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At Motorboat Owner we tend not to visit many overseas boat shows, although looking at this issue you might not believe it. Hot on the heels of London are two of the most relevant overseas shows for a British based boater, and we couldn’t help but jump on a plane to take a closer look. First up there is Dßsseldorf, interesting as much because of its size, as the variety

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the lesser known Helsinki Boat Show, and if there ever was a show with the largest concentration of practical and modestly sized boats, this is it. In fact we have tested one such boat in this issue, one of my top five favourite boats in fact, the Targa 32 from Botnia Marin. The added advantage of Helsinki is that it is a great city to visit in February when the sea is often frozen and you can take a walk across the harbour. Of course, personally, I think both of our home grown international boat shows are of products on display. I haven’t done the still the best, but if you fancy a maths personally, but I read on an Internet weekend away to somewhere a forum that in m2 terms, Düsseldorf little different next winter, why not occupies six times the floor space of the head to Düsseldorf or Helsinki, and London Boat Show, and a large percentage coincide it with a really interesting of that is given over to motorboats of boat show. It’s got to beat all shapes and sizes and their associated sitting at home as kit. It’s one of those shows that I think another winter everyone should visit at least once. Almost gale blows immediately after Düsseldorf there is through.

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A Targa 32 from Botnia Marin doing what it does best. Photo by Neale Byart

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NEWS One in three kill cords fail says RYA Throughout the summer of 2015 the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) undertook a survey to investigate the causes of kill cord and kill switch failure, and the results show that a staggering 1 in 3 kill cords fail. With 1016 survey participants (90% UK and 23 countries), the RYA say the majority of respondents stated that they had never experienced a kill cord or kill switch failure. However, a third described a failure of either the kill cord, kill switch or both, with problems occurring across engine sizes sub-4hp to 150+hp and 73% of problems reportedly occurring in engines aged 2-10 years. “The aim of the survey was to analyse the failures identified and see if there was any commonality of cause”, explained Rachel Andrews, RYA Chief Instructor. The survey also revealed over 65% of respondents kept the kill cord ashore or in a locker on the boat. However, almost 30% of respondents indicated leaving the kill cord attached to the kill switch when not in use. The RYA warn that this could potentially lead to a number of issues, such as UV and salt degradation, or potentially fatiguing the kill switch spring mechanism, possibly reducing its effectiveness. The RYA went on to outline the stated reasons for the failures, these were, the kill cord came apart because of rusty metal components (the crimp or clip), the kill cord snapped with no inner cord, the kill cord lost elasticity and stretched, and finally, the kill cord outer cord perished and just left inner core exposed. The survey also highlighted problems with after-market kill cords, which are often easily available and cheaper than OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) kill cords, where instances of the switch attachment jamming as it was too tight fitting, or was too loose to activate it. Another area highlighted was user error, it was not attached properly, “too much friction and the kill cord may not work” the RYA said. “The results of the survey show that the good practice of testing a kill cord before setting off is fairly widespread and it is important that this habit continues to be emphasised on RYA courses” Rachel concludes. For more information and advice about kill cords visit the RYA website. Left, a kill cord with fatigued and perished outer core 6

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Haines 26 NEW BOAT

Recognising a demand for smaller, river boats, the Norfolk boat builder, Haines Marine, has announced a new 26ft aft cockpit model. The Haines 26 will have a versatile cockpit and a traditional open-plan layout, offering four berths. A base model, which is fitted with a single Nanni N3 30hp shaftdrive diesel, will be £103,000. However, a package with a Nanni N4 38hp, bowthruster, heating and shore power with inverter/charger will be available for £115,000. The Haines Boat Show is being held on the 19th March.


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NEWS Poole Harbour Boat Show 2016 This years Poole Harbour Boat Show takes place on the 20th-22nd May and the Poole based boat builder, Sunseeker has been named its sponsor. The three-day, free admission show will take place at Poole Quay Boat Haven and will showcase motorboats, tall ships, marine equipment and services, watersports equipment and clothing. Entertainment includes live music at the Sunseeker Sessions music stage and fireworks. On the water there will be demonstrations from the RNLI and the Poole Harbour Commissioners.

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Turn to Starboard Turn to Starboard is a new registered charity based in Cornwall, which is using boat training to support Armed Forces personnel affected by military operations. Recognising the difficulties and challenges of returning from military operations to civilian life, and the need to fit back into everyday routines, the charity aims to help individuals, and their families, gain sail and power Royal Yachting Association (RYA) qualifications, to help them find new careers in the marine industry. The charity has also launched its Round Britain Challenge 2016 campaign where, through donations, 22 ex military personnel have been selected as crew members to travel 2000 miles round Britain. 8

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Ancasta Spring Collection Event

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Ancasta International Boat Sales has announced its 2016 Spring Collection brokerage event, which will take place between the 25th March and 3rd April. The ten-day event spans two weekends and is aimed at buyers and boat sellers. Boats listed with Ancasta’s UK offices up until the 4th March 2016 are displayed at no cost and will be included in the dedicated magazine and online listing. For further details visit

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Fine Design moves

After a break of four years, the Finnish boat builder, Botnia Marin has unveiled a new Targa 30 model in its range. The 33ft, 40-knot wheelhouse/ walkaround cruiser replaces the previous and ever-popular Targa 30 and 31, and fills the gap in the range between the 27.1 and 32 (tested this month). It offers two cabins and 4-6 berths. Available through UK dealer Wessex Marine, prices will start at £174,000 inc VAT fitted with a single Volvo Penta D6 330hp. The first boat it is expected to arrive in the UK in May.

The Poole-based boat dealer, Fine Design Marine has relocated to larger premises at MDL’s Cobbs Quay Marina in Poole. Here the company will showcase its new boat ranges, Cormate, Clear, White Shark and Oceanmaster, as well as used boats for sale.

