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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

  • SEA RAY 280 SUNDANCER

      I had been trying to get to test this boat for ages, but for some reason or another it was always the wrong day, or one of us was in the wrong place. Finally however, both Darryl Oben of … Continue reading

  • JEANNEAU NC11

      I think if ever there was a prize for best use of space in a boat, Jeanneau would win it hands down for this NC (New Concept) 11. They won the European Power Boat of the year for 2011, … Continue reading

  • MONARO MARINE

      Putting new life into older vessels   Dan with his son Brad Parker (right) I popped in to see Dan Parker and his son Brad at their Richmond factory to see what was new in their lives, and found … Continue reading

  • 2011 FORMULA 350 SS

       Of all the days in November, I managed to pick the one when the sun shone. We had one storm after another roll through and I have to say that I didn’t think I would get this done for … Continue reading


Sail Boats

  • MOODY DS 45

    The impressive entrance from the stern before they put the cushions out   I would love to have taken this vessel to sea, in fact, if I had the money, I would buy it without even trying it! Now there … Continue reading

  • The New HUNTER 50 AC

      I have to say that I am struggling to know how to start this review. In the past it was common to see old guys walking down the dock tut-tutting that they liked the boat, but would never actually … Continue reading

  • DUFOUR 405 Grand Large

      A member of the Bavaria Group of companies (that holds Dufour, Bavaria and Grand Soleil yachts), Dufour Yachts of La Rochelle, France get to command the buying power of a very large manufacturing combine, yet remain independent. They like … Continue reading

  • CATALINA 355

    Brand new and just out of the box, Yacht Sales West Crew prepare the boat for a new owner.   If you don’t know of Frank Butler, you should, because he is a legend in the boat building and design … Continue reading