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VIDEO: Used Boat – Stevens 1375 AC VLET

Next time you’re at a boat show looking at a new boat and the smiling salesman assures you that you can choose whatever you want because ‘it’s a custom build’, try asking him for a little less draft, or for the boat to be nine inches shorter or for the…

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VIDEO: How To – Leave a berth using springs

However, it’s still a useful skill to have in your tool box if your thruster fails or the wind proves too strong for its limited power and duration. Before thrusters, driving ahead or astern against a spring or line was pretty much the norm for getting off a berth, particularly…

VIDEO: How To – Lasso a cleat

The ability to lasso a cleat can make coming alongside a lot safer and easier. Our step-by-step guide shows you how to do it

Silent Yachts 55

VIDEO: Silent Yachts 55 review

The Silent Yachts 55, with its battery bank and solar panels, is a glimpse into the future of motorboats, but is it a viable option for serious cruising?

Jeanneau NC11

VIDEO: Used Boat – Jeanneau NC11

The innovative Jeanneau NC11 was built with practicality and usability in mind; Nick Burnham discovers how it stacks up as a secondhand purchase

Galeon 640 Fly

VIDEO: Galeon 640 Fly review

The Galeon 640 Fly has one of the most innovative main decks on the market but does this futuristic flybridge’s talent extend further than that?

Sealegs 9.0m Hydrasol

VIDEO: Sealegs 9.0m Hydrasol review

The Sealegs 9.0m Hydrasol allows you to explore the parts that other craft can’t reach, as we discover on a very unusual tour of Poole Harbour

Sealine F430

VIDEO: Sealine F430 review

A big flybridge and the option of two or three-cabin layouts makes the Sealine F430 a very tempting family buy

MGB 81

VIDEO: MGB 81 review

When German E-Boats began to run amok in English waters early in the Second World War, the Navy responded with a typically British solution

VIDEO: Used Boat – Bénéteau Swift Trawler 34

I was looking for an eight-metre sportscruiser a couple of years ago, and one model blew me away with its incredibly spacious and immensely practical layout. The search quickly morphed into a hunt for simply the best Jeanneau 805 Leader I could find. It’s been a while since a used…