De Antonio D36 test drive review: The ultimate cruise-ready day boat?

If you’re a day-cruising outboard fan with an appetite for ingenuity, the De Antonio D36 is a boat you need to see. Alex Smith takes a test drive… First impressions count. And having been introduced to De Antonio Yachts through its D23 weekender at the 2017 Southampton Boat Show, my first impressions could hardly have […]

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How I bought and refitted a Fairline Targa 29 for less than £75,000

Former toolmaker and lifelong boat enthusiast Andy Dore knows how to spruce things up but even he had his work cut out buying and refitting a 1998 Fairline Targa 29 for under £75,000. He tells Phil Sampson his story… Since the successful renovation Blue Tonic has spent summer days exploring the Solent. Photos: Phil Sampson […]

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Tiara 48 LS

Special Delivery The Tiara 48 LS is a sport boat and a yacht all in one. The Tiara 48 LS is a hybrid, but not in the way you may think. The clue is in the name—LS—which stands for “Luxury Sport” and sets expectations from the start. This flagship of Tiara’s outboard series is a […]

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Quarken 27 T-Top review: The £140k weekender sportsboat you need to see

Designed in Finland, based in Finland and built in Finland, the new Quarken 27 T-Top is a fast weekender with a difference. Alex Smith takes it for a test drive… Following a succession of seriously impressive boats from Axopar, XO and Saxdor, the plumb-bowed weekender has begun to seem like a distinctly Finnish innovation. It […]

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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: 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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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: 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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Ryck 280 sea trial review: Germany’s answer to the Axopar 28

If you thought the battle for fast weekender supremacy was a shoot-out between the ultra-slick Nordic brands, you might want to take a look at a new name from the mighty German Hanse Group. Alex Smith takes a test drive of the Ryck 280… Despite the fact that the Hanse Group’s new Ryck brand only […]

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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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Supermarine Swordfish 42 first look: Stretched racing hull offers more luxury

Supermarine has revealed details of a striking new big sister to last year’s Spearfish 32, called the Supermarine Swordfish 42 The new Supermarine Swordfish 42 offers the same blend of subtly updated retro elegance and modern engineering The Swordfish 42 will be built around a stretched version of the same celebrated Alan Burnard hull. And […]

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Supermarine sportsboats: Everything you need to know

The Supermarine ethos is like a manifesto for the purist sportsboater. Sleek, fast and bursting with pedigree, the Spearfish 32 is a deeply desirable sportsboat You take a ferociously capable Alan Burnard racing hull, you make it stiff and light with modern building techniques and you pair it with proven inboard engines and premium-grade components. […]

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Azimut Verve 42 first look: New baby of the range is a serious performer

When Azimut’s Verve line first appeared in 2020, it felt like a bold departure from the Italian yard’s norm… Triple Mercury 450Rs bring 45 knots well within reach True, it retained all the finesse and glamour you would expect of an Italian builder with proven superyacht credentials. But in essence, what we witnessed on that […]

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Beneteau Flyer 9 SUNdeck

Simple fun! by Capt. Tom Serio If simplicity equates to more fun, then the new Beneteau Flyer 9 SUNdeck is going to maximize the fun quotient. Photos Courtesy of Beneteau Usable space abounds, starting from the stern. Wrapping around the engine package of your choice are side swim platforms, along with a platform across the […]

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New Boat: Invictus TT460

With its emphasis on deck space, the TT460 is offered as a day boat and occasional weekender. Invictus builds boats that seem to get better looking the closer you get. The overall style of the TT460 is pretty sharp, whatever your opinion of axe bows may be, but as you approach you really start to […]

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