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Gunboat on the Chesapeake
Not about the American War of Independence, more the traditional going head to head with high tech. Just before the Annapolis Sailboat Show David Pugh spent a few days sailing the all-carbon, high performance Gunboat 48 catamaran in the picturesque old world waters of the eastern Chesapeake Bay. His story is coupled with stunning Billy Black photography

The ultimate model yacht?
When the 134ft Fife schooner Cicely was launched in 1902 it is quite likely that she took less than 3,250 hours to build over an 18 month period. Now a replica has been built, less than 3ft long and this is how long it took model-maker supreme Malcolm Darch to build her. We talk to Darch and bring you great pictures of his spectacular creation

PLUS we preview the London Boat Show, charter in French Polynesia and put two very modern 50-footers, the Dufour 525 and First 50, side by side