Best hardtop sportscruisers: Our top picks from the used boat market

Used boat expert Nick Burnham picks out four of the best hardtop sportscruisers on the market, from the likes of Princess, Jeanneau, Sunseeker and Fairline… Hardtop sportscruisers haven’t always been as ubiquitous as they are right now. Back in 1998 Windy introduced its replacement for the Grand Mistral 36, the Grand Mistral 37. That very […]

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Countdown to Cannes Yachting Festival 2022: Silent 60

If you’re interested in electric boating then a catamaran might be the way to go, with slim, relatively-low drag hulls and expansive deck and roof areas for solar panels. The Silent 60 is available with an auxiliary kitesail system to boost efficiency Headquartered in Austria with manufacturing plants in the Far East and Italy, Silent […]

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World’s coolest boats: Riva Aquarama is La Dolce Vita on ice

Each month we pick out an iconic boat that can lay claim to the title of world’s coolest boat. This month, we take a closer look at the Riva Aquarama… Ferruccio Lamborghini’s legendary customised Riva Aquarama The history of Riva dates back to 1842, when a storm on Lake Iseo in Italy devastated the local […]

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Internet and TV onboard – the rise of satellite communications

The familiar shape of Intellian radomes that were once upon a time only seen high above the bridge on superyachts, cruise ships and merchant ships, are now increasingly seen onboard smaller yachts all over the world. Inside these radomes, are either one of two types of satellite antenna technologies – providing communications or live TV. […]

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Toy of the month: Roam Shadow 35 is a huge floating toy box

Why settle for one toy when you can have an entire toy box! Introducing the Roam Shadow 35 superyacht support vessel… No need to limit your choice of toys when they all fit on a Roam Shadow 35 Roam builds one of the most diverse ranges of craft in the world. They’ll build you a […]

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Countdown to Cannes Yachting Festival 2022: Canados Oceanic 143

The latest flagship of Canados’s Oceanic range is this impressive explorer-style yacht, which will make its debut at Cannes 2022. The Canados Oceanic 143 features a short superstructure and a huge open aft deck, which is dedicated to fine dining and elegant lounging about, rather than the suite of tenders and water toys generally found […]

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Countdown to Cannes Yachting Festival 2022: Fiart P54

The Fiart P54 name may not be terribly familiar – it’s an Italian acronym for ‘factories for the application of thermo-hardening resins’ – but a start date of 1960 makes Fiart a pretty early adopter of the new-fangled boatbuilding material. The company is based in Baia, near Naples. Designed inside and out by Stephano Pastrovich, […]

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24 of the best new boats at Cannes Yachting Festival 2022

Europe’s biggest on-water boat show returns next month (Sept 6-11), and we’ve picked out the cream of the crop at the 2022 Cannes Yachting Festival. The 2022 Cannes Yachting Festival is almost upon us and once again it promises to be a bumper show, drawing in boat lovers from across the Continent and beyond. In […]

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Galia 700 Sundeck yacht tour: Inside a £60,000 Polish starter boat

We get regular requests for reviews of smaller budget boats and this yacht tour delivers exactly that. The Galia 700 Sundeck has a starting price of just £60,000… Galia is the sister brand of Galeon and this outboard-powered range of boats runs up to 7.7m. This Galia 700 is the 7m option and you can […]

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Schaefer V33 first look: Brazilian brand set for UK debut at Southampton show

Gibbs Quay Boat Sales has become the exclusive UK importer of Brazilian-built Schaefer yachts and will bring the Schaefer V33 to the 2022 Southampton Boat Show. The V33 weekender features walkaround decks and outboard power The 14-model Schaefer Yachts portfolio extends from 30-85ft (9-26m) and includes seven flybridge motoryachts and seven sportscruisers. The initial shipment […]

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6 of the best VHF handheld marine radios for your boat

No skipper should be without a ‘mobile’ VHF, but which one is best for you? Fox Morgan put six to the test to help narrow your search… Handheld VHF radios are must-have items on every boat owner’s kit list. Even if your boat has a fixed VHF marine radio, you are often away from the […]

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