries and practicalities of a family boat with blinding performance, good handling and quick steering It is exceedingly tough externally, which is matched by the quality of its internal GRP mouldings and fittings Husky R8s The Husky R8s sets out […]

Sunseeker Superhawk 48 – Used Boat Report

His boat has many attributes, not least its ability to hit Cherbourg in under two hours from the south coast What really does it for me is the rock-solid assurance that, bar the perfect storm, this boat will always be able to cut a path back to port The hull uttered not the slightest complaint […]

Grand Golden Line 850

Grand’s new flagship is the point at which the company’s most lavish internal facilities meet its most potent driving experience There’s a clarity to its internal design, a user-friendliness to its communal layout and a sophistication to its styling that make its price feel distinctly moderate Running through a following sea at pace with around […]

Glastron GS 259

It might be Glastron’s one and only cruiser but the GS 259 is an absolute beauty It’s no problem at all keeping the hull flat and fast, skipping across the crests and correcting any heel with a tweak on the tabs Our running attitude is so very good that those of us in the forward […]

Ranieri Voyager 21 S

With an excellent helming experience, plenty of storage, lashings of style and a high-quality fit-out, it’s a very satisfying plaything indeed.  The 21 S possesses enough classical Italian flavour to excite in a way few boats in its sector can match. Though modest in outright terms, the performance of the Ranieri, within its family-friendly 40-knot […]

LATEST NEWS

Raymarine LightHouse 3.2 Update

For boaters and anglers using Raymarine Axiom units, the new LightHouse 3.2 operating software update provides numerous enhancements aimed at providing a more intuitive, seamless and fluid user experience. Installing the new update is simple via a wireless network or PC. For updating via a wireless network, users can connect their Axiom to their home […]

UK’s First Dry Stack Marina Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Get Your Hands on a £250 Fuel Voucher! Taking inspiration from the hugely popular dry stacking culture in America, Yacht Haven Quay in Plymouth become the UK’s first purpose-built dry stack marina when it opened in 2008. Their custom-made, indoor, state-of-the-art dry stacking facility led the way for other dry stacks to be built in […]

Walker Bay to Unveil New RIB

Walker Bay have unveiled their new Generation Light RIB (Generation LTE) at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in early November. The light weight and hull design mean this boat only requires 20hp to hop up onto the plane, so the price is more affordable. The boat is rated for a maximum of 30hp. Two versions […]

World Powerboat Championship Returning to London  

H2O Racing have confirmed that London will host a round of the 2018 UIM F1H2O World Powerboat Championship in June. The news marks a welcome return of Formula 1 powerboat racing to the country’s capital for the first time in 33 years, with the UIM F1H2O Grand Prix of London to take place in the […]

Suzuki Marine Finance Initiative

Suzuki GB’s Marine Division have announced the launch of a new initiative, Suzuki Marine Finance, for customers in partnership with finance provider Omni Capital Retail Finance (Omni Capital). The new initiative is aimed at making it easier for new and existing customers to get out on the water, with competitive finance options available on Suzuki […]

Suzuki to Launch New Lightweight Outboard

Following the recent launch of their brand-new flagship outboard, the DF350A, which in September won Suzuki the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s 2017 IBEX Innovation Award for outboard motors at the International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition & Conference, the company has announced the introduction of their new lightweight and compact 4-stroke DF100B outboard. At just 157kg, the new […]

OTHER ARTICLES

Cowes Classic – Powerboat Race 2017

The conditions in 2016 had been so difficult that only two of the fleet had managed to finish the race … Acclaimed by many as the most prestigious offshore powerboat race in the world … it was set to test the 10 teams that had entered to their limits. Solent Power Nikki Drummond, Sponsorship and […]

Retro Repower – Dragon 39

The boat was in good order, so nothing major needed doing. The electrics were a point of focus, with all the switching and instruments replaced. Greg Copp recounts the tale of how a successful refit increased the firepower of a Dragon … The Idea James Shepherd has had a long-standing powerboat racing passion that goes […]

Electronic Evolution

The recent sonar revolution has made sonar a considerably more effective tool for both fishermen and skippers Simrad have also taken system control to a new level by building a display that can actually operate in touch screen mode when wet Electronic Evolution Greg Copp runs his expert eyes over the latest electronic offerings from […]

Humphree Stabiliser & Trim Systems

Having tried Humphree’s systems before, it came as no surprise that they worked as they’re supposed to Hats off to Humphree for producing something that displays genuinely innovative thinking The real stroke of genius is that at anchor the owner can opt to rotate the fins through 180 degrees Humphree Stabiliser & Trim Systems Recent […]

Simrad RS20

Simrad RS20 The latest radio from Simrad, the RS20, is a rugged Class D digital selective calling (DSC) marine VHF radio. Though not as well known as the likes of Icom when it comes to making radios for open boats, Simrad have been building tough electronics for years, and have a proven record for such […]

Arctic Greenland Adventure

Operating in such a remote environment as Scoresby Sound presents some fairly unique challenges and rewards. The attractions of the region lie in the fantastic scenic beauty provided by the combination of fjords, mountains and ice [and] the wildlife. Arctic Greenland Adventure In an exclusive for PBR magazine, Peter Talbot discusses his three-week SIB adventure […]

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