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Sea Trials

I sea trial many vessels with many configurations and power plants.  There isn’t a ship I won’t sea trial for you.  See my resume below.

Power Boats


      Well, this is the second time I have been amazed when boarding a Meridian Yacht, in this case the 54 foot Sedan Bridge (no steering station below). Last time it was a 41 footer and I was blown away. … Continue reading


    She looks like a motor torpedo boat from the bow, and the lifting strakes and rub rails make her dry in a seaway. Having been asked to do a sea trial on the Beneteau 52 Swift Trawler, I got all … Continue reading


    Its about five years since I tested one of these boats for Galleon Marine (Richmond) so I was surprised that I had forgotten so much about it. There have been some minor changes for sure, like in this case the … Continue reading


      Having been away in the sun for the winter I was very surprised to see that Sea Ray have changed shape! Unlike me, they seem to have slimmed down and are sleek and purposeful looking now. Gone are the … Continue reading

Sail Boats

  • ALONGSIDE THE DOCK – Beneteau Oceanis 45

    SEA TRIAL – Beneteau Oceanis 45   ALONGSIDE THE DOCK – BENETEAU OCEANIS 45 Is this a racer or a cruiser or a racer? Look at the stern of this boat and you could be looking at a Volvo Ocean … Continue reading

  • Jeanneau 469 Sun Odyssey – Sea Trial

    Jeanneau, a member of the Beneteau Group, are part of the largest yacht building group in the world and in this model, designer Philippe Briand has outdone himself. The modern tendency to make the most of the waterline length for … Continue reading

  • Hunter 33 – Sea Trial

    Hunter 33 – Sea Trial

  • JEANNEAU 379

      I tested a couple of these new designs from Jeanneau last year and was impressed for sure. The Mark Lombard hull designs (Jeanneau Designs) show a very sharp and plumb entry and hard chines towards the stern, and the … Continue reading