Best boats under £100,000: Our top picks from the used boat market

Our resident used boat expert Nick Burnham picks out four of the best boats under £100,000 on the secondhand market. Interest rates are rising, cost of living is going up, property values are stalling and the stock market is looking jittery. Yet against this backdrop of doom and worry, demand for boats appears to remain […]

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VMT Electric Outboard Motors Selected by Groupe Beneteau

Groupe Beneteau and Vision Marine Technologies announced plans to integrate Vision Marine’s electric outboard motors with several models across the boat builder’s portfolio of brands. The initial offering will be launched under the Four Winns brand with deliveries expected to be available in spring 2023. In addition to the VMT’s outboards on Four Winns boats, the […]

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20 of the best new boats at the 2022 Southampton Boat Show

We pick out 20 of the best new boats heading to Britain’s biggest boat show, the 2022 Southampton International Boat Show. This weekend will see Mayflower Park reopen its temporary marina for the Southampton International Boat Show, the biggest of its kind in the UK, and there will be dozens of brand new boats waiting […]

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Vision Marine Sets World Record

PHOTO COURTESY OF VISION MARINE On August 28 at the 24th Lake of the Ozarks Shootout in Missouri, Vision Marine set a world record for the fastest electric boat. The V32, created in partnership with Hellkat Powerboats, reached a top speed of 109mph, beating the previous record of 88.6mph set by Jaguar.  Designed from the […]

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Countdown to Southampton Boat Show 2022: Beneteau Antares 8

The Beneteau Antares 8 has been doing good business as a versatile family companion for more than a decade now but the 2022 model appears to be the slickest yet… The new Beneteau Antares 8 comes in Cruising and Fishing variants At the heart of the latest Beneteau Antares 8 overhaul is accessibility. A new […]

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Wellcraft 355

Satisfying your needs. by Capt. Tom Serio “I feel the need, the need for speed! Yow!” Photos Courtesy of Wellcraft There’s a lot of that kind of sentiment going on nowadays, thanks to the movie “Top Gun”. But look around, we have a generation of mid-somethings that have an insatiable appetite for all things speed […]

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A new era of power

By Adam Quandt Peanut butter and jelly, Mike & Ike, yin and yang, all things we’ve known to go together. But water and electricity? Not so much. However, with the help of new technologies, new partnerships and much more, marine manufacturers are changing that mindset. With an emphasis on creating more environmentally-friendly products to meet […]

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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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Beneteau Swift Trawler 48

Moving Swiftly A proven design evolves with the Beneteau Swift Trawler 48. Beneteau has built more than 1,300 Swift Trawlers, so it has the market dialed in. The builder knows that these fast trawlers appeal to both novice and salty cruisers, and it listens to owner and dealer feedback to make each successive design better […]

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Best new boats at Cannes 2022

A bumper crop of mono- and multihulls debut at international boat shows this autumn. Toby Hodges, Rupert Holmes and David Harding preview the headliners at Cannes 2022 Hosted every September in the Port of Cannes, the Cannes Yachting Festival is Europe’s biggest on-water boat show, with dozens of world premieres among the line-up. Here’s our […]

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Beneteau Swift Trawler 48

Our editors learn firsthand how fast a strict itinerary can be tossed overboard as they attempt to cruise to Bimini on a Beneteau Swift Trawler 48. Island (Just in) Time A whirlwind trip to Bimini aboard the Beneteau Swift Trawler 48 proves that even short amounts of time on the water can create lasting memories. […]

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Beneteau Gran Turismo 45 Boat Test

The Gran Turismo 45 is very much a social boat but she’s also an entry-level weekender at the same time. She’s perfect for the set that has had enough of the center console or bowrider days and is now looking to get more out of their premium boating time. This is the third generation of […]

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Beneteau partners with Vision Marine Technologies

Groupe Beneteau and Vision Marine Technologies have launched a partnership to integrate Vision Marine Technologies high-power electric outboard motors onboard several models across Groupe Beneteau’s brand portfolio. Innovation is a keystone of Groupe Beneteau’s heritage, shaping trends in boating for over 130 years. Groupe Beneteau said it was quick to recognize the growing market demand […]

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Groupe Beneteau and Vision Marine Technologies to Deliver Electric Outboard Powerboats

PHOTO OF GROUPE BENETEAU Groupe Beneteau has partnered with Vision Marine Technologies to bring electric outboard propulsion to several new models across its portfolio. Groupe Beneteau has been innovative in recognizing and adopting new electric technologies within its portfolio, and this latest partnership will ensure electric propulsion is also available for multiple outboard powerboat models. […]

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Beneteau Swift Trawler 48 review: Is the original swift trawler still the best?

An evolution of the outgoing 47, this affordable new semi-displacement/semi-planing flybridge cruiser elevates an already successful go-most-places formula, but is something missing from the Beneteau Swift Trawler 48? Next year will mark 20 years of Swift Trawlers. The first model, the Beneteau Swift Trawler 42, made its debut at the 2003 Cannes Yachting Festival with […]

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Wellcraft 355

Wellcraft, acquired by the Beneteau Group in 2014, designs vessels that push the limits to allow boaters to go farther and discover new territories. The brand-new Wellcraft 355 combines speed, agility, and endurance with creature comforts and luxurious amenities to quickly get you from point A to point B. Southern Boating was invited on board […]

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Wellcraft 355 first look: US brand looks to conquer Europe with new model

Wellcraft is looking to steal a slice of the lucrative European adventure boat market with its striking new Wellcraft 355… Vertical bow, forward raked windscreen and an enclosed pilothouse mark a major change of direction for Wellcraft Unlike the US brand’s previous range of centre console craft, the Wellcraft 355 features a plumb bow, a […]

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