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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Countdown to Cannes Yachting Festival 2022: Absolute 56 Fly

Absolute has revealed new renderings and details of the all-new Absolute 56 Fly ahead of its public debut at the 2022 Cannes Yachting Festival. The slick new design integrates plunging windows with see-through gunwales for outstanding views out The new Absolute 56 Fly is exactly the kind of boat we tend to associate with this […]

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Countdown to Cannnes Yachting Festival 2022: Fairline Phantom 65

British yard Fairline Yachts has released more details and images of the Fairline Phantom 65 ahead of its debut at next month’s Cannes Yachting Festival… Revised windowline and sleek new superstructure look very elegant While Fairline is planning to unveil a revised Squadron 68 at the 2022 Cannes Yachting Festival, the more noteworthy and radical […]

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Countdown to Cannes Yachting Festival 2022: Numarine 22XP

Securing its spot at the entry point to Numarine’s fleet of long-distance explorer yachts, the new Numarine 22XP retains all the key features that make the larger boats so effective. Though relatively compact, the ‘entry-level’ Numarine is an authentic long-distance explorer In spite of its relatively modest length, the Numarine 22XP comes with a choice […]

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Countdown to Cannes Yachting Festival 2022: Sirena 78

According to Turkish builder, Sirena, its extraordinary new Sirena 78 is designed to be “the yacht that can do it all”. Class-leading volume for flexible guest entertainment? Check. Long-range capabilities for adventurous voyages? No problem. A customisable interior for an easy ownership experience? All part of the Sirena 78 package. But one of the keenest […]

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Countdown to Cannes Yachting Festival 2022: Sessa F47

The successful Sessa F47 flybridge cruiser wasn’t broke, so they haven’t tried to fix it. But its restyle does include the obligatory jagged slash of hull windows and a remarkable swoop of flybridge moulding that makes it unmistakably the latest model. Design has been sharpened up throughout, with a few more right angles where there […]

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Jeanneau Announces Three New Models for 2023

NC 1295 Flybridge Leader 10.5 CC Jeanneau Yachts 55 PHOTOS COURTESY OF JEANNEAU Jeanneau is introducing three exciting new models to its 2023 lineup: The NC 1295 Flybridge, Leader 10.5 CC and Jeanneau Yachts 55 — three models designed to make the most out of time on the water. The outboard-powered NC 1295 Flybridge features […]

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Maritimo M60

True blue: Maritimo’s latest model is a reminder of where it all began for the Australian builder. by Kevin Green When prolific Australian boat builder Bill Barry- Cotter decided he wanted to launch a new company in 2004 dedicated to the cruising owner, he did so with the company’s first Maritimo 60. All Photos Courtesy […]

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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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Sunseeker to Debut Two Models at Cannes Yachting Festival

PHOTOS COURTESY OF SUNSEEKER The Sunseeker 100 Yacht and Predator 65 will make their debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September, 2022, along seven other iconic Sunseeker models.  Displaying a sweeping flybridge with walk-around access from bow to stern, the 100 Yacht is made for entertaining, offering an abundance of space with multiple seating […]

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Best river boats: Tempting used options for exploring inland waterways

Our resident used boat expert Nick Burnham picks out a selection of the best river boats currently offered for sale on the secondhand market… When a good friend of mine moved to London, he surprised us all by swapping his twin diesel 30-knot sportscruiser for a river boat. He had boated very happily on the […]

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Absolute Welcomes New Flagship: Navetta 75

The brand-new Navetta 75, known as “The Absolute Sphere,” is the latest development of Absolute and is the largest boat in the Navetta fleet. The Navetta 75 incorporates the shipyard’s most unique features and style: A terrace cockpit and the owner’s cabin at the bow. The new flagship also includes large windows, high ceilings and […]

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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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Galeon sportsboats: Everything you need to know

Founded in 1982, Polish builder, Galeon Yachts, is known for creating some of the most free-thinking and original motorboats and flybridge cruisers in the world. Galeon 325 GTO But as the builder behind Galia’s range of compact runabouts, its expertise in fast open sportsboats is equally well proven. Working hand in hand with celebrated designers […]

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