A boat is one of the most exciting and expensive purchases you can make, and can undoubtedly be life enhancing. It will change the way you spend your leisure time, provide opportunities to have fun with family and friends and open up an abundance of new destinations to explore.
But, like a house purchase, this is a decision best not taken on a whim. Careful consideration and research is needed to make sure you opt for the type that will best suit your particular needs, and find a good model in sound order at the right price.
Then, once you think you’ve
Axopar have relaunched their award-winning, market-leading 37 range at Boot Düsseldorf, bringing improved comfort and driving dynamics. 4 years on from its initial release, this is a boat concept that revolutionised the motorboat market. The second release looks to build even further on this, having adapted to the new demands of the market to create an updated version that is sure to follow on from its predecessors success. We visited their stand to talk to Steve Handy, brand director of the Axopar London Group, about the new range and why he thinks Axopar has been such a success.
“The concept was
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
What’s all the fuss about the Jeanneau Marlin 895 and its claim to be the SUV of the sea?
The new Marlin 895 capitalises on its sister’s success, (the 895 Cruiser) by having it all in one neat package - large walk-around side deck, a proper bow cockpit and boarding ladder, with sun pad and cushioned seats in a nearly enclosed circle.
Looking deeper at this award-winner, the Land Rover of the sea analogy starts to become more obvious. The swiss army knife wheelhouse has a paddleboard rack fitted above with two sunroof options. To the side, are extra-wide sliding doors for