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Bavaria Lagoon 42
Last week, Boat Sales Blogger was looking at a Rival 41 with proven ocean-going and world-girdling credentials, and an accommodation layout with serious seafaring in mind writes W M Nixon. This week, we look at a boat of broadly similar…
Oyster yachts 565 and 595
In 2011 Oyster announced the Oyster 885 following extensive research and development of the project to build the Oyster 100 and 125. Observing that the LY2/3 code requirements meant the Oyster 100 had only 5 cabins for the owner and…
Rival 41 for sale on
It’s remarkable how many thoughtful sailors decide on the Rival 41 when they seek an able seagoing vessel which they know will fulfill their cruising dreams, and will do so with a minimum of hassle and a maximum of comfort…
The Boarncruiser 1300 Elegance won the Motorboat Awards 2017 in London.
The annual Motor Boat Awards was celebrated last night at a gala dinner in London hosted by Motor Boat & Yachting magazine and sponsor Pantaenius Sail and Motor Yacht Insurance An audience of over 250 international guests saw the 2017…
Regina was built in 2011 and saw a significant refit last year
#JamesBond - A luxury sailing yacht seen in the James Bond film Skyfall could be yours — for a cool €9 million. Forbes has more on the sale of the 183ft schooner Regina, which took Daniel Craig’s James Bond and…
The Bavaria 36 for sale in Dun Laoghaire is the three-cabin version at €58,500. Read the advert on Afloat boats for sale
This is the time of year when boat-owners can no longer push to the back of their minds the thought that some bits of equipment aren’t working quite as well as they should, while others maybe aren’t working at all…
The Dufour 29 is a roomy cruiser with a reassuringly secure yet spacious cockpit.
To say that Michel Dufour was a pioneer in European cruiser-racer development during the 1960s is under-stating the case. The La Rochelle-based builder and designer fairly exploded on the scene, first with the 21ft 9ins Sylph in 1964, and then…
At harbour speeds, we can appreciate that by having an aft cockpit and using the deckhouse as both the wheelhouse and the saloon, the Seaward 35 makes best use of her length.
After years of relatively static currency exchange rates, the volatile money markets of 2016 make the UK used-boats scene of special interest writes W M Nixon. The thought that a shrewd purchase could save you thousands of euro on the…
Linssen Yachts on show in Maasbracht, Holland
During its annual open days (from Saturday 19 to Monday 21 November), Linssen Yachts in Maasbracht, Holland sold no less than five yachts. This represents a value of approximately EUR 2.5 million. The news comes hot on the heels of…
Foiling Beneteau: Game on–the Bénéteau Racing Division will have to produce a first batch of 50 foiling Figaro Bénéteau 3s for the end of 2018
In 2019, as the Solitaire Le Figaro race celebrates its fiftieth anniversary, the Figaro Bénéteau 3 will take over from its illustrious predecessor, the Figaro Bénéteau 2, which has been sailing the length and breadth of the French and Atlantic…
The Finot-designed First 310 was remarkably roomy by comparison with most boats of similar overall length when she first appeared in 1990.
It says much for the growing reach of Leinster Boats that a Galway-based owner has turned to Ronan Beirne’s Dun Laoghaire firm to sell on his First 310 writes W M Nixon. The boat is advertised on Afloat Boats for…
By paring back to the essentials of a seaworthy design, the Westerly Griffon 26 successfully achieved her own special style.
There’s something about the Westerly Griffon 26’s determined dedication to simplicity which gives this little sloop designed by the late Ed Dubois a certain style writes W M Nixon. For starters, describing her as “little” seems immediately inappropriate, for if…
The Dehler 35 of 1994 is in the midst of the finest transitions of German engineering skill
We usually talk of boats as being soundly built (or not) writes W M Nixon. Yet as the Dehler range has developed down the decades, it’s every bit as likely you’ll hear them being described as “exceptionally well engineered”. There’s…
The timeless appeal of the Cornish Shrimper is indicated by the fact that more than a thousand now sail the seas
With the current prospect of foil-borne IMOCA 60s disappearing towards the horizon at phenomenal speeds in the Vendee Globe Race to remind us of how modern life is just all rush and bustle, we could be forgiven for thinking in…
 Sun Fast 3600 design has been voted IRC boat of the year by the UNCL in France
The Sun Fast 3600 design that has been sailed to offshore height's by Howth Yacht Club's Conor Fogerty has been named IRC Boat of the Year by the UNCL, “Union Nationale pour la Course au Large,” which assembles a jury…
The Tyrrell Yard in Arklow in the 1960s, with a variety of craft under construction, including a pilot cutter. And just to add an extra something special, it’s highly likely that is Francis Chichester’s Gipsy Moth III nearing completion at the centre of the photo
The long-lived boatbuilding name of Tyrrell of Arklow carries a resonance far beyond the shores of Ireland writes W M Nixon. In its impressive history, the dominant figure was Jack Tyrrell himself, whose own experiences of seafaring infused all the…

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