If you’re looking for a quick and comfortable cruiser that is full of great features with solid build quality, few boats can rival the Maxi 1000, as Graham Snook discovers

Hanse 458 sailing in the Solent

In a year when an unprecedented number of mid-40-foot yachts have been launched, Hanse has thrown its hat into the ring with the 458, but is she up to the…

It's not often a mainstream builder will step out of its comfort zone, but Jeanneau's new Sun Odyssey 440 is like no other boat they've launched, as Graham Snook discovers

X4

She is more ‘cruising’ than X-Yachts’ Performance range but more ‘performance’ than its Cruising range, so who is she for? Graham Snook takes her sailing to find out

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What’s she like to sail? The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45DS had options for shallow draught or a deeper, high-performance setup. We tested the performance option, so she had plenty of…