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TESTS & REVIEWS

Fairline Targa 34 – Used boat test report

When it comes to buying a boat, there is a lot to be said for owning something that someone else will inevitably want to own too. The fact that the Targa 34 survived so long is testament to its successful design, both physically and aesthetically. … the appeal of this boat is just as wide […]

Anytec 747 CAB

WATCH THE VIDEO The Anytec 747 CAB is quite a radical boat, which some may argue is too radical for many UK dayboaters. The only problem I can foresee is that once you have come to terms with driving the Anytec in its element, calm seas will not appeal. … the most impressive aspect of […]

Ranieri Cayman 23S

  A good set of features in a nicely styled package … What’s not to like? … running the face of the rollers showed no hint of yawing or the bow digging in. Instead of seeking the last half a knot, the hull gives a soft ride in the chop and adequate performance … With […]

Orkney Longliner 2

Simon Everett gets aboard the new Orkney Longliner 16 to see how this established boat has been updated and improved. The modular concept has been around in the automotive trade for many years. Orkney have introduced this versatility of fitting out with the all-new Orkney Longliner 2, and it is not just available at the […]

Cormate 24

The Cormate is a great boat, there’s absolutely no arguing that. You can’t fail to be impressed with its performance. It’s impressively quick, takes the waves well and is finished to a level that only the Scandinavians seem to be masters of. But there’s no ignoring that pound-shaped elephant in the room. Having spotted the […]

Selva Elegance 6.7m

Selva Elegance 6.7 When it comes to design, the Italians are masters of their craft. Simon Everett savours the stylish Selva Elegance 6.7 against the beautiful backdrop of Lake Como. With the Italian Alps and a shimmering lake in the background, the Selva Elegance really looks the part. The sweeping lines and open sports layout […]

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LATEST NEWS

Cowes Classic 2016 – Sunday 4th Sept

If you’re in Cowes or Torquay this weekend, head over to catch the thrills and spills of the Cowes -Torquay-Cowes Race. Around 20 boats are expected to be in the line-up to take on the challenge of the 200 mile classic, long recognised as one of powerboating’s toughest races. The race starts at 9.30 am from Cowes, […]

Cheetah Unveil Containerised Catamaran

Cheetah’s flagship 9.2–11.2 m series is now configurable for worldwide transportation by 40ft container. The catamaran can be rapidly assembled and disassembled, enabling mobilisation from container to catamaran in a day. The vessel is particularly suitable for rapid response operations including search and rescue, hydrographic survey, patrol and enforcement and oil spill response, as well […]

Mercury Marine making boating easier

The newly introduced Mercury Active Trim is the first GPS-based control system that delivers instant and effortless automatic trim. Designed to suit novice and experienced boaters alike, the Active Trim is an intuitive, hands-free system that continually adjusts engine trim based on changes in boat speed with a view to improving performance, fuel economy and […]

Northern Boat Show – 3 to 5 June – Liverpool

The Northern Boat Show is returning for the second year to Liverpool’s Waterfront on 3-5 June and thanks to its popularity in 2015, this year’s show will see quadruple the number of boats on display. It covers all aspects of the leisure marine industry and there will be displays of power boats, cruisers, narrow boats, […]

Venture Cup Offshore Race Cancelled

The Venture Cup Offshore Race has been cancelled. The official statement made was as follows: It is with enormous regret that we must advise you that the 2016 Venture Cup has been cancelled. Delivering an event of this scale was always going to present challenges, but we felt we had the team and support to […]

Highfield Boats Appoint Hendy Power

Highfield Boats have appointed south coast-based Hendy Power as distributors to support their growth in the UK market alongside Highfield’s preferred engine suppliers, Honda Marine. Hendy Power will be stocking the full Highfield range from the Classic Tender to the OM700DL Ocean Master RIB for distribution through the existing dealer network in the UK. Highfield […]

OTHER ARTICLES

Unwin’s Odyssey

… can I get a 5.3-tonne unstepped diesel pleasure boat with full weekend accommodation to run 80mph plus while still giving amazing fuel economy? Starting with a clean sheet of paper enabled me to reduce the engine centres from 950mm to 800mm, allowing a higher X dimension and lower centre of gravity. Many weekends were […]

Finding the Faroes

The coastal scenery is magnificent and changes with the light … … every couple of seconds new facets were revealed as the filtered light enhanced the natural sculptures. The water was as clear as the finest gin … … many ornithologists visit the Faroes to marvel at the huge colonies of seabirds … Simon Everett […]

RCD or OCD? 19 page special feature on the Recreational Craft Directive / CE Mark

DOWNLOAD VIA THE ABOVE READER RCD or OCD?  That is the Question … We take a look at the Recreational Craft Directive in our 19 page special feature comprising the following three parts: Part 1 The essential overview of the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) 2 – Ross Wombwell BMF Part 2 The case for the CE […]

History of Evinrude

The DNA of Innovation Alain Villemure is vice-president and general manager of the Marine Propulsion Systems Division at BRP. In this exclusive interview with PBR, he gives the inside take on both the Evinrude and Sea-Doo brands and the reasons for their outstanding rise to power … 1.    How does the marine business, as […]

Bargain Units

When looking for new electronics it is not always the most modern units that are required. When thinking about what you need from your chartplotter, a new out-of-the-box but ‘end of line’ unit can sometimes offer everything you need for your set-up. David Hoskin visits the electronic bargain basement to see what treasures he can […]

Cowes–Torquay–Cowes Classic 2015

After a difficult year that has seen events cancelled and low turnouts, Dave Ormiston reports on a successful Cowes–Torquay–Cowes event that he hopes will be the start of a resurgence in offshore powerboat racing.            The Cowes–Torquay–Cowes race is one of the most challenging offshore racing events in the world, and […]

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