The launch of the 32 Offshore drew plenty of showgoers to the Haines stand

Haines Marine has hailed the 2014 PSP Southampton Boat Show (12-21 September) as “the most successful boat show in the company’s history”.

The Norfolk boatyard used the show to launch the offshore version of its 32ft cruiser, which drew a strong crowd to its area of the marina.

With the model on display sold on the opening day, Haines’ week got even better when a second deal was struck on day three.

Further enquiries about the new Haines 360 and the Haines 400 led the yard to predict a strong 2015.

General interest in boating also seems to be on the rise, with Haines staff reporting that many boaters have enjoyed a particularly long season, due to warmer than average British weather.

The Haines 32 Offshore features an Andrew Wolstenholme-designed hull and has achieved a top speed of 20 knots from its 270bhp Nanni T4 engine. To read our full review, pick up the November edition of MBY.

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