Spearfish 32

24th January 2022|BOAT TESTS|

Reborn after 52 years, this legendary powerboat still sets a pace few craft can match. Greg Copp reports on a revamped timeless classic … We all love a classic in some form or another. Be it the original or a modern concept with retro influence, a piece of the past has plenty of appeal. The new Spearfish 32 by Supermarine Motor Yachts of Chichester is truly a classic, with its original ancestor gracing the London Boat Show in 1969. Much has come and gone in half a century, but the success of this Alan Burnard-designed hull has never been Read More...

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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 Read More...

Oscar Sentry

22nd January 2022|EQUIPMENT|

Artificial intelligence brings a new dimension to the concept of all-seeing thermal imaging. Oscar can be displayed on an MFD. Thermal imaging and image intensification night vision technology has been an option for pleasure boaters for some time now. AIS and the plethora of ever-advancing digital radar systems have also made the risk of collision even less likely, so what does Oscar Sentry have to offer? Oscar is the product of Raphael Biancale, a Franco-German automotive engineer whose passion for transatlantic sailing led him to conceive a system that would enable skippers to navigate the oceans by Read More...

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Ports of Call Marvellous Mylor

6th January 2022|LOCATIONS|

Alex Whittaker explores an idyllic slice of Cornish heritage with its own sheltered modern marina … Mylor Harbour is just up the River Fal from Falmouth, situated on the famed Carrick Roads. This is a broad and deep estuary that often feels like a Scandinavian fjord. It is listed as the third-largest natural harbour in the world. In fact, it is a geographical ria: a flooded river valley created by vast amounts of meltwater at the end of the last ice age.  All-tide harbour For our sort of vessel, with a draught of less than 2m, Mylor is accessible Read More...

Yachting Festival 2021 – Cannes

25th January 2022|FEATURES|

PBR’s Alex Whittaker attends one of Europe’s most glamorous and important events in the maritime calendar – a show brimming with new products, exciting world launches, and blessed by all things Mediterranean. When your superyacht tender is a helicopter … Most of us were delighted to be told that Cannes was back in business. It felt like the sun was finally coming out after the long COVID winter. However, travel restrictions meant that just getting there involved military-level logistical planning. In the end, I could not fly direct to Nice as normal but had to detour via Read More...