Shamrock's 220 Stalker highlights how important it is to look beyond the fishing rods and baitwells, and examine our boating needs from first principles.
Seaward's Menorca represents a new and interesting concept, combining the excellent seakeeping of the slower semi-displacement form with the archetypal, large Mediterranean-style cockpit.
High on Sabreline's list of plus points is incredibly strong construction. Having examined the building drawings in some detail, we can vouch for the fact that not only are the…
For those buying boats in the T46's size bracket, the classic dilemma is whether to go for an aft cabin, or aft cockpit and flybridge.
In an age of stupendous marketing superlatives, categorising the boat as simply "eminently competent" might be seen as a case of damning with faint praise
Although the 410 was launched in September 1993, it is still an exciting boat because it unusually fuses the aft cockpit and aft cabin.
We thought the deck was excellent: it's rare to find this space designed with the movement of large numbers of people so much in mind.
If you haven't spent time aboard a trawler-type cruiser, you're unlikely to appreciate just how differently and effectively this kind of boat functions compared with the archetypal aft-cockpit flybridge cruiser.
Saga and Eivind Amble have succeeded in their goal of providing a boat whose cockpit can be used as the main living area, whatever the weather conditions.
Three things about the 36 immediately stand out. Firstly, there's the significant extra privacy provided by having the two sleeping cabins at opposite ends of the boat.
Even in the US, where sportsfishing is enormously popular, boats like the 2610 Walkaround are commonly used as multi-purpose sportsboats.
The 330 has a strong sense of identity: it's not going to be confused with other boats, even those related by their aft-cockpit, non-flybridge layout. So what can it offer?
For a boat with working-class roots, the Nelson 34 attracts more than its share of admiring glances. But, as Starlet confirms, the tried and tested hull can play as well.
Throughout its production life, the Moonraker was in constant development. There were at least six different series and two different builders.
Linssen's Grand Sturdy provides us with a good excuse to examine the pros and cons of more leisurely cruising.
With the majority of these boats heading for the sunshine, the flybridge is often the busiest and most important area of the deck.
The handling of the smallest Targa was very impressive
Having a four-year-old Princess 360, a contemporary Princess and Sunseeker available for comparison was an enlightening experience
In the racy flower power years, the Huntsman 28 was clocking up fast Speeds and a sexy image of powerboating.
Worldwide building standards have improved significantly over the past few years, and the boats that MBY tests have fewer and fewer shortcomings.