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Interesting Dell Quay Conversion?

After the very interesting article on the Dell Quay Ranger 27 in the December 15 issue, we saw this boat up at Beaucette Marina in Guernsey. It is an interesting conversion, is it a Dell Quay Ranger 27? Ian Ruskin The Associate Editor replies: Thank you for your email. We spotted this boat too on our last visit to Guernsey, it certainly looks like one. I contacted Martin Ray, our Guernsey Dell Quay Ranger correspondent and he told us “I will tell you as best I know, the boat is indeed a conversion of a Fairey Huntsman and it was completed in the mid 80’s for the owner by Terry Gill, or the ‘Ranger Doctor’ as we call him. The hull was shortened slightly and a new transom was fitted so that a pair of four cylinder Volvo AD31’s with 290 duoprop outdrives could be installed. Terry has repaired many Dell Quay Rangers over the years and as the Huntsman hull was of very similar design he had no problem in doing the conversion, and a good job he did do.” Thank you Martin.

Dometic Gas Checker GC100 review

I was interested to read your review of the Dometic Gas Checker in the February edition. It would have been very useful last summer when I ran out of gas! It would not, however, have prevented such a situation, only given me more warning. However, I have just paid the same amount to have the gas box of my Freeman 22 enlarged to take two 4.5kg Calor bottles, so now I don’t need it! John Raper Editor replies: A very practical solution to the problem John, and one I thoroughly agree with. Unfortunately not all boats have the luxury of space for a second bottle.


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Downloading and saving the magazine

Just a heads up, as I may not be the only one. I always download the issue on my iPad for reading later, but by the time I get around to reading it, it has always disappeared. Tonight I discovered that if I pressed the “read in ibooks” option at the top of the pdf, it would save it so I could read later. Ok, I know everyone probably already knows this. But it may just prove useful if you mention how to keep the magazine on the iPad for future reference. Great magazine by the way. Nigel Bartlett Editor replies: We have mentioned it before, but it doesn’t hurt to offer a reminder. iBooks is a great way to store the mag on an iPad.

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Looking at the letter you published on moving a boat by road, it looks as if a specialist boat moving company was not used, if it had been I suspect the damage wouldn’t have occurred. I was told the maximum acceptable height of my boat well in advance, and when the proper low loader arrived it was all packed up and ready. No mention in the letter was made of insurance. My experience was that the transport company had an upper limit, and I had to pay my insurance company extra for the road transport. Gilbert Park Editor replies: An interesting point Gilbert, especially about the insurance aspect. Diligence is clearly needed when selecting a transport company, and nothing beats a recommendation from a happy boater, so ask around the marina or boatyard before choosing.


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he DĂźsseldorf boat show is claimed to be the largest in the world, spread over 17 halls and taking up around a quarter of a million square metres, but despite its closeness to the UK, the ease of travel in getting there, and the fact that I have been in this industry for approaching 20 years, I have never actually visited the show. With the dates of the 2016 show keeping it nicely apart from the London Boat Show, 2016 was the year to put that right. The show is well laid out with each of


the 17 halls being designated to a specific section of waterborne activity including whole halls dedicated to watersports, diving, clothing, charters and even a hall full of maritime art. On top of these there are nine halls dedicated to motorboats of all sizes, and related equipment. Of course not all halls are going to be of interest to everyone, but with so much to see you really need to allow at least two full days to get around. As expected, you can see all the big brands such as Sealine, Sunseeker, Broom,



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BOOT 2016 SPECIAL Delphia’s new Escape 1150 model received its first public outing

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Princess, Bayliner, Windy, Nimbus, Sea Ray, Beneteau, Bavaria, Jeanneau to name just a few, but for me the highlight was those boats that I have never heard of before. Brands such as Boesch, with their Rivaesque style day boats, the Naya 670 highly polished wood with a paradoxically futuristic look,

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the eye catching colour of the Italian Numo 500, the ultra affordable little runabouts from VTS boats, a very practical looking Arctic Commuter 25 or the rather less practical, but oh so beautiful, electric boats from Lex Boats and Ganz Boat. If you like something a bit larger, the imposing bow of the Drettmann Explorer 24M, or the unusual design of the Arcadia Sherpa would Arcadia Sherpa not have disappointed. I came away with a brochure and a soft spot for the Variant 606, one of a pair of boats on display that materials and build quality. A real slice of are built by Bootsbau Schubert of Germany. modern retro. These boats look like something from the Of course, no international boat show 60’s but with all the benefits of modern day would be the same without a smattering of new launches. At Düsseldorf we got the first glimpse of the new Yamarin 81DC, Nimbus 405 Flybridge, Regal 26 Express, Axopar 24, Parker 690DC and Delphia 1150 Escape, as well as some interesting new products, such as Suzuki’s new 4,5 and 6hp portable outboards that can be laid down in almost any orientation. In truth, there were certainly many more new launches to see, Regal 26 Express but with just a day and half at the show we 18

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really hadn’t allowed ourselves enough time. Next time I would plan to be there for three days. Travel is simple. As long as you book a flight to Düsseldorf airport, code DUS, and not Weeze airport, that some low cost carriers call Düsseldorf, the show is a 20 minute bus ride away. What’s more, the bus is free. If you want to stay a night or two, the town is a short taxi ride away, and hotels are plentiful and not too expensive.

If you are UK based and looking to buy a boat, I would still suggest Southampton or London are the best place to talk to local dealers, but if you fancy a boat show with a difference, one where you are guaranteed to see some interesting boats that you won’t see at a UK show, then put the dates 21st to 29th of January 2017 in your diary and start planning. Just remember to pack your walking boots and, if you can, avoid weekends. It gets very, very busy.

