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Bavaria-Vision-46-review-in-action-credit-Paul-Wyeth

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…

Beneteau-Oceanis-523-review-in-action2-credit-Malcolm-White

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…

Beneteau-First-34.7-review-in-action5-credit-Beneteau

Beneteau are clearly very proud of the new Beneteau First 34.7 have issued several bold statements about the complexity of the new boat in their ever expanding stable. How could…

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When it comes to serious numbers in one ­design yachts, the X-99 rates as one of the most successful designs of modern times, with 600 built since 1985. But after…

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The Bowman Starlight name made a big impact on the performance cruising scene in the Eighties, particularly with the Bowman Starlight 35, of which 102 have been built to date.…

Their prevalence at regattas shows how much the design has caught the imagination as a performance boat at a good price. Nowadays there’s another reason for its success-with so many…

Although they are clearly from the same stable, Niels Jeppesen has given her a deep T-keel for stability. But the X-Yachts X-41 carries a comparatively lower sail area than her…

Beneteau-Oceanis-42CC-review-in-action-credit-Malcolm-White

Love ’em or loathe ’em, there’s no denying the popularity of centre cockpit yachts. Beneteau’s current range spans sizes from 36ft to 44ft and the Beneteau Oceanis 42CC, which started…

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As you walk into the reception area at Elan’s factory in Slovenia, you’re greeted by a rack of vintage wooden skis, a reminder of the company’s roots, making skis for…

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Her looks mirror the First 50, Bénéteau’s flagship performance cruiser launched in 2006, notably owing to the long sleek coachroof and moulded ‘eyebrows’ over the side windows. And the similarity…

Jeanneau-57-review-in-acction-credit-Jeanneau

New family line A staggering 370 54DSs have sold in six years -“In a market we were unsure of, that was our big success story,” says Jeanneau’s sailboat product manager…

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Lost in translation Something was being lost in translation, but I at least felt it must be something special. When we did finally get some graphics through, however, I was…