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There’s something surprising and quite brilliant about the new Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 54, which I bet you won’t notice at first. I certainly didn’t. It’s not the powerful looks or…

£560,000.00

Bearing away around the Îles de Glenans off the south Brittany coast we unfurl the gennaker of the new Pogo 44 and accelerate smoothly from 8 knots to 11, with…

£310,308.00
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While the hardcore racing world has been squabbling over everything from handicapping systems to whether people really want to go offshore racing, a growing army of less vociferous but fiercely…

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Matthew Sheahan investigates a new mid-range cruiser, the Westerly Ocean 37, to find out what you get for your money There’s one thing that needs clearing up from the start.…

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The newly launched Elan Impression 444 is born from the 434, a design that made an impression itself when it launched a successful line of big-volume cruisers in 2004. Over…

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A 220nm passage on the new Oyster 575 certainly provided quality time aboard to assess whether this might be a worthy heir to Oyster’s most successful model ever, the 56,…

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For once, there was no need to remove every cushion, lift every floorboard and squeeze into the engine room for a boat test. Having acted as the owner’s consultant in…

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Yachting World's video shot during the test of the first boat from brand new British yard Gunfleet Marine. See the full report in Yachting World March, out now.

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Video footage from Yachting World's test aboard Bavaria's new Vision 46 – an innovative family cruiser from the board of Farr Yacht Design and Design Unlimited. The full report is…

Yacht design has made enormous strides in the past decade: the best of today’s new boats are safer, easier to handle, faster and a lot more spacious than older models…

£368,015.00
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Compared with her predecessor, the Jeanneau SO 469 has increased freeboard and now has chines and a folding transom, improving her beam aft and her accommodation. The latter is akin…

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When most yards talk of success in this size range they’re talking of tens, maybe scores of boats built. Beneteau talk in hundreds. The predecessor of the Beneteau Oceanis 523,…

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The appearance of the Beneteau Oceanis 323 suggests simple, economical family sailing, lots of room and a modest performance – or does it? Closer inspection makes you think again, because…