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boot Düsseldorf 2020 – A Huge Success

Great optimism in the community and enthusiastic exhibitors boot Düsseldorf has made a brilliant start to the new decade with a hugely successful event. Visitors were enthusiastic about the wide-ranging programme and the enormous selection of products and services provided by the more than 1,900 exhibitors in the 17 halls on the exhibition site. The […]

Premiere Of The Eagle 4 @ boot 2020

A path-leading concept for a 4m RIB The new classy BRIG Eagle 4 raises the bar to another level, setting a new standard for performance, design & functionality for all other compact RIBs to follow. The new-look Eagle Series design DNA is evident in the elegant angular lines throughout along with a stylish swept-back ski […]

The SilverHook Story

Keeping alive the true spirit of powerboat racing … PBR relates the success story that is Nigel Hook … Sixty years ago, in May 1969, Don Aronow ‒ a millionaire New Yorker who built the first Cigarette boat under the name Cary ‒ won the APBA-sanctioned race ‘The Gateway Marathon International 200’ in his 32ft […]

Cast off for Boot 2020

Fascinated by gentle tides, huge waves and breathtaking underwater panoramas? Salt on the skin and the deep blue sea – boot 2020 makes water sport dreams come true! When the first boot of the forthcoming decade starts on 18. January with the sounding of the official bell – the acoustic signal that indicates watches in […]

RS launch electric RIB at boot 2020

RS are one of the leading sailboat manufacturers in the world. A company who have now turned their attention to the development and launch of an all electric RIB. Features include an innovative power and propulsion system inc. propeller, shock mitigation jockey seating, eco-sympathetic use of materials/construction, as well as a bespoke made electronic management […]

Largs Win Fourth Gold Anchor Award

Largs Yacht Haven have been awarded the industry’s top accreditation, the Five Gold Anchor award, for the fourth time in a row. Since their previous inspection, Largs have enjoyed major capital investment, including a new surfaced car park with a number plate recognition service for berth holders, new finger pontoons and an upgrade of all […]

Pirelli by Tecnorib to Launch 42 at boot 2020

Italian RIB manufacturers Pirelli by Tecnorib will present the brand-new Pirelli 42 designed by the Swedish studio Mannerfelt Design Team at boot Düsseldorf this January. The new 12.5m walk-around-styled craft features a sun deck at the bow and aft, a seating area with an outdoor table and a space deck with a convertible dinette and […]

Cork to Sardinia with Safehaven Marine

Frank Kowalski, MD of Safehaven Marine, provides a first-hand account of a mighty 2,500nm journey from Cork in Ireland to Porto Cervo on Sardinia’s idyllic coast – a delivery voyage extraordinaire made in one of his own Safehaven XSV20s, a striking 23m all-weather vessel that has the power to court both wealthy superyacht owners and […]

New Targa 25 GT

The new Targa 25 GT is the first in a new range of outboard-powered Targas now available on models from 23 up to 30.1. This represents the first outboard-powered installation on a Targa, offering both 45-knot performance and smooth running from its capable hull. The GT version features a modified layout without a flybridge, meaning […]

BRIG Aim to Spread Euro Wings at boot 2020

BRIG are preparing to launch their largest new-look show presentation yet at boot Düsseldorf in January to showcase their range of premium sports leisure boats across the European marketplace. Boot Düsseldorf is regarded as one of the premier boat shows in the world, and its accessible location in NW Central Europe makes it the ideal […]

Invictus to Debut New Version of Model at boot 2020

Invictus Yacht are preparing for boot Düsseldorf (18‒26 January 2020) with a world debut aimed at highlighting the Italian shipyard’s ability to customise every model it produces. The GT 320 Atelier is a special version of one of the most iconic Invictus models, with the owner having requested an elegant and unusual combination of colours. […]

Rodman to showcase New Launches at boot 2020

Rodman will exhibit their latest world launches at the upcoming boot Düsseldorf boat show in January: the 1090 Evolution, the new 33 Offshore and the 890 Ventura. For full details and specifications go to www.rodman.es. (40)


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Stingher 10m GT Custom Sport

Greg Copp revisits a 10-year-old high-performance RIB from Italy that is much changed in its latest incarnation … Any self-respecting RIB spotter will probably be wondering why we are featuring a boat originally tested a decade ago. The fact is that the new version of the Italian-built 10m Stingher, the GT Custom Sport, is worthy […]

Tragic death of Fabio Buzzi & two crew

We are so sad to announce the tragic death of Fabio Buzzi, a friend and outstanding man lost along with two of his crew, Luca Nicolini and Eric Hoorn. A most terrible tragedy and loss. Our condolences go to all his family and friends, and those of his crew. Our thoughts are also with crew […]

A Mixed Affair

PBR reports on an exciting development in the world of fuel technology as Team Britannia, the UK’s contender for the round-the-world powerboat record, champions the use of Hydro Diesel. Hydro Diesel, which has been developed by Portsmouth-based Clean Fuel Ltd, is an advanced emulsion ‒ a mixture of diesel, water and surfactant that when burnt […]

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 ...

Axopar 28 Added to Shared Ownership Scheme

Solent-based RIB Shack Marine have now added the Axopar 28 Cabin to their ever-expanding fleet

Fusion Introduce New Marine Stereo

Fusion have announced the release of the latest addition to their Apollo Series of marine stereos with the new Apollo RA670. The RA670 has all ...

SeaStar Solutions’ XTREME Mechanical Steering

Before replacing the mechanical steering system on your boat, check out our blog article on ‘How to Choose the Right Steering System for You’. Click here to read now: http://blog.seastarsolutions.com/2018/01/31/how-to-choose-the-right-steering-system-for-you/ With 8 different systems on offer from SeaStar Solutions, it can get confusing, so our handy chart will help steer you in the right direction! […]

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 […]

New P1 race boat is taking shape

The upgrading of the P1 Panther powerboat, which is at the heart of the P1 SuperStock one-design race series, is gathering momentum, with plans being finalised for the rigorous testing programme that will take place at the Mercury Racing lake facility in Central Florida and on the challenging waters of the Atlantic. Following the fitting […]

Mercury 225hp V6 v Mercury 200hp Verado – Fuel consumption test

It is never easy to quantify exactly how efficient a marine engine really is. Every boat is slightly different to its nearest competitor. Weather and tidal conditions are variables that cannot be ignored. Even the latest factory fuel flow meters, using pulse metering technology, are still only as accurate as the software within. Like for […]

Black Friday – Amazing deal from Powerboat & RIB

On Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th November 2018, we are giving away a massive 50% on all brand new annual subscriptions to the printed magazine, Powerboat & RIB. If you haven’t subscribed before, we are convinced that you will love receiving Britains Best Powerboating Magazine through your letterbox every 7 weeks for the […]

Speed King

Peter Dredge has won two world and three European championships and has broken 21 world speed and endurance records, 15 of which still stand. In this exclusive interview with PBR, Peter reveals the facts behind his Vector Team’s most recent world record.  Tell us about how the idea was born and what the motivation was […]