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Stepping Out

Fortunately, all the complications involved in designing and building a great stepped-hull boat are the boatbuilder’s to solve, not yours.  Extra reinforcement is required to bridge the structural discontinuity across the steps, and stepped hulls are not as simple to laminate. At speed, driving through waves, stepped-hull boats invariably pitch and porpoise far less; their […]

Survival of the Fittest

This Boating Life – Tales of Tagomago

Franz steered towards this non-biodegradable testament to our modern lifestyle and worrying hazard to marine wildlife. He methodically pulled all the pollution aboard with his boathook, and I helped pack it away in a sack and a large plastic bucket.               Tagomago’s bluff sea cliffs are very impressive, and in the right light, the island shimmers […]

Survival of the Fittest

Garmin inReach Mini

Garmin inReach Mini Following the full-size inReach launched last year, Garmin have developed the inReach Mini. This compact satellite communicator offers two-way messaging and a 24/7 SOS function. Measuring 10cm x 5cm and weighing just 120g, the inReach Mini can easily be carried in your pocket. No need to be concerned about unreliable coverage – […]

Green Tech Boat Show

Twin Disc EJS Variable Idle System

Twin Disc EJS Variable Idle System In following up their Express Joystick System (EJS) and Express Positioning, launched last year, Twin Disc have now introduced a new enhanced facility. Simultaneously controlling engine speed, transmission and bow thruster through a joystick, this electronic combination has been enhanced with a ‘Variable Idle Mode’. Engine idle is automatically […]

Grand Drive 600 Lux

Nimbus 370/380

What was different about driving the Nimbus compared to other semi-displacement boats was the virtually linear performance delivery. The wide scope of its appeal, encompassing both yachtsmen and motor boaters, underlines this boat’s versatility …  These boats are beautifully built and strongly constructed. Nimbus 370/380 Greg Copp celebrates the practicality and attention to detail that […]

Grand Drive 600 Lux