ENGINE TESTS

The Dual Alternative – Volvo NC37 Hybrid Prototype

PBR’s Mark Featherstone gains access to Volvo’s secret development centre in Sweden to trial what could foreseeably represent a game-changer in propulsion technology for the larger cruiser market. One of the more memorable experiences I had during my time with

16th April 2024|Categories: ENGINE TESTS|

Mercury 225hp V6 v Mercury 200hp Verado – Fuel consumption test

It is never easy to quantify exactly how efficient a marine engine really is. Every boat is slightly different to its nearest competitor. Weather and tidal conditions are variables that cannot be ignored. Even the latest factory fuel flow meters,

7th December 2018|Categories: ENGINE TESTS|Tags: , , , |

Volvo Hybrid and Electric Power Trains 

Volvo have been building hybrid trucks for some time, so it was inevitable that they would eventually transfer their know-how into the marine world, as Dave Marsh reports … Although all-electric products are in the pipeline (circa 2021 launch), most

Selva Introduce New Outboard at SBS

Selva Marine chose the 50th Southampton Boat Show for their first European product launch in advance of the 2019 season. The new Selva Guppy F2.5hp 4-stroke outboard is lighter, yet more powerful, than its predecessor, and enjoys greater torque from

18th November 2018|Categories: ENGINE TESTS, GENERAL NEWS|Tags: , |

Mercury Marine New Engine Line-up

Mercury Marine New Engine Line-up Launched at the Miami Boat Show, Mercury’s new line-up of outboard engines looks to be setting a new benchmark for middle-capacity V6 motors in terms of power to weight. The range of outboards is based

Mercury 150XS

Mercury 150XS Based on the standard Mercury 150, the 150hp Mercury 150 Pro XS outboard has been developed for those needing maximum punch from a 150hp engine. Building on the success of its smaller sibling, the 115 Pro XS, which

Suzuki DF325

If you were intending to do a lot of sea miles in this country across different locations, a DF325 could make good sense from a long-term perspective.  The benefit of having two smaller-diameter propellers instead of one bigger one is

Evinrude iDock

Evinrude iDock All outboard manufacturers have cottoned on to the fact that everybody expects to be able to berth at the twist of a wrist. So it is a bit surprising that it has taken Evinrude three years since the

Evinrude G2

  With its market-leading low-end performance, its unrivalled capacity to adapt its aesthetic to your boat and its continued ease of ownership, the G2 is the most effective Evinrude outboard we’ve seen. You can feel the prodigious torque of these

Arksen Discovery Series

Wellcraft - Push your limits with the Wellcraft 355

Premier Marinas Dry Stack - Trafalgar Wharf

Henri Lloyd

Yamaha - The most exciting way to get from A to B campaign

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