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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Deep Impact: One of Speedboating’s Greatest Turnaround Success Stories

How Deep Impact and exclusive dealer Plantation Boat Mart joined forces to achieve greatness. Once upon a time, center consoles were exclusively associated with sportfishermen and bluewater tournaments. Over the years, they became faster, roomier and more competitive. The evolution of the center console from fishboat to high-performance juggernaut has been our industry’s most astonishing chapters, […]

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What Does Boat Insurance Cover?

Boat insurance is just what it sounds like: coverage that kicks in if you get into trouble with your boat.  However, there are different types of boat insurance policies, and those policies cover different types of things. Making sure you have the right type of insurance for the way you intend to use your boat […]

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Best open sportscruisers: 4 tempting options for wind-in-your-hair boating

Used boat expert Nick Burnham picks out four of the best open sportscruisers on the market, from the likes of Sunseeker, Sealine, Windy and Neptunus… The worst thing about open sportscruisers is always the canopy, and the bigger the boat, the bigger the canopy and the greater the swearing and the hassle. It’s precisely why […]

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Boston Whaler 305 Conquest used boat review: Built to last a lifetime

Our resident used boat expert Phil Sampson explains what to look for in a secondhand Boston Whaler 305 Conquest… In build: 2004 to 2012 Price range: £95,000 to £135,000 (inc. VAT) Coincidentally, the founder of the Boston Whaler brand of legendary sportsfishing boats was a man called Fisher. He – full name Richard T. Fisher […]

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