Nick Burnham gives his verdict after his world-first test of the brand new Sealine F380

Motor Boats Monthly has taken the first ever test drive of the brand new Sealine F380 flybridge model.

MBM boat tester Nick Burnham was the first journalist in the world to test out the new Sealine and described its performance as “superb”.

Unveiled in January at Boot Dusseldorf 2014, this 38ft flybridge model is the first to be launched in Germany.

Nick said: “Sealine have got this one right. The accommodation is fantastic for a sub 40ft boat, there’s storage everywhere and it goes well too. It’s just what Sealine need in their range right now.”

After 40 years as a staple of the UK boatbuilding industry, Kidderminster-based Sealine went into administration in April 2013 and the name was subsequently bought by German boatbuilder Hanse.

Keep an eye out for Nick’s full review of the Sealine F380, which will be published in the August edition of Motor Boats Monthly.