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TESTS & REVIEWS

Scarab 195 Open

This is great fun to drive, and something totally different to a conventional outboard-powered boat. You may either love it or simply find it is too specialised for what you need. At low speed you can spin the boat around virtually on the spot. It is a cleverly innovative boat in terms of design features. […]

Parker 750 DC

 The most noticeable aspect of the Parker 750 DC is her build quality, which is still evident behind the scenes. The designers have managed to pack in plenty of features without burdening the boat with more than it realistically needs. Running up to her top speed just shy of 40 knots was a bit of […]

Jeanneau NC33

It has been well designed with a good attention to detail and with a particular eye to safety on deck. Living accommodation has been well thought out. Movement on deck is enhanced by the asymmetrical wheelhouse design …  Jeanneau NC33 Greg Copp heads to the South of France to examine Jeanneau’s latest and smallest addition […]

Grand Golden Line 580

The Grand 580 is a very complete RIB, especially considering its size. It drives and handles well, making it perfectly suited as an all-round sports boat. Plenty of thought has gone into the detailing of the 580. Grand Golden Line 580 Greg Copp test-drives the G580 to find out whether it is as Grand as […]

Mazu 38 Open

Below decks the design is just as striking as above.  With a 12ft beam, providing a triple sun pad on the foredeck was an obvious move. Mazu 38 Open Revealed at the Düsseldorf Boat Show for the first time, the IPS-powered Mazu 38 Open White Pearl is likely to catch your eye. Greg Copp explains […]

Mazu 42 Walk-Around

Mazu have done well to slip in a double berth and a compact luxury heads compartment with shower and vanity unit.  I can’t imagine it is likely to get a huge amount of use as an overnighter, but if the local hotel is full, you have a plan B.  Mazu 42 Walk-Around Greg Copp looks […]

LATEST NEWS

Atlantis Introduce Entry-Level Model

Atlantis Introduce Entry-Level Model Atlantis Marine, who have been producing the Atlantis range of 16 to 26 ft offshore boats in Guernsey for over 20 years, have announced the addition of a new entry-level model, the Atlantis 16 cc.   The new model follows the same design profile as the other models, which are based […]

New Jeanneau Merry Fisher Launched in Paris

New Jeanneau Merry Fisher Launched in Paris Jeanneau’s new outboard-driven Merry Fisher 1095 made its world debut at the recent Paris Boat Show. In the tradition of the Merry Fisher line, the new 1095 is a weekender and family cruiser. The new craft will be the flagship of the line and its key features will […]

Garmin Busy at LBS

Garmin Busy at LBS Garmin introduced a number of new products at this year’s London Boat Show, ranging from chartplotters and touch screen multifunction displays to solid-state pulse compression radars, transducers and dive computers.   Products included Garmin’s ActiveCaptain, a content management system with unlimited access to cartography, automatic delivery of the latest software and […]

Quicksilver Activ Wins Award

Quicksilver Activ Wins Award The Quicksilver Activ 605 Open has won French nautical magazine Moteur Boat’s Boat of the Year award. A total of 15 out of 50 new motor boats made it to the finals, with the finalists taking part in extensive testing over two days by both boating enthusiasts and marine experts.   […]

Torqeedo and BMW Cooperate on New Drive System

Torqeedo and BMW Cooperate on New Drive System German sailor Boris Herrmann is planning to compete for the Yacht Club de Monaco in the Vendée Globe solo around-the-world race in the yacht Malizia, and BMW and Torqeedo will be supporting Team Malizia with lightweight construction and zero-emission drive technology.   BMW have a long history […]

Team Britannia to Use New Fixing Design

Team Britannia to Use New Fixing Design Team Britannia will use newly designed fixings and inserts to secure the massive inflatable tubes to the outside of their boat on their round-the-world record attempt. The fixings and inserts from Technifast have been specifically developed to allow the two white tubes, each weighing around 250kg, to be […]

OTHER ARTICLES

 This Boating Life

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. […]

Stepping Out

Fortunately, all the complications involved in designing and building a great stepped-hull boat are the boatbuilder’s to solve, not yours.  Extra reinforcement is required to bridge the structural discontinuity across the steps, and stepped hulls are not as simple to laminate. At speed, driving through waves, stepped-hull boats invariably pitch and porpoise far less; their […]

Wildlife Wonderland

The UK has an amazing array of marine wildlife. As a recreational boater, give it the respect it deserves. The more educated people are about what to do and how to operate power-driven craft near wildlife, the more it is protected and will continue to thrive … As much as you want to see wildlife, […]

Ports of Call – Maryport Minimalism

Maryport struck us as a great place to station our boat to take a foray across to the Solway Firth to Scotland, and around to the Clyde …  Maryport is a very convenient and nicely equipped marina, with very helpful staff.  It is a friendly place, and if you like peace and quiet, well, you […]

Yard Visit – Custom Yacht Works

‘Today we stand on the edge of an exciting future.’ ‘It’s taken many years for us to filter through suppliers until we found the companies we are happy to use …’ ‘Twelve months’ lack of attention to a wooden boat like a Fairey can result in the equivalent of two years of decay.’ Yard Visit […]

Towing the Line

Remember that any boat/trailer combination over 750kg must have brakes fitted. While carrying out your checks, be sure to ‘feel’ for play in the wheel bearings. First and foremost, you need to ensure that your load is secure. Do not be tempted to sit a large, heavy boat on an unbraked trailer in an attempt […]

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   (194)

P1 Puma RIB

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