The Tide 25, built by MFH in north Germany – began its life as a Dehler SQ25, but the mould was sold off when that company hit hard times. Plumb…
Dehler 46SQ review: improvements all round
Powering to windward in one of the breeziest starts to a winter I can remember, it was hard to tell what was rain and what was spray. Sunshine and a…
First look: Bavaria C46 – proven concept, bigger size
We tested the latest Bavaria C45 in 2018, which at the time was the first Cossutti designed Bavaria in that size range. Just five years later, Bavaria are bringing out…
Arcona 385 review – evolution not revolution
Plenty has changed in the last 10 years. We’ve come through Brexit, Covid and TikTok dance crazes. Some things haven’t changed much though. Swedish yard Arcona has just launched its…
Island Packet 380: The best liveaboard cruiser out there?
When it comes to liveaboard credentials, is the Island Packet the cream of the crop? Rachael Sprot went to find out...
Shakedown Sail in a Freedom 33
Searching for a new boat to replace our beloved Victoria 26 wasn’t easy, writes Nic Compton. During September 2020, after nine months of looking, we placed a Facebook ad that…
Busting the hull speed myth
Waterline length is not the defining factor in maximum boat speed that we all think it is. Julian Wolfram busts the hull speed myth
Boat handling: How to use your yacht’s hull shape to your advantage
Whether you have a long keel or twin keel rudders, there will be pros and cons when it comes to performance. Toby Heppell explores three boats' differences
The sea kindly Hallberg-Rassy 352
Hallberg-Rassy is known for its sea-kindly and solid boats. Duncan Kent examines the nuances of the popular Hallberg-Rassy 352
What makes a boat seaworthy?
What characteristics make a yacht fit for purpose? Duncan Kent explores the meaning of 'seaworthy' and how hull design and technology have changed the way we think