boat report

Destination St Kilda

Philip Hastain shares with PBR readers the tale of a trip with family and friends to the remote and mystical islands of St Kilda… My wife and I developed an interest in RIBs just over two years ago when we

Rodman Spirit 31 Outboard

The Spirit 31 is a tough boat, built in a similar vein to its larger commercial and military siblings.  It does a good job of combining subtle style with functional features …  … the two supercharged 200hp Verados mated to

Ancasta to Launch Beneteau Swift Trawler 47

Ancasta to Launch Beneteau Swift Trawler 47 Ancasta will be hosting the world launch of the Beneteau Swift Trawler 47 at the TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show. The show also sees the UK debut of the Beneteau Gran Turismo 50 Sportfly.

Parker 750 DC

 The most noticeable aspect of the Parker 750 DC is her build quality, which is still evident behind the scenes. The designers have managed to pack in plenty of features without burdening the boat with more than it realistically needs.

Atlantis Introduce Entry-Level Model

Atlantis Introduce Entry-Level Model Atlantis Marine, who have been producing the Atlantis range of 16 to 26 ft offshore boats in Guernsey for over 20 years, have announced the addition of a new entry-level model, the Atlantis 16 cc.  

New Whale-Watching Boat Delivered

New Whale-Watching Boat Delivered   Inventech Marine Solutions and Life Proof Boats have announced the delivery of a 40ft sub-T coastguard-inspected twin inboard diesel water jet whale-watching boat to US company Western Prince Cruises. The vessel has been approved for

New ‘Smart’ Kill Cord Supported by Insurer    

New ‘Smart’ Kill Cord Supported by Insurer     Lifecord, the new to market alarmed kill cord, has teamed up with leading UK direct boat insurer GJW Direct to offer both new and existing Lifecord owners a 10% insurance premium discount on

Mazu 38 Open

Below decks the design is just as striking as above.  With a 12ft beam, providing a triple sun pad on the foredeck was an obvious move. Mazu 38 Open Revealed at the Düsseldorf Boat Show for the first time, the

XO Explorer

Being an aluminium boat, it is relatively light at 4.6 tonnes with twin 350hp Verados. One of the most sensible features of the boat is its shock-absorbing seats, which look like motor cycle forks ... XO Explorer The intrepid Greg

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.              

 The Making of RIB Tubes

… The appeal of PVC tubes is straightforward; their price advantage is spectacular. … PU is the uncontested Arnold Schwarzenegger of the RIB fabric world. … For builders of custom and semi-custom RIBs, CSM’s versatility is a big plus.   The

Ports of Call – Enticing Tenby

It certainly has bustle and crowds, but it was much more refined and polished than we had anticipated. It has mostly avoided brashness and the usual seaside tat. There is definitely an emerging ‘cafe society’ feel to the town, and

Rodman Appoint New Dealers

Rodman Appoint New Dealers Spanish motor yacht builders Rodman have appointed Active Marine and Top Class Yachting as their exclusive dealers in Japan and Israel, respectively. With these agreements, Rodman are aiming to develop their representation in the Pacific countries,

Sunseeker Hawk 27

Should you be in any doubt as to the engines’ credibility, then consider having them rebuilt by an independent engineer with knowledge of these engines.  … if you are up for something a bit different, and cost-effective, that will always

Stingher 900GT

This Anglo-Italian RIB is a serious boat built for maximum appeal. Stingher manage this mix very well by building a boat that is fast and exciting to drive, while remaining safe in the process.  It suffers no handling quirks, and

Rodman SPIRIT 42 Coupé

Her stylish interior is in keeping with the popular concept that tends to dominate the industry – that of creating maximum interior space, often at the cost of extra displacement.  … this is a typically tough Rodman with an efficient

Quicksilver Activ 855 Weekend

The Quicksilver Activ 855 is a well-made boat, whose finish, particularly the joinery, does not smack of compromise. It has achieved a good blend of living accommodation and practicality, which is all too important in this size and type of

Prestige 680S

Prestige 680S If you want a flybridge cruiser that feels like a coupé, Prestige’s ingenious 680S might just be the way to go. Alex Smith reports.     It’s early in the morning - just a few minutes past sunrise

Jeanneau Leader 33

While the 30 and the 36 are quite striking examples of their type, the 33 looks like the best-judged Leader yet. … it achieves pretty much everything the larger boat does, but on a smaller, more affordable platform. Jeanneau Leader

Bella 600 BR

With impressive quality of build, clarity of design and purity of ergonomic arrangement, nothing here is allowed to spoil the drive or complicate the life of the owner.  It’s rapid as well as comfy, secure as well as spacious, versatile

Axopar 37 Sun-Top

Few boats offer such a smooth ride and such an easy point and shoot driving experience. It is cleverly designed and well thought out, with close attention to detail …  On the surface, it may appear to be just another

New Products from Yanmar

New Products from Yanmar 3JH40 Engine Introduced this year, the Yanmar 3JH40 diesel engine is the smallest common-rail diesel engine to date. With an output of 40hp, the compact and ultra-quiet 3JH40 enables smaller-boat owners and commercial-vessel operators to benefit

Seakeeper 2

Seakeeper 2 Seakeeper’s drive to expand their gyroscopic technology to an ever wider section of the boating population has taken a big leap with their launch of the Seakeeper 2. Making its debut at the Miami Boat Show, the Seakeeper

New Range of Honda Engines

New Range of Honda Engines Honda have totally redesigned their flagship outboard motor range. Now the BF175, BF200, BF225 and BF250 will all be based on the 3.6L V6 engine block that previously only the BF250 used. This is a

Garmin Introduce New GPSMAP

Garmin Introduce New GPSMAP 1222/1222xsv Touch/Chartplotter Combo Units Garmin have launched two more interesting additions to their seemingly ever-expanding range of electronics. The 12in GPSMAP 1222 and GPSMAP 1222xsv touch screen chartplotters are big in size, but small in price.

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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