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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 […]

Premier Marinas’ popular ‘Park and Ride’ to SBS18

Tickets are now on sale for Premier Marinas’ popular ‘Park and Ride’ service to the Southampton Boat Show (14th – 23rd September 2018). Valid for any show day, customers can park their car at Premier’s Swanwick Marina all-day and travel in comfort to the show for just £14 per person or £32 a family ticket*, […]

RYA to cease as UK national authority for powerboat racing

The RYA has today written to the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM), the international federation for Powerboat Racing, to inform them that it will no longer act as national authority for powerboat racing in the UK with effect from 01 January 2019. This decision has been taken by the RYA’s Board, following a review of the […]

Plymouth business enters the sharing economy to make boating more accessible

A Plymouth business has come up with an innovative way for wannabe boaters to get on the water this summer, and enjoy the exclusive use of a new motorboat for less than £100 a day! Yacht Haven Quay, a Plymstock boatyard which is home to the UK’s largest ‘indoor marina’, has just launched a Boat […]

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   (505)

F1H20 Grand Prix of London

The British leg of the flagship series of single-seater inshore circuit Formula 1 powerboat racing – the UIM F1H2O World Championship Grand Prix of London – will be held at East London’s historic Royal Victoria Dock, for the first time since 1985, on 15th–17th June 2018. Spectators will be able to watch 20 lightweight powerboats […]

Cruising Jersey’s Famous Reefs

The sandy areas temporarily revealed by the retreating tide are spectacularly pretty, and provide uncrowded and sheltered areas for swimming, snorkelling and paddleboarding. The chance of having one’s own private desert island on a hot and sunny afternoon explains the huge allure of the two reefs … Even visiting these reefs as often as I […]

Evinrude offer a 10 year warranty

From 1st March until 30th June, BRP and their Evinrude brand are offering a 10-year factory warranty to any new customer. This limited promotion will cover all E-Tec engines and is valid for all residents of the European Union for engines sold by Evinrude dealers located in France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Spain, Ireland, […]

Atlantis Marine announce entry level model

Atlantis Marine, who have been producing the Atlantis range of 16 to 26 ft offshore boats in Guernsey for over 20 years, have announced the addition of a new entry-level model, the Atlantis 16 cc. The new model follows the same design profile as the other models, which are based on a deep-vee hull design […]

Agape RIBs enter UK market

Swedish company Agapi, having sold over 100 boats worldwide, have now introduced their Agapi RIB to the UK market. Developed with safety, comfort and practicality in mind, along with seaworthiness and ease of handling, its lightweight construction is also designed to provide enhanced fuel efficiency. The boat sleeps up to four people comfortably. The Agapi can be […]

London Boat Show 2019 Cancelled

British Marine, which organises and owns the London Boat Show, has announced that the 2019 Show, due to run at ExCeL London from 9-13January 2019, will not take place. This decision was made after independent research by exhibition experts, Zing Insights, showed there was insufficient support from a large proportion of the marine industry to […]

Yamarin 81 DC

If you spend a lot of time at the wheel, you’ll grow to respect the 81 DC’s unfussy dynamic behaviour as much as its endless features list and its distinctive looks. … you’ll be very satisfied with its al fresco dining ability, its first-rate cockpit protection, and its capacity to seat 10 and sleep as […]

Parting the Waves – Suzuki Style

 The robust engine displacement of 4.4 litres is matched by a high-performance 12.0:1 compression ratio, the highest ever for a production outboard engine. As first impressions go … these Suzuki 350s are superb. Parting the Waves – Suzuki Style Digby Fox – freelance journalist, cameraman and producer – takes a first look at Suzuki’s […]