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BENETEAU GRAN TURISMO 41

Replacing the Gran Turismo 40 has seen Beneteau take a more gentle evolutionary approach as opposed to a total rethink.

1 min read
Motor Boat & Yachting
February 2021

THE DOORS TO MY HEART

Princess V48 owner Tommy Montaigne was tired of fitting canvas covers every time the weather turned so he set about designing and fitting his own set of folding glass doors

7 mins read
Motor Boat & Yachting
February 2021

SHARING ECONOMY

Despite a tough 2020, Harry Metcalfe’s decision to put his Princess into a yacht share scheme has paid off

3 mins read
Motor Boat & Yachting
February 2021

POCKET ROCKET

Is there more to the Saxdor 200 Sport than striking looks and a decent turn of pace? The opportunity of week-long test gave us the chance to see what this funky starter boat is like to live with

8 mins read
Motor Boat & Yachting
February 2021

NORD STAR 31+

The Finns know a thing or two about building wheelhouse cruisers, and with the 31+ Nord Star is hoping to take the fight to its established rivals

7 mins read
Motor Boat & Yachting
February 2021

PRECIOUS FETTLE

Having completed some niggling jobs aboard Walrus II, Richard Krause is happier than ever with his Landau

5 mins read
Motor Boat & Yachting
February 2021

FIRST TIME LOVE

Boating newcomer Frances Marcellin takes the plunge with a family motorboat charter holiday on the Canal du Midi

10+ mins read
Motor Boat & Yachting
February 2021

COMITTI BREVA 35

Is there more to this eye-poppingly beautiful Italian sportscruiser than just good looks? We find out with a blustery test in the Solent

8 mins read
Motor Boat & Yachting
February 2021

AXOPAR 22 SPYDER

It’s probably not how Axopar wanted to introduce its new baby but at a virtual launch from a train factory in Helsinki the world got the first glimpse of the 22 Spyder.

1 min read
Motor Boat & Yachting
February 2021

AQUAHOLIC

Nick Burnham: Oddly, there was something grimly satisfying about trundling up the river all alone in the pouring rain. I was the only boat out enjoying the experience however…

2 mins read
Motor Boat & Yachting
February 2021

WELCOME TO THE CLUB

Tom Wiggin and his extensively refurbished Sunseeker Superhawk 50 join the Our Boats fleet

2 mins read
Motor Boat & Yachting
January 2021

SET UP A RADAR

Mention radar and most people think fog. Technically, fog starts at visibility of less than 1,000m and significantly changes your responsibilities under the collision regulations, the most pertinent being that we all move from being either a stand-on or give-way vessel to ALL being give-way vessels.

3 mins read
Motor Boat & Yachting
January 2021

PURPLE REIGN

THE IMAGE THAT ROCKED OUR BOAT THIS MONTH

10 mins read
Motor Boat & Yachting
January 2021

IS-THAT-REAL-WOOD

With his teak decks in need of replacement, Mike Rothery decides to tackle the job himself

5 mins read
Motor Boat & Yachting
January 2021

HYDROLIFT X-27 SUV

From stalwart of the sea to sporty SUV, pilothouse boats are encountering something of a revolution but the X-27 may be the most extreme example yet

5 mins read
Motor Boat & Yachting
January 2021

DELIGHTFUL DOURO

Andrew Smyth and Corinne Julius fulfil a long held ambition to cruise Portugal’s Douro River in their Broom 42 CL

10+ mins read
Motor Boat & Yachting
January 2021

BUYING USED: FAIRLINE TARGA 48

INBUILD 2013-2019 PRICE RANGE £ 480, 000 - £800,000

5 mins read
Motor Boat & Yachting
January 2021

ABSOLUTE NAVETTA 64

The latest addition to Absolute’s quirky Navetta family possesses all the qualities we admire in the range but with a notable trick up its sleeve

8 mins read
Motor Boat & Yachting
January 2021

LOCKDOWN PRINCESS

Former sailors Cindy and Ariel Poler decided to buy a motorboat which they could use as a second home in San Francisco, so how come they ended up buying a Princess F50 in Italy?

9 mins read
Motor Boat & Yachting
December 2020

RIVIERA RUN

Paul Adriaansens recounts last season’s dream cruise through Spain, France and Italy

5 mins read
Motor Boat & Yachting
December 2020

LOST IN FRANCE

A water shortage threatens to knock Don and Marjorie Walker off course as they continue their voyage through Nancy and the upper Saône

9 mins read
Motor Boat & Yachting
December 2020

FOLLOW A ROUTE ON YOUR PLOTTER

Having completed your plotter set-up (MBY Oct) and planned and entered your route (MBY Nov), now comes the part that all that preparation was for – actually running the route.

4 mins read
Motor Boat & Yachting
December 2020

LOCK DOWN SLOW DOWN

Gilbert Park takes to the slow lane aboard his Jeanneau Merry Fisher during a West Country cruise

2 mins read
Motor Boat & Yachting
December 2020

SLOW BOAT TO FINER [ WEATHER ]

Bavaria E40 owners Sander and Sophia Daniels cruise with their young family from the Netherlands to Mallorca v ia the infamous Bay of Biscay in search of better climes

10+ mins read
Motor Boat & Yachting
December 2020

NO-SLAM DUNK

Is it possible to build a fast boat that never slams? We test the first British-built Rafnar 850 RIB to find out

7 mins read
Motor Boat & Yachting
December 2020

FAIREY GOD FATHER

Former professional sailor and windsurfer Stuart Sawyer took on his biggest challenge yet by restoring a Fairey Swordsman 40 back to mint condition

10+ mins read
Motor Boat & Yachting
December 2020

WINDY 37 SHAMAL

This all-new sports cruiser may have been designed by a superyacht supremo but it’s the familiar Windy traits that shine through

8 mins read
Motor Boat & Yachting
November 2020

SEA OF A THOUSAND ISLANDS

Fairline owner Kivikari Freyberg spent a memorable six weeks exploring Finland’s Archipelago Sea and its 17,000 islands with his young family

10+ mins read
Motor Boat & Yachting
November 2020

SEALED FOR LIFE

A new type of ultra-tough ceramic coating claims to protect your boat against everything from salt and sunlight to bird poo and red wine. Hugo Andreae puts it to the test

6 mins read
Motor Boat & Yachting
November 2020

GALEON 400 FLY

It’s the smallest model in the Galeon range to boast folding cockpit balconies but is there more to the 400 Fly than this performative party piece?

8 mins read
Motor Boat & Yachting
November 2020

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