The Sealine F530 is the highly anticipated, Bill Dixon designed new flagship of the Sealine range.

It comes at a time when competition is about to get extremely tough in the 50-55ft flybridge category with Fairline and Sunseeker both bringing out new models and Princess’s 52 doing a fine job of being, well, excellent.

The F530 comes to market offering Volvo Penta IPS pods and a huge amount of internal space. The glazing in the saloon really is something else and makes for a main deck that bursts with light.

Below decks three cabins make up the sleeping accommodation, spread across a midships master cabin, forward VIP and comfortable twin.

On deck, as well as having the spacious and well designed flybridge (with the option of a hardtop) the fordeck area is excellent and feels as if it should belong to a far larger boat.

With a table and U-shaped seating, as well as the ability to covert into a more regular sunpad, it offers a genuine alternative to sitting in the cockpit and is likely to be more private too.

You can read the full report in the August 2016 issue of the magazine, out July 7.