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f you want to see lots of small, affordable, well-built, practical boats in one location, there is no better place to go than the home of the aforementioned vessels, Finland. The Helsinki boat show, VeneBåt is held in early February and, although it is not on the same scale as Düsseldorf, it certainly holds it own in this market sector. Spread over three halls, Helsinki offers an opportunity to see all the iconic Finnish brands in one place. Brands such as Botnia, Sargo, Bella, Flipper, Aquador, Grandezza, XO, Nordstar and Yamarin are all represented, as well as many other well-known Scandinavian builders. We took our camera on tour to snap the latest models from these manufacturers.

Bella 500BR

Bella were exhibiting a couple of new models at the show, to complete an already extensive line-up of small day boats and cruisers, but it was the 500BR that caught our eye. If the funky colour schemes, nicely appointed interior and practical layout aren’t enough to tempt you, how about a starting price of under £20,000 with a 60hp Mercury outboard? UK dealer: T L Harvey Ltd


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XO 360

The 360 is the flagship of a nine boat range, each of which offers a combination of high performance and clever design. The aluminium hulled 360 is a 2+2 berth boat offered with a range of twin diesel engines from Volvo, Yanmar and Mercury. The largest engine option should deliver a top speed in excess of 40 knots. Prices start at around £320,000. UK dealer: Wessex Marine

Yamarin 81 Day Cruiser

The Yamarin 81DC features a very distinctive bow, with a built-in docking light. Yamarin told us they want everyone to know a Yamarin when they see one coming towards them, so expect this feature to filter down through the range. The hull incorporates an innovation that Yamarin call Petestep®, which was developed in boat racing circles and is said to provide a smoother and quieter ride in heavy seas, as well as excellent handling and improved fuel economy. The price in the UK should be around £85,000 with a single 300hp Yamaha. UK dealer: Rock Marine Services Ltd

Modius 34

When we visited Helsinki last year, the Modius 34 was nothing more than a drawing. Fast forward one year and the multi purpose Modius is with us in the flesh. Made from aluminium, the 34 is designed to be suited to both leisure and commercial use with movable and removable features to allow the space to be best utilized for its intended use. Power is provided by a pair of Yanmar 260hp sterndrive diesels. Weldmec Marine / Motorboat Owner © Digital Marine Media Ltd




Nordstar Patrol 24

With the greater prominence of Botnia and Sargo, it is easy to forget that Finland has another manufacturer of wheelhouse walkaround boats up to 40 foot. The Nordstar Patrol 24 Outboard is the latest model from this lesser known yard and, like the Sargo 25 and Botnia Targa 25, it offers a compact all-weather boat with 2+2 berths. Unlike its rivals, this Patrol, as the name suggests, is outboard powered and is available with an engine of between 130hp and 250hp. Pricewise, the 24 with a 250hp outboard should be a little over £100,000. UK dealer: Nordstar UK

Nordkapp Noblesse 605

The new 605 is the smallest of the Noblesse range and offers a compact trailable family sports and day cruiser with a small cabin for storage or occasional overnighting. The cockpit offers seating for up to seven and power is supplied by a single outboard of up to 150hp. With the smallest 90hp engine option, you should be able to put a 605 on the water for around £31,000. UK dealer: Wills Marine Ltd


Honda boat partner AMT has launched a 190 Bow Rider model to fill a very small gap between their 185 and 200BR models. In the process they appear to have forgone their trademark grey and white livery for a new all-white look. A new hull design is said to be able to achieve almost 40 knots with a modest 100hp, with other engine options ranging from 80hp up to 115hp. Prices should be in the £24,000 to £26,000 bracket depending upon engine choice. UK dealer: Golden Arrow Marine 22

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Grandezza 40CA

The Grandezza’s flagship 40ft flybridge model has been joined in the range by a hardtop version. The 40CA replaces the 39CA in the Grandezza lineup and delivers a full-width midships master cabin, a second guest cabin in the bow with scissor berths to offer two singles or a double. Power is supplied by a pair of Volvo Penta D4 or D6 diesel sterndrives with the largest, twin 370hp, option providing a top speed in excess of 30 knots. The price at the show for a 40CA with the largest engines plus joystick was the equivalent of around £380,000. UK dealer: Gibbs Boat Sales

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Guide to hull wrapping

I f the evolution of hull wrapping has

captured your imagination, then the chances are that you fall into one of two categories. You either own a boat with some coloured gelcoat, or paint, that is showing its age, or you own an all white boat and are hankering after standing out from the crowd. Whichever category you fall into read on, because we hope to bring you the answers to all the questions you might be pondering. Coloured hulls look spectacular when the boat leaves the factory, but the sun’s harsh UV rays will degrade the finish over time and, after a few years, the lovely

deep gloss can start to look chalky, faded and dull. Of course polishing will bring the shine back and waxing will help to maintain it, but ultimately keeping it looking good once the rot sets in becomes a never-ending task. If you are already stuck in this cycle then wrapping could mean that your days spent polishing or repainting are a thing of the past. Wrapping has quietly been growing in popularity over the last few years, so we thought it was time to take a look at what is involved, how it works and most importantly, how much it costs. We went to one of the biggest names in boat


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wrapping, Grapefruit Graphics, and spoke with Andy Yeomans to find out more. In the UK, Fairline were one of the pioneering large boat builders to push coloured hull options, from the 1980’s Turbo 36 with its blue stripe, to the 1990’s Targas with the traditional blue or, occasional risqué, turquoise topsides. Unfortunately the second hand market isn’t always kind to boats with coloured hulls, with room for negotiation on boats with damaged or faded gelcoat, or a colour that is considered by some to be less desirable. While all-white boats may usually be the safe bet when it comes to

a used boat; it hides minor defects and is easy to repair, it could, in cases such as the Fairline Targa, where buyers usually expected to find a coloured hull, actually make it less attractive. So an easy and affordable way to change or add a hull colour could not only lift the looks of your boat, it could go on to, partially at least, pay for itself when the time comes to sell, by adding a certain amount of pontoon appeal. And remember, with wrapping you don’t need to do the whole hull. As our case study shows, a simple stripe can be added or covered to quite a dramatic effect.

