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Overview – Technohull Omega 48

6th June 2023|BOAT TESTS|

In more ways than one, this boat takes the RIB to another level. The Omega 48, the latest from Technohull, as stunning as it is rapid, is expected to launch later this year. This 48-footer introduces the brand’s new design philosophy – offering a contemporary perspective on comfort and luxury, while remaining loyal to its high-performance DNA. Boasting an expansive deck space and a 4.72m beam, this boat is undoubtedly one of the most impressive super-RIBs to date. Its biggest focus, not too surprisingly, is how it drives. Engine options vary from twin 600hp Mercury V12 outboards to five

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Cox 300HP V8 Diesel Outboard

18th December 2021|ENGINE TESTS|

HMS gets the opportunity to undertake the very first test here in the UK of the much-anticipated Cox diesel outboard technology. The twin 300hp installation, rigged to an Axopar 37 XC, certainly reveals some striking data, but what’s the true thinking behind the engine’s 160-million-pound research and development programme?  We find out … With a sleek elegant design these outboards look as classy as any petrol alternative. Above. Twin 300hp Diesel setup on the Axopar 37 Cross Cabin (XC) test boat. Here in the UK, HM Government have stated that their policy is to ban the use

Next-Generation Raymarine

6th June 2023|EQUIPMENT|

A suite of multi-tasking electronics providing enhanced situational awareness in all conditions. In keeping with their drive to be at the forefront in terms of ‘next-generation electronics’, Raymarine launched a range of new products at boot Düsseldorf. The range is headed up by the Axiom 2 Pro, a powerful line of multifunction chartplotters. This new Axiom is supported by the RVM1600 (a powerful all-seeing CHIRP sonar module and transducer), the CAM300 (a compact day/night IP camera) and a new range of electronic charts to make fingertip navigation even easier. Axiom 2 Pro The Axiom 2 Pro is the most

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Ports of Call: Gateway to the Ocean

15th May 2023|LOCATIONS|

If ever a port of call was aptly named, then Ocean Village must surely stand at the top of the list. For centuries, this port has been at the heart of Britain’s maritime heritage and served as the start and journey’s end for countless epic ocean voyages. Mark Featherstone tells us more … I can count myself among the several thousand or so mariners who have had the privilege of embarking from Ocean Village to navigate the seven oceans of the world. In my case, it was an adventure under sail that will stay with me for the rest

A Week of Speed

27th May 2023|FEATURES|

Nikki Drummond reports on the recent 2022 Coniston Power Boat Records Week and its truly eclectic array of contenders and steeds, all vying for the honour of achieving a coveted title upon Coniston’s historic, record-breaking waters.     The first week in November (31/10 – 4/11) saw speed demons flock to Coniston for the 50th anniversary of the annual Power Boat Records Week. Thirty-one entrants made the journey to this normally sleepy village in the Lake District in a bid to grab their place in the history books. British racers were joined by two international competing teams. Thundercat husband

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