Terhi 475 BR

 Terhi are onto something very modern and relevant with their distinctive brand of compact, efficient, easy-riding powerboats. The sober, self-imposed limitations of this package don’t detract in any major way from its excellence as a safe, practical little trailer boat … … it’s an enjoyable piece of work – and better than most boats […]

Windy 28 Ghibli

This is a superbly built and designed sports cruiser in all respects. The fit and finish of any Windy is of a very high standard, and the Ghibli is no exception. The Windy brand is known for holding its value and the Ghibli maintains this tradition. There are many reasons for the Ghibli’s popularity, though […]

Monte Carlo Marine 690

The space inside the engine bay is huge, reminiscent of the days when boat design was not focused on using every inch to squeeze something in. Though mahogany is an exceedingly strong material to build boats from, modern laminating methods are used internally to strengthen the stern quarters. Monte Carlo Marine 690 Greg Copp turns […]

Brig 10m Eagle

The attention to detail throughout the boat is impressive. It is… a very exciting boat to drive, and will appeal to the water sports enthusiast. Its price tag is reflected in its build quality and attention to detail. Brig 10m Eagle Greg Copp tests this extremely capable Ukrainian-built boat with a Jekyll and Hyde personality […]

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 […]


Fischer Panda UK Launch Panda PMS 19i

Fischer Panda UK have expanded their range of next-generation variable-speed iSeries ‘Perfect Power’ generators with the introduction of the Panda PMS 19i. The first installation of the versatile new mid-size generator has already been completed and commissioned after it was customised for a Tarquin 20m to replace an old 16kW unit. Weighing just 160kg (plus 16kg frequency […]

Leisure Sector Operator Acquires Marina

Lakeland Leisure Estates Ltd have announced the acquisition of the freehold interest in Deganwy Marina from the Crown Estate, thereby adding a fourth marina to their growing leisure portfolio. Deganwy Marina forms part of a prestigious development built in 2004 on the Conwy Estuary in North Wales. The fully equipped marina offers 165 berths along with hardstanding, car parking and […]

Couach Sell First 1500 Model

Couach have announced the sale of the first of their 1500 models. The Couach 1500 features a large bow area for relaxation and sunbathing at anchor or for enjoying the ride when underway. The extensive sun pads can be removed to allow natural light to flood into the master cabin below via the skylight. The […]

Concern Over Welsh ‘Drowning Gap’ Reaches London

A Welsh lifeboatman and his son made a barefoot protest at the London Boat Show 2018. Father and son Huw (43) and Steffan (9) Williams walked half-dressed and barefoot to the RNLI stand at the London Boat Show in a symbolic protest against the RNLI’s plan to remove the only all-weather lifeboat from the county of […]

Borrow a Boat

As the UK’s first peer-to-peer yacht charter platform, Borrow a Boat, which launched publicly at the London Boat Show in January 2017, have since been growing fast and are currently listing over 13,000 boats in 60 countries. The company is opening up boating, making it more flexible and accessible, and not only provides the Mediterranean […]

Sessa Celebrate 60 Years

2018 will be a year of celebration for Sessa Marine as they prepare to celebrate their 60th anniversary with the launch of six new models, including one of their new range of fast displacement boats. Sessa’s first appointment of the year was at the Boot Düsseldorf international show, where new versions of two of their […]


A Winter Sun Oasis

The recreation is obvious, but the place and the people get under your skin. The ocean down here draws you like the sirens’ call – little wonder the Portuguese are great seafarers. Its vastness doesn’t haunt you, it hugs you. A Winter Sun Oasis Ocean Blue HQ If you fancy an active out-of-season ‘summer’ along […]

Drysuits – Buyers Guide

Alex Smith examines some of the best drysuits money can buy. A drysuit is basically a waterproof, body-shaped garment built from a combination of neoprene, latex and Gore-Tex and sealed by means of a heavyweight rubber-lined zip. The zip runs either diagonally down the front of the garment (in which case, you can dress and […]

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 […]