What is it?

Boat Wrapping has evolved from the commercial vehicles market, where vans, trucks and buses are often covered in graphics to advertise the operators company, yet can be easily removed with no damage to the paintwork underneath. In fact during the period the vehicle is covered, the paint is actually protected from environmental damage, and even minor physical scuffs, and it’s the same story for boats. With a hull wrap applied, the gelcoat underneath is no longer exposed to the suns harmful UV rays and remains in the same condition it was in when covered. In effect the wrap becomes a sacrificial layer, absorbing the UV. Whilst, in theory at least, adding a vinyl wrap could

Before and after. Left the original faded gelcoat. Right, with the hull wrap applied

be undertaken by an owner, it is best viewed as a job for the professionals. There is little room for error, and a poorly applied wrap will almost certainly look worse than no wrap at all. The process takes up to a couple of days, depending upon the area being wrapped, and it can be done outside, although not with the boat afloat.

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What does the process involve? You might think that the wrap will hide imperfections, but that is not the case, with anything larger than hairline scratch showing through. This means that preparation is required to repair any damage, and clean the hull of any residue before the job commences. Talking about how it is applied to the boat, Andy told us, “The Vinyl that we use comes in 5ft wide rolls, and it takes three people to apply it. Starting at the stern, the vinyl follows the curves of the hull. Most boats can be done in one piece, but slab-sided boats, such as some large modern motorboats, may need two strips. Typically, anything less than 50ft can normally be completed


Vinyl isn’t as strong as gel coat or a hard paint. Andy explains, “A sharp impact will tear the vinyl, where as a blunt impact is likely to cause a ripple effect. However, repairs are possible and, if done with a little skill, will be difficult to spot unless you specifically look for it. “We wrapped the new Fairline Targa 53 that was at the 2015 Southampton Boat Show, which unfortunately

in one strip. If any joins are needed, we always overlap them facing aft, so the flow of water won’t pull it off. Once it is applied, we heat it up to reset the memory effect so that it doesn’t pop out on the curves.”

sustained some minor damage during transport. We repaired it and, once completed, even the dealers couldn’t find where the damage was. As time goes on, vinyl wrap will fade like paint and GRP in the sun, so repairing a wrap that has been on for a few years will be a little harder due to colour matching difficulties.” Grapefruit Graphics wrapped the new Fairline Targa 53, which was on display at the 2015 Southampton Boat Show


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How long the wrap lasts depends very much on the quality of vinyl used. Grapefruit Graphics uses MACtac from Tuning Vinyl. Vinyl used on cars tends to be thinner, so that it can follow the intricate curves on a car’s bodywork, and the likes of 3M vinyl does this well. But with fewer corners on a boat, a thicker and more durable vinyl can be used. With a polymeric film and several layers, it’s able to withstand the heat better and last longer. There is also the added benefit that MACtac is less expensive, passing a saving onto the customer. Of course it will

eventually degrade beyond repair which, depending on where the boat has been kept, will be in about six years. After then it will deteriorate quickly and require removing. Boat’s kept in sunnier climes, such as the Med will see shorter lifespans than those kept in the UK, and boats kept undercover will see the vinyl last longest of all.”

Removal The biggest worry of

it back. Heat makes the vinyl pliable, so either do it on a hot day, or use a hot air many boat owners considering having source. Once all the vinyl is removed, the their boat wrapped, is what happens at worst that you should be left with is sticky the end of its lifespan. Once the wrap is residue, which is easily removed with no longer wanted, or has degraded to a white spirit. The vinyl protects the hull point that it no longer serves its purpose, underneath, so you’ll be ready for a fresh it can simply be peeled off. Once a join has been found, pick at it until you can get wrap in a new colour, or just revert back to the original gelcoat. a grip on the edge and then start pulling

Conclusion A wrap is a quick,

easy and affordable way to transform a faded boat into a striking vessel that’ll make fellow boat-owners green with envy. But the real benefit is that it is not permanent, so if you want a bright pink Princess, a green Gobbi or a yellow Yamarin, you can do so, confident in the knowledge that it’ll not affect the value of the boat. In fact it might actually preserve the value by keeping the underlying gelcoat in good order.

PROS • Make your boat individual without affecting its value • Easy and cheap to apply • Protects the boat’s topsides CONS • Vinyl can damage fairly easily • Fiddly areas won’t have as good a finish as paint • It will have to be removed at some point COST for a hull wrap (approx) 30ft boat from £2300 40ft boat from £3900

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1983 Fairline Turbo 36 BEFORE

The Turbo 36’s broad stripes had become opaque. In small places it had also been patched with paint and vinyl, which had to be painstakingly removed

John Frew’s 1983 Fairline Turbo 36 had a broad stripe just above the gunwale in what is best described as a very 1980’s blue. Not only this, but the years hadn’t been kind to the gel, which had lost its shine and was showing signs of the odd mooring knock. In one day, a two-man team

transformed the boat by covering just the stripe with a more modern dark blue vinyl. The result was a boat that immediately looks younger than its years, and one that, when the time comes to sell, will be more appealing to the used boat buyer. The price of this miraculous facelift? £1200.



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CUTTING Suzuki’s new portables

Suzuki has relaunched their 4, 5 and 6hp single cylinder portable outboards with some great new features. The most important of these is the three-way storage capability, with the engines able to be laid down on either side, or on their front. Weighing just 23.5kg, these outboards are among the lightest in their class. Price from £925

Henri Lloyd Wave

Tempus Pro

Hi-Fit £115

Boaters tend to be a bit obsessed by the weather, so this new Bluetooth weather station is probably going to be of interest to quite a few. The unit reports inside and outside temperature, humidity, pressure, wind direction and wind speed and, using a downloadable app, can log data to track trends and view charts with a database covering up to a year.

