Top 10 boating stories of the year revealed

We count down the top ten most popular stories of the year on and reveal what really floated your boat this year

It’s been another record-breaking year here on with more of you reading, commenting and sharing than ever before.

As the calendar ticks over into 2016, it seems like the perfect time to look back and recap the stories that have really made waves this year.

10.) Man killed after tender accident in Osborne bay

Our countdown begins with a tragic tale. 36-year-old Ryan McKinlay was killed in June when a Williams tender crashed into its mothership, a Fairline Targa 62.

At the time of writing, the MAIB was still carrying out its investigation into the accident.

9.) Virgin Atlantic Challenger II goes up for sale

This record-breaking motoryacht has been on sale since late 2014, but our exclusive interview with owner Dan Stevens in March propelled this story into our top ten.

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8.) Review: Sunseeker Predator 57

2015 was a big year for Sunseeker, with Nicole Sherzinger launching this innovative sportscruiser at the London Boat Show in January.

Just a few weeks later, Jack Haines hopped on board to get the first test-drive off the coast of Poole and it didn’t disappoint.

7.) Aston Martin launches AM37 Quintessence speedboat

Back in April, Aston Martin became the latest luxury car manufacturer to sprinkle a little bit of stardust over a new boat concept.

The AM37 looked like a very appealing package and was due for a September launch at the Monaco Yacht Show, but it’s December now and we’re still waiting to see the finished product…

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6.) 2015 Motor Boat Awards: All 11 winners announced

A perennial favourite, the news of our latest batch of Motor Boat Awards winners was greeted with typical excitement in January.

Don’t forget, there’s just a few weeks to wait until we reveal our latest picks for boat of the year…

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