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Headsail hard to furl? A rigger’s trouble-shooting tips



First let’s deal with the headsail that won’t furl at all. Jammed furlers are a major cause of forestay problems, so your absolute priority is not to damage the forestay. Winch that furling line to get the sail in when the furler is jammed and, at least, you risk ‘bird-caging’ the top of the wire. […]

Boating Adventures



Here at PBS we love to hear back from our clients about how they are enjoying their boats, so we were particularly pleased to have Dirk Muller and Annie Shady offer to share their adventures on their new Sun Odyssey 449 as they head North adventure bound. Read all about it here. On the same […]

Jeanneau Sun Fast 3200 wins the Commodores Cup



There is no more competitive amateur yacht racing regatta in the World than the Commodores Cup in the UK where teams of three yachts representing their Country race under the IRC rule in a 10 race series mixing a range of course styles and distances. The Sun Fast 3200 “Cifraline” campaigned by the yachts own […]

Jeanneau 51 already a success in Australia



While the new Jeanneau 54 was hugely popular at the Sydney Show and attracted incredibly strong praise from numerous people, including industry insiders during the Sydney Show, this also led to extraordinary interest in the ‘just announced’ smaller sibling in the Jeanneau brand range, the new Jeanneau 51. Having been announced only two weeks prior […]

Jeanneau Power interest



As the Pittwater sub-dealer for the Jeanneau power boat range, through importer Matthew Willett Marine, we are finding particular interest in the Merry Fisher range, and the NC’s, with an NC14 under current order already to a PBS client. Both ranges have found a particular niche with Australian buyers. The Merry Fisher range offer family […]

Jeanneau Yachts at the Sydney Show



The official function launching the new Jeanneau 54 into the Australian market was attended by both Paul Blanc from Jeanneau, and Erik Stromberg, who is the yacht development manager and has been responsible for developing all models over the past decade, cementing Jeanneau as the most awarded production yacht builder of all time. In fact, […]

First Jeanneau 51 ordered for Australia



From PBS Director Lee Condell “PBS is delighted to confirm the first order to Australia for the just announced Jeanneau 51. Based on what the astute yacht buying public saw in viewing the Jeanneau 54 at last week’s Sydney International Boat Show, the smaller 51 hit a particular chord offering the same level of sophistication […]

Pink Jobs and Blue Jobs – who should do what?



I’m going to come right out here and say I don’t believe in pink and blue jobs. Everyone on board should be competent to do most jobs that are required on a regular basis. But competence is one thing – desire and choice are completely different. Do you want to cook? Do you want to […]

Jeanneau 2017 model year changes



While the most exciting announcement at the recent Jeanneau international Dealer Conference attended by PBS director Lee Condell was the new Jeanneau 51, also announced was the re-badging of the 57 to 58 to reflect the completely new interior design by Andrew Winch, and the R2 version of the Sun Fast 3200 with taller carbon […]

Integrity Motor Yachts breaks the 50-foot barrier



Integrity is celebrating its category-breaking 530 Grand Sedan Raised Pilot House, 16-metres of luxury, style and performance that its designers attest have never been seen in this category to this standard. Brett Flanagan, founder and director of Integrity says he has equipped the new vessel with “the best of everything”. “I did the drawings on […]