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Oyster Lightwave 48
Jan 1988 p156-162  (5.00 pages)
Category: Boat tests
Description: Boat test
High performance, comfort and ease of handling were major considerations for this modern flyer. We tested a finkeel Lightwave and compared its performance with a version fitted with a Tandem keel.
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Oyster Lightwave 395
Mar 1987 p83  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Construction & design
Description: Designed by Carl Schumacher
Californian, Carl, is the architect of Oyster Marine's Lightwave 48. This boat is in the same vein, but definitely a performance cruiser-racer.
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Oyster Lightwave 395
Jun 1991 p86-89  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Boat tests / Racing technique
Author: Rupert Morgan
Description: Getting the best out of your Lightwave 395
Oyster's strict one-design has produced some hot competition. Setting up the rig, sailing the boat. No tricks: "Throughout 1990, we used no special tricks to gain superior boat speed over other boats; once the rig had been set up and found to be effective
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Maxi 999
Jan 1986 p142-143  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Boat tests
Description: Yachting World - Short Test
Designed by Pelle Petterson, Maxi 999 deserves to become a popular choice among skippers looking for a modern sailing cruiser which combines performance and ease of handling with real comfort below.
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Comfort 30
Nov 1978 p2228-2229  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Boat tests
Author: Michael Balmforth
Description: Performance cruisers
There is a great emphasis on performance in the Comfort. We look at hull, deck, rig & sails, accommodation, engine and performance under power, handling under sail.
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Oyster Lightwave 395
Sep 1988 p133-135  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Boat tests
Description: Short test
Oyster Marine have chosen a development of the Ultra Light Displacement Boat to give their new one-design cruiser-racer that certain sparkle. 'Simplicity is the key on deck. Most owners have chosen wheel steering, 52in rim just permits the helmsman to ste
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Oyster Heritage
Jun 1984 p1176-1179  (3.50 pages)
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Category: Boat tests
Author: Paul Fenner
Description: Onboard Holman & Pye design 37ft Heritage
A medium displacement, she is intended as a comfortable, seakindly cruiser with a good sailing performance. We sail a fin keel version, while there is a centreboarder which costs extra. A pilothouse version is available.
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SHE C32
Mar 1974 p394-395  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Boat tests
Author: Andrew Bray
Description: Designed by Sparkman & Stephens as a high performance cruising boat or cruiser/racer She 32C - 'I like this boat because
she is well built and sensibly fitted out incorporating a lot of good practical ideas... What I saw of the boat she should satisfy someone looking for a practical high performance cruising yacht which should also not disappoint him if he raced her'.
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Tankard 23
Jan 1970 p74  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Boat tests
Description: A slippery little cruiser/racer to delight the performance-lover.
A high performance small cruiser designed to meet individual needs. Both twin and a fin keel model are built. A boat of pleasing appearance, light and strong, with a very good racing performance.
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Sovereign 400
Jan 1986 p136-141  (5.00 pages)
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Category: Boat tests
Description: Yachting World Tested
Richard Jordan and Rob Humphreys are to be congratulated upon such a successful combination of high quality build and finish, and real comfort below decks, with impressive high performance. We look on deck, at accommodation, construction and under way.
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Beneteau Flyer 10
Feb 1990 p84-89  (6.00 pages)
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Category: Boat tests
Description: Boat Report - Beneteau Flyer 10
Beneteau give the world a French lesson in style. Their 33-footer looks stunning - but what's she like beneath the skin? We look at design & construction, accommodation, deck, engines, handling & performance.
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Oyster Lightwave 48
Sep 1986 p102  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Construction & design
Description: Design - Carl Schumacher
Originally planned as a one-off boat for Californian Paul Berger, this boat has developed through a series of remarkable coincidences, into a full scale series production project for Oyster Marine.
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Furia 37
Apr 1986 p122-123  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Boat tests
Description: Yachting World Tested
The Furia 37 is a particularly comfortable modern cruiser which possesses a good all round performance. She is well built and carefully fitted out. Built by Dresport, Barcelona.
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Oyster 53
Jan 1987 p136-139  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Boat tests
Description: Long test
Oyster Marine's new flagship is a good-looking, semi-custom, bluewater cruiser fitted out to their usual high standard. Cruising crews will be delighted by the enormous volume available for stowage of personal gear.
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Maxi
Feb 1974 p290-291  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Boat tests
Author: Colin Jarman
Description: Design section
High performance Maxi 25ft 6in (7.70m). Of extreme short keel design, the Maxi has the ultra-quick reactions of an overgrown dinghy. Maxi is a very fast, lively boat with performance and accommodation for the family.
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Fast, Furious And Fun - Sportsboats Rally
Jun 1993 p38-44  (7.00 pages)
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Category: Boat tests
Description: Beneteau First Class Challenge, J/92, Shamrock 9.5, Tripp 33.
Something is stirring in the yachting industry. A new breed of boats with a high performance, yet ease of handling which makes them suitable for family cruiser-racing, is making an appearance. We try out four examples.