Henri Lloyd’s new TP1 Wave Jacket and Hi-Fits have been designed for inshore and coastal use, keeping water out and letting perspiration escape. The jacket has special photo-luminescent reflectors, absorbing UV light which transmits at night. It is available in mens and ladies fits and in several colours (Adriatic and Baltic Blue pictured). Prices Jacket £145

Price £116


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the latest boating gear and technology

Oceanair powered blinds

Do you fancy superyacht styled remote-controlled powered window blinds, but don’t want the hassle or expense of running wires? Oceanair now have a range of wire free powered blinds that are battery operated. They can either run on disposable, or rechargeable, AA batteries, with the latter being available with solar panels for trickle charging. Price from £480


Chatham has announced a new mens deck shoe collection, proudly called ‘Made in Britain’. There are four designs in the range, each with a quintessentially British name, with two lace-up and two slip-on styles. ‘Churchill’ and ‘Peel’ are made with premium quality British leather while ‘Pitt’ and ‘Balfour’ are made from premium Horween leather. Price from £119

D3O Phone cases

GEAR4 BLACK has launched a new range of impact resistant phone cases for Apple and Samsung phones. D3O is a smart material that offers superior shock absorbtion qualities, without additional bulk. Four cases are available for iPhone 5/5s/ 6/6s/6s Plus and Samsung S6/ S6 edge and S6 Edge Plus

Sena SPH10

Communication between helm and crew is often difficult, particulary on hardtop or wheelhouse boats. That’s where a product like the SPH10 comes into its own. The headsets are wire and hands free, allowing duplex conversation as if you were standing next to each other. Price £299 for a pair

Price from £29.99

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Guernsey Brighton

by Claire Frew

Nestled in the South Downs, just 50 miles from the Solent, lies one of Europe’s largest marinas. Often used as an overnight stopoff, Brighton is also a great place to visit, or base your boat


h we do like to be beside the seaside. The grandeur of a Regency-style seafront, the fun and thrills of a traditional pier, a pebble beach, vibrant nightlife, good shopping and café-culture, the bright lights and diversity of the seaside city of Brighton have been a draw to all ages for centuries.

Quite possibly the easiest way to visit this great seaside resort, is by boat. Set beneath the characteristic Sussex chalky cliffs, and approximately two miles to the east of Brighton city centre, lies the 1600-berth Brighton Marina. Built in the 1970’s, and opened by the Queen in 1978, this huge, 127-acre, self sufficient


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marina village offers shops, entertainment and a good choice of restaurants. Its quiet residential inner marina, or ‘lagoon’, is accessed by a large sea lock and is sheltered by cliffs. The outer basin has an impressive network of pontoons and is home to an eclectic mix of boats. The 24-hour access marina certainly makes it a very important, and useful, stopping place when travelling east or west along this coast. With no off-lying hazards or tidal restrictions, and superb shelter, it offers an excellent refuge. With direct access to

open water, it also makes a great starting point for Channel crossings to France, Holland and Belgium. The French coast lies just over 60 nautical miles south and the abundance of anchorages, harbours and marinas that is the Solent, lies just 50 miles to the west. With excellent transport links it is also useful for crew changes and somewhere to temporarily leave your boat if plans change due to weather. Brighton was first established as a small fishing community, but sadly through invasions and viscous storms this industry

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Brighton’s beachfront and iconic pier has attracted tourists and thrillseekers for centuries

declined, losing out to the nearby port of Shoreham. However, in the 1700’s, when seawater bathing became popular, Brighton and its beach had a revival. By the late 1700’s grand Georgian properties were springing up along the seafront and Brighton was becoming a fashionable seaside resort. King George IV frequented the town and was a major influence for much of the Regency-style architecture and landmarks of the area. Tourism grew again with the arrival of the railway connection to London in the 1830’s. Brighton is famed for its pleasure pier but in the 1800’s there were actually three piers in existence. There was the suspension-constructed Chain Pier, which was used as a ferry dock for crosschannel transport. The West Pier came next, which was more of a pleasure pier with a large pavilion at the end. Finally, of

course, came the 1722ft Palace Pier from the Victorian period, with its concert hall. With the French ferry connection lost to the established nearby deep-water port of Newhaven, the Chain Pier fell into disrepair and was later lost to a storm. A fire ravaged the West Pier and only the charred metal framework remains. Now Grade II listed, Palace Pier is the only pier in operation today and is known as Brighton Pier. With its numerous traditional and modern rides, it’s a very popular attraction. Brighton is a great place to people watch. Its streets are vibrant and full of colour and behind the decadent Regency façade you are sure to find hidden gems, such as remote squares, elegant buildings, quirky cafes, unique restaurants and an unusual mix of shops selling antiques, art and local produce. Once the heart of the


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Approaches Inner





Visitors Moorings


Western Breakwater


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Brighton Marina is accessible at all states of tide but you need to watch depths at low water springs

old fishing town, a visit to the arcades and winding alleys of ‘The Lanes’ is a must. Also the area inland and to the east of the pier known as Kemptown is a lovely place to explore.


