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

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This week's yacht tour is a very special edition, not because it's a big yacht or an expensive yacht, but it's MBY contributor Nick Burnham's very own yacht - the Jeanneau Leader 805 Smuggler's Blues II

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 – from the extended bathing platform to the bow – and explains why he bought it.

As he had no interest in trailing, Nick was undeterred by the Leader 805’s wider-than-average 9ft 8in beam – quite the opposite, this makes it a much more stable and spacious craft with enough room for sidedecks, which taper off towards the transom, allowing enough room for a six-person full-beam cockpit.

Nick has owned Smuggler’s Blues II since April 2017, cruising from Lyme Regis to Fowey and everywhere in between. Join him on board for the full tour…

Specification

LOA: 7.8m (28ft 6in)
Beam: 2.95m (9ft 8in)
Engine: Single 260hp Volvo Penta D4