I was talking the other day to an experienced and worldly-wise yachtsman who has just taken delivery of his new custom-built 44-footer...
Time has a way of tarnishing the glories that used to gleam proudly in history's trophy cabinet.
It's finally happened......
May already. Gordon Bennett. With Easter being so late this year I seemed to put the season on hold until all the chocolate was eaten
It's a question we're often asked: which should I buy, an American or a European-built boat?
You can tell times are good, because MDL’s marina berth price hikes are being greeted with total indifference by the rest of the marine industry.
For celebrity spotters the London Boat Show took a while to get going.
It was a few years ago, I’d hitched a ride in an old Class I warhorse...
Editor's letter January 2000
Editor's letter December 1999
It's rare to have two such exceptional boats on test in the one issue
It was windier than the forecast, but at least it was in the south-west. I'd missed the tide.
In some walks of life the social season involves large hats, strawberries and venues synonymous with glamour and style, like Ascot, Henley and Glyndebourne.
Should you get the boat down to the Mediterranean across the Bay or through the canals?
If boats were sensible, like computers or stripy pyjamas, they would all look the same.
The die was cast that day, when Don Aronow’s prototype Florida muscle boat set a 66mph average for the 238-mile race, almost twice as fast as the previous best.
Certificates - the passport to pleasure under power.
Semi-displacement boats are more popular than they've ever been.
Alan Harper on Champagne, mixed doubles and the boat show.