Jack Haines

Deputy Editor

Jack Haines

Jack has been messing around boats all his life, his love for them sparked by hours of fun aboard his parents’ first boat, a White Shark kept in Poole Harbour.

He joined the magazine aged 19 and hasn’t looked back. He began his career as a staff writer/dog’s body before being made boat test editor and then deputy editor.

The main part of his job (if you can call it that) is to test and review new boats for the magazine and present our boat test videos for mby.com.

When not on the water Jack enjoys playing rugby and travelling with his wife.

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