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Close Encounters

PBR investigates the ever-present threat of collision with foreign objects at sea – a danger particularly associated with boating in the autumn and winter. The Road to Mandelieu Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Glenn Zelen. I work as Product and Marketing Manager at Sea Ray International (searay.com) and the story I wish […]

Green Tech Boat Show

MDL’s Green Tech Boat Show is coming on apace and will be launching with its inaugural show on the dates of 19th and 20th June. MDL’s Queen Anne’s Battery marina complex in Plymouth will play host to the event and has been chosen as a fitting location thanks to the city’s significant maritime heritage and […]

Premier Boat Show details announced

Premier Marinas have announced details of their upcoming boat shows at Swanwick and Chichester, with the 2021 British Motor Yacht Show taking place at Premier’s flagship marina at Swanwick from 12th to 20th June while the Chichester Marina Boat Show is set for 26th and 27th June. Featuring top British brands Fairline, Princess and Sunseeker, […]

A double first for Redbay Boats

Redbay Boats of Ireland have just launched their much anticipated, all-new 14.50m model. The vessel, now undergoing its initial sea trials, represents a significant step forward for the company in terms of a market-leading, all-weather-orientated design. But though this first craft has been commissioned by a private individual as an offshore cruising and exploration vessel, […]

Grand Drive 600 Lux

                       With a non-existent extras list, it seems that no stone goes unturned in this high-spec boat, as Greg Copp reports … Considering this boat falls into the most hotly contested section of the RIB market, UK importers Wills Marine have taken a bold approach with their new Grand Drive 600 Lux. This company […]

Axopar 22 – Spyder & Jobe Revolve

Watch Video test at here We report on a versatile sports boat that offers an outstanding driving experience at a price that can’t be ignored. Over the years, the marine industry has seen a few game-changing moments. Often these have been watershed moments in technology terms, or simply just some good old-fashioned naval architecture. Axopar’s […]

Tropida Saita 7.80

As fast as it is striking to look at, this 62 knot radical RIB packs in a host of practical features.  Most successful high-performance boats generally have a pedigree to rest their laurels on. For the Greek-built Tropida Saita 7.80, this is the twin-stepped deep-vee design of Adam Younger. Founded by designer and powerboat racer […]

Beyond the Horizon – Episode 1

Welcome to the first episode of Beyond The Horizon by Powerboat & RIB Magazine; in partnership with Land Rover, Axopar Boats, MDL Marinas, Vanclaes BV, RAILBLAZA & Simrad Yachting. Beyond The Horizon is a series of adventure films, highlighting how to maximise your staycation in the UK and push boundaries in your boating adventures. In […]

Starter Boat Packages under £50k

We provide some helpful guidance for those considering buying their first boat along with a selection of 40 boat packages at under £50K – many with special PBR discounts and offers. Some prices and availability may have fluctuated since publication in July 2020, so please contact the supplier for their current offers. Read now via the […]

Want to get more from your boating?

Exploring harbours we haven’t been to before, or even finding a new anchorage in your favourite harbour, can be one of the best things to do when afloat ‒ relaxing and challenging in equal measure. With this in mind, Paul Glatzel discusses the importance of understanding buoyage … Read the article by clicking the viewer […]

Mooring in Wind & Tide

Powerboat & RIB Magazine and Powerboat Training UK join forces to introduce to you our Academy; a series of video’s to help you learn boating skills; helping to develop your skills further and have fun on the water safely. In this episode, we look at Springing Off, a technique used when facing a difficult mooring, […]

Episode 11 – Boating News Show

Welcome to the Boating News Show, brought to you every month by Powerboat & RIB Magazine. Coming up, we look at this week’s news from the world of boating, we have yet another give away prize and todays one is from RAILBLAZA. We also announce the winners of the Elliot Brown watch and the kids […]

Salpa Soleil 23

Salpa are hardly a mainstream brand name in terms of RIBs in this country, but in Italy this yard has been building RIBs longer than many UK RIB manufacturers. Greg Copp reports on one such example, Salpa’s Soleil 23 … Like us, the Italians have always had a passion for RIBs, and their design concepts […]

Episode 10 – Boating News Show

Welcome to the Boating News Show Episode 10! Coming up, we look at this month’s news from the world of boating. We have an incredible and stunning give away, not only for adults but kiddies too! We check out some new kit from Humminbird with their new APEX MFD. Gill launch some new jackets, MDL […]

Cyclone – For Sale

Cyclone Boats, who have consistently produced winners in every category of world championship ski racing, are currently seeking new owners to take the brand into the future. The company has a long and prestigious heritage, beginning in Australia 30 years ago before relocating to the UK where it continued to develop and evolve using some […]

Your Guide to the Top 3 Knots!

Powerboat & RIB Magazine and Powerboat Training UK join forces to introduce to you our Academy; a series of video’s to help you learn boating skills; helping to develop your skills further and have fun on the water safely.

The Boating News Show – Episode 10

Welcome to the Boating News Show! Coming up, we look at this months’s news from the world of boating. We have an incredible and stunning give away, not only for adults but kiddos too! We check out some new kit from Humminbird with their new APEX MFD. Gill launch some new jackets, MDL announce the […]

Top 3 Knots – Tutorial

Powerboat & RIB are delighted to continue our series of instructional videos. During the first lockdown, these were online live streams in a classroom environment. Between lockdowns, we have been able to get out to film some of these lessons live for you to enjoy. We start our new practical series with an absolute must […]

Beyond the Horizon – Introduction

Welcome to our Beyond The Horizon campaign. Covid permitting, over the next 12 months, the PBR team plan to lean on decades of expedition and cruising experience to highlight the fantastic adventures that can be had along the UK & Irelands coastline. The aim is to inspire adventure boating and build our viewers confidence, helping […]


This new gyroscopic stabiliser looks to cater for boats from 30 to 80 ft. The growing field of gyroscopic stabilisation in the pleasure boat world has always been the reserve of Seakeeper. For the last two decades, US-based Seakeeper have taken gyro vessel stabilisation for the private boater from a concept to reality. However, there […]

Axopar 22 X Jobe Revolve & Spyder – On Water Test – Video

Powerboat & RIB present the first ever boat test of the ALL NEW Axopar 22. Tom & Aaron head to Helsinki to put the new pocket rocket through its paces. Read the full review in the latest issue (166Jan/Feb 21) of Powerboat & RIB Magazine. (Register for the free digital edition here https://www.powerboatandrib.com/free-digital-edition)

Axopar 22 Walk Around Tour

Join PBR on our exclusive launch walk through of the all new Axopar 22 Spyder and X Jobe Revolve Edition. A full on water test is available on a separate video.

Amaroq Diesel Outboard

A diesel outboard engine light enough to be used on an inflatable. The lightweight diesel outboard, seen by many in the commercial and military sectors as the holy grail in terms of small-craft propulsion, has been a long time coming ‒ that is, until now. British company Amaroq have been developing a 72kg 697cc 50hp […]

Unichip Marine

Unichip Engine Monitoring System A simple plug-and-play system that also displays the engine data onto an NMEA 2000 chartplotter, allowing the user to keep an eye on fuel pressure, boost pressure and temperatures. PBR finds out more … With engine reliability, fuel economy and performance being the top priority for many sports boat owners, the […]

Cobra Nautique 8.2m

Download the magazine article below: With this British company having a reputation for producing ‘conservative’ RIBs that appeal to a variety of boat owners, Greg Copp sets out to discover whether this Cobra really is a nautical charmer… The history of the British love affair with RIBs is long and varied. Brand names have come […]