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Jeanneau MF1095

… you can’t help but be impressed when you step into the glasshouse-like saloon.  Like all Merry Fishers, this is a versatile boat built to perform as a fast fisher or a family cruiser.  She is built to a price, and from that perspective she is good value for money … Jeanneau MF1095  Jeanneau’s entry […]

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Scarab 195 Open

This is great fun to drive, and something totally different to a conventional outboard-powered boat. You may either love it or simply find it is too specialised for what you need. At low speed you can spin the boat around virtually on the spot. It is a cleverly innovative boat in terms of design features. […]

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Jeanneau NC33

It has been well designed with a good attention to detail and with a particular eye to safety on deck. Living accommodation has been well thought out. Movement on deck is enhanced by the asymmetrical wheelhouse design …  Jeanneau NC33 Greg Copp heads to the South of France to examine Jeanneau’s latest and smallest addition […]

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XO Explorer

Being an aluminium boat, it is relatively light at 4.6 tonnes with twin 350hp Verados. One of the most sensible features of the boat is its shock-absorbing seats, which look like motor cycle forks … XO Explorer The intrepid Greg Copp dons his Explorer hat as he looks to discover what lies beneath the surface […]

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Sunseeker Hawk 27

Should you be in any doubt as to the engines’ credibility, then consider having them rebuilt by an independent engineer with knowledge of these engines.  … if you are up for something a bit different, and cost-effective, that will always catch somebody’s eye, then an older Sunseeker could be the way to go. Sunseeker Hawk […]

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Nimbus 370/380

What was different about driving the Nimbus compared to other semi-displacement boats was the virtually linear performance delivery. The wide scope of its appeal, encompassing both yachtsmen and motor boaters, underlines this boat’s versatility …  These boats are beautifully built and strongly constructed. Nimbus 370/380 Greg Copp celebrates the practicality and attention to detail that […]

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Stingher 900GT

This Anglo-Italian RIB is a serious boat built for maximum appeal. Stingher manage this mix very well by building a boat that is fast and exciting to drive, while remaining safe in the process.  It suffers no handling quirks, and by its forgiving nature is perfect for both novice and experienced helmsmen. Stingher 900GT The […]

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Prestige 680S

Prestige 680S If you want a flybridge cruiser that feels like a coupé, Prestige’s ingenious 680S might just be the way to go. Alex Smith reports.     It’s early in the morning – just a few minutes past sunrise – and as the Prestige 680S creams across a mirror-flat sea off the coast of […]

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Jeanneau Leader 33

While the 30 and the 36 are quite striking examples of their type, the 33 looks like the best-judged Leader yet. … it achieves pretty much everything the larger boat does, but on a smaller, more affordable platform. Jeanneau Leader 33 Hot on the heels of the new Leader 30 comes a hardtop family cruiser […]

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Bella 600 BR

With impressive quality of build, clarity of design and purity of ergonomic arrangement, nothing here is allowed to spoil the drive or complicate the life of the owner.  It’s rapid as well as comfy, secure as well as spacious, versatile as well as user-friendly. If you’re in the market for a bowrider of this size, […]

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Axopar 37 Sun-Top

Few boats offer such a smooth ride and such an easy point and shoot driving experience. It is cleverly designed and well thought out, with close attention to detail …  On the surface, it may appear to be just another high-octane superyacht tender, but it is also a credible cruiser in its own right.  The […]

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Seakeeper 2

Seakeeper 2 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 […]

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Zodiac Nautic Avon eJET

Zodiac Nautic Avon eJET Launched at last year’s Cannes Yachting Festival and recently shown at the Miami Boat Show, the Avon eJET, a fully electric jet tender, has started to make an impact in the world of silent powerboating. Working with Bavarian-based Torqeedo, Avon have the perfect partner for the eJET concept. Torqeedo are market […]

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Mazu 52HT

It goes without saying that this boat is bespoke, so designs and colour schemes will vary. The cockpit is the focal point, with a gigantic sun pad flanked by walkways that run all the way up onto the foredeck without a hint of restriction. … it focuses on what a high-performance sports cruiser is meant […]

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BRABUS Shadow 800

BRABUS Shadow 800 The BRABUS Shadow 800 is the first in series of limited production, high performance Super yacht tenders. It has been built in conjunction with German high-performance car manufacturer BRABUS, of which at the moment only 20 will be made. Launched at the Dusseldrorf boat show the twin 400hp Verado outboard powered boat […]

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