Boat Reviews: Archive

Absolute 52.
For such a young brand, Absolute has all the heritage a boat builder could want. The Gobbi family had just sold their brand off but since boating was still running in their veins they decided to start a new brand, using all the lessons they had learned from their previous experience as boat builders. We had already seen a few Absolutes at international boat shows but when local agents Nautica offered B&Y a test of.
Bavaria 46 Open.
An exciting new motor boat from Bavaria Yachts - The 46 Open Just off the drawing board and being launched during the month of December, the latest model from Bavaria instantly takes your breath away. Already described as being the best in-style value for money mid-sized yacht for couples and families enjoying themselves under the sun without compromising comfort.   Two versions are envisioned, one a two cabin layout and the other a three cabin.
Beneteau Flyer.
There is no doubt that in both the sailing and motor yacht markets, Chantiers Beneteau is one of the biggest players.  In the sailboat range, the Oceanis is by far the most popular range which today has become synonymous with a good looking yacht designed specifically for fast, comfortable cruising.  In the motor boat market, in addition to their Antares line (which is one of the most popular range for the Atlantic coasts), the.
Beneteau Oceanis 34.
Seaworthy and elegant Throughout its 9.99m length, the Océanis 34 enjoys a marvellously well-balanced hull with stretched, elegant lines for the thrill of sailing in all weathers. Designed with all types of crew in mind, it gives cockpit and deck ergonomics that allow easy handling and moving around in maximum safety. Whether for families or friends, on deck or down below, the Océanis 34 gives more than its due to shared moments: wide.
Beneteau Oceanis 46.
A prestigious yacht that heralds a new era in the history of blue water cruising yachts. The Océanis 46 is an unequivocal invitation to delight in her design, comfort and performance. The hull and deck plan are the work of the Berret Racoupeau design office. Their designs have led to the creation of an aesthetically powerful and attractive yacht with remarkable sea keeping qualities.  The interior architecture and design are by Nauta.
Carver C34.
Introducing the all new Carver C34 The C34 is the first in a series of new generation Carver yachts designed specifically to meet the needs of today and tomorrow's yachting enthusiasts. New Generation Carvers represent a fresh and very modern application of customer proven design attributes that Carver pioneered and has continued to refine for more than 60 years. Proudly built one at a time in the USA, the features found in this.
Columbus 40M Sport.
A “unique green” yacht that offers a completely new way of cruising. - Vertical bow and automotive-inspired lines together with high volume and impressive interior heights (2.3 of headroom)- All-aluminum semi-displacement unit is powered with an advanced hybrid propulsion for a performance range between 3 and 20 knots- The integrated I-Bridge system from Team Italia creates a helm station exclusive to each and every captain- Classified with the additional class.
Comet 41 S.
Founded in 1961, Comar was one of the first yards to use fibreglass for production craft. Today, the Comet construction is a clever marriage of cutting edge technologies and skilled artisan workmanship. Most of the components you will find aboard the Comet – from hull to joinery, from opening hatches to steelwork – are all in-house custom made. The hulls and decks are made from Airex sandwich, combining unidirectional and biaxial fibres and epoxy –.
Comet 45 S.
Founded in 1961, Comar was one of the first yards to use fibreglass for production boats. Today, the Comet construction is a clever marriage of cutting-edge technologies and skilled artisan workmanship. Most of the components found aboard, from hull to joinery, from opening hatches to steelworks are all in-house custom made. The hulls and decks ARE MADE FROM Airex sandwich, combining unidirectional and biaxial fibres and epoxy-vinyl ester resin. The Airex is glued.
Comet 62 RS.
The Comet Raised Saloon range has a new queen: the Comet 62 RS. The new flagship was born to guarantee maximum liveability without relinquishing outstanding performance and combines modern, elegant design with ultimate comfort on deck and below. The Comet 62 RS is versatile and can be radically customized as her goal is to meet all requirements and different uses: a fresh and streamlined Mediterranean cruiser with many al-fresco living areas, or an.
Cranchi Endurance 30.
The Endurance 30 is a boat built with the young dynamic enthusiast in mind.  When you look at the E 30 it gives the impression of a modern sports car, it has five engine choices offering petrol or diesel and single or twin motorisation to meet the buyer’s needs, and the deep v hull to take any sea condition.  This boat is no snail however; with the single 320hp petrol it will do a.
Dehler 32.
We love small boats, although we don't really remember when 32 feet became "small." Whatever the cause-- ego, cheap money, cheap boats, a space requirement for the third stateroom with ensuite Jacuzzi, builders who are all-too-happy to accommodate, etc-- big boats have been getting the attention for the last number of years. Sure, one could buy a plastic fantastic penalty box from one of the big builders, but for the most part, the smaller,.
Dufour 405 Grand' Large.
Richard Muscat Azzopardi took the same Dufour 405 Grand Large that was displayed at the HSBC Valletta Boat Show out for a sail a few days after the Boat Show was over. Here’s what he thought of it. Testing a new Dufour is always an exciting moment – and even though I have been spoiled with the last new offering I tried (the bullet-fast 45 around a year ago), I still look forward to.
Dufour 45 Performance.