There are no off-lying dangers or obstructions to worry about when approaching Brighton. However, we would recommend keeping a good look out for pot markers. Pots in this region

are usually well marked with flags, but are still something to be aware of, particularly if you are approaching at night. Entry to Brighton Marina is best avoided in strong onshore winds, as the entrance can get very confused with waves bouncing off the breakwater. Brighton Pier lies just over a mile to the west of the marina entrance. The Roedean School sits high on the chalky clifftop to the east of the town and marina. With its bell towers and central entrance clock

Above, the huge curved buttresses of the Western Breakwater. Right, you will see the cream-coloured Roedean School on the clifftop Motorboat Owner © Digital Marine Media Ltd


The remains of the old West Pier from seaward, marked by a lit port hand buoy. The new i360 tower(under construction) is behind

tower, is a very distinctive landmark to look out for. From seaward, the marina’s mass of grey curved buttresses, rising up in front of the white cliffs, seems impregnable at first. The huge Western Breakwater curves out southeast from the shore and the longer Eastern Breakwater cradles the marina from the east. The marina entrance lies to the west of the mass, between the east and west breakwater arms, and is buoyed by port and starboard markers. At night, the lights and densely populated shoreline of Brighton should be easily recognisable from seaward. The port and starboard beacon lights at the end of the west and east breakwater piers can be lost amongst

the background lighting, but should be visible from seven nautical miles off. On a spring tide there can be up to 1½ knots of current across the entrance. If you are approaching the marina from the west, by day or night, be aware that the high western breakwater masks the channel and therefore any traffic that may be coming out. We would recommend giving this pierhead a wide berth, keeping well south, before turning in. In heavier seas an approach from the south is advisable, as this reduces the effect of any wave backlash from the breakwaters. If your approach is from the east, give the Eastern Breakwater a wide berth. Although the entrance channel is dredged View from the west, close in shore. Brighton Pier with the marinas West Breakwater beyond


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Berthing Fees

10m Overnight Berth £30.50 10m Week £213.50 10m Month £446.48 10m Annual Berth £3695

Where to fill up Storms cause silt to form shoaling areas outside

annually, storms can cause silt to form shoaling banks to the south of the Eastern Breakwater pierhead and on the eastern side of the inner fairway. Once through the pierheads, the channel favours the Western Breakwater, which narrows and slowly arcs around to the east. The speed limit in the marina is 5 knots. It is at this point you will see the marina entrance, which is marked by fixed lit port and starboard beacons, and has a large waterside development to port, with building work currently underway. The plans include a controversial swing bridge spanning the marina entrance, which may affect marina access. The developers did not respond to requests from us regarding rumours that the bridge plans have been abandoned. The marina is dredged to 2.0m below chart datum. However, on a very low spring tide entry, and access to the fuel berth, which is on the very eastern side of the marina, can be a problem for deeper drafted vessels. In 2015 the marina operator, Premier Marinas, invested £800,000 in commissioning its own dredger to help maintain the depths in the marina channel and entrance, and this is due to come into service this year. We would still recommend making contact

The fuel pontoon is located at the very eastern end of the marina, near the lock. It is open 8am-6pm daily and sells diesel and unleaded petrol. If the fuel berth is unmanned you will need to contact the marina on VHF channel 80 or by calling 01273 819919. Calor and Camping Gaz cylinders are also available here. There’s also an Asda fuel garage on the roundabout opposite the Asda store.


Premier Marinas Brighton Marina weather & Tides Brighton Marina webcam Live weather data from Arun Platform Met Office Shipping Forecast Wight Met Office Inshore Waters Forecast North Foreland to Selsey Bill Live weather Greenwich Lightship

Charts & Pilot Books

• Imray C9 Beachy Head to Isle of Wight (passage chart) • Imray 2100 Kent & Sussex Coasts (chart pack) • Imray C31 Dover Strait to Le Havre (passage chart) • Admiralty Chart 1652: England West Coast, Selsey Bill to Beachy Head (passage chart) • Reeds Channel Almanac • Shell Channel Pilot

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The marina embraces Brighton’s café culture with plenty of waterfront dining opportunities

with the marina on your final approaches to get the latest information. You will find weather, tide and notices to mariners information on the marina website. It is worth noting, if you are planning on heading across the Channel to ports in France such as Fecamp and further east, you will have to negotiate the shipping lanes. If you are crossing them, you need to do so at 90 degrees. Alternatively you could keep your route to the west and therefore clear of them, or head east and cross them at Dover, for a shorter Channel crossing.

the first floor. From these jetties, pontoons extend out, creating the massive network of 1600 berths. To be allocated a berth, visiting vessels will need to contact the marina on their final approach on VHF channel 80 or 37, call sign ‘Brighton Marina’. These VHF channels are monitored 24 hours a day. Alternatively you can call the marina on 01273 819919. On passing through the entrance there is a large information board confirming the necessary contact details for the marina. The visitor pontoons, 10 and 11, are located directly in front of you. Visitors can berth themselves temporarily on The huge outer marina basin consists of these pontoons, if space allows, and make two large floating jetties, the West and East contact with the marina reception. This Jetty, both of which are easily identifiable is located on the first floor of the West by their yellow and white properties on Jetty, overlooking the visitor’s pontoons.

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Destination Visitors may also be allocated a vacant berth elsewhere in the marina. The marina has a minimum charge of 8m and a charge of £3.05 per metre per day. For a 10-metre boat an overnight berth will cost £30.50, and runs from midday to midday. Water and electricity are available on all of the pontoons. Overnight berthing includes £2 worth of electricity, which is charged at 15p per unit. WiFi is available throughout the marina and this is free of charge. You will need to get one code per device from the marina reception, with each code providing four hours use. Payable upgrades for up to three devices are available, at £4.99 per day, £15 per month or £96 per year. There is a self-service holding tank pump-out facility available on the West Jetty, located directly beneath the marina reception. Tokens for this are available to buy from the reception. There is a large toilet, shower and laundry block on each jetty. On the pontoons there is a great sense of community, with many boat owners spending a great deal of time aboard, and you are sure to find people very friendly. A great advantage of the marina is its direct access to open water, so you will find it easy to assess the conditions without necessarily having to venture out. The high walls of the marina offer an enormous amount of shelter from


