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Life is getting faster. Cars, computers and mobile phones – we are locked in a constant battle to speed up the way we live our lives.

So when Boarnstream deliver a boat that is capable of 7.5 knots flat out it’s brilliantly refreshing to sit back and take in the view.
 
Of course there is much more to the boat than moseying along watching the world tick by.

Build quality is sky high, the €175,000 ‘Grand Reserva’ interior pack is superyacht worthy, but you pay a superyacht price, too.

The saloon is excellent and not just if the weather drives you below decks.

Boarnstream Retro Line 50 Saloon

Thanks to the vast amount of glazing even on a sunny day the saloon is a tranquil sanctuary.

The master ensuite is the stand-out cabin and is worthy of a far larger vessel; the same goes for the adjacent bathroom.

It’s worth mentioning that if you need your Retro Line 50 to keep pace with modern life there is an all aluminium version, which can be specified with triple Volvo Penta IPS500 engines, that will charge along at 28 knots.

The big question is can a boat that is designed for a slow pace of life still cut in our high-speed world?

Read the full boat test in the August 2010 issue of Motor Boat & Yachting magazine to find out.

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