The Motor Boat & Yachting team give their verdicts on the latest boats on the market. Browse the reviews section for show reports, sea trials and boat tests


Agapi 950 test: Aquatic SUV promises fun for all the family

Have you noticed how every new concept claims to have been originally drawn up on a table napkin? Well, on one of Agapi’s promotional videos there’s a photograph of the very napkin upon which the concept of Agapi was born. It was drawn in 2006 by Peder Asplund, CEO of…


Azimut Grande 27M: Game-changing ideas abound on luxurious cruiser

Azimut’s new, raised-pilothouse Grande range kicked off in spectacular style last year with the 35 Metri, a true game-changer among motor yachts with its efficient, wave-piercing hull design, which was widely admired on its launch and showered with awards, not least from MBY, who considered it the best yacht in…


VIDEO: Brig Eagle 10 review

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 a wall at some point. What this gives, of course, is useable internal beam right to the tip of the…


VIDEO: Greenline NEO review

Having not been in the cockpit of a fighter jet during a full lock turn I can’t say for sure what it feels like but it can’t be that dissimilar from doing the same aboard the Greenline NEO. Under instruction from our snapper Richard to “crank it hard over”, the…


Dominator Ilumen: Space and light illuminate semi-custom stunner

Alberto Mancini is a man in high demand at the moment, and be it revitalising the Fairline range or penning the latest Mangusta rocket ship, it seems the Italian designer can do no wrong. The Ilumen concept from Dominator proved a challenge, however. The brief was to create a boat…


Beneteau Swift Trawler 47 boat test – 24 hours on board

A suspected mechanical malady meant that a recent passage home on my boat that would normally take 45 mins at 25 knots instead took almost three hours at 6 knots, and as we finally reached port we firmly agreed on one thing. Cruising at displacement speed for a change had…

Silent Yachts 55

VIDEO: Silent Yachts 55 review

The Silent Yachts 55, with its battery bank and solar panels, is a glimpse into the future of motorboats, but is it a viable option for serious cruising?

Galeon 640 Fly

VIDEO: Galeon 640 Fly review

The Galeon 640 Fly has one of the most innovative main decks on the market but does this futuristic flybridge’s talent extend further than that?

MGB 81

VIDEO: MGB 81 review

When German E-Boats began to run amok in English waters early in the Second World War, the Navy responded with a typically British solution