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London Boat Show 2019 Cancelled

British Marine, which organises and owns the London Boat Show, has announced that the 2019 Show, due to run at ExCeL London from 9-13January 2019, will not take place. This decision was made after independent research by exhibition experts, Zing Insights, showed there was insufficient support from a large proportion of the marine industry to […]

Yamarin 81 DC

If you spend a lot of time at the wheel, you’ll grow to respect the 81 DC’s unfussy dynamic behaviour as much as its endless features list and its distinctive looks. … you’ll be very satisfied with its al fresco dining ability, its first-rate cockpit protection, and its capacity to seat 10 and sleep as […]

Cruising Jersey’s Famous Reefs

The sandy areas temporarily revealed by the retreating tide are spectacularly pretty, and provide uncrowded and sheltered areas for swimming, snorkelling and paddleboarding. The chance of having one’s own private desert island on a hot and sunny afternoon explains the huge allure of the two reefs … Even visiting these reefs as often as I […]

Parting the Waves – Suzuki Style

 The robust engine displacement of 4.4 litres is matched by a high-performance 12.0:1 compression ratio, the highest ever for a production outboard engine. As first impressions go … these Suzuki 350s are superb. Parting the Waves – Suzuki Style Digby Fox – freelance journalist, cameraman and producer – takes a first look at Suzuki’s […]

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 […]