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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

Ports of Call – Neyland Marina

Neyland Marina is a great cruising base. It is such a pleasant place to just be. … over and over again we felt that its position, access and facilities were all just so convenient that one had to like it.

Cruising Jersey’s Famous Reefs

The sandy areas temporarily revealed by the retreating tide are spectacularly pretty, and provide uncrowded and sheltered areas for swimming, snorkelling and paddleboarding. The chance of having one’s own private desert island on a hot and sunny afternoon explains the

Raymarine Launch ClearCruise AR

FLIR Systems, Inc. have announced the introduction of the Raymarine navigation technology ClearCruise AR (augmented reality), which brings enhanced on-water awareness to Raymarine’s family of Axiom multifunction displays. With ClearCruise AR, Raymarine Axiom users can make smarter decisions with physical navigation objects

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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

Jeanneau MF1095

… you can’t help but be impressed when you step into the glasshouse-like saloon.  Like all Merry Fishers, this is a versatile boat built to perform as a fast fisher or a family cruiser.  She is built to a price,

Glastron GTD 200

I would happily use it to skip across the crests of a steep, messy Solent or to frolic among the Atlantic rollers of West Wales … I would also consider it pretty enough to hold its own among even the

Mini RIB Multi-test

It is hard to beat messing around in small boats. All too often we see mini punchy sports RIBs sitting on bathing platforms, which often clock up as many hours as their mother ships.  Mini RIB Multi-test With the multiple

Cheetah on Show

Cheetah on Show Cheetah will be exhibiting two catamarans on the water at the TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show.   The 9.2m Topcat is built and equipped as a leisure dayboat, and with twin 250hp is well suited to exploring the

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.

Scarab 195 Open

This is great fun to drive, and something totally different to a conventional outboard-powered boat. You may either love it or simply find it is too specialised for what you need. At low speed you can spin the boat around

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.

Jeanneau NC33

It has been well designed with a good attention to detail and with a particular eye to safety on deck. Living accommodation has been well thought out. Movement on deck is enhanced by the asymmetrical wheelhouse design …  Jeanneau NC33

Grand Golden Line 580

The Grand 580 is a very complete RIB, especially considering its size. It drives and handles well, making it perfectly suited as an all-round sports boat. Plenty of thought has gone into the detailing of the 580. Grand Golden Line

Garmin Busy at LBS

Garmin Busy at LBS Garmin introduced a number of new products at this year’s London Boat Show, ranging from chartplotters and touch screen multifunction displays to solid-state pulse compression radars, transducers and dive computers.   Products included Garmin’s ActiveCaptain, a

BRP Launch New Finance Deal

BRP Launch New Finance Deal   Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) are launching a new spring finance promotion in conjunction with Santander Consumer Finance, offering 3.5% APR on a purchase of any model across their entire Sea-Doo PWC range, no matter the year. The promotion will

Pirelli J33 Launched at Boot

Pirelli J33 Launched at Boot The Pirelli J33 Azimut Special Edition, realised exclusively by Tecnorib – the official Pirelli licensee – for Azimut Yachts, had its worldwide premiere at Boot Düsseldorf 2018.   In the meanwhile, the shipyard is getting ready to

OCA Sign Suzuki Contract

OCA Sign Suzuki Contract Motor protection suppliers Outboard Covers’ (OCA) long-standing relationship with Suzuki in the southern hemisphere has now been extended into the USA following the signing of a supply contract with Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. James Abrahams,

Mazu Yachts Launch New Website

Mazu Yachts Launch New Website   In launching their new website, Turkish boatbuilders Mazu Yachts have chosen a design-responsive layout that is closely connected with the world of social networks. The site provides information on the latest Mazu Yachts products along with previews of

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

Development Plans for Haslar Marina Revealed

Development Plans for Haslar Marina Revealed  Dean & Reddyhoff Marinas have announced major redevelopment plans for their Haslar Marina, based in Portsmouth Harbour. Currently going through the planning permission process, the redevelopment includes plans for a new Powerboat Centre, a

Jeanneau Launch New Flagship

Jeanneau Launch New Flagship  Jeanneau’s latest addition to their range, the Cap Camarat 9.0 Center Console, is a dayboat that can accommodate up to 11 people on board and is the new flagship of the Cap Camarat line.   This

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

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

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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