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TESTS & REVIEWS

Bayliner Ciera 8

Alex Smith tests the first of a new line in compact sports cruisers from the pioneer of affordable powerboats. Click the viewer above to read. (3)

Four Winns HD240

The HD 240 is a broadly talented boat that does not fit in the mould of the average bowrider. It has been carefully thought out with no space being wasted … In keeping with its function, it has the ability to seat the largest of families easily. Four Winns HD 240 The American-built Four Winns […]

Husky R8s

This is a very exciting and yet easy boat to drive. It combines all the luxuries and practicalities of a family boat with blinding performance, good handling and quick steering. It is exceedingly tough externally, which is matched by the quality of its internal GRP mouldings and fittings. The Husky R8s sets out to combine […]

Sargo 36 Fly

The Sargo 36 is a truly exciting boat to drive with its razor-sharp handling. Though capable at all speeds, you will find yourself driving faster than you intend as a result of its smooth ride and relatively low sound levels. They have proven perfect for our changeable weather conditions, while offering seakeeping out of proportion […]

Galia 750HT

At wide-open throttle, pushing past the 30-knot barrier, the Galia proved to be a wolf in sheep’s clothing … This boat benefits from not trying to be all things to all men. The standard of build in the Galia 750 HT exceeds that of most comparable boats. Galia have achieved a good balance between sports […]

Redbay 1250 Stormforce

… this new Stormforce will undoubtedly set another highly credible milestone in Redbay’s 40-year history. The new Stormforce 1250 is a joy to helm. The cabin is well soundproofed, comfortable and equipped with all manner of latest technology. The shock mitigation seating installed on this test boat represents German craftsmanship at its best … Hugo […]

LATEST NEWS

Fjord 42 to Debut at SBS

Inspiration Motor Yachts will be hosting the UK debut of the new Fjord 42 Open at the Southampton Boat Show this year. The range of Fjord day/weekend cruisers already spans 36 to 48 ft and the 42 introduces new features to the middle of the range with its optional lowering hydraulic bathing platform for launching […]

Barrus Celebrate 100-year Anniversary

Barrus Celebrate 100-year Anniversary 2017 is a proud and momentous year for E.P. Barrus Ltd as the company celebrates its 100-year anniversary. Barrus entered the marine market during the 1920s and were pioneers of the concept that became known as the ‘package boat’ – a series of boats already fully equipped at a range of […]

TheYachtMarket.com and Powerboat & RIB Magazine Collaborate

TheYachtMarket.com, the UK’s leading marine advertising portal supporting broker sales, and Title Sponsor of ‘TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show’, has selected Powerboat & RIB Magazine as its exclusive ‘publication of choice’. This means both within the Sponsor’s VIP Suite and on TheYachtMarket’s ‘Ocean View’ exhibition stand, Powerboat & RIB Magazine will be on exclusive display. In […]

Mercury Powers World Record Attempt

Mercury Verado outboards will be powering SUNUS Ocean Racing’s (SOR) Spectre race boat in the teams attempt to break the world record for the fastest circumnavigation of the British Isles in the summer of 2017. Special guest, Ben Fogle, TV personality, writer and seasoned adventurer, will be joining the SOR team as expedition navigator in […]

Southampton Sailing Week 24th to 29th May

The first ever Southampton Sailing Week, supported by MDL Marinas and Sunsail, takes place this May (24th to 29th). The inaugural event will showcase water sports of all types, from sailing and powerboating to paddleboarding and rowing, and will feature opportunities for both seasoned sailors and newcomers to get out on the water, as well […]

PBR Guest Invitation to London on Water 2017

Not long now until London on Water 2017. As special guests of Powerboat & RIB – grab your Special Guest Invitation here http://londononwater.com/pdf/LOW2017-SGI-PBR.pdf For free access to the marina pontoons and land exhibits. London on Water is Central London’s No.1 Summer Yachting & Boating Festival – Thursday 8th June – Sunday 11th June 2017 St Katharine […]

OTHER ARTICLES

Wild Kat Adventure

With just a tarp and a sleeping bag each, and a soft inflatable dinghy, Simon Everett and his friend Paul Fennell set out on a three day wild camping adventure. You have to love the outdoors, really love it, to forgo any kind of luxury through choice. Both Paul and I are quite happy to […]

Dusseldorf Boat Show 2017

  Alex Smith hunts down 10 of the best and most novel boats from the world’s biggest indoor show. The Dusseldorf Boat Show is a wonderful event. Set in 17 halls (each of which could gobble up an entire tray of London Boat Shows at a single sitting), it brings together an astonishingly diverse mix […]

50 years of Windy

50 Years of Windy In this, (2016) the 50th anniversary year of the iconic Scandinavian boatbuilder, Simon Everett takes a look at their new boatyard and the boats they are now building. The name Windy is one that I remember from the earliest days of my boating. They were already boats with an enviable reputation […]

Surf Safari with Cheetah X-Cat

Simon Everett dons his beret and wetsuit and heads for Cap Breton to check out the surf … The powerful Cheetah X-Cat really stands out from the crowd with her modern, stylish graphics and massive deck space … This is one of the joys of the Cheetah – it’s capable in a big sea, but […]

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 […]

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