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Chris-Craft Corsair 34

Greg Copp paid the long-standing and distinguished American boatbuilders Chris-Craft a visit to check out their latest offering, the Corsair 34 … Chris-Craft are one of a group of boatbuilders that have little need to reinvent themselves.Some yards feel a need to change their style or tack in order to stay out in front, but […]

Ideal Boat to be UK & Ireland Distributor for Saxdor Yachts

Ideal Boat have just signed a contract to be the exclusive UK & Ireland distributor for Saxdor Yachts. This newly launched brand of sportscraft is the brainchild of Sakari Mattila, a founding partner and former designer of award winning boat brands Axopar, Paragon, Aquador and XO. Saxdor state that the first product to be released […]

Brig Eagle 8m

Greg Copp tests the latest Eagle to fly from the Brig nest … Ten years ago the idea of a fast RIB not fitted with jockey or shock-mitigating seats was unacceptable to many hard-core RIB fanatics. However, the big-RIB concept has expanded to a larger audience, and Brig are a prominent player in this field. […]

Navico and Brabus in Partnership

Navico have announced a strategic partnership with Brabus Marine, who have chosen Navico’s Simrad marine electronics brand for their new Brabus Shadow 900, which made its world premiere at the 2020 Düsseldorf Boat Show in January. The new Brabus Shadow 900 bridge incorporates four Simrad information display screens, dual 12in and dual 9in, which give […]

Invictus Unveil GT 320 Atelier at Boot

The new GT 320 Atelier from Invictus made its world debut at the recent boot Düsseldorf International Boat Show. The GT 320 Atelier is an example of the Atelier Invictus customisation skills, as customers are guided through a virtual laboratory in which a yacht is designed with individual material inserts and dedicated equipment. The owner […]

Humber Head for the Olympics

Humber RIBs of the UK have landed a prize contract that constitutes a fitting tribute to the company’s outstanding record of supplying professional RIBs to the international offshore market for some 50 years now. The contract is for the supply of no less than 10 Ocean Pros and Offshore 7.5m RIBs to be used as […]

RNLI Memorial Rings in New Decade

A bell-ringing ceremony, attended by approximately 200 RNLI staff members and volunteers, took place on Tuesday 21st January 2020 to celebrate the first RNLI lifeboat to host the names of thousands of loved ones.As per nautical tradition, the bell rang eight times to signal the ‘end of watch’ on a naval ship and the start […]

Cory Extend Invicta Range

Cory Yachts have developed their Invicta range with the introduction of the 315 model. The design is suitable for many different types of cruising, including extended passage making in all weathers or slower-speed river and estuary exploration. On-board life is focused on comfort and space for long-term living aboard. The Invicta 315 walk-around deck design […]

New Beneteau Initiatives

Beneteau have announced the launch of ‘Project E’, comprising two luxurious yachts designed for ocean cruising. These two craft are the result of Beneteau’s collaboration with Massimo Gino (Nauta Design) and Amedeo Migali (MICAD) and capitalise on the success of the Swift Trawler range of practical, spacious boats. The first model is 18.95m long, has […]

Zhik Introduce Super-lightweight Deck Shoes

The new Fuze sneaker-style deck shoes from Zhik are tough, sporty, ultra-lightweight and flexible, with priority given to providing extremely secure foot support. Fuze shoes epitomise Zhik’s #MadeForWater slogan and are designed to be used on or in the water as well as on land. The strong, perforated-mesh upper fabric allows breathability and quick drainage […]

New Boat Show Coming to Queen Anne’s Battery

The new West Country Boat Show will be held at MDL Marinas’ Queen Anne’s Battery marina, Plymouth, over the weekend of 20th/21st June 2020. This regional show, supported by Plymouth City Council, has been set up in response to the growing demand for more intimate and locally focused shows, where people don’t need to travel so […]

New Distributor Named for OXE and Moteurs Baudouin

UK Docks Mashfords are the new distributor for Moteurs Baudouin and OXE Diesel outboards. They become the first official OXE dealer in the UK. UK Docks Mashfords’ David Hoskin said: ‘We are pleased to be working with Proteum Ltd and to become the authorised distributor for Moteurs Baudouin and OXE Diesel outboards. We are excited to offer […]

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.

SCAM ALERT

IMPORTANT INFORMATION : SCAM ATTEMPTWe have just received a note from an advertiser letting us know someone is attempting aTELEPHONE SCAM USING THE POWERBOAT & RIB NAME TO ATTEMPT TO GET BANK DETAILSThe scammer suggests they are from HSBC (may change bank reference to your bank) saying that there are multiple payments due to go […]