PRODUCT NEWS

Fusion Introduce New Marine Stereo

Fusion have announced the release of the latest addition to their Apollo Series of marine stereos with the new Apollo RA670. The RA670 has all …

SeaStar Solutions’ XTREME Mechanical Steering

Before replacing the mechanical steering system on your boat, check out our blog article on ‘How to Choose the Right Steering System for You’. Click here to read now: http://blog.seastarsolutions.com/2018/01/31/how-to-choose-the-right-steering-system-for-you/ With 8 different systems on offer from SeaStar Solutions, it can get confusing, so our handy chart will help steer you in the right direction! […]

Raymarine’s latest VHF radios

Following the recent launch of their wireless VHF hub, Raymarine have now complemented this system with their ‘next-generation VHF DSC (Class D) radio range’, comprising the compact Ray53, the full-sized Ray63 and the multifunction Ray73 with AIS. Each new model is equipped with a built-in GPS receiver and connection point for an optional GPS/GNSS antenna, […]

Yanmar 4LV Engine Range Now Available With ZT370 Sterndrive

YThe 4LV engine range launched last year by Yanmar is now being offered with their twin-prop ZT370 sterndrive. This compact 2.7L 4-cylinder engine comes in five outputs – 150hp, 170hp, 195hp, 230hp and 250hp – and with sterndrive fitted weighs in at a sprightly 446kg. All variations will be available with the ZT370, which, fitted […]

The Big Cat and the Law

Catamaran supremo Cheetah Marine have designed and built a second dive and patrol vessel for specialist police operations. ‘Five Bells’ is a vessel that represents a distinct departure from the Force’s previous craft, one possessing a multitude of special features, as PBR reports. The 10.2m Cheetah in question has been built for the Yorkshire and […]

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 and narrow, it can stretch […]

INDUSTRY NEWS

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 […]

Shakespeare Win DAME Award

Shakespeare Marine have won an award in the ‘Lifesaving and Safety Equipment’ category for their GALAXY-INFL8 at the DAME Design Awards. The brand-new GALAXY-INFL8 is the world’s first inflatable emergency VHF antenna and was launched at METSTRADE 2018. The GALAXY-INFL8 can be rapidly deployed via an embedded canister or manual tube and inflates to 1.6 […]

Rinker Appoint UK Dealer

Gibbs Quay Boat Sales, who have previously promoted brands such as Monterey, Cobalt, Grandezza, Salpa and Atlantic Marine, have been appointed as the sole UK dealer for Rinker Boats. Managing director Don Bissessar said: ‘We are extremely happy to have been appointed as the sole dealer for Rinker Boats in the UK. We recognise the […]

EVENT NEWS

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

Hendy to Partner INEOS America’s Cup Challenge

Hendy Group, the UK distributor for Highfield Boats with engines supplied by Honda Marine, have been appointed official RIB partner to INEOS TEAM UK and INEOS REBELS, with the company set to supply bespoke Highfield RIBs, designed by  Adam Younger, to support the team’s 36th America’s Cup challenge. Chief executive of Hendy Group, Paul Hendy, said: […]

Ocean Signal Devices Won at SBS

Two lucky winners left the Southampton Boat Show with new Ocean Signal devices after success in the RNLI’s ‘Crack the Code Safe’ giveaway. Ocean Signal supported the RNLI at this year’s show with the donation of two of their lifesaving products – the rescueME MOB1 man overboard device and the rescueME EPIRB1 emergency position-indicating radio […]

GENERAL NEWS

Allblack Racing Sets New Powerboat Record

The Allblack Racing team, in partnership with FPT Industrial, set another world record in the summer when the team completed the Cork–Fastnet–Cork race

Winter Offers from MDL Marinas

MDL Marinas have announced a package of winter offers across their extensive marina network, including a range of berthing, dry stack, lifting and storage packages. Highlights include savings of up to 40% on winter scrubs and storage ashore at a number of boatyards. ‘It’s very important to keep your boat well maintained, especially during the winter season […]

Ancasta Open Portland and Poole Office

International boat sales company Ancasta have opened a new office providing a 24/7 brokerage service in Portland and Poole. The office, run by Kevin MacDonald, aims to offer a high level of service, quality of care and a wide choice whether customers are buying a new or previously loved sail- or powerboat. Ancasta’s new office […]

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   (430)

P1 Puma RIB

Read the full test report in Issue 138. (1936)