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TESTS & REVIEWS

Cobra 7.7 Suzuki/Yamaha Solent Shoot-Out

This is Cobra’s most popular RIB and with good reason. It is easy to tow and launch and yet is big enough to rough it offshore. It is a high-quality British-built boat that has been meticulously designed as a fast driver’s boat. It is not so much a forgiving drive in the rough as an […]

RIB-X Explorer 760

… the 760 remains a laudably rapid, stylish and entertaining family boat with a spacious deck and a rare degree of Britishness in both design and construction.  … it is clear that the 760 has the potential to forge itself a key niche in this busy market sector.  Alex Smith heads for Hayling Island to […]

Orkney Pilot House 25 & 27

The Pilot House has been conceived and executed as a stately cruising boat for boaters who engage in activities … The ride in waves was comfortable thanks to the blend of vee hull to break her fall and solid seakeeping … The displacement aspects of the hull provide excellent stability and massive seakeeping capability. For […]

Selva 600 Evolution

The Selva 600 is a useful family RIB in a compact package that performs very adequately when married to the Selva XSR 100 … The stylish red and black livery looks superb on the water and sets what is otherwise a simple RIB apart. One excellent feature was the throttle position, actually inset into the […]

Cormate T27

There’s no doubting the class of this boat. As a platform for lunch, or indeed as an object of loveliness to admire in its own right, it’s first rate. The softness of the ride is also commendable, as are the aggression of the heel and the unfussed composure of the hull. This gentleman’s high-end plaything […]

Finnmaster T7

I can’t help thinking that if they would only up that maximum engine from 250 to 300 hp, we really would have an outstanding boat on our hands. … obedience, sporting competence and solidity of build remain the real defining characteristics of the helming experience. … as cuddy cockpits go, it’s a very impressive example. […]

LATEST NEWS

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 […]

Arctic Greenland Adventure – text correction

We received our office copies of Issue 140 today in the office, and a super issue it is too. On receipt, we did find a frustrating production error on page 53 where the lead text to the Arctic Greenland Cruise has dropped behind the picture. So, please find here a link to the lead spread […]

Powerboat & RIB village at London on Water

POWERBOAT & RIB VILLAGE AT LONDON ON-WATER with POWERBOAT & RIB MAGAZINE London On-Water 2017, London’s No.1 Summer Yachting & Boating Festival, will once again feature a wonderful selection of Powerboats and RIBs to delight the many visitors from the City of London who come specifically to see these types of boats. This year, however, there […]

RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show – 4th & 5th March

Suzuki to showcase the ultimate safety boat packages at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show – 4th & 5th March.  Returning once again as the title sponsor of the RYA Dinghy Show, Suzuki Marine will be showcasing the very latest in outboard motor technology as part of its line up of ultimate 4-stroke outboards – across […]

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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