PRODUCT NEWS

Suzuki Introduce New Multi-Function Display

Suzuki GB PLC recently exhibited at Seawork 2019 with their array of commercial outboard motors and boat packages, including the UK debut of a new accessory ‒ the company’s new Multi-Function Display screens. Suzuki’s aim with this new accessory is to provide enhanced connectivity in order to unite the helmsman with the surrounding environment and […]

Elliot Brown Watches Launch RNLI Collection

Adventure watch brand Elliot Brown have announced that two new special-edition watches designed to honour the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) will be available later this year.  Co-founder Ian Elliot owes much to the RNLI and commented:‘I was saved by the RNLI back in the 80s after getting into trouble windsurfing. I have been indebted to the charity […]

Specialist Small Craft to Distribute Polastorm Propellers

Specialist Small Craft Ltd have announced that an agreement has been made to distribute Polastorm outboard propellers across the British Isles.  Mark Pullinger, managing director of Specialist Small Craft, stated: ‘We are pleased to be able to bring this high-quality range to the market, allowing retailers to stock popular propellers and associated parts at affordable […]

Honda Marine Expand Boatbuilder Alliance

Honda Marine have announced the expansion of their boatbuilder alliance portfolio with the addition of Dutch boat manufacturers Maxima Boats. Maxima produce a range of classic-style sloops from 4.84m to 7.50m suitable for inland waterways or for use as tenders. With an entry-level cost of £9,315 (inc. VAT) for a 4.85m boat powered by a […]

Helly Hansen Unveil Kid Safe+ PFD

Helly Hansen have introduced their new Kid Safe+ personal flotation device (PFD), available in the spring/summer 2019 collection. This new product features an asymmetrical design that helps turn children face up into a safe floating position without any effort. The ISO 12402-4-certified PFD offers the most up-to-date water safety protection available. The Kid Safe+ is […]

River Canal Rescue Launch Bilgeaway

Inland waterway emergency assistance and breakdown firm River Canal Rescue (RCR) have launched an environmentally friendly bilge discharge filter known as Bilgeaway. Bilgeaway uses a non-toxic solution to extract hydrocarbon contaminants (petrol, diesel, engine oil etc.) from water and render them non-reactive, leaving environmentally friendly contents in a cartridge that can be disposed of and […]

INDUSTRY NEWS

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 […]

Princess Appoint New Dealership

Princess Motor Yacht Sales have announced the appointment of a new dealership in Puerto Pollensa, Mallorca. Russell Currie, a well-known and respected figure in the marine industry, has been awarded distribution rights for Princess Motor Yachts in the locations of Pollensa and Alcudia. Currie said: ‘I have watched closely the transformation of Princess, especially in […]

Grundéns Team up with SeaDek

Foul-weather gear producers Grundéns recently announced the expansion of their Deck-Boss footwear line-up with two new sandal models that …

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 […]

RYA, Industry Representatives and HMRC Discuss Red Diesel Situation

RYA, Industry Representatives and HMRC Discuss Red Diesel Situation Following the ruling by the European Union Court of Justice against the UK’s use of red diesel by private pleasure craft, representatives from the boating community and boating industry – the Royal Yachting Association, British Marine, the Cruising Association and the Inland Waterways Association – met […]

Marina and Employee Celebrate 40 Years

One of the first marinas to be built on the Firth of Clyde has celebrated its 40th year. Now owned and operated by Yacht Havens Group, the original harbour basins in Troon were constructed in the 1800s by the Duke of Portland. The inner basin, where the marina now lies, was transformed into a marina […]

EVENT NEWS

Southampton International Boat Show Returns

The Southampton International Boat Show, powered by Borrow A Boat, will return from Friday 13th September to Sunday 22nd September 2019. Aligned with British Marine’s latest ‘Futures’ strategy and new title sponsor Borrow A Boat, the show will spotlight the accessibility, flexibility and inclusivity of boating. Set against the backdrop of some of the world’s most […]

Hamble Point Marina Hosts Fairey Huntress Anniversary

MDL’s Hamble Point Marina hosted the Fairey Owners Club’s celebration of 60 years of the Fairey Huntress motor cruiser in June. Seventeen boats and 65 members of the Fairey Owners Club gathered for a lunchtime BBQ on the green outside MDL’s head office at Hamble Point Marina. The boats on display included one of every model, from the Huntress to the […]

Motor Yacht Show Builds on Success

The 2019 British Motor Yacht Show, which took place at Swanwick Marina in May, saw seven boat model debuts, featured a 65-boat exhibition and showcased 18 of the world’s best-known motor boat brands. More in the style of a boutique show and designed to offer a more intimate experience, the brands exhibiting included the likes […]

P1 and OPA in Offshore Racing Partnership

Powerboat P1 is working with US powerboat racing promoter the Offshore Powerboat Association (OPA) to create the APBA/UIM Offshore

Hendy to Partner INEOS America’s Cup Challenge

Hendy Group, the UK distributor for Highfield Boats with engines supplied by Honda Marine, have been appointed official RIB partner to INEOS TEAM UK and INEOS REBELS, with the company set to supply bespoke Highfield RIBs, designed by  Adam Younger, to support the team’s 36th America’s Cup challenge. Chief executive of Hendy Group, Paul Hendy, said: […]

Ocean Signal Devices Won at SBS

Two lucky winners left the Southampton Boat Show with new Ocean Signal devices after success in the RNLI’s ‘Crack the Code Safe’ giveaway. Ocean Signal supported the RNLI at this year’s show with the donation of two of their lifesaving products – the rescueME MOB1 man overboard device and the rescueME EPIRB1 emergency position-indicating radio […]

GENERAL NEWS

Premier Open SUP Store Alongside Further Initiatives

Premier’s Swanwick Marina has opened an SUP store for secure storage of SUP boards or kayaks. The SUP store includes secure access control and CCTV along with easy access to the water. Premier customers can also hire SUP boards from Swanwick Marina’s reception either to launch from the adjacent slipway or to take away for […]

Navily Launch Updated App

Navily, the social cruising guide for boaters, are relaunching their mobile app with a host of new features aimed at making it easier, and safer, to cruise with confidence.   The app has undergone a complete design overhaul and has updated features that include a weather protection scoring feature and a new booking system enabling […]

Defra Announces New Marine Conservation Zone Designations

Following public consultation, Defra has announced the designation of the third tranche of Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs). All 41 new sites and the addition of new features to 12 existing MCZs proposed during last summer’s consultation are now designated. This third tranche builds on the 50 MCZs already in place and essentially completes the government’s […]

Allblack Racing Sets New Powerboat Record

The Allblack Racing team, in partnership with FPT Industrial, set another world record in the summer when the team completed the Cork–Fastnet–Cork race

Winter Offers from MDL Marinas

MDL Marinas have announced a package of winter offers across their extensive marina network, including a range of berthing, dry stack, lifting and storage packages. Highlights include savings of up to 40% on winter scrubs and storage ashore at a number of boatyards. ‘It’s very important to keep your boat well maintained, especially during the winter season […]

Ancasta Open Portland and Poole Office

International boat sales company Ancasta have opened a new office providing a 24/7 brokerage service in Portland and Poole. The office, run by Kevin MacDonald, aims to offer a high level of service, quality of care and a wide choice whether customers are buying a new or previously loved sail- or powerboat. Ancasta’s new office […]

VIDEOS

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   (455)

P1 Puma RIB

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