Christmas boat tests: HMS Sutherland, Safehaven Barracuda and Rodman 55 Patrol – Videos

Nothing stops the Motor Boat & Yachting team from testing a boat, not even Christmas! Watch the festive boat tests of HMS Sutherland, Safehaven Barracuda and Rodman 55 Patrol


Type 23 Frigate HMS Sutherland

It’s not every day you the chance to drive a full serving Royal Navy warship, so festivities or not, we jumped at the opportunity to test this beautiful beast!

Safehaven Marine Barracuda SV11

Easily the most extreme boat test that Motor Boat and Yachting has ever done, taking on 5m rollers over Daunt Rock off the southern tip of Ireland in the Safehaven Barracuda. Editor Hugo Andreae put gift wrapping to the side and sped off in this exceptional boat.

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Rodman Patrol 55

Jack Haines put the mince pies down and jumped aboard the Rodman Patrol 55. Used by the police force, customs and harbour patrol, Jack said that at 48 knots it was like being on an airplane. Totally worth missing out on those mince pies.



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