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 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?

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