We are lucky enough to have a boat in Portugal and the UK. Our Beneteau Swift Trawler 34, Blues Away, is based in Marina de Portimão and we have a Jeanneau Cap Camarat 625 in Poole. Both boats give us enormous pleasure and we use them in very different ways. We live on the ST34 for up to 12 weeks a year, popping back and forth for stays from five days to up to three weeks. We use the Cap Camarat for day trips out to Studland, Swanage and odd fishing trips if the mackerel are biting. However, if money were no object my fleet would be:
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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.
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
Despite a tough 2020, Harry Metcalfe’s decision to put his Princess into a yacht share scheme has paid off
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
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
Having completed some niggling jobs aboard Walrus II, Richard Krause is happier than ever with his Landau
FIRST TIME LOVE
Boating newcomer Frances Marcellin takes the plunge with a family motorboat charter holiday on the Canal du Midi
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
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.
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…
Reports of aggressive killer whales
Orcas have reportedly attacked sailboats recently off Spain and
During a pandemic, flexibility is key
The wheelhouse was scattered with guidebooks extolling the virtues and sites to behold in and around the Baltic — fjords in Sweden and Norway, Danish in Denmark, history-laden Poland, and enough lager to sink a barge in Germany.
PROJECT 600 HP 7.3L
INSTALLING A NITROUS EXPRESS SYSTEM ON OUR ’00 F-250
New Predatory Dinosaur Identified in Portugal
Kindness During COVID
In this time of separation, there are many ways to spread goodwill and to help others to feel appreciated and more connected.
A Perfect Blend
Pair wine tasting with village life in Alentejo, Portugal
Bill “Maverick” Golden's wheel standing Dodge A100 borrows off-road tricks on the track
What makes Bill “Maverick” Golden’s Dodge A100 fascinating is not the list of exciting parts on the build sheet but, instead, what’s been removed. Back in the May 1965 issue of Four Wheeler, we got up close with the rig that was, at the time, called the fastest truck in the world.
INSTALLING A FASS FUEL SYSTEM ON THE C10, PROJECT CTANE
//We tried forest bathing, and now we see magic everywhere we go.
Adding Fuel To The Fire
PLUMBING AN AEROMOTIVE STEALTH/PHANTOM IN-TANK FUEL PUMP TO FEED OUR HUNGRY ELEPHANT