PRODUCT NEWS

Pirelli by Tecnorib to Launch 42 at boot 2020

Italian RIB manufacturers Pirelli by Tecnorib will present the brand-new Pirelli 42 designed by the Swedish studio Mannerfelt Design Team at boot Düsseldorf this January. The new 12.5m walk-around-styled craft features a sun deck at the bow and aft, a seating area with an outdoor table and a space deck with a convertible dinette and […]

New Targa 25 GT

The new Targa 25 GT is the first in a new range of outboard-powered Targas now available on models from 23 up to 30.1. This represents the first outboard-powered installation on a Targa, offering both 45-knot performance and smooth running from its capable hull. The GT version features a modified layout without a flybridge, meaning […]

Suzuki Introduce New Multi-Function Display

Suzuki GB PLC recently exhibited at Seawork 2019 with their array of commercial outboard motors and boat packages, including the UK debut of a new accessory ‒ the company’s new Multi-Function Display screens. Suzuki’s aim with this new accessory is to provide enhanced connectivity in order to unite the helmsman with the surrounding environment and […]

Elliot Brown Watches Launch RNLI Collection

Adventure watch brand Elliot Brown have announced that two new special-edition watches designed to honour the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) will be available later this year.  Co-founder Ian Elliot owes much to the RNLI and commented:‘I was saved by the RNLI back in the 80s after getting into trouble windsurfing. I have been indebted to the charity […]

Specialist Small Craft to Distribute Polastorm Propellers

Specialist Small Craft Ltd have announced that an agreement has been made to distribute Polastorm outboard propellers across the British Isles.  Mark Pullinger, managing director of Specialist Small Craft, stated: ‘We are pleased to be able to bring this high-quality range to the market, allowing retailers to stock popular propellers and associated parts at affordable […]

Honda Marine Expand Boatbuilder Alliance

Honda Marine have announced the expansion of their boatbuilder alliance portfolio with the addition of Dutch boat manufacturers Maxima Boats. Maxima produce a range of classic-style sloops from 4.84m to 7.50m suitable for inland waterways or for use as tenders. With an entry-level cost of £9,315 (inc. VAT) for a 4.85m boat powered by a […]

INDUSTRY NEWS

Largs Win Fourth Gold Anchor Award

Largs Yacht Haven have been awarded the industry’s top accreditation, the Five Gold Anchor award, for the fourth time in a row. Since their previous inspection, Largs have enjoyed major capital investment, including a new surfaced car park with a number plate recognition service for berth holders, new finger pontoons and an upgrade of all […]

SCAM ALERT

IMPORTANT INFORMATION : SCAM ATTEMPTWe have just received a note from an advertiser letting us know someone is attempting aTELEPHONE SCAM USING THE POWERBOAT & RIB NAME TO ATTEMPT TO GET BANK DETAILSThe scammer suggests they are from HSBC (may change bank reference to your bank) saying that there are multiple payments due to go […]

Silver Choose Suzuki Outboards

Suzuki have added Silver Boats to their roster of boat brands that fit their range of outboard motors. In the main, these boats are Alutech GRP inside with an aluminium hull; however, Silver have just launched a brand-new range, the Tiger Dz and Raptor Dz, which are both constructed completely from GRP. This has the benefit of […]

Princess Appoint New Dealership

Princess Motor Yacht Sales have announced the appointment of a new dealership in Puerto Pollensa, Mallorca. Russell Currie, a well-known and respected figure in the marine industry, has been awarded distribution rights for Princess Motor Yachts in the locations of Pollensa and Alcudia. Currie said: ‘I have watched closely the transformation of Princess, especially in […]

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 […]

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EVENT NEWS

Premiere Of The Eagle 4 @ boot 2020

A path-leading concept for a 4m RIB The new classy BRIG Eagle 4 raises the bar to another level, setting a new standard for performance, design & functionality for all other compact RIBs to follow. The new-look Eagle Series design DNA is evident in the elegant angular lines throughout along with a stylish swept-back ski […]

