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Top 10 Motor Boat Premieres at Düsseldorf 2020
Boot Düsseldorf commences this month to host a plethora of powerboat premieres. At the largest indoor boat show in the world, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of stands to see; so we have selected our top ten debut motorboats that are unmissable at this year’s show:   Fairline Targa 45GT Windy 37 Shamal Axopar Brabus Shadow 900 Sunseeker Manhattan 68 Bavaria SR41 Pearl 62 Williams Evojet 70 Princess X95 Nimbus T8 Solaris Power Lobster 48 Flybridge Galeon 400 Fly     Fairline Targa 45GT    LOA 46ft 6in (14.2m) | Beam 14ft 2in (4.32m) | £676,800    The new 45GT offers flexibility and a configurable cockpit with new features including a glass sliding
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European Yacht of the Year: The Winners
The European Yacht of the Year awards is a worldwide prize that has been hailed as the ‘most important, influential and widely communicated’ international sailing accolade, having previously been referred to as the Yachting ‘Oscars’. The award is presented each year and is celebrated by millions of sailing enthusiasts, yacht owners and industry execs.    The prize was set up by German magazine YACHT in 2004, but has grown over the years to encompass judges from 12 different sailing magazines from across Europe, all leading voices in their country’s sailing communities. These chosen few meet together 4 times a year to nominate
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Buying a cheap GRP Canal River Boat
I would over a period like to encourage everyone to consider buying and owning a boat, however cheap or small from a simple kayak to well, the sky's the limit with boats is it not? But sadly, today it seems we have moved away from starting small.   Years ago, everyone got in to Inland canal and river boating by buying something cheap and cheerful that then if they liked boating, this could be sold on in a short time with maybe a little profit if work had been done. The boat improving over time and in-turn they could move on to
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Automatic Fender System
In this article I am reviewing a product that has been developed and thoroughly tested over several years. The early versions were brilliant, and a new version has made them even neater with even better performance. This latest incarnation of the Automatic Fender System had its European launch at the prestigious Cannes Yachting Festival in September 2019 and was shown in full operation on the demonstration rig.   This promises to revolutionise the way we all take the handling of fenders for granted. Frankly, we think that this product is superb.   WHAT’S THE PROBLEM? Of course, we all know that berthing your boat can
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