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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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 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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Seaward 39

The Seaward 39 is a bespoke old-school semi-displacement boat based on a well-proven design that cuts through rough weather with ease.   It is a wet boat, but that does not matter as it is built to deal with that.  While being hugely tough, it offers a degree of luxury and technology that makes long […]

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Suzuki DF325

If you were intending to do a lot of sea miles in this country across different locations, a DF325 could make good sense from a long-term perspective.  The benefit of having two smaller-diameter propellers instead of one bigger one is that the bevel gears required to turn these props can be smaller. Suzuki DF325 The […]

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Lifecord

 … this tragic episode … spurred a businessman already personally motivated in this matter to do something about it.  … a simple and cost-effective kill cord that can be fitted to any kill switch, by anybody, that will not let you drive off with it dangling at your feet. Lifecord Greg Copp explains the […]

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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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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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Nimbus 365

 … the 365 drives very well, especially in the rough, is very well built and feels exceedingly safe.  It offers a high degree of practicality and is perfectly suited to single-crew skippers – especially with its wheelhouse side door. It is … beautifully finished, with a high attention to detail. Nimbus 365 Greg Copp […]

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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 […]

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Garmin Gear

Garmin have certainly embraced the recent sonar revolution enabling skippers to get a much better picture of life beneath their boat … There have been several sonar systems launched recently that give a realistic 3D picture of the seabed, so it is no real surprise that Garmin have come up with an easily fitted system […]

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Ribcraft 6.8m

There is no compromise with a Ribcraft, which is obvious the moment you cast your eyes around one. …it is still sufficiently family-friendly in design and appearance to appeal to those outside the drysuit brigade. Ribcraft 6.8m Greg Copp gets behind the wheel of a craft primarily built for commercial purposes but that will also […]

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Beneteau Antares 13.80

Few 45ft planing boats offered this level of practicality, performance, seakeeping and safety.  What is evident in the Antares 13.80 is that the design is focused on safety and practicality over accommodation and stylish contemporary looks. …if you are after a serious seagoing planing boat that can cope with our ever-changing weather patterns, then seeking […]

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Mustang 2800SC

 The heads is the most impressive aspect of the boat’s accommodation, and for many this will be a key point. Its keen price tag makes it a realistic competitor in a sector of the market where American boats have a big stake. Cockpit space is the focal point of the boat’s accommodation, which is […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Greenline 36

The Greenline 36 does not try to be all things to all men. It is a long-legged cruiser that aims to provide frugal family cruising. First impressions count with the Hybrid 36. Greenline 36 Innovation seems to be the keyword in yacht design today, and Greg Copp reports on an interesting example of this as […]

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Husky R6

The Husky R6… combines all the graces and practicalities of a family boat with rapid performance, good handling and quick steering. Its capabilities exceed its size, and its build quality, which is just as evident behind the scenes, is reassuring. … what makes this boat even more unusual is its 37K starting price tag, making […]

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