Engines & Equipment Reviews

  1. Reviews

    Drop camera – ideal for seeing what lies beneath

    Alex Smith
    Feb 23, 2014

    Can you ever be too prepared? No matter, the new drop camera could be more than just an excellent toy for boaters. …Read More

  2. Reviews

    Winter reading: the best of 2013

    Dec 5, 2013

    Slippers on, cup of tea: enjoy a spot of fireside reading with boats.com review of the year. …Read More

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  4. Reviews

    Spymaster mini-submarine: Scuba Scooter fun

    Alex Smith
    Dec 2, 2013

    With more than a passing resemblance to an underwater scooter, the Spymaster Mini-Submarine looks easy and fun to use. …Read More

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  7. Reviews

    Gibbs Quadski: from quad bike to jet ski in seconds

    Nov 10, 2013

    Take a look at this video of the latest amphibious vehicle from Gibbs Sports, the Quadski. …Read More

  8. Reviews

    Emergency flares: relics or safety requirements?

    Alex Smith
    Nov 4, 2013

    Alex Smith on the moves by the boating establishment to discourage the use of emergency pyrotechnics at sea. …Read More

  9. Reviews

    Fuel polishing systems: are they worth it?

    Ed Sherman
    Oct 24, 2013

    Fuel polishing systems aren’t cheap, but they can make sense depending on your circumstances. …Read More

  10. Reviews

    M1 Personal Transporter: winter’s must-buy gadget?

    Alex Smith
    Oct 24, 2013

    The M1 is a waterproof, electric-powered personal mobility vehicle. Designed to be easy and fun to use …Read More

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  12. Reviews

    The kill cord MENSA test

    Alex Smith
    Sep 23, 2013

    Alex Smith ponders the realities of the wide variety of kill cords on the market and concludes that the terminals should be standardised. …Read More

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  14. Reviews

    Anchors: a new generation; Bugel, Manson, Supreme, Rocna, Spade

    Rupert Holmes
    Sep 5, 2013

    Rupert Holmes catches up with the latest in anchor technology and finds the latest generation offers significantly improved performance. …Read More

  15. Reviews

    Small outboard motors for big boats

    Alex Smith
    Aug 25, 2013

    Alex Smith takes a closer look at the latest small outboards from Suzuki …Read More

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