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BOAT REPORTS

QUICK SPIN: INVICTUS 280TT
Newcomer Invictus has built a gem of a dayboat. We take it for a 37-knot blast

NEW BOATS
Our pick of the London Boat Show, including: Sunseeker 131 Yacht, Princess 75 MY, Bénéteau Swift Trawler 30, Prestige 680, Jeanneau NC14, Sessa C42, Fjord 40 Open, Chris-Craft Launch 36, Anytec 747 Cabin, Quicksilver 755 Open, Monterey 295SY and Rodman 890 Ventura

TEST: PRINCESS V58 OPEN
Sporting a fabulous open cockpit and looks to die for, the Princess V58 stands out from the crowd but how does it fare out on the water?

TEST: BARRACUDA SV11
Our most extreme test ever pitches Safehaven Marine’s awesome new Barracuda SV11 into battle with 5m rollers in the Atlantic

TEST: CUSTOM LINE 108
Custom Line’s indulgent new 108 marries spectacular cabins with a powerful hull

BOAT MASTER

TEST: 10HP OUTBOARDS

We put six leading models against each other in our latest head-to-head group test

NEW TECH
Solarwave electric catamaran, Thunder Tiger underwater drone, Just Teak cleaner, Diesel Duck fuel cleaning unit and much more

TRIED & TESTED
ParmaFender system, Helly Hansen H2 Flow jacket, Sabatack 750XL adhesive, and Osprey Ozone 80 luggage

OUR BOATS
Hugo sets out to restore a family heirloom, while Nigel Pickin gives us an update on life aboard his floating home – a Prestige 500

USED BOAT: RODMAN 1250
Deep walkaround side decks, an excellent upper helm and an open-plan cockpit make this Spanish sportsfisher ideal for deep-sea fishing and all-weather cruising alike

FIND ME A USED: 1990s CLASSIC
We turn back the clock and celebrate some of the best 90s bargains on the market. Nick Burnham picks out his favourites, including models from Sealine, Princess and Cranchi

CRUISING TALES

FIVE GREAT BRITISH CHARTERS
Peter Cumberlidge picks out some of the best charter hotspots in the UK from Northern Ireland to Norfolk, and recommends the best boats that you can hire to explore them in comfort

MEANDERING TO THE MED: PART TWO
Howard Walker continues his long-distance adventure by crossing the Channel and exploring the winding waterways of the River Seine before arriving in Paris on his 56ft Dutch trawler yacht

LIVING ON A BOAT
David Lodge sold his house and bought a boat to rediscover his childhood passion and help with his ailing father’s dementia. Would it work and how would his wife cope with life afloat?

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