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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Weather forecasting in a heatwave

Weather guru, Chris Tibbs talks though some of the difficulties in accurate weather forecasting during the unusual event of a heatwave Situated to the north-west of Europe, the UK is blessed with mild weather with few extreme weather events, and our temperature is moderated by the seawater around the shores. Thanks to the Gulf Stream […]

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Mathwell Halfboard first look: A hybrid design in every sense of the word

Mathwall Marine believes the future of clean propulsion lies not in inboards or outboards but something in-between. Jack Frith takes a closer look at the new bolt-on multi-fuel electric Halfboard… The housing is bolted onto the transom and shaped to match the hull How many methods of powered marine propulsion are in regular use today? […]

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Second hand boats: buying big charter yachts

Will Bruton takes a look at the best way to to buy, manage, and charter a bigger yacht an increasingly popular options for many buyers Small enough to sail without a large crew, but big enough to charter, pocket superyachts between 55-100ft have become increasingly popular. A compelling proposition for both owners and charterers; buying […]

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International Etchells Worlds 2022

High pressure was the winner on Day One of the Etchells Worlds with no racing possible due to a lack of wind but the spirit in the International Etchells Class shone through. The Royal Yacht Squadron Race Team spent the entire day on the water, but insufficient wind kept the AP flag flying for most […]

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Freedom Boat Club continues European expansion

Freedom Boat Club announces U.K. expansion Freedom Boat Club, a division of Brunswick Corporation, announced the opening of its first franchise locations in the United Kingdom. Consistent with Freedom’s growth strategy to scale its European footprint, the two new locations in Windermere and Torquay, provide its global membership base access to some of the top boating […]

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Inside The Cowes Classic, Offshore Powerboating’s Toughest Endurance Race

The last weekend in August was a great one for veteran offshore powerboat racer Miles Jennings, who is currently competing in the Union Internationale Motonautique Class 1 World Championship Series in the United States with American Alex Pratt in XINSURANCE/Good Boy Vodka, a 52-foot MTI catamaran powered by Mercury Racing 1100 Comp engines. Running Silverline, […]

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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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Countdown to Southampton Boat Show 2022: Princess F65

British yard Princess Yachts have released the first details of their new Princess F65 yacht, which will get its public debut next week at the 2022 Southampton Boat Show… The show will also feature six further models, ranging from 45 to 72ft, but it is the Princess F65 that is the most hotly anticipated. Princess […]

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Countdown to Southampton Boat Show 2022: Bluegame BGX60

Could the BGX60 be the model to take the Bluegame brand global? We take a closer look at this intriguing new design ahead of its Southampton Boat Show debut… The bold styling of the Bluegame BGX60 instantly demands your attention The BGX70 was one of the major talking points of the 2019 Cannes Boat Show […]

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World’s coolest yachts: Cherub

We ask top sailors and marine industry gurus to choose the coolest and most innovative yachts (or in this case dinghy) of our times. Emma Richards nominates the Cherub The Cherub is a 12ft two-person dinghy with a single trapeze (twin in the UK), designed in 1951. It evolved into an international development class, with […]

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Raymarine reveals plans for 2022 Southampton International Boat Show

Their stand will be fully equipped with the latest technology, Raymarine experts and special show offers, along with a special guest on Wednesday September 21! Raymarine will be showing all their latest products including the Raymarine Ecosystem, which includes YachtSense Digital Switching and YachtSense Link 4G solution alongside their brand new Raymarine app. This gives […]

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Second hand boats: How to get an IRC winner

If you’re buying a second-hand racing yacht, how do you ensure you’ll be competitive? Rupert Holmes analyses what to look for when buying a used yacht for serious IRC racing fun Careful passage planning can pay dividends during the Round the Island Race. Photo: Paul Wyeth If you want to participate in racing in the […]

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Quit your job and live on a yacht? 8 ways to make it happen

Erin Carey talks to a variety of liveaboard yacht cruisers about how they make a living on a yacht and what their days look like When my family and I set off on what we thought would be a two-year sailing sabbatical in 2018, we didn’t have any plans of working along the way. We […]

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