Category: Boat tests Description: Boat reviews: 9 boats for first time boater
Leisure 23 SL (updated version of original Leisure 23 first launched 1976. She has a re-designed lid, adopting the eighties-style wedge shape coachroof.) Dell Quay Eurosport, Hitia 14, Spirit 20, Wanderer, Blue Peter, Palm Canadian, Gull, Strikeliner 16+.
Category: Boat tests Author: Denny Desoutter Description: Boat Test (Sailing Cruiser) - Coromandel from Newbridge Boats
Coromandel (20ft). 'Several years had passed since I had last sailed a boat with the Chinese full-battened lug, I was surprised and a little ashamed to discover how little I remembered of the way to get the best out of this rig.'
Category: Boat tests Author: David Harding Description: David sails three new designs and revists two others; Hunter 20
Sport Asymmetric, nimble daysailer and the sportiest yet built. S-700, well finished trailable sailer Dazcat 11.5, already proven in Round Britain and Fastnet races. J/108, follows success of J/95. Sunsail 444, big sis for the 384 should do well in charte
Category: Boat tests / New boats Author: Peter K Poland Description: Boats - Allures 45 and Garcia Exploration 45
Peter takes the helm of two very different French-built, aluminium-hulled cruising yachts, starting with Allures 45 and then the ultimate 'go anywhere' Garcia Elploration 45.
Category: Boat tests / Profile Author: David Harding Description: Sailing the Boat Project. 'Collective Spirit'.
An unlikely fusion of artists and the sailing world has produced an unusual boat to mark the Cultural Olympiad. David went to see and sail her.
Category: Boat tests / Profile Author: Peter Poland Description: One Designs of the modern era
There's an enduring appeal to One Design cruiser-racers. Some 40-year-old designs can still even be bought new, and there are bargains to be had in the second-hand market. X-332, Hunter 27 OOD, First 40.7, Figaro, J/105, J/80, J/109.
Category: Boat tests / Used boats Author: Richard Reed Description: Second-hand choice
Looking for a reasonably-priced and solidly-built second-hand cruising yacht, Richard Reed was smitten by the Trapper 500.
Category: Boat tests / New boats Author: David Harding Description: New boat test - Hunter 20 Cruiser
You can never keep a good boat down, as the latest version of the Hunter 20 proves. David Harding puts the Hunter 20 Cruiser to the test.
Category: Boat tests / Used boats Author: David Harding Description: Hustler 25.5 used-boat test
A proper little seaboat - fast, stiff, tough, well-balanced. Not only is Holman & Pye's Hustler 25.5 one of the prettiest boats on the water, but she also provided the inspiration for the Oyster range of yachts.
Category: Boat tests / New boats Author: David Harding Description: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 24.2 used-boat test
There's more to Jeanneau's Sun Odyssey 24.2 than meets the eye. As a roomy, family-friendly weekender and coastal cruiser, this little Jeanneau has a lot going for her.
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