Raymarine’s latest VHF radios

Following the recent launch of their wireless VHF hub, Raymarine have now complemented this system with their ‘next-generation VHF DSC (Class D) radio range’, comprising the compact Ray53, the full-sized Ray63 and the multifunction Ray73 with AIS. Each new model is equipped with a built-in GPS receiver and connection point for an optional GPS/GNSS antenna, […]

Action Man of the Cape

HMS interviews the renowned South African naturalist and adventuring environmentalist Grant Spooner, who has many a tale to tell about his voyaging through some of the fiercest seas on the planet … You’re a well-known figure in your native South Africa as a man of the environment, a man of the sea, a devoted naturalist […]

Speed King

With world-class partners, anything is possible. To drive the boat at Coniston and to smash a world record was both a fantastic personal and team achievement. Speed King Peter Dredge has won two world and three European championships and has broken 21 world speed and endurance records, 15 of which still stand. In this exclusive […]



Launched for the new P1 International RIB Championship due to start in 2017, this boat has got to be the most capable and cost-effective adrenaline rush money can buy. At £45,000, it is a boat that brings powerboat racing to the average boater, while still offering a trailer-mounted family RIB for the weekend. The qualifying […]

Wellcraft 302 & 352 Fisherman Series

Wellcraft were founded in 1955 and became best recognized for their Scarab brand that featured so prominently in the hit US TV series Miami Vice. Over a hundred Scarab 38 Miami Vice replicas were built by the company following the hit TV show, Wellcraft being the builder synonymous with the jet-set performance powerboat scene at […]

Salpa 23XL

Albeit with a sprinkling of contemporary Italian style, the Salpa 23XL is in a similar vein to the Sealine S23, or Sea Ray 240 Sundancer. It is a concept that has worked well for many years ‒ a balance of accommodating a junior family/couple in a sub-25ft boat while providing enough punch to have some […]


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 […]

The Big Cat and the Law

Catamaran supremo Cheetah Marine have designed and built a second dive and patrol vessel for specialist police operations. ‘Five Bells’ is a vessel that represents a distinct departure from the Force’s previous craft, one possessing a multitude of special features, as PBR reports. The 10.2m Cheetah in question has been built for the Yorkshire and […]

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 […]


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 […]

Survival of the Fittest

The well-structured, thought-provoking course had taught me new skills and increased my awareness of the many challenges of survival at sea … The course had built my confidence and had developed me into someone more likely to survive such an event were it to happen for real. Survival of the Fittest Peter Talbot invests in […]

 This Boating Life – Bilge diving & other jobs!

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. […]


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] and represents a welcome high-tech ‘upgrade’ to the traditional retractable cord option.   (412)

P1 Puma RIB

Read the full test report in Issue 138. (1893)