Jack Haines

Jack Haines

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

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 and the digital versions of the MBY.

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

SEAir foiling RIB on water

Could SEAir's foiling RIB change boating forever? We head to their HQ in France to test it out. Read all about it and watch the video here

MBY-Sept-18

The sportsboat special! We put the Axopar 28, Nimbus W9 and Cormate T27 against each other head-to-head

Greenline OceanClass 65

The revitalised Slovenian yard is stepping up a gear with the launch of a new range of semi-custom OceanClass motor yachts from 58ft to 110ft

In this issue we test the Princess 55, Brabus Shadow 800 and take a look at SUVs of the sea

Princess 55

With no shortage of talented 55ft flybridges to choose from, how does this new Princess 55 separate itself from the pack?

Hardy 65

A boat like the Hardy 65 deserves a proper test, so with snow on the decks, we round the Isle of Wight in a Force 7 to see what it’s…

MBY June 2018

In the latest issue we review the Grand Banks Eastbay 44, Levi 8.5m RIB and spend 24 hours on the Prestige 520

Levi 8.5m RIB

We may have lost Sonny Levi in 2016 but thanks to the Levi 8.5m RIB and people who build it, his legacy is in safe hands

May 2018

We test the Galeon 460 Fly, Azimut 60 and SEAir flying RIB. We also have Custom Yachting and John Boyle is back!

Galeon 460 Fly

The Galeon 460 comes with optional folding balconies and a cockpit teeming with bright ideas, but is there more to this boat than a handful of party tricks?

SEAir flying RIB

We head to France to test the SEAir flying RIB see how this ambitious start-up plans to take foils to the masses