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TESTS & REVIEWS

Used Boat: Finnmaster T8

… it has been designed with a level of input that many yacht builders reserve for bigger boats with bigger price tags. … [it] is solidly constructed and well finished, and is a great drive. They are well built, well designed, pleasing to the eye and great to drive in most weathers. Greg Copp reports […]

Used Boat: Ring 880

This boat has no antifouling, which is the way you want it. They are no-nonsense, high-performance offshore powerboats that due to their virtues and their scarcity in this country have quite a strong following. Ring Powercraft have been building tough high-performance boats for both the pleasure and commercial sectors for over 50 years. Greg Copp […]

Falcon BR7

The BR7 is every bit as sound as you would expect a boat from the Bella stable to be. … this boat is all about enabling you to feel safe and enjoy your recreation whether you’re fishing at 2 knots, wakeboarding at 20, cruising at 30 or racing at 40 … Bella boats have launched […]

Yamaha Raise the Bar with New FX Series

… whether you’re a hard-core racer, a sea-riding enthusiast or just want to have fun with the family, the FX will deliver at every level. The performance of the 1.8 power plant is nothing short of astonishing … Yamaha have certainly broken the mould with the new FX. Lisa Barsby, former watercraft world champion and the […]

Stingher 900GT Hard Top

The 900GT T-top is built as a family boat, yet it is very capable as an offshore sports boat. What is particularly impressive is the MRL engineering input behind the scenes, which has been clearly thought out. This boat has superbly precise steering, which is both very quick to react to the wheel and totally […]

Robalo R302 & R272

I have to say, both boats were a pleasure to drive. In terms of price, they represent sensible value for money in their given price category. During my time with the Robalo team, those representing the company showed themselves to be passionate about their boatbuilding ‒ people who take pride in their product and its […]

LATEST NEWS

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 […]

OTHER ARTICLES

Garmin Gadgets

Reactor Autopilot Remote The rugged, water-resistant Autopilot Remote boasts a bright, sunlight-readable colour display with a user-friendly design. With its programmable presets for quick access to your favourite functions, it is designed to let users control steering with ease – anywhere on the boat. Its most impressive feature is ‘gesture controls’ for heading hold and […]

Mercury Marine Now Offer Joystick Control for their 200hp – 225hp V6 Engines

Having first launched joystick control for their outboard range back in 2013, Mercury have now extended this to their new V6 range launched last year. This will be available for V6 3.4L 200hp and 225hp 4-stroke outboards with DTS and the 200hp SeaPro range with DTS. Previously only engines of 250hp and above had the […]

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 […]

Cruising the Norwegian Fjords

The scenery lived up to its reputation and the experience of traveling through it exceeded my expectations. My 3.4m Zodiac and 20hp Suzuki combined to impress me in the range of conditions I experienced over the 256 miles I covered. In my experience, the western fjords are well set up for people wanting to visit, […]

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 […]

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   (394)

P1 Puma RIB

Read the full test report in Issue 138. (1858)