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.

Fairline Targa 43 Open

New computer images show the Fairline Targa 43 Open in greater detail and give a better idea of what we can expect when it launches next year

MBY Decemeber 2017

In MBY December 2017 we review the Princess 62 and spend 48 hours on board the Bénéteau Swift Trawler 35

MBY December 2017

In this issue there is a full report on the Princess 62 and we spend 48 hours on board the new Bénéteau Swift Trawler 35

Rhéa 730 Timonier

Honest, charming and brimming with French flair, the Rhéa 730 Timonier proves a trusty companion in a rough Solent sea trial

MBY November 2017

In this issue we have a world exclusive review of the Fairline Targa 63 GTO and the stars of Southampton 2017

Cormate U23

The Cormate U23 is a focussed delight that majors on seakeeping, speed, style and Scandinavian practical thinking

MBY October 2017

In this issue we review the Princess S60 and Chris-Craft Calypso 30 plus we cruise Corfu on a powercat and Custom Yachting is back!

Princess S60

The smallest of the S Class range claims to combine the best of both the sportscruiser and flybridge world. Can the Princess S60 pull it off?

Chris-Craft Calypso 30

The versatile Chris-Craft Calypso 30 has the looks, the moves and all mod cons. But with no cabins and only a T-top, is it worth the drain on your wallet?

MBY-Sept-17

In this issue we compare three very different 33-footers and we have a new boat handling series

XO Cruiser

If you want something fast, exciting, eye catching and capable in rough weather, the XO Cruiser fires itself directly into the bullseye

Sea Ray 320 Sundancer

With its intelligent outdoor design and copious sunbathing opportunities, the Sea Ray 320 Sundancer is designed with life on deck in mind

MBY August 2017 featuring the Sunseeker Manhattan 66

In August 2017 issue we review the Sunseeker Manhattan 66, Fountaine-Pajot MY44 and Glastron GS 259

MBY August 2017 featuring the Sunseeker Manhattan 66

In this issue we review the Sunseeker Manhattan 66, Fountaine-Pajot MY44 and Glastron GS 259

Fountaine-Pajot MY44

Powercats are on the prowl and twin-hulled craft are having a moment. Does the Fountaine-Pajot MY44 have what it takes to be the leader of the pack?