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.

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

MBY April 2018

The April 2018 issue of MBY is an Italian special, with tests of the Riva Rivale, Sundeck 550 and Absolute Navetta 73

Bavaria R55

We have a first look at some of the most important new models at this year's Dusseldorf Boat Show, including the Sunseeker Predator 74 and Bavaria R55

Azimut S7

With its impressive technical spec, clever design and Italian flair, this Azimut S7 is the perfect marriage of style and substance

MBY March 2017

In this issue we review the Azimut S7 and Bénéteau GT50 Sportfly plus the winners of the 2018 Motor Boat Awards are revealed

Beneteau GT50

With a sleek Coupé and a Sportfly model to choose from, the new Bénéteau Gran Turismo 50 has a foot in both camps. But does that enable it to offer…