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Show Report
Nov 1987 p70-73  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Boat shows
Description: Southampton Boat Show
Half page each, review of new launches, cruiser and cruiser racers; Oceanis 320, Parker 31, Spring 25, Oyster Lightwave 48, Moonfleet 36, Bowman 40, Westerly Tempest, Galiant 29.
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Sessa Oyster C 42 and Cranchi 41 Endurance - Italian shoot-out
Oct 2013 p115-119  (5.00 pages)
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Category: Boat tests / Buyers' Guide / Used boats
Author: Greg Copp
Description: Used Boat Test: What to look for above the best used boats
Cranchi and Sessa - who wins for superior style and high performance?
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Sigma 400
Sep 1992 p52-55  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Boat tests
Description: On Test
Looking for an alternative to the one-design formula, Sigma are aiming at good performance with a high level of creature comfort below. We look on deck, at rig & sails, accommodation, construction, under power & sail.
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How keel shape affects performance
Apr 2012 p42-43  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Construction & design
Author: James Jermain
Description: Practical Seamanship
The main keel configurations and their typical performance. Long keel, lifting or swing keel, twin or bilge keel, fin keel with spade rudder, fin keel with skeg rudder, wing keels.
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Macwester's tank tested '27'
Oct 1971 p45-47  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Boat tests
Author: Denny Desoutter
Description: Builders of the twin-keel cruiser, Macwester 26, Macwester Marine put into production the similar, but much improved 27-footer
Macwester have applied modern techniques of research and development to their hulls, as a result of which a significant improvement in performance has been achieved.
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Dehler 39 - Sports personality
Feb 2000 p82-85  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Boat tests
Author: Peter Nielsen
Description: On board - Dehler 39
The German yard's newest marriage of zesty performance and cruising comfort, on test. A spectacular-looking boat with exhilarating performance. Below decks, on deck, under sail and under power.
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Hanse 575 - Cruise with high ambitions
Jan 2013 p60-65  (6.00 pages)
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Category: Boat tests
Author: Toby Hodges
Description: On test - Hanse 575
With her huge volume and comfortable accommodation, the Hanse 575 offers impressive home-from-home comfort. But Toby hodges wondered how her alarmingly high freeboard would affect her sailing performance.
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Bianca 111
Mar 1986 p108-113  (5.00 pages)
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Category: Boat tests
Description: Yachting World Tested
Very well built and delivered fitted out to high specification. A rewarding yacht to sail and recommended to owners as a serious cruiser/racer with considerable comfort. We look on deck, at accommodation, construction and under way.
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Scanyacht 36
Mar 1984 p512-514  (2.50 pages)
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Category: Boat tests
Author: Paul Fenner
Description: On board
A British yacht, the new Scanyacht 36 is designed for both comfort and a dependable sailing performance. Fin,bilge keel and centreboard versions have been designed, we test a fin-keeler. Outstanding accommodation and sail controls brought efficiently aft
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Trapper 28
Jun 1971 p858-859  (1.50 pages)
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Category: Boat tests
Author: J D Sleightholme
Description: Design by Cuthbertson & Cassian
Fast and powerful, a racer/cruiser for the owner who puts performance first. The emphasis is certainly towards performance. She cannot be compared tot he average family cruiser in terms of comfortable accommodation.
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Mystic 60
Feb 1988 106-111  (5.00 pages)
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Category: Boat tests
Description: Long test
A handsome, high-performance cruiser suitable for both private ownership and charter, the Mystic 60 is designed for cruising long distances in comfort. We look on deck, at accommodation, construction, under power & sail.
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24 hours aboard a Dufour 36 Performance
Sum 2012 p70-73  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Boat tests / New boats
Author: Chris Beeson
Description: New boat test - The Rochelais builder is revamping its Performance range and this is the first of the new breed.
But is she cruiser or bruiser. Performance, at the helm, design & construction, sailplan, deck layout, living below, chart table, galley, heads, maintenance. Our verdict on the boat.
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J/88
Dec 2013 p86-89  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Boat tests / New boats
Author: Chris Beeson
Description: New Boat Test - The Uk's most comprehensive yacht tests
Chris sails aboard J Boats' latest performance cruiser. Undoubtedly a star, but is she too much about performance? Performance, at the helm, design & construction, sailplan, deck layout.
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Fleet Review
May 1988 p58-65  (6.00 pages)
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Category: Races & racing
Description: One-design fleet racing, old and new
Brief reviews; Spring 25, Sigma 38, Oyster Lightwave 395, X-99, Sigma 33, Contessa 32, J-24, OOD 34, Sonata, Impala, SCOD, E Boat, International H-Boat, Westerly Storm, Folkboat, Formula One, Trapper 300, Ruffian 23, Cornish Shrimper.
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Trapper 501
Oct 1981 2035-2037  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Boat tests
Author: Adrian Morgan
Description: Sea Trial: Launched at the 1980 London Boat Show.
A much modified version of the Trapper 500. We look at construction, accommodation and performance. The 501 is already something of a classic. Her performance is everything on would look for in a capable cruising yacht.
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