Bilgeaway has won the British Safety Industry Federation’s Water Pollution Award for its environmentally friendly bilge discharge filter. Launched in January 2019, Bilgeaway traps contaminants before they’re discharged overboard by automatic bilge pumps, rendering the filter’s contents non-reactive so they can be safely disposed of, instead of going to landfill. The British Safety Industry Federation […]
Premier Marinas have completed the purchase, for an undisclosed sum, of Universal Marina. Set in tranquil surroundings on the east bank of the River Hamble, close to Premier’s Swanwick Marina, Universal Marina provides 240 walk-ashore marina pontoon berths, a 130-boat dry stack facility and a full-service boatyard, including a 75-tonne travel hoist. The site is […]
Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) have committed to developing hydrogen-powered chase boats for the 37th America’s Cup. The team have been working with AFCryo, a Christchurch-based company specialised in the design, development and manufacture of composite cryostats for the cryogenic and superconducting industries. Currently, ETNZ designers are working on a prototype hydrogen-powered foiling chase boat, […]
Italian manufacturers Selva Marine have announced that all the outboard motors in their range are now certified under the UK Recreational Craft & Personal Watercraft Regulation SI 2017 No. 737, and, as such, are UKCA marked. Following the UK’s departure from the EU, new legislation for outboard motors requires all imported products to be accredited […]
RYA’s powerboat trainer Paul Glatzel gives valuable advice on buying your first boat and getting on the water safely … Getting Started in Boating Getting started in boating is something you remember for ever, whether it’s being dragged along behind a ski boat on holiday, cruising along the Norfolk Broads or chipping in to buy […]
Humber RIBs have long been respected for their seakeeping attributes in the demanding conditions found around the coasts of northern Europe. Their reputation has resulted in their craft being the boat of choice for a host of offshore adventurers, divers and commercial operators over the last 50 years. However, the attributes of the Humber RIB […]
HMS reviews the Green Tech Boat Show, held last month at MDL’s Queen Anne’s Battery marina complex in Plymouth – an event whose ideals and aims become ever more relevant and pressing as the UK and the world at large press on toward a time when ‘green’ maritime solutions will be the only option legislation […]
Alex Whittaker examines some key decisions we must make when choosing a new boat to buy.
HMS discusses the benefits of trailer ownership, reviews the Vanclaes Excelleron GYRO 3500 – 13” – 950 3-axle boat trailer and explains its relationship with PBR’s Axopar Cabin 28, including trailer towing laws and how we tow the Axopar 28. Each individual vehicle, boat and trailer combination will be different, along with driving licences held. […]
Greg Copp considers the reborn 31 Flybridge from Paragon Yachts ‒ an exclusive boat that beckons to be driven hard in big seas … The question you may be asking is why we are featuring a boat that first hit the water 12 years ago. Two reasons: firstly, it has been reborn in a revised […]
Baltic Lifejackets Sweden have announced the launch of a new special-edition children’s life jacket ‒ Bamse! The popular Baltic life jacket, the Skipper, is now available featuring the Swedish cartoon character Bamse and his friends on their adventures on board their sailing boat Ida. The life jacket is fully certified and meets all the requirements […]
Greg Copp reports on this spacious middleweight cruiser built in the Baltic and designed for all climates … Grandezza are one of the best-kept secrets in the boating world. If you know nothing of this brand, you may not unreasonably think that Grandezza hail from the Mediterranean, especially as their craft are designed around good […]
Members-only boat club the British Boat Club has unveiled its new RIB Club, which complements the British Boat Club’s motor boating and leisure fishing membership packages, providing a choice of RIBs located across a number of prestigious south coast bases without the hassle associated with boat ownership. The British Boat Club’s RIBs are coded to MCA Class […]
Our editor draws upon his many years of experience as a long-distance adventurer and discusses the compelling attractions of circumnavigating Britain’s unique and varied coastline. Besides revealing his number one coastal top choice, he provides essential tips and insight and explains why this lifetime adventure could be within your reach too … Read this extensive […]
MDL Marinas have produced a ‘Green List’ of holiday destinations designed to optimise staycation breaks this year. First on the list is Mercury Yacht Harbour and Holiday Park. Having recently welcomed a new floating marine lodge, it’s doubled its complement of these self-contained cabin berths, which are fully equipped for up to four guests, with […]
Recently launched, the Evo V8 is the new flagship of the Evo Yachts fleet, the brand owned by the Mercuri brothers’ Blu Emme Yachts. The owner and the Evo Yachts team watched the traditional launch ceremony from the dock at the Torre Annunziata marina near Naples, celebrating the outcome of months of careful planning and […]
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 ( and the story I wish […]
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 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, […]
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, […]
                       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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Paul Glatzel explains ways that you can get a ‘boating fix’ sorted all from the comfort of your sofa …  To find out more about online training go to Powerboat Training UK
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 […]