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Bella 600 BR

With impressive quality of build, clarity of design and purity of ergonomic arrangement, nothing here is allowed to spoil the drive or complicate the life of the owner.  It’s rapid as well as comfy, secure as well as spacious, versatile as well as user-friendly. If you’re in the market for a bowrider of this size, […]

Axopar 37 Sun-Top

Few boats offer such a smooth ride and such an easy point and shoot driving experience. It is cleverly designed and well thought out, with close attention to detail …  On the surface, it may appear to be just another high-octane superyacht tender, but it is also a credible cruiser in its own right.  The […]

Seakeeper 2

Seakeeper 2 Seakeeper’s drive to expand their gyroscopic technology to an ever wider section of the boating population has taken a big leap with their launch of the Seakeeper 2. Making its debut at the Miami Boat Show, the Seakeeper 2 has pushed this technology boundary down to just 27ft. What was only recently the […]

New Range of Honda Engines

New Range of Honda Engines Honda have totally redesigned their flagship outboard motor range. Now the BF175, BF200, BF225 and BF250 will all be based on the 3.6L V6 engine block that previously only the BF250 used. This is a logical move that will not only slightly increase the capacity for three of them, but […]

Mercury Marine New Engine Line-up

Mercury Marine New Engine Line-up Launched at the Miami Boat Show, Mercury’s new line-up of outboard engines looks to be setting a new benchmark for middle-capacity V6 motors in terms of power to weight. The range of outboards is based on a new 3.4L V6 engine block, with power outputs of 175hp, 200hp and 225hp, […]

Garmin Introduce New GPSMAP

Garmin Introduce New GPSMAP 1222/1222xsv Touch/Chartplotter Combo Units Garmin have launched two more interesting additions to their seemingly ever-expanding range of electronics. The 12in GPSMAP 1222 and GPSMAP 1222xsv touch screen chartplotters are big in size, but small in price. They feature built-in wireless connectivity for Garmin’s new ActiveCaptain app and VIRB action camera integration. […]

LATEST NEWS

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 […]

OTHER ARTICLES

SEABOB Wildlife Diving

The virtually noiseless engine doesn’t disturb the silence underwater or scare the wildlfe in any way.  Diver and shark move with equal agility and elegance, blending into one spine-tingling and unique underwater universe. No longer merely observing from the outside, goosebumps are guaranteed! SEABOB Wildlife Diving PBR embarks on an underwater adventure with the fastest […]

Cruising Jersey’s Famous Reefs

The sandy areas temporarily revealed by the retreating tide are spectacularly pretty, and provide uncrowded and sheltered areas for swimming, snorkelling and paddleboarding. The chance of having one’s own private desert island on a hot and sunny afternoon explains the huge allure of the two reefs … Even visiting these reefs as often as I […]

The Eagle Has Landed 

Brig are the world’s largest builders of RIBs, producing 5,500–6,000 inflatable boats each year … and growing fast! Brig are currently the best-selling brand in Australia and across Europe. They have also recently launched in the USA to great acclaim. Our staff on the factory floor and in the various office sections, our management team, […]

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 […]

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