It is not very often that we get to try out a boat before practically anyone else in the industry, especially when it is one of a major brand’s most important launch in years. I was taken up to Port Camargue in the south of France earlier this summer courtesy of S&D Yachts to try out the very first production boat. I was immediately impressed. Upon seeing the boat the first time, berthed next.
Dufour 485 Grand’ Large.
Reviewing a yacht can be a difficult task – with so many innovative yacht designs to choose from, it’s getting harder to sort the wheat from the chaff. by Deborah Ratcliffe First glances, though often correct, can be misleading, as you really have to look further than just the immediate visual reaction. Unfortunately, ‘looks’ are now a major consideration in the yachting game and sometimes can sway a prospective purchaser over true sailing attributes.
Dufour 512 Grand Large.
Driven by the success of the D500 GL, of which 140 units were produced the yard has created a moderized and uplifted version of this mythic model, which will integrate all innovation and comfort features brought in all of the latest Grand Large models. Project guidelines included - Fixed Bowsprit Integration - Revisited Galley Area - New Lighting Environment. The galley area now has optimised ergonomics and increased functionalities which includes:- Sink Position moved to port- Freezer integration (option)-.
Elling E4.
The Elling E4 was originally tested by the well known UK boating magazine Motorboat and Yachting. A well written article by David Marsh which was also reproduced in the ‘Elling Yachting’ website. Permission has been granted to us by the manufacturers of Elling Yachts to reproduce this interesting test in The Maritime Directory & Nautical Magazine. How are we to judge the novelty that is Elling E4? With its exceptionally low air draught.
Marquis 420SB.
The Marquis 420 Sport Bridge is the newest addition to the continually expanding Marquis Yacht product line. Designed by the noted firm of Nuvolari-Lenard naval architects of Venice, Italy, the new 420 is a highly styled, ultra premium quality vessel that features a sleek, spacious and comfortable bridge. This open bridge is the perfect feature for those who are passionate about operating their yacht surrounded by sunshine and sea breeze. This spacious design complements.
Marquis 630 Sport Yacht.
Marquis continues to be pleased to present their upgraded and exciting 630 Sport Yacht, which boasts a design pedigree developed from the creative minds of the Nuvolari-Lenard design team. This breathtaking sport yacht carries the distinctive profile and integrated interior layout that makes Marquis Sport Yachts a symbol of prestige throughout the world. Many proud owners can testify to this. Every detail within the Marquis 630 Sport Yacht demonstrates ultra premium execution quality. The.
Pershing 64.
The new way of taking the future by surprise. “To surprise the future”. In a nutshell this is the formula that has guided the creation of the Pershing 72’, a craft that embodies the most advanced expression of the new innovation concept championed by a shipyard that has become a symbol of “Made in Italy” yachting. The same idea is at the root of the design and construction of the new Pershing yacht, currently.
Pershing 80.
Pershing triumphs at the Cannes Festival. Three awards at the 31st edition of the Festival de la Plaisance. On September 13 2008 a parade of yachts crowned the 31st edition of the Festival International de la Plaisance in Cannes, one of the most elegant and eagerly awaited events in the worldwide yachting calendar. Despite a cloudy sky the dinner and Yacht Parade all went off perfectly, and for the Pershing yachts the evening.
Riviera 5800.
Riviera launches first 5800 Sport Yacht with lower galley and alternate saloon option Riviera’s popular 5800 Sport Yacht has taken design to a new level with the first 5800 with lower galley and alternate saloon option delivered to its Sydney, Australia owner this week. The lower galley option is ideal for those who enjoy formal entertaining, as the separate galley provides a discreet area for food preparation while the saloon.
Sea Ray Sundancer 325.
B J Marine has been in Malta for a number of years and is the exclusive local representative for Sea Ray Boats.  At the new Office / Showroom in Grand Harbour Marina the International Company have several boats on display both inside and in their private berths at the Marina.  The largest boat they have in Malta at present is the Sea Ray 325 with its two MerCruiser 4.3 MPI engines. The boat.
Sealine F42.
Sealine have unveiled their new F42 Flybridge Motor Cruiser.Offering unrivalled space for entertaining, the F42 is a stylish practical cruising boat that can sleep five in comfort in a very flexible living space. It also has the advantage of joystick controlled Volvo IPS engines for maximum maneuverability. The new F42 replaces the current F42/5 and builds on the strengths of its predecessor. All the benefits from the F42/5 have been incorporated and expanded upon.
SeaRay Sundancer 395.
When the spokesman for Sea Ray was presenting this boat to us at the Sea Ray Expo in Florida last month, he started off by stating “When we build a boat to suit American tastes, Europeans don’t like it but when we build a boat to suit European tastes, Americans love it just the same.”  The 395 Sandancer is built with both markets in mind – European style has been combined with American.
Sessa Marine Key Largo 34.
Break all the rules. Have fun. Text and running shots by Richard Muscat Azzopardi. Rules. They are made to be broken. Most people live within a set of predefined standards and never dare to move away from them for fear of upsetting the natural balance that they feel should exist. However by never breaking any rules and sticking to what is expected, you eliminate experimentation and innovation. The Key Largo range by Sessa is.