Marine supplies

There are quite a few marine businesses based to the east of the marina, on the East Lockside, and in the Boatyard area itself, behind the lock. For spares and equipment there is Nickys Chandlery (01273 690696) on the East Lockside. It also has a useful second hand corner and will be able to help with canopies and canvas repairs. For electronics and navigation equipment and installations, in the Boatyard there is EuroTek Marine (01273 818990). It is also well stocked with components, cable, fuses, switches and accessories. West Marine Services (01273 626656) in the Boatyard specialises in plumbing, cutlass bearings, electrics, Volvo Penta engine repairs and diesel heating systems, as well as being the local Mercury, Mercruiser and Beta Marine dealers and service agents. There is also Garth GRP (01273 600004) in the Boatyard to help with GRP, gelcoat repairs, antifouling and polishing. The Boatyard also has a travel hoist and hard standing facilities, which are operated by Premier Marinas.

Food supplies

There is a large 24-hour Asda supermarket close to the road entrance to the marina village on the west side. It has a pharmacy and cashpoint. It is open from 7am on Mondays, then is 24-hours until Saturday when it closes at 10pm, and 11am-5pm on Sundays.


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11 Prezzo 12 Zizzi 13 Jimmy’s 14 Blue Mango 15 Memories of India 16 Bella Napoli

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17 The Brasserie 18 The Master Mariner 19 Bowlplex Bowling Alley 20 Rendezvous Casino

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The 127-acre Brighton Marina site offers marine services, entertainment, dining and shopping

and restaurants within the self-sufficient marina complex. Chain restaurants such as Pizza Express, Zizzi, Prezzo, Cafe Rouge, Frankie & Benny’s, Harvester and West Quay, a Wetherspoons pub, can be found on or close to the waterfront Boulevard. However, there are also a few ‘non-chain’ favourites too. If you like Indian food, then there is a choice of the Blue Mango or Memories of There is an excellent choice of pubs, cafes India (01273 600088) on the Boardwalk, both of which offer takeaway. Also in the marina is a floating Chinese restaurant called the Brighton Pagoda (01273 819053). When it comes to Italian food you have a choice on your hands, The Brasserie (01273 818026) and Bella Napoli (01273 818577) at Marina Square. The friendly Brasserie Fish and Grill (01273 698989) on the waterfront is a must if you enjoy seafood. It serves up a delicious fish chowder, line caught cod in a delicate The marina’s own waterside pub, the Master Mariner has outside tables and live music nights creamy sauce with mashed potato and the wind and weather. When the sea is rough outside, waves crash against the breakwater, sending spray high into the air. In strong onshore winds, a swell can funnel through the entrance and affect the marina. This can be most obvious in the visitor’s area, but you can always ask to move if it becomes uncomfortable.

Where to eat & drink


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Destination traditional battered fish and chips. Jimmy’s (01273 696688) all-you-can-eat ‘World’ buffet has to be experienced. It offers Indian, Chinese, American, Japanese, plus cook-to-order meats and fish. Lunches are from £9.99 and dinners are from £14.99. The Master Mariner pub (01273 818563) can be found overlooking the inner marina and serves good value pub grub. For a full list of the restaurants visit the Brighton Marina Village website. Brighton Marina Gold Cards, available free online, offer restaurant discounts. The floating Brighton Marina Yacht Club welcomes visiting boaters and can be found on the West Jetty. It has the Topsail Bar, which serves food, a comfortable lounge area and a waterside terrace. Roast lunches are served on a Sunday, when the club is open from 8am-10pm, TuesdayFriday it is open 12-11pm and 10am11pm on Saturdays. In Brighton itself there is a bewildering choice of pubs and restaurants. Here are just a few to tickle your taste buds. The Italian restaurant next door to Royal Pavilion, Al Duoma (01273 326741) comes recommended. It offers good food and great entertainment with themed nights, such as Elvis, Sinatra and Michael

Jimmy’s faces into Marina Way on the ground floor, and is sure to be a hit with families



The number 7 bus runs every seven minutes into the city centre from Marina Way (20 mins). The Brighton & Hove Bus Company sell Multi Trip tickets from £23 for 10 trips. You can also catch buses 12, 12A, 12X, 13X from Marine Drive (the road overlooking the marina), to Seaford and Eastbourne. Brighton Station offers regular train connections to Chichester, Portsmouth and London (51 minutes to London Victoria). Again, the number 7 bus will deliver you close to the station in around 28 minutes.

Further afield

Travelling eastward there is Sovereign Harbour Marina at Eastbourne and the ports of Newhaven, Rye and Dover. To the west you have the tidal port of Littlehampton and, of course, the Solent with its array of marinas, anchorages and harbours.


Approximate distances in nautical miles from Brighton Marina: • Newhaven 7 miles • Littlehampton 18 miles • Eastbourne 20 miles • Chichester Bar 33 miles • Gosport 41 miles • Fecamp 66 miles • Le Harve 82 miles For more information visit:

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Bublé tribute acts. Riddle & Finns seafood restaurants, ‘The Beach’ on Madeira Drive and ‘The Lanes’, come highly recommended. The seafood platters are superb, but booking is essential. Finally if you enjoy traditional Spanish tapas we can recommend Casa Don Carlos (01273 327177) on Union Street in The Lanes.