Cast off for Boot 2020

Fascinated by gentle tides, huge waves and breathtaking underwater panoramas? Salt on the skin and the deep blue sea – boot 2020 makes water sport dreams come true! When the first boot of the forthcoming decade starts on 18. January with the sounding of the official bell – the acoustic signal that indicates watches in […]

BRIG Aim to Spread Euro Wings at boot 2020

BRIG are preparing to launch their largest new-look show presentation yet at boot Düsseldorf in January to showcase their range of premium sports leisure boats across the European marketplace. Boot Düsseldorf is regarded as one of the premier boat shows in the world, and its accessible location in NW Central Europe makes it the ideal […]

Invictus to Debut New Version of Model at boot 2020

Invictus Yacht are preparing for boot Düsseldorf (18‒26 January 2020) with a world debut aimed at highlighting the Italian shipyard’s ability to customise every model it produces. The GT 320 Atelier is a special version of one of the most iconic Invictus models, with the owner having requested an elegant and unusual combination of colours. […]

Rodman to showcase New Launches at boot 2020

Rodman will exhibit their latest world launches at the upcoming boot Düsseldorf boat show in January: the 1090 Evolution, the new 33 Offshore and the 890 Ventura. For full details and specifications go to www.rodman.es. (30)

MDL Raise Over 6K for RNLI

MDL’s Torquay Marina recently hosted the Big Bay ECO Challenge, an eco-powered race from Brixham to Torquay Marina featuring five competitors. Driven by an anonymous white helmet-clad racing driver, the BMW i8 came in first, followed by cyclist Tom Wills from Sunseeker. Third place went to Tom Bills aboard the Bavaria yacht, and the Schiller Bike powered by Lee Constable, a semi-professional […]

GENERAL NEWS

Cork to Sardinia with Safehaven Marine

Frank Kowalski, MD of Safehaven Marine, provides a first-hand account of a mighty 2,500nm journey from Cork in Ireland to Porto Cervo on Sardinia’s idyllic coast – a delivery voyage extraordinaire made in one of his own Safehaven XSV20s, a striking 23m all-weather vessel that has the power to court both wealthy superyacht owners and […]

Princess to Open Service Centre at Saxon Wharf

MDL Marinas have announced that Princess Motor Yacht Sales have signed a 10-year lease at Saxon Wharf on the River Itchen, Southampton, and are set to create a maintenance and retrofit centre for their customers.  Saxon Wharf already offers high-quality facilities for motor yachts and other large craft, and its position near to Southampton Water, as well as being within easy reach […]

HPiVS and CEproof Merge

EU notified body HPi Verification Services (HPiVS) and Recreational Craft Directive specialist CEproof Group have merged to become ‘HPi CEproof’ in order to enhance their compliance activities for the global marine leisure industry. Speaking of the benefits of the merger, Alasdair Reay, CEO of HPiVS, explained: ‘CEproof has quietly built a substantial array of software […]

EYOS Expeditions Lead Mission to Titanic

EYOS Expeditions have again led a successful expedition to the RMS Titanic, deploying the submersible Triton 36000/2 named Limiting Factor to conduct several dives to the wreck over a 10-day period. The Titanic, which sank on 14th/15th April 1912, lies in 3800 metres (12,500 feet) of water approximately 380 miles SE of St John’s, Newfoundland. […]

DfT Seeks Evidence on Air Pollutant Emissions

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published a Call for Evidence to explore emissions from all engines on vessels operating domestically within the UK, including inland waterways. The government’s Clean Air Strategy sets out the need to reduce emissions from all sources to improve air quality, including emissions from vessels. As part of this vitally important area […]

CTEK Unveil New Battery Chargers

CTEK have launched their new M25 (25 amp) and M15 (15 amp) battery chargers and maintainers. Combining power and advanced technology with safety, ease of use and the flexibility to work with any 12V lead acid battery, these two new additions provide a new charging solution for small to medium motor boats. The M25 and […]

VIDEOS

RS launch electric RIB at boot 2020

RS are one of the leading sailboat manufacturers in the world. A company who have now turned their attention to the development and launch of an all electric RIB. Features include an innovative power and propulsion system inc. propeller, shock mitigation jockey seating, eco-sympathetic use of materials/construction, as well as a bespoke made electronic management […]

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   (524)