Yachts & Boats

Pathfinder 2700 Boat Review

Equal parts bay boat and offshore boat make this hybrid a true crossover. I’m not surprised that one of the leaders in the bay-boat market

Secondhand buyers’ guide: 4 of the best all-weather boats for sale

Our resident used boat expert Nick Burnham picks out four of the best all-weather boats on the secondhand market, from Aquastar to Sargo. It’s deepest

Boston Whaler 280 Vantage: 2021 Boat Buyers Guide

The 280 Vantage is a family-friendly fisher that also excels at day cruising. Boston Whaler balances its 60-year tradition of building unsinkable hulls with its

Barker 40 HPC: 2021 Boat Buyers Guide

The 40 HPC combines ­yacht-quality fit-and-finish with first-rate fishability. Ahalf-dozen years ago, after a decade in the boatbuilding industry, Kevin Barker set off on his

Albemarle 31 DC: 2021 Boat Buyers Guide

The 31 DC is outfitted with everything you need for a day offshore. Albemarle customers tell the company there are four main reasons for their

Greenline 45 Coupe first look: Handsome cruiser gets more room for solar panels

There are few 45-footers on the market that lend themselves to a flybridge to coupé conversion like the Greenline 45. Losing the flybridge does little to detract

Sunseeker Predator 74 XPS first look: Heavyweight cruiser gets more visual punch

We don’t reckon the Predator 74 lacks visual punch but if you are of the opinion that it could do with a little more pizzazz

Frauscher 1212 Ghost first look: This 50-knot speedster cares not for practicality

There are some boats that just look right and the Frauscher 1212 Ghost is one of those boats. There are no quarters given to practicality

Cranchi A44 first look: This luxury tender taps into several key trends

If there’s one bandwagon whose suspension is straining under the weight of being jumped on it’s the one labelled “T-top sportsboats”. There aren’t many shipyards

Yellowfin 54 Offshore Boat Review

New flagship delivers yachtlike experience in a fishing-focused center console. It’s often said that first impressions are everything. In the case of the Yellowfin 54

Comitti Breva 35 test drive: Italian beauty tested in the Solent

Is there more to the eye-poppingly beautiful Comitti Breva 35 than just good looks? We find out with a blustery test in the Solent… Owning

HH50 Boat Review

Sportscar builders say, “Speed costs, how fast do you want to go?” This is also true of boats. And if you can foot the bill,

Nord Star 31+ review: This SUV of the seas really packs a punch

Can you think of a boat with stiffer, more focussed competition than the Nord Star 31+? With homegrown rivals like the Sargo 31 and Botnia

Invincible 36 Open Fisherman Review

This model, which launched the Invincible brand, continues to be one of the most sought-after center console boats in its class. There comes a time

Excess 11 Boat Review

Granted, to call the new Excess 11 catamaran “small” is nuts. At 37ft long and nearly 22ft wide, she’s anything but petite. Nonetheless, as the

Barker Boatworks 40HPC First Glance

New catamaran features multiple fishing amenities and offshore performance with a yachtlike finish. Barker Boatworks has just announced the debut of its new 40 High

Secondhand boat buyers’ guide: 4 of the best 45ft sportscruisers for sale

Our resident used boat expert Nick Burnham picks out 4 of the best 45ft sportscruisers available on the secondhand market. Boat buying is the world’s

Elling E6 yacht tour: This Dutch masterpiece is all about long-distance cruising

Serious long range cruising and exemplary build quality are the key tenets of the Elling range, and the E6 is a perfect example. If you

Bluegame BGX60 first look: New design is unlike anything else in this size bracket

Could the BGX60 be the model to take the Bluegame brand global? We take a look at this intriguing new design… The BGX70 was one

Bavaria Vida 33 first look: German giant adds outboard-powered dayboat to its line-up

Bavaria Yachts had a glaring gap in their line-up in the shape of an outboard-powered dayboat, but not anymore. We explain the origins of the

Marex 330 Scandinavia first look: This versatile cruiser can be as exposed or protected as you want

The new 330 Scandinavia was designed as a scaled-down version of the flagship 375 but Marex has also used customer feedback to inform the boat’s

Waterdream 52 California first look: Dutch heavyweights collaborate for royal cruiser

Building an all-aluminium, 50-knot weekender for a member of the Dutch royal family is one thing but to do it during a global pandemic in

Cetera 60 first look: Revolutionary design puts the cabins on the main deck

Well here’s an interesting idea. Instead of having the cabins on the lower deck, where they rub shoulders with the machinery space and water laps

Italian Vessels 28.5M first look: This new Spadolini design is all about cruising range

Italian Vessels is a new venture founded by former captain and surveyor Mario Parigi who has enlisted the expertise of Tommaso Spadolini to design the

Cranchi 67 first look: Grande design brings superyacht style to this size bracket

The Cranchi Sessantasette (or 67 for those of us who non parli italiano) is the second new flybridge model from Cranchi created in conjunction with

Secondhand boat buyers guide: 4 of the best riverboats for sale

Our resident used boat expert Nick Burnham picks out four of the best riverboats currently offered for sale from the likes of Linssen, Intercruiser, Stephens

Hydrolift X-27 SUV test drive: The world’s most unlikely performance boat

From stalwart of the sea to sporty SUV, pilothouse boats are encountering something of a revolution but the Hydrolift X-27 may be the most extreme

Fjord 41XL review: This classy cruiser shows Fjord at its finest

Perennially labelled “Med boats”, Fjord’s latest model is put through its paces in our home territory. How does it get on? No one will find

Absolute Navetta 64 review: This fast trawler has a trick up its sleeve

The latest addition to Absolute’s quirky Navetta family possesses all the qualities we admire in the range but with a notable trick up its sleeve…

Ceramic Pro review: Can this ultra-tough coating seal a boat for life?

A new type of ultra-tough ceramic coating claims to protect your boat against everything from salt and sunlight to bird poo and red wine. Hugo