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UK Marina Operator to Open Luxury Hotel

The Yacht Havens Group are to make an ambitious move into luxury hotel accommodation with the opening of the Salt House Hotel at Troon Yacht Haven, Ayrshire, Scotland, in early 2020.  With this new venture, the Yacht Havens Group aim to capitalise on a growing niche for ‘relaxed luxury’ accommodation with a ‘Scandi-Scot’-influenced collection of 10 […]

XO Are Go!

Ideal Boat, one of the UK’s main suppliers of high-quality sports craft, have announced their recent agreement to exclusively represent the XO range of aluminium-hulled, all-weather craft. Neville Williams, Ideal Boat MD, told PBR: ‘I am delighted to announce we have been appointed as the sole distributor for XO Boats in the British Isles. This […]

Suzuki Launch New Outboard

Suzuki Motor Corporation have announced the introduction of the all-new DF300B, which is the latest outboard model to join Suzuki’s existing GEKI series of dual-propeller outboards. The new DF300B has a maximum output of 300ps and features many of Suzuki’s advanced technologies. These include their Dual Prop System, which efficiently converts engine output into forward […]

SeaDek Add Snap-In to Range

SeaDek Marine Products have added ‘Snap-In’ to their growing range of non-slip deck materials. The product has been designed to allow it to be fixed in a similar way to a carpet, allowing for easy removal for cleaning while also providing the ability to alter the boat for different uses. SeaDek UK representative Sean Roebuck […]

Seacott Unveil Luxury Sports Boat

Seacott Marine have announced their latest all-aluminium boat. Called the ‘Shearwater 19’, this 19ft craft comes fully fitted out with luxurious seating for five, a dashboard with comprehensive instrumentation, windscreen and twin sunbeds atop the engine hatches. Power is supplied by an inboard 135hp MerCruiser engine with shaft drive, and her sleek lines are designed […]

Prestige Announce New Models for 2020

Luxury motor yacht manufacturers Prestige, as part of their 30th anniversary celebrations, will be launching three new models for the 2020 season, all of which boast new design features by Garroni Design and the shipyard itself.   The new Prestige 420 is spacious and bright and includes a V-drive propulsion system, while the Prestige 420S has a sporty look […]

Message in a Bottle

The author of a message in a bottle has been located some 50 years after he threw it into the Indian Ocean. Paul Gilmore, then 13, dropped the bottle into the ocean while sailing with his family on a liner from the UK to Melbourne. His note was recently found in South Australia by 13-year-old […]

Raymarine’s latest VHF radios

Following the recent launch of their wireless VHF hub, Raymarine have now complemented this system with their ‘next-generation VHF DSC (Class D) radio range’, comprising the compact Ray53, the full-sized Ray63 and the multifunction Ray73 with AIS. Each new model is equipped with a built-in GPS receiver and connection point for an optional GPS/GNSS antenna, […]

The Big Cat and the Law

Catamaran supremo Cheetah Marine have designed and built a second dive and patrol vessel for specialist police operations. ‘Five Bells’ is a vessel that represents a distinct departure from the Force’s previous craft, one possessing a multitude of special features, as PBR reports. The 10.2m Cheetah in question has been built for the Yorkshire and […]

RYA, Industry Representatives and HMRC Discuss Red Diesel Situation

RYA, Industry Representatives and HMRC Discuss Red Diesel Situation Following the ruling by the European Union Court of Justice against the UK’s use of red diesel by private pleasure craft, representatives from the boating community and boating industry – the Royal Yachting Association, British Marine, the Cruising Association and the Inland Waterways Association – met […]

ACR Electronics Launch New Transponder

The AISLink CB2 transponder from ACR Electronics, a new Class B device developed, in particular, with yachts, sailing boats, powerboats, and fishing and light commercial vessels in mind, is designed to enhance navigational safety for boat owners, increasing visibility and aiding collision avoidance in areas of high traffic. ACR Electronics use an advanced internal multi-GPS […]

Dometic Unveil Retractable Galley

Dometic are introducing a retractable galley that can function both inside and outside the cabin. The Dometic Slide Out Kitchen, originally designed for 4x4s on the road, is compact in design but durable and corrosion resistant. Inside the cabin, the kitchenette is an elegantly designed compact unit. Outside, it turns the sunny deck into an […]

Yanmar Complete 4LF Series Line-up

Yanmar Marine International have launched a full line-up of 4LV sterndrive marine diesel engine models to complete their 4LV series of common-rail (CR) engines. The new 150–250 mhp five-engine range combines with the Yanmar ZT370 sterndrive with a view to offering enhanced acceleration, fuel efficiency, quiet operation and low vibration to suit a wide variety […]

Pirelli 880 Hits 100 Orders

Tecnorib have received the 100th order for their Pirelli 880. Suitable for use as both a day cruiser and a maxi-tender, the Pirelli 880 can fit both outboard and inboard-outboard engines. With a length of 8.70 metres and a width of over 3 metres, the 880 features a large sunbathing area and comfortable seating. There […]

Spinlock Launch New Products at METSTRADE

Spinlock debuted a number of new products at METSTRADE in Amsterdam, all of which have been shortlisted for Dame Design Awards. Spinlock’s marine products cover three distinct sectors: control – rope holding and deck hardware products; protect– a range of personal protective equipment including life jackets, harnesses and flotation devices; and sense – data management tools for enhancing performance. […]

Silwood to Distribute King StarBoard Polymer Sheeting Range

Silwood Marine have been appointed as the UK distributor for the US-manufactured, HDPE marine-grade polymer sheeting product range, King StarBoard. Used in the process of boatbuilding, its makers state that HDPE is superior in terms of its flatness and its environmental stability for withstanding the harshest marine conditions. The product apparently will not rot or delaminate when exposed […]