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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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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Sunseeker Predator 65 review: Purist’s choice handles like a motorbike

Sunseeker’s newest hardtop coupé – the 32nd model to bear the Predator name – faces stiff competition, not least from its year-old near-identical sportsfly twin sister. Both are fabulous. But which one to choose? Agile hull and IPS drives allow just the right amount of lean to feel exciting but not alarming. Photos: Sunseeker and […]

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Countdown to Southampton Boat Show 2022: Galeon 510 Sky Deck

The Galeon 510 Sky Deck is based squarely on the award-winning 500 Fly. Alex Smith explains why it’s worth a closer look at SIBS 2022… This is exactly what makes Galeon special It takes the same hull and lower deck arrangements and then modifies the upper deck to upgrade the style, drop the centre of […]

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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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Choosing the Right Throttle and Shift Cables for Your Boat

Ordering the correct length proves critical when replacing throttle and shift cables. Courtesy Dometic Cable throttle and shift controls still dominate the boating market for outboard, inboard and sterndrive engines. Cables from brands such as Dometic Marine (previously SeaStar) and Uflex provide smooth, reliable service for years, even decades, but they might eventually wear out, […]

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Volvo Penta Coastal Series Sterndrives

An all-aluminum engine and drive specially coated to thwart corrosion. Courtesy Volvo Penta Historically, the technology and metallurgy of sterndrives often failed to measure up to the rigors of saltwater service. Volvo Penta’s Coastal Series seeks to draw boaters back to sterndrives with an anti-corrosion package and an included seven-year warranty, offering saltwater boaters sterndrive […]

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2022 Aspen C120

The C120 offers a stable and efficient ride. Courtesy Aspen Power Catamarans Special delivery: Sign up for the free Boating email newsletter. Subscribe to Boating magazine for $14 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. Overview Aspen Power Catamarans employ asymmetrical hulls similar to Polynesian proas. These provide stability, seaworthiness, extraordinary efficiency and generous interior space for […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Chartering a Yacht

The Choice is Yours There’s more to chartering a boat for a week than just choosing from a pretty picture. Sailing charters have been around for decades, and they’re a great way to explore well beyond your home waters. But powerboaters have been shy to sign up, primarily because of the whole sailing obstacle. If […]

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Embracing sustainability

Manufacturers By Adam Quandt Sustainability is certainly not a new notion to our world; however, the idea of sustainability and operating business sustainably has gained more and more momentum over the last few years, especially as we look at the recreational boating industry of both today and the future. “Innovation is alive and well in […]

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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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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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Meet Fratelli Aprea

Legendary Italian Builder Lands on U.S. Shores. Fratelli Aprea is a family company that builds boats with six generations’ worth of knowledge and passion. Fratelli Aprea is a family company that builds boats with six generations’ worth of knowledge and passion. Life on Italy’s legendary Amalfi Coast is all about the sea. Here, the rolling […]

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Cox Marine announces key sales appointments

Diesel outboard engine innovator Cox Marine has announced two key sales appointments in North America as the company builds its regional team to drive business growth. Experienced diesel engine and marine industry sales specialist Doug Ross is confirmed as Regional Sales Director, North America, to lead Cox Marine’s sales strategy, overseeing all business channels in […]

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Countdown to Cannes Yachting Festival 2022: Windy 34 Alizé

Windy has revealed updated renderings of its next model, the Windy 34 Alizé, previously known as Project Hawk… Norwegian superyacht designer Espen Øino is a man with a stellar CV and an even more stellar reputation. Who better then to take the lead on the all-new Windy 34 Alizé – a boat designed to evoke […]

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Fairline Announces New Targa 40

PHOTO COURTESY OF FAIRLINE Following the success of the popular Targa 38, Fairline announced the brand new Targa 40, featuring bold exterior design, sporty and contemporary interior spaces and the latest in technology. “The Targa 40 announcement comes at an exciting time for Fairline and marks a major milestone in our new model development programme. […]

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