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Small Boat Around Britain

Rhea 850 owner Phil undertook a trip around Britain last year with the aim of raising money for charity; you can read his entertaining account here.  Once you have read it, why not donate a few pounds if you can

Powerboat & RIB visit the 34 Trawler

Greg Copp visited the boat show in La Rochelle and took his first look at the Trawler 34 from Rhea Marine.  his reviwed is featured in the Nov/Dec edition but a sneeky preview below - 
'high quality solid teak joinery that this boat features throughout is what one expects from a high quality low volume builder'
Read the full review in the magazine now

34 Trawler progressing

The development of the new Rhea 34 Trawler is coming along really nicely with the first boat showing the classic, beautiful lines you would expect from the Rhea Marine yard.  

Timonier 850 shortlisted

The Rhea 850 Timonier has been shortlisted in the Wheelhouse and Cockpit Cruisers category for the MBY Motorboat Awards 2019.  Jack Haines tested a customers 850 with twin D3-225 engines.  He described it as 'genuinely capable, evergreen cruising boat that few at this size can compete with'
The winners will be revealed at the Corinthia Hotel London on May 7


The new Trawler from Rhea

The evolution of the trawler range from Rhea Marine continues; the new 34 is coming along and has all the beautiful lines of the Rhea range, with a modern look.  A couple of new pictures have just been released on their facebook page.

South Coast Boat Show

Ocean Village Marina, 17-19 May 2019 featuring global power and sail brands

The South Coast Boat Show is being held at Ocean Village Marina, 17-19 May 2019.  This brand new event will feature the marine industrys' most exciting and innovative power and sail brands.  There will be over 50 boats on display for people looking to purchase.  The show is aimed at those wishing to get afloat in a quality 20-60 foot power or sail boat.  We will be displaying a Sargo 36 Explorer; along side her will be other quality brands such as Dehler, Hallberg-Rassy, Najad, Fjord and Axopar.  We will be on hand to offer expert knowledge and guidance on all aspects of purchasing a new boat - from getting the specification right to insurance and exportation.
Scott Farquharson, MDL Ocean Village Marina Manager stated 'we're delighted to hosting this unique event.  We're looking forward to welcoming the South Coast Dealers' Consortium to our stunning marina with its five star facilities, and seeing the amazing boats on show.
The webiste for the show will shortly be launched at

Motorboat & Yachting test on 850 Timonier

Jack Haines from MBY tested the 850 Timonier recently; his summary is 'just 28ft long yet it is a genuinely capable, evergreen cruising boat that few at this size can complete with'.  He particularly likes the access to the engine bay, the boat 'eating up the chop and barrelling along gamely'.  
Read the review here

Southampton Boat Show 2018

Looking forward to exhibiting a Rhea 850 this year for the first time, alongside the Sargo 28 & Sargo 36Fly.
If you planning on attending, why not take advantage of the 2 for £26 ticket offer on their website

850 Timonier magazine test

Claire & Neale from Motorboat Owner came out on the 850 last month to experience the 850 Timonier.  See their thoughts here.  Why not sign up for the monthly magazine - you need to register but it is a great magazine with useful articles, tips and info - and it is free!

New Trawler model

Rhea Marine have announced a new model for the Trawler range.  The 34 will offer two spacious double cabins, the same fantastic seakeeping as the rest of the range and will be 100% built in their yard in La Rochelle.  She will debut at Paris show in December so we'll have a wait, but for now there are renderings on the website here

850 Timonier under sea trial

We took the Rhea 850 Timonier out on sea trials yesterday prior to handover and she performed very well!  Been attracting a fair amount of attention in the marina as well.  There's a short video on YouTube as well here

730 Timonier shortlisted for award

The 730 Timonier has been shortlisted in the Motorboat of the Year awards in the wheelhouse/walkaround category.  Having tested her in some nasty Solent chop, Jack Haines used phrases such as 'you will be smiling through the rough stuff'', 'refreshingly simply to drive' and 'puts it's head down and gets on with it'
The awards take place in early January

Brand new 850 Timonier arriving Spring

Congratulations for Phil and his wife who have purchased a brand new 850 Timonier which will be arriving in March.  To be seen zipping around the Solent from her home berth at Gosport soon!

The creator of Rhea Marine

He created Rhea…

It is with great sadness that we inform you, the death of Bertrand Danglade on Monday August the 7th 2017.  The creator of Rhea Marine was a passionate man.

Bertrand Danglade was a visionary. He developed a range of timeless designed boats of which the Rhea range hold to its heart today.  He always demonstrated passion and earnt respect even after he had passed on the helm - a gentleman who has left us too soon.

Special edition 730 Timonier arrives

Our first Rhea has arrived today!  The special edition 730 Timonier is being prepped for the boat show as well as some prebooked tests/sea trials.  She is certainly drawing attention with her livery!

Southampton Boat Show

We will be exhibiting again this year at Southampton Boat Show, on berths M222/226.  If you are planning on visiting be sure to take advantage of the advance tickets which are £7 cheaper than gate prices.

Our 20th anniversary stock Timonier 730

Our stock boat, a 20th anniversary Timonier 730, will be arriving in early August and will be displayed at Southampton Boat Show this year.  She is for sale with a special package price to reflect that she has a few commitments this season - a show and a couple of magazine tests!  Call us for more details on her specification


Marco Marine welcome you to their new site dedicated to the Rhea Marine range of motor boats.  Check back soon for updates on the range, servicing, special packages and details of where you will be able to see our Rhea 730 stock boat.