Nick Burnham

Technical Contributor

Nick Burnham

Nick’s career in the marine industry started in 1989 as a trainee yacht broker with Princess Motor Yacht Sales. By 1994 he had risen to Sales Manager, a position he held until 2009. In 2010 he became a freelance marine journalist, supplying copy, photography and video presentation for a wide range of publications including Motor Boats Monthly, Boat International, Classic Boat, Practical Boat Owner, Asia Pacific Boating, Barche and of course Motor Boat & Yachting, as well as boat companies such as Sunseeker, Princess Yachts, Sealine, Windy Boats and more. Nick also has a YouTube channel called Aquaholic.

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Philips 50 Built: 1967 Price: £99,000 Early in the 20th century, the Philip & Son boatyard on the River Dart turned out everything from Trinity House lightships to tugs and…


“It’s like a Porsche 911. It’s a very high-performance machine, but like the Porsche, it’s underscored by quality, practicality and most of all, the fact that you can use it…


The nose of the Brig Eagle 10 encapsulates its ethos very neatly. Rather than the bow reaching a sharp point, it is squared off, almost as if it ran into…


New boats become inexorably more expensive, but £100,000 can still buy you a very desirable secondhand boat. As ever with used boats, there’s a broad triangular trade-off between cost, age…


Next time you’re at a boat show looking at a new boat and the smiling salesman assures you that you can choose whatever you want because ‘it’s a custom build’,…

GPS date rollover

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has issued a warning to users of older GPS navigation equipment concerning a date rollover that will take place on April 6. GPS systems store…

Parker 850 Voyager

The Parker 850 Voyager offers impressive outboard engine performance and a clever cockpit with a keen eye on value for money

Jeanneau NC11

The innovative Jeanneau NC11 was built with practicality and usability in mind; Nick Burnham discovers how it stacks up as a secondhand purchase

Sealine F430

A big flybridge and the option of two or three-cabin layouts makes the Sealine F430 a very tempting family buy

I was looking for an eight-metre sportscruiser a couple of years ago, and one model blew me away with its incredibly spacious and immensely practical layout. The search quickly morphed…