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Jeanneau MF895 Offshore

The MF895 Offshore is a tougher version of its standard MF895 sister Its power delivery is noticeably improved over the single F300-powered MF895 Practicality is a key theme throughout the design of the boat, which is evident from the moment you step into the cockpit Jeanneau have traditionally built strong hulls, and the Offshore is […]

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 Husky R8s The Husky R8s sets out […]

Sunseeker Superhawk 48 – Used Boat Report

His boat has many attributes, not least its ability to hit Cherbourg in under two hours from the south coast What really does it for me is the rock-solid assurance that, bar the perfect storm, this boat will always be able to cut a path back to port The hull uttered not the slightest complaint […]

Grand Golden Line 850

Grand’s new flagship is the point at which the company’s most lavish internal facilities meet its most potent driving experience There’s a clarity to its internal design, a user-friendliness to its communal layout and a sophistication to its styling that make its price feel distinctly moderate Running through a following sea at pace with around […]

Glastron GS 259

It might be Glastron’s one and only cruiser but the GS 259 is an absolute beauty It’s no problem at all keeping the hull flat and fast, skipping across the crests and correcting any heel with a tweak on the tabs Our running attitude is so very good that those of us in the forward […]

Ranieri Voyager 21 S

With an excellent helming experience, plenty of storage, lashings of style and a high-quality fit-out, it’s a very satisfying plaything indeed.  The 21 S possesses enough classical Italian flavour to excite in a way few boats in its sector can match. Though modest in outright terms, the performance of the Ranieri, within its family-friendly 40-knot […]


Honda Mid-Range Outboards Re-Engineered

Honda have re-engineered their BF40, BF50, BF80 and BF100 marine outboards, making them more efficient, durable and easy to maintain. They all benefit from Honda’s six-year domestic and two-year commercial warranty, and customers will be offered a free RYA Level 2 powerboat training course.  With an upgraded ECU, these new outboards have the latest in […]

Garmin Earn Top NMEA Honours

Garmin have been named Manufacturer of the Year for the third consecutive year at the 2017 NMEA Convention held in Bellevue, Washington – an honour given to the most recognised company in the marine electronics world for its support of products in the field, as voted on by members of the National Marine Electronics Association […]

RYA Reminds Boaters to Get Alarmed

RYA Reminds Boaters to Get Alarmed The UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) recently published its report following an investigation into the fatal accident that occurred on board the motor cruiser Vasquez. Last November, the owner of the 7.75m motor cruiser fell unconscious after being overcome by carbon monoxide (CO) that had been emitted from his boat’s inboard petrol […]

Crewsaver Atacama Drysuits

Crewsaver Atacama Drysuits Crewsaver’s Atacama Pro and Atacama Sport drysuits use a three-layer breathable fabric, with comfort and style being the most important factors in their design. Both the Atacama Pro and the Atacama Sport feature articulated arms and legs for increased freedom of movement plus an unobtrusive front zip that allows for easy donning […]

Torquay Marina Honoured

Torquay Marina Honoured MDL Marinas have announced that Torquay Marina has been awarded the prestigious Five Gold Anchors by The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA). The Gold Anchor Awards rate the service, quality and overall standards of a marina’s offering and they are deemed to be the highest award honour in the marine industry. The marina, […]

Fjord 42 to Debut at SBS

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 […]


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 […]

Retro Repower – Dragon 39

The boat was in good order, so nothing major needed doing. The electrics were a point of focus, with all the switching and instruments replaced. Greg Copp recounts the tale of how a successful refit increased the firepower of a Dragon … The Idea James Shepherd has had a long-standing powerboat racing passion that goes […]

Electronic Evolution

The recent sonar revolution has made sonar a considerably more effective tool for both fishermen and skippers Simrad have also taken system control to a new level by building a display that can actually operate in touch screen mode when wet Electronic Evolution Greg Copp runs his expert eyes over the latest electronic offerings from […]

Humphree Stabiliser & Trim Systems

Having tried Humphree’s systems before, it came as no surprise that they worked as they’re supposed to Hats off to Humphree for producing something that displays genuinely innovative thinking The real stroke of genius is that at anchor the owner can opt to rotate the fins through 180 degrees Humphree Stabiliser & Trim Systems Recent […]

Simrad RS20

Simrad RS20 The latest radio from Simrad, the RS20, is a rugged Class D digital selective calling (DSC) marine VHF radio. Though not as well known as the likes of Icom when it comes to making radios for open boats, Simrad have been building tough electronics for years, and have a proven record for such […]

Arctic Greenland Adventure

Operating in such a remote environment as Scoresby Sound presents some fairly unique challenges and rewards. The attractions of the region lie in the fantastic scenic beauty provided by the combination of fjords, mountains and ice [and] the wildlife. Arctic Greenland Adventure In an exclusive for PBR magazine, Peter Talbot discusses his three-week SIB adventure […]