Engines & Equipment Reviews

  1. Reviews

    Best handheld VHF radios

    Alex Smith
    May 8, 2017

    From £50 to £400, the modern handheld VHF is an impressively versatile tool for any boater or sailor. Alex Smith picks 10 of the best. …Read More

  2. Reviews

    First Aid Manual for Mariners

    Alex Smith
    May 5, 2017

    The RYA's launches a handy new First Aid Manual for mariners. …Read More

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  4. Reviews

    Best sailing watches

    Alex Smith
    Apr 26, 2017

    The best sailing watches money can buy… whether its powerboats or sailing boats that do it for you, there's a marine watch that's the ideal companion for your day on the water. …Read More

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  7. Reviews

    10 best outboard engines

    Alex Smith
    Mar 23, 2017

    Alex Smith hunts down ten outstanding outboard engines at a variety of price points and outputs. …Read More

  8. Reviews

    Boat shoes

    Alex Smith
    Jan 16, 2017

    What makes a good boat shoe? Alex Smith outlines some of the key basics for those in search of new boating footwear. …Read More

  9. Reviews

    New Suzuki Big Block outboards

    Alex Smith
    Sep 30, 2016

    Two new Suzuki Big Block outboards were unveiled to media at the Genoa Boat Show. …Read More

  10. Reviews

    Chartplotters: which is best for my boat?

    Rob Melotti
    Aug 29, 2016

    Different types of boating prioritise different types of information at sea. So which chartplotter or multifunction display is best? Rob Melotti reports. …Read More

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  12. Reviews

    Suzuki launches new portable outboards

    Alex Smith
    Aug 4, 2016

    Suzuki has released a trio of new portable outboard engines. …Read More

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  14. Reviews

    Assisted sail trim: push-button sailing

    Rupert Holmes
    Jul 26, 2016

    It almost sounds too good to be true – a yacht that adjusts its sails to suit the conditions, making sailing potentially as easy as navigating a motor boat. Rupert Holmes finds out more …Read More

  15. Reviews

    Cat S60 mobile phone with thermal imaging

    Rob Melotti
    Jul 8, 2016

    The Cat S60 phone with built in thermal imaging could assist boaters with diagnosing engine problems, finding leaks and in MOB or collision situations in poor visibility. …Read More

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