The Haines 32 Offshore offers single-level living and an Andrew Wolstenholme hull for sea-going clout. Jack Haines puts it to the test in Norfolk

Product Overview

Haines 32 Offshore

Pros:

  • Single-level living
  • Option of customisation
  • Handmade quality
  • Lots of engine choices
  • Variety of layout options

Cons:

  • Twin engines better suited to offshore work

Product:

Haines 32 Offshore review

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£211,752.00 (inc UK VAT)
This product is featured in: Haines 26: Entry-level model to launch in May.

Tailor made

This is where you get a glimpse of what is so special about having your boat built by an outfit like Haines. The customer has their say from the very moment the dotted line is signed and there is scope to properly make your mark on the boat.

The 32 is handmade, so if you want something done slightly differently from the previous boat out of the shed you can do.

And, of course, with handmade craftsmanship comes a level of quality and attention to detail usually reserved for boats twice this size.

Haines 32 Offshore

One-level living is what the 32 Offshore is all about

It is a wonderfully well put together piece of kit, bursting with sublime woodwork, top notch components and pure clever boat building like thick fiddled edges, plenty of handholds and interior panels that simply unscrew so that you can easily get access behind the scenes if work needs to be done.

The standard layout comprises a double cabin forward with a bathroom to port and U-shaped galley to starboard.

But you can have a bunk bed cabin in place of the galley if so desired and in this instance the galley moves up the saloon.

Haines 32 Offshore

The forward cabin gets a large, comfortable berth and good levels of storage

Thanks to fantastic doors that Haines have sourced from Germany, which split to individual panels and fold flush against the sides of the wheelhouse, the saloon and cockpit can be transformed into one large living space.

A manual sliding sunroof in the saloon and retracting sunshade over the cockpit blur the lines even further between inside and outside to make the 32 a genuine year round, turn-key-and-go option.

You can read the full review of the Haines 32 Offshore in the August 2015 issue of Motor Boat & Yachting, out 2 July.

 

 

Verdict

The Haines 32 Offshore gives you the sort of high quality finish and control over design usually reserved for people buying boats with a seven figure price tag. Mix in a confident hull and good choice of engine options and you have a very desirable package, especially for a couple.

Details

Length:32ft (9.75m)
Beam:11ft 6in (3.51m)
Fuel capacity:100 imp gal (455 litres)
Water capacity:55 imp gal (250 litres)
Draught:2ft 8in (0.81m)
RCD Category:B (for 8 people)
Test engine:Single Nanni T4 270hp
Top speed:17.8 knots
Cruising speed:14 knots
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