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.

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?

MBY July 2017

In MBY July 2017 we review the Jeanneau Leader 33 and Bavaria E40 Flybridge plus we have the second part of John Boyle's Norwegian adventure

MBY July 2017

In this issue we review the Jeanneau Leader 33 and Bavaria E40 Flybridge plus we have the second part of John Boyle's Norwegian adventure

Bavaria E40 Fly

It may have been designed with ex-sailors in mind, but with slowing speeds and cutting costs, the Bavaria E40 Flybridge may have arrived at just the right time

XO DFNDR

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