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Re-Watch our Livestream Originally 2pm 12th May

Watch our LIVESTREAM. Episode 2 – Interview with RYA Powerboat Instructor, Paul Gatzel of Powerboat Training UK. Today we are discussing BOAT SAFETY. Lifejackets, bouyancy aids, kill cords and various means of issuing distress including flares, EPIRBS, PLB, LED’s/laser flares, phone, VHF radio, DSC, RYA Safetrx app.  Watch the stream below or on our Facebook […]

Boating Restrictions Lifted in the Channel Islands.

Recreational boat owners (using any type of vessel, whether motorised or not) are now permitted to use their boats in local waters for recreational purposes as part of their two hours of exercise and recreation away from their homes, according to Guernsey Harbours. In a Local Notices to Mariners, the stipulated conditions include: The vessel […]

Sell your boat at Ancasta’s Virtual USED Boat Show

Join the 100+ owners already registered to show their boats at Ancasta’s Virtual Used Boat Show. For five days, from 21st May 2020 at ancasta.com, Ancasta is offering a unique opportunity for current owners to market their boats in this unique climate. “Our virtual used boat show is a fantastic opportunity for owners to sell their existing […]

Antics in Antrim

Simon Everett muses over the scenic wonders to be found along Northern Ireland’s beautiful and dramatic Antrim coastline. Why is it such a favourite haunt of those who love their cruising? In this article, we seek to whet your appetite for a sea area and coastline that as yet you may not have tried …

PRODUCT NEWS

Supermarine Introduce Spearfish 32

With the knowledge gained from building the Supermarine Swordfish 36, and being in the fortunate position to acquire the last remaining original Fairey Marine ‘Spearfish’ moulds, Supermarine have announced their new Spearfish 32. Utilising the original ‘all-weather’ hull design, previously used in both leisure and military applications worldwide, Supermarine’s in-house design team have created a […]

First Commercial Sargo Lands in UK

Sargo Boats UK Ltd will be suppling the first commercially coded Sargo in the UK to Stonehaven Sea Safari in June. The Sargo 33 Explorer will enhance their current fleet operating Sea Safaris around the east coast of Scotland out of Stonehaven. Although Sargo in Finland have been building and suppling commercial and private boats […]

Pulse58 Electric RIB

RS Electric Boats officially launched their new electric RIB, the Pulse58, at boot Düsseldorf. Joint RS CEOs Alex Newton-Southon and Jon Partridge spoke about the vision for this project and what they had planned for the future: ‘We are delighted to have brought the first 100% fully integrated electric production RIB to market. The response […]

Pick of the Mix

Check out our round-up of the latest technical clothing and associated items recently launched by some of the leading brands in the marine clothing industry. Click the READ NOW viewer above to launch the article. Easy Links: www.gillmarine.com www.mpmagicsocks.com www.chatham.co.uk/aegean www.typhoon-int.co.uk

INDUSTRY NEWS

New Distributor Named for OXE and Moteurs Baudouin

UK Docks Mashfords are the new distributor for Moteurs Baudouin and OXE Diesel outboards. They become the first official OXE dealer in the UK. UK Docks Mashfords’ David Hoskin said: ‘We are pleased to be working with Proteum Ltd and to become the authorised distributor for Moteurs Baudouin and OXE Diesel outboards. We are excited to offer […]

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 […]

EVENT NEWS

Sell your boat at Ancasta’s Virtual USED Boat Show

Join the 100+ owners already registered to show their boats at Ancasta’s Virtual Used Boat Show. For five days, from 21st May 2020 at ancasta.com, Ancasta is offering a unique opportunity for current owners to market their boats in this unique climate. “Our virtual used boat show is a fantastic opportunity for owners to sell their existing […]

Chichester Marina Boat Show Cancelled

Premier’s Chichester Marina confirmed today that its Chichester Marina Boat Show, which was due to return on Saturday 20th and 21st June 2020, is cancelled. The decision to cancel the show comes as a result of the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation and its unpredictability going forward into June. Paul Cook, Chichester’s Marina Manager, said: “The […]

New Boat Show Coming to Queen Anne’s Battery

The new West Country Boat Show will be held at MDL Marinas’ Queen Anne’s Battery marina, Plymouth, over the weekend of 20th/21st June 2020. This regional show, supported by Plymouth City Council, has been set up in response to the growing demand for more intimate and locally focused shows, where people don’t need to travel so […]

boot Düsseldorf 2020 – A Huge Success

Great optimism in the community and enthusiastic exhibitors boot Düsseldorf has made a brilliant start to the new decade with a hugely successful event. Visitors were enthusiastic about the wide-ranging programme and the enormous selection of products and services provided by the more than 1,900 exhibitors in the 17 halls on the exhibition site. The […]

GENERAL NEWS

Boating Restrictions Lifted in the Channel Islands.

Recreational boat owners (using any type of vessel, whether motorised or not) are now permitted to use their boats in local waters for recreational purposes as part of their two hours of exercise and recreation away from their homes, according to Guernsey Harbours. In a Local Notices to Mariners, the stipulated conditions include: The vessel […]

Lymington Boat Club Expands for 2020

Lymington Boat Club, launched from Lymington Yacht Haven in early 2019 and provides access to a fleet of boats for an annual fee, is expanding its fleet to offer even more availability and choice. Arriving in spring 2020, a brand new Axopar 28 T-Top with all new features will join the fleet, which already includes […]

RNLI Memorial Rings in New Decade

A bell-ringing ceremony, attended by approximately 200 RNLI staff members and volunteers, took place on Tuesday 21st January 2020 to celebrate the first RNLI lifeboat to host the names of thousands of loved ones.As per nautical tradition, the bell rang eight times to signal the ‘end of watch’ on a naval ship and the start […]

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 […]

VIDEOS

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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