RIB and Sportsboat reviews from Motor Boat & Yachting magazine


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With its rollcage and tenacious-looking matt-black shell, does the XO DFNDR live up to its road going counterpart?

Cormate T27 Supermarine

This brand from the makers of Hydrolift has been making waves in Scandinavia so we put the Cormate T27 Supermarine to the test from its new UK base in Poole

XO 360 aft running

An uber-tough all-weather rocketship, the XO 360 will transport you anywhere in any weather

The Corsiva topped 30 knots with ease on test

Corsiva Coaster 720 GT is great for low and high speed day boating, but with the potential for over-night stops too

Draco 22RS takes on the Solent

The Draco 22RS is tested to the limit in rough Solent seas

Shearwater 890

The Shearwater 890 has the looks of a superyacht tender at the price of a mainstream boat giving this new 9.0m RIB serious buyer appeal

XO 250

An inspired combination of glassfibre and aluminium, the XO 250 oozes strength, sophistication and practicality in equal measure, writes Dave Marsh

Axopar 28 OC

We get the long awaited Axopar 28 OC out on the water for its first UK sea trial


Motor Boats Monthly tests this well-equipped sportsfisher with a solid build


Our rating:  40%

Windy 25 Mirage test review video

After years of telling the world that the best cuddy cabin sportboat is the Windy 25 Mirage, Nick Burnham finally gets the chance to find out if he was right

smartboat 23 review video

Designed in France, built in Poland and now for sale in the UK, the Smartboat 23 is perhaps the funkiest dayboat to hit the water in years.


James Bond style, Brooke Bond price, are these exciting aluminium XOs as good as they seem?

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Windys are always expected to deliver, but big changes behind the scenes mean this Kharma has even more to prove

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The 30ft sportsboat sector has a new champion: meet Sessa's exceptionally stylish C32

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A rejuvenated hull and a new eye for detail delivers a very capable RIB