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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. […]

Evinrude G2

  With its market-leading low-end performance, its unrivalled capacity to adapt its aesthetic to your boat and its continued ease of ownership, the G2 is the most effective Evinrude outboard we’ve seen. You can feel the prodigious torque of these engines pushing you hard, preserving those revs and keeping that pace up as you tighten […]

Husky R6

The Husky R6 … combines all the graces and practicalities of a family boat with rapid performance, good handling and quick steering. Its capabilities exceed its size, and its build quality, which is just as evident behind the scenes, is reassuring. … what makes this boat even more unusual is its 37K starting price tag, […]

Jeanneau Merry Fisher 895

Watch the video here The MF895 is really an already proven concept, being very closely based on the 855. When it comes to the heads, this boat excels for a 30-footer – there is a shower behind the door with full standing headroom. … design improvements have made the boat even more versatile, while recognising […]


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 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 […]

New Axopar 37SC

The new Axopar 37SC Sports Cabin version was launched this week at Boot Düsseldorf. The new craft offers a streamlined cabin and aft cabin design, without losing any of the full walk-around, seakeeping and pragmatic capabilities or outboard configurations available with the Axopar 37′ range. The Axopar hull has become a distinctive design and potential customers can […]


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 […]