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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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 Fjord 36 Xpress

The dash arrangement is spot on – everything in its place and there’s a place for everything. It wrestles with being a superyacht tender and a weekender, while still being an exciting and practical sports boat.  With two 350hp Verados on the transom, life at displacement speed on the 36 Xpress is decidedly silent.  Fjord […]

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Silver Eagle BRX

The Eagle BRX is an indisputably fast, agile and exciting boat, with plenty of sheltered seating, furniture versatility and storage built in. With its moderate 20-degree deadrise, its modest weight of just 860kg and the top-rated 200hp engine on the transom, the Eagle BRX is a boat that commands the skipper’s attention. Whether on the […]

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Superfly GT 42

By all accounts, the Superfly GT 42 from Flying Flipper is a boat worth watching out for … … how good it is to see the design and development of new models such as this being invested in once again …  From a driver’s standpoint, much time and effort has been put into the critical […]

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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 […]

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Seaward 27

No doubt she will prove just as formidable as her previous siblings. … in keeping with the bespoke nature of this yard, there is a wide range of customisation available.  Seaward 27 Greg Copp looks at the latest, traditionally built, go-anywhere offering from the Seaward stable … The Boat Development Co. Ltd, better known as […]

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Ribcraft 7.8m

You get the impression that every aspect of the boat has been carefully thought through.  This particular version is obviously not designed for the average family, though its seats would certainly win a few hearts and minds in rough weather.  Not many 8m RIBs give such a secure and planted ride as this boat, enhanced […]

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Sting 610 DC

While a great many debut brands are to some degree a speculative venture into the unknown, this new Polish-built Norwegian cuddy is a very convincing leisure package. It offers plenty of pace, considerably more quality than the market’s most affordable options and exactly the kind of ease of use that makes the Nordic approach to […]

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Ocqueteau Twin Test

Whatever model ticks your box, and however you specify it, both boats are built for a specific purpose, and both have abilities beyond their size.   They are both … constructed with a no-frills approach, and represent good value for money. Ocqueteau Twin Test The Ocqueteau Ostrea 700 and 800 go head to head as judge […]

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Hardy 42

The helm set-up is great, offering very good visibility forward and over the beams.  The Hardy 42 is a boat with a timeless design, which, like its siblings, never seems to lack in popularity …  It would be fair to say that there is near-perfect access from the saloon to the flybridge for children and […]

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Ribquest 7.8

Not that surprisingly, the build quality is rock solid. … this boat proved itself hugely capable in some big seas, providing a steady sure-footed ride, with responsive sporty handling to match.  Ribquest 7.8 Greg Copp takes a close look at a classic example of the traditional British RIB. Although the Ribquest 7.8m has a number […]

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Sealine C430

… even on a wet and gloomy day, with all the light that pours into the saloon, it feels warm and inviting. This coupé is safe, roomy and sociably arranged – inside and out. It’s also nippy, versatile (in the cabin department) and exceptionally easy to handle and manoeuvre. ‘Easy-going’ best describes the handling. The […]

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Parker 750 CC

It’s a little boat that really seems to take its inspiration from big-boat design.  She shows no tendency to be tricky through even the tightest turn, and in every way I would describe her as being very user-friendly. Her quality of build, internal design and choice of materials are all big-scoring attributes. The helm is […]

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