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Special PBRTV Live Session – Interview with Jan-Erik Viitala of Axopar

We are excited to bring you a special PBRTV Live Session; interviewing live Jan-Erik Viitala; Founding Partner and Creative & Innovations Director of Axopar Boats / BRABUS Marine You don’t want to miss this Live Session. We chat about the birth of the company, Jan-Erik’s background, their different approach to the marine market, how they use the latest […]

Boating is Back!

British Marine is delighted to confirm that, from today, all forms of watersports, including the use of privately-owned motorised craft, can go ahead. In guidance issued this morning (13 May 2020), Government have confirmed that; “All forms of water sports practiced on open waterways, including sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, rowing, kayaking, surfing, paddle-boarding and the use […]

Ring Ranger 25

Greg Copp sets out to discover whether Ring’s reputation for producing high-quality offshore powerboats has been maintained with their latest offering, the Ranger 25 … If you have a taste for fast offshore boats, you will be familiar with the name Ring. Established by powerboat racer Mike Ring in 1968, Rings would soon be setting […]

Re-Watch our Livestream Originally 2pm 12th May

Watch our LIVESTREAM. Episode 2 – Interview with RYA Powerboat Instructor, Paul Gatzel of Powerboat Training UK. Today we are discussing BOAT SAFETY. Lifejackets, bouyancy aids, kill cords and various means of issuing distress including flares, EPIRBS, PLB, LED’s/laser flares, phone, VHF radio, DSC, RYA Safetrx app.  Watch the stream below or on our Facebook […]

Boating Restrictions Lifted in the Channel Islands.

Recreational boat owners (using any type of vessel, whether motorised or not) are now permitted to use their boats in local waters for recreational purposes as part of their two hours of exercise and recreation away from their homes, according to Guernsey Harbours. In a Local Notices to Mariners, the stipulated conditions include: The vessel […]

Sell your boat at Ancasta’s Virtual USED Boat Show

Join the 100+ owners already registered to show their boats at Ancasta’s Virtual Used Boat Show. For five days, from 21st May 2020 at ancasta.com, Ancasta is offering a unique opportunity for current owners to market their boats in this unique climate. “Our virtual used boat show is a fantastic opportunity for owners to sell their existing […]

Supermarine Introduce Spearfish 32

With the knowledge gained from building the Supermarine Swordfish 36, and being in the fortunate position to acquire the last remaining original Fairey Marine ‘Spearfish’ moulds, Supermarine have announced their new Spearfish 32. Utilising the original ‘all-weather’ hull design, previously used in both leisure and military applications worldwide, Supermarine’s in-house design team have created a […]

First Commercial Sargo Lands in UK

Sargo Boats UK Ltd will be suppling the first commercially coded Sargo in the UK to Stonehaven Sea Safari in June. The Sargo 33 Explorer will enhance their current fleet operating Sea Safaris around the east coast of Scotland out of Stonehaven. Although Sargo in Finland have been building and suppling commercial and private boats […]

Chichester Marina Boat Show Cancelled

Premier’s Chichester Marina confirmed today that its Chichester Marina Boat Show, which was due to return on Saturday 20th and 21st June 2020, is cancelled. The decision to cancel the show comes as a result of the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation and its unpredictability going forward into June. Paul Cook, Chichester’s Marina Manager, said: “The […]

Antics in Antrim

Simon Everett muses over the scenic wonders to be found along Northern Ireland’s beautiful and dramatic Antrim coastline. Why is it such a favourite haunt of those who love their cruising? In this article, we seek to whet your appetite for a sea area and coastline that as yet you may not have tried …

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Salcombe by Brig

Simon Everett spends a day afloat on the pretty waters around this gorgeous Westcountry harbour. Enjoy the scenery….

Med Havens – Porto Petro

Alex Whittaker trails his powerboat to a traditional Mallorcan port. Immerse yourself in his story of the adventure and float away in your imagination enjoying the wonderful imagery… Click the read now viewer below.

Pulse58 Electric RIB

RS Electric Boats officially launched their new electric RIB, the Pulse58, at boot Düsseldorf. Joint RS CEOs Alex Newton-Southon and Jon Partridge spoke about the vision for this project and what they had planned for the future: ‘We are delighted to have brought the first 100% fully integrated electric production RIB to market. The response […]

Selva D500

Simon Everett is a man who appreciates that small can often mean beautiful, and 5m boats were where RIBs began to make their mark and where their popularity was forged. Here, he tests the Italian builder Selva’s version of this tried-and-tested type and analyses not only the craft itself but its potential application and uses. […]

Pick of the Mix

Check out our round-up of the latest technical clothing and associated items recently launched by some of the leading brands in the marine clothing industry. Click the READ NOW viewer above to launch the article. Easy Links: www.gillmarine.com www.mpmagicsocks.com www.chatham.co.uk/aegean www.typhoon-int.co.uk

Voyage to the Big Apple

Sergio Davì is most certainly a man who loves a challenge. In this exclusive interview with PBR, this outstanding long-distance RIB expeditionary tells of his incredible 6,500-mile, record-breaking, ‘Ice RIB’ solo voyage from Palermo in Italy to New York City aboard a standard-production family-styled sports boat, a Suzuki twin-outboard-powered Nuova Jolly RIB. Tell us, Sergio, […]

Scorpion Silurian

It may sport an all-black colour scheme that will see it disappear into the shadows come sundown, but as Dave Marsh discovered, this particular Scorpion Silurian RIB is no shrinking violet … The Scorpion Silurian is a big craft – 10.8m (35ft 5in) long and 3.25m (10ft 8in) wide to be precise – and with […]

Redbay’s Biggest & Best

Redbay Boats continue to develop their successful offshore model range of RIBs, with plans now well underway to build their largest vessel yet, the all-new Stormforce 1450 ‘super-RIB’. Work has already begun on the plug and mould production for this latest craft. Redbay MD Tom McLoughlin told PBR: ‘We have already secured two orders, with […]


Our mission is to bring you ‘salty relief’ during these challenging times. During hard times it is important for us all to focus on positive things for our own mental well-being, and reading about something we are passionate about is a great way to do that. Here at PBR, we hope we can provide you […]

Misadventures of a First Time Boat Owner

Owning a boat for the first time can be both an exhilarating and challenging experience. Julian Boardman recounts some of the highs and lows he shared with his wife Chrissy as they dipped their toes in the waters of the high seas … Cast your mind back, if you are able, to the days when […]

Lymington Boat Club Expands for 2020

Lymington Boat Club, launched from Lymington Yacht Haven in early 2019 and provides access to a fleet of boats for an annual fee, is expanding its fleet to offer even more availability and choice. Arriving in spring 2020, a brand new Axopar 28 T-Top with all new features will join the fleet, which already includes […]

Finnmaster P6

Alex Whittaker finds out whether the P6 is more than a Scandi commuter … Scandinavian boats, so the story goes, are designed for safe all-weather commuting around sub-Arctic archipelagos. They are also ideal for cruising to quirky wooden houses perched on remote islands for summer Scandi fun. The pilot house-styled Finnmaster P6 is such a […]