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Princess 62 yacht tour: 60ft flybridges don’t come much better than this

When walking around the Princess 62 it’s easy to forget that you’re on a 60-footer – the Plymouth yard has packed in so many features, it’s easy to imagine you’re on an 80-footer or even bigger! For this access-all-areas yacht tour, Nick Burnham takes us around this box-fresh Princess 62…

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Used Fairline Squadron 55: A real classic of the flybridge genre

A company very much on the front foot with its spanking new waterside factory and impressive looking new products in the pipeline, such as the Squadron 68 and F-Line 33, it’s easy to forget that Fairline went through some tough times in the early Noughties. Then owned by investment bank…

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Ferretti 450 test: Crossing the English Channel on an Italian flybridge

Ferretti has been physically absent from our shores for some while. 2006 was the last year you’d have seen a Ferretti at a British boat show, London to be precise, even though its UK dealer Ventura has continued to represent the brand for years. But while the London boat show…

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Sealine C390 review: The sportscruiser you really can enjoy all year round

If ever there was a day to test an enclosed sportscruiser it’s the one we picked to do the C390 in Flensburg on the German-Danish border. There is a bitter north wind charging through the moorings and menacing skies overhead, hanging low over the colourful architecture of the town’s harbour…

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Jeanneau Leader 33 video: Inboard and outboard versions go head-to-head

It’s an incongruous sight, Jeanneau’s latest Leader 33. It looks a little like someone decided to fit a back-up auxiliary outboard but due to a communications breakdown, a 250hp was mistakenly bolted on instead of a 10hp. And then you notice that there are two of them… Welcome to the…

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Jeanneau Leader 805 yacht tour: Nick Burnham takes us inside his upgraded boat

Small enough to be manageable alone, but large enough to tackle offshore passages, the Jeanneau Leader 805 is a highly appealing package. So appealing that MBY’s regular technical contributor and boat tester Nick Burnham decided to buy one. In this behind-the-scenes video, Nick talks us through his pride and joy…

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Sunseeker 131 yacht tour: Inside a fully-fledged tri-deck superyacht

It’s not every day you get invited on board a superyacht, but luckily when Nick Burnham was in Cannes earlier this year, he took his camera with him. In his latest yacht tour, Nick takes a look inside every corner of the magnificent Sunseeker 131 Zozo, and there are a…

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VIDEO: Full-throttle test of the 60-knot Sunseeker Hawk 38

Alum Bay, Wednesday 5 June. A fresh Force 4 is blowing through the Solent from the south west, kicking up the usual messy chop. The Sunseeker Hawk 38 we’re in is lapping it up, skipping over the wave tops at 50 knots, the supercharged howl of the twin 400hp outboards…

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VIDEO: Grand Banks 47 used boat – trawler yacht packs punchy performance

“The Grand Banks 47 Heritage was created in response to customer demand. Clients loved the Grand Banks style, but wanted the ability to cruise at faster speeds. This boat gave them that”. I’m talking to Colin Watts, director of Boat Showrooms and guru of all things Grand Banks, and he’s…

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Nordhavn 52 yacht tour: Little ship styling meets long-term living

Highly sought-after as a liveaboard cruiser, the Nordhavn 52 has the offshore credentials to take you cruising around the world. As this particular example is laid up on land, Nick is able to take a proper look at her hull, stern gear and propellers before boarding the transom for a…

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VIDEO: Marex 370 ACC used boat review

“Ironically, we were at Salterns Marina taking delivery of a new Technohull 888 RIB when we first became aware of the Marex 370 ACC.  As a family we’d been boating for over 30 years but had three years out to see if we missed it. We did, and the Technohull…

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VIDEO: Jersey 36 Elanco boat test review

The beauty of the British boatbuilding industry is that just when you think you know every yard, make and model there is to know, another one pops up to prove you wrong. In fairness, Landamores is far from new, having been building boats in Wroxham, Norfolk since 1923. However, since…

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VIDEO: Dale 40 boat test review

Anyone who has driven a boat in a decent following swell will know the feeling. That moment when the boat is right in the sea’s pocket, manipulating the conditions for a natural boost as Mother Nature provides her own shove of forced induction. The speed jumps up momentarily before the…

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VIDEO: Princess V39 to Russia – Part 5

Another early morning start on a flat calm sea, destination Stockholm. This journey has been all about travelling – seeing as much as we can of the Baltic in the limited time we have available – but I feel deep regret leaving the tranquillity and beauty of Finland’s Archipelago Sea.…

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VIDEO: Princess R35 sea trial test

A text message to the editor after a test is not rare, just a quick line to reassure him everything has gone to plan and I haven’t accidentally run the boat in question up the nearest sandbank. The summary sent to him after the test of this boat, though, was…