Jack Haines

Jack Haines

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Jack joined the magazine at 19 and hasn’t looked back. He began his career as a staff writer/dog’s body before being made a technical writer and then boat test editor.

His job (if you can call it that) is to test and review new boats for the magazine and present our boat test videos for mby.com and the digital versions of the MBY.

When not on the water Jack enjoys playing rugby and travelling.

XO DFNDR

With its rollcage and tenacious-looking matt-black shell, does the XO DFNDR live up to its road going counterpart?

Motor Boat & Yachting June 2017

We review the Fairline Squadron 53, Bavaria R40 and XO DFNDR and John Boyle takes his Princess V39 to Norway!

Fairline Squadron 53

The Fairline Squadron 53 oozes quality, from its soft curves and meticulously lacquered woods to its copious customisation options

Bavaria R40 Coupe

Look out, Bénéteau – the Bavaria R40 has a full-beam master cabin, plenty of pace and a hull good enough to give its rivals a bloody nose

XO DFNDR

Based on the 250, does the XO DFNDR offer anything more than some fancy bodywork and cool gadgets? Jack Haines finds out on a rough day in Poole

Jersey Boat Show

It's the tenth anniversary for the Jersey Boat Show, which takes place in St Helier this weekend

MBY May 2017

In this issue we review the Greenline 36 Hybrid and Sea Ray L550 and the Custom Yachting section returns

MBY May 2017

In the May 2017 issue of MBY we have reviews of the Greenline 36 Hybrid and Sea Ray L550 plus Custom Yachting returns with a test of the Glider SS18

Greenline 36 Hybrid

The Greenline 36 Hybrid represents a fresh start for the Slovenian yard, we put it to the test - hybrid system and all - in the Solent

Bavaria E40 Fly

The Bavaria E40 Fly offers full displacement cruising and an aft cabin in a neat 40ft package, Jack Haines gets to grips with it in the Solent

Motor Boat & Yachting April 2017

In the April 2017 issue we test the Storm X-65 and Jetten Beach 45 plus there is a round-up of the Düsseldorf Boat Show

Motor Boat & Yachting April 2017

In this issue we review the Storm X-65 and Jetten 45, which both use the Van Oossanen Fast Displacement Hull Form

Jetten Beach 45

The Jetten Beach 45 was the talk of the town at the Cannes show, but does that fast-displacement hull live up to its bold claims?

Greenline 36 Hybrid

The Greenline 36 Hybrid represents a fresh start for the Slovenian yard, we put it to the test - hybrid system and all - in the Solent

MBY March 2017

The March 2017 issue of MBY is a Med special with tests of Med-focussed boats, area cruising guides and advice on how to prep your boat for a move south