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Terhi 475 BR

 Terhi are onto something very modern and relevant with their distinctive brand of compact, efficient, easy-riding powerboats. The sober, self-imposed limitations of this package don’t detract in any major way from its excellence as a safe, practical little trailer boat … … it’s an enjoyable piece of work – and better than most boats […]

A Winter Sun Oasis

The recreation is obvious, but the place and the people get under your skin. The ocean down here draws you like the sirens’ call – little wonder the Portuguese are great seafarers. Its vastness doesn’t haunt you, it hugs you. A Winter Sun Oasis Ocean Blue HQ If you fancy an active out-of-season ‘summer’ along […]

Windy 28 Ghibli

This is a superbly built and designed sports cruiser in all respects. The fit and finish of any Windy is of a very high standard, and the Ghibli is no exception. The Windy brand is known for holding its value and the Ghibli maintains this tradition. There are many reasons for the Ghibli’s popularity, though […]

Monte Carlo Marine 690

The space inside the engine bay is huge, reminiscent of the days when boat design was not focused on using every inch to squeeze something in. Though mahogany is an exceedingly strong material to build boats from, modern laminating methods are used internally to strengthen the stern quarters. Monte Carlo Marine 690 Greg Copp turns […]

Brig 10m Eagle

The attention to detail throughout the boat is impressive. It is… a very exciting boat to drive, and will appeal to the water sports enthusiast. Its price tag is reflected in its build quality and attention to detail. Brig 10m Eagle Greg Copp tests this extremely capable Ukrainian-built boat with a Jekyll and Hyde personality […]

Seakeeper 2 launched

Seakeeper’s drive to expand their gyroscopic technology to an ever wider section of the boating population has taken a big leap with their launch of the Seakeeper 2. Making its debut at the Miami Boat Show, the Seakeeper 2 has pushed this technology boundary down to just 27ft. What was only recently the luxury of […]

Suzuki DF350

Greg Copp takes a closer look at the DF350 from Suzuki… Nothing quite beats the adrenaline rush of nailing the throttles on two big outboard engines. It was not just the twin 350hp DF350s driving the 10m Brig Eagle, but the grip these engines had on the water. When it comes to turning torque into […]

Drysuits – Buyers Guide

Alex Smith examines some of the best drysuits money can buy. A drysuit is basically a waterproof, body-shaped garment built from a combination of neoprene, latex and Gore-Tex and sealed by means of a heavyweight rubber-lined zip. The zip runs either diagonally down the front of the garment (in which case, you can dress and […]

Whale Tail XL

Greg Copp looks at new gear from Whale Tail… The Whale Tail XL from Davis Instruments is a bit of an old tune on a new fiddle. However, you can’t argue with the simplicity and effectiveness of the simple bolt-on fin, which in most cases boosts planing performance for outboards and sterndrives alike. There are […]

Garmin ECHOMAP and ActiveCaptain

Greg Copp checks out the latest from Garmin The Garmin ECHOMAP Plus series is a substantial update on the previous ECHOMAP range. Featuring bright, sunlight-readable 4″, 6″, 7″ or 9″ displays, this range of plotters is aimed at serving a large part of the market. The 6″ units are new to the ECHOMAP range, with […]