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

BRP Evinrude E-TEC G2 testedTop 5

5.) Tested: BRP Evinrude E-TEC G2 outboard engines

There’s nothing more American than a big block outboard engine, but our February review of the latest chunky unit from BRP was just as popular on both sides of the Atlantic.

4.) Review: Axopar 28OC

We were so impressed with the Axopar 28OC when we tested it in February that we commissioned a four-way sportsboat group test to see how it compared with its direct rivals. The result was a seriously snazzy Scandinavian showdown.

3.) Quadrofoil electric jetski to go into mass production

Something of an oddball, the Quadrofoil really captured imaginations in July when details emerged of the first production models.

With hydrofoil fins and an electric motor, this PWC could be an even bigger story in 2016…

Quadrofoil electric jetski2.) Sunseeker Manhattan 50 sunk off Ibiza

We don’t like to obsess over other people’s misfortune, but when incredible footage of a sunken Sunseeker Manhattan 50 emerged in September it was huge news.

The video has now been taken offline, but the details of how it happened are truly eye-opening.

1.) VIDEO: 106ft Italian superyacht sinks off Mykonos

At number one in our list is another sinking but on a much larger yacht. The stricken vessel is almost as remarkable as the stunning clarity of the water off Mykonos. Now, to plan our next charter holiday…

Greek superyacht sinksThanks to everyone who supported MBY in 2015, whether that’s by buying a subscription to the magazine, sharing our stories across the web or simply popping along to our stand at a local boat show and saying hello.

Here’s wishing you a very happy New Year and we’ll return in 2016 with plenty more top boating stories.

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