Places to visit

If the weather is fair or foul, you’ll find plenty to keep you entertained within the marina village, with its shopping arcades and restaurants. At West Quay there is bowling at the Bowlplex, a 8-screen Cineworld Cinema and the Rendezvous Casino, all just a 5-minute walk away from the West Jetty. Brighton city is just minutes away by bus, taxi or electric railway. Probably the easiest way to get there is by bus. The number 7 will take you through Kemptown and into the city centre. Otherwise it is approximately a 2-mile, 40-minute walk along the front to Brighton Pier from the marina. A subway from Asda car park leads under the marina roads towards the beachfront and Madeira Drive. If you are looking for a fun way of getting into town then there

A must-see, Brighton’s exotic Royal Pavilion


is the historic Volks Electric Railway, which dates back to the 1880’s. The railway line runs along the beachfront (Madeira Drive) connecting Black Rock station and Aquarium Station, next to Brighton Pier. The train journey usually takes about 12 minutes. The railway is in operation from Easter until the end of September and an adult single fare is £2.80, and a return £3.30. A family return ticket for two adults and two children is £9.50. If you have bikes onboard, cycling this route should take you 15-20 minutes (the Electric Bikes Sussex store at Marina Square is useful for bicycle spares and repairs). A path known as the Undercliff Walk takes you around the inner marina. There is usually some form of event happening on Madeira Drive and its arches are lined with quirky arty shops. If you like shopping, Churchill Square Shopping Centre boasts high street brands and a visit to The Lanes is truly a must. Probably one of the most striking landmarks in the town centre is the Royal Pavilion. This exotic building was built as A trip into town to experience the shopping and a seaside ‘pleasure palace’ for King George café culture in Brighton’s North Lanes, is a must IV, and combines the oriental styles of


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Destination India and China with the grandeur of the Regency period. Jaw dropping interiors and beautifully manicured gardens make this a must-see attraction. It is open from October to March from 10am–5.15pm and April to September 9.30am–5.45pm. Admission is £11.50 for Adults, £9.50 for over 60s and £6.20 for children aged 5-15. (10% off for bookings made online). Again, the number 7 bus will deliver you to the Old Steine bus stop just yards away. The intriguing Brighton Museum and Art Gallery can also be found in the grounds. On the seafront, and next to Brighton’s iconic pier, you’ll find Sea Life Brighton. Dating back to Victorian times and said to be the world’s oldest operating aquarium, it makes for a great family visit, with an underwater tunnel, glass bottom boat and Catfish tank among its attractions. It is open daily from 10am-5pm and entry is £22 per person (£16.95 online). Two or more people enter for £19 per person (£14.95 online) and it’s free for under 3s. A new waterfront attraction is set to open this summer. The British Airways i360, a 162 metre observation tower overlooking the old West Pier will have an observation pod that will climb up the


tower and offer 360-degree views over the town and out to sea. Prices are expected to be £15 for adults and £7.50 for children, with discounts for online bookings. Rides take 20 minutes during the day and 30 minutes in the evening. If you love the countryside, walking and superb scenery then go slightly further afield with a visit to The Devils Dyke. It is approximately a 30-minute bus ride (no 77 westbound from the Palace Pier bus stop N) to The Devils Dyke pub. Adult return fares are £4.50 and children aged under 16 travel free when travelling with an adult. Finally if you want to venture out on your boat then why not pack up a picnic and anchor out off Brighton beach. On a sunny afternoon the anchorage is popular with local berth holders, and from here you can watch the buzz of Brighton’s seafront from the comfort of your boat, perhaps even take the tender ashore for the obligatory ice cream. Another popular anchorage on a calm, sunny day is Cuckmere Haven, which is about 10 nautical miles east along the coast, past Newhaven. For maps and more places to visit in the city see the Visit Brighton website.

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The natural mile-long chasm, The Devils Dyke, is a popular beauty spot on the South Downs and is just five miles north of Brighton


Your Questions Answered

Outboard performance

Q I have recently been discussing with my

service engineer the performance of my boat, a Merry Fisher 725 powered by a 2009 Yamaha F150, 4 stroke outboard engine with 13 ¾ x 17” prop. Despite the engine being fully serviced and in excellent condition, fuel economy seems a little poor, at best 2.5 mpg at 4000rpm, and top speed at WOT is at best 22 knots in calm water with a following wind. Usually there is a maximum of 2 people aboard with just essential overnight kit and full fuel tank but no fishing gear. The boat has a clean hull. It has been suggested that I may need to change the propeller as the maximum engine revs just reach 5000 rpm as against the manufacturer’s quoted maximum of 6000 rpm. However, I have noticed that a similar, almost new MF 725 for sale but with a Suzuki 150 outboard which has a propeller significantly larger in both diameter and pitch than mine (15 ¼ x 19”). Is there any reason why a different engine should have such a different sized prop for essentially the same boat/power combination and is there any advantage in my changing my prop for something either larger or smaller?

A Looking at the specs of the Yamaha F150 and Suzuki DF150, I notice that they

use different gear ratios. The Yamaha uses 2.00:1 while the Suzuki uses 2.50:1, which I suspect would explain the significant difference in prop sizes between the two. Going back to your boat. It does sound like you need a different prop. The 150 engine has a maximum throttle range of between 5000 and 6000 rpm and produces 150hp at 5500 rpm, so you really want to be seeing at least this at full throttle. Typically when you change an inch of pitch, you change the RPMs by around 200. Theoretically changing the pitch to 13” should bring your maximum RPMs up to about 5800, but I suspect you may need to change the diameter as well. I note that the F150 is available with over 20 different propeller options, so exactly which one to get may need some input from your local Yamaha dealer. What I would say though is that with the right prop you should certainly achieve an increase in your maximum speed. I haven’t tested the 725, but based on my experience with the lighter 695, and the very similar 755, both powered by a Yamaha F150, I would expect your boat to achieve 30knots, or very close, once correctly set up. I would also expect to see a slight improvement in fuel economy too, with the 725 achieving something in the region of 3mpg, or slightly more, at around 20 knots. 44

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Replacement door key

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companionway door with a lock/latch mechanism made by Southco. I only have one key and my local locksmith said he couldn’t get the blanks to cut me a spare. Is it possible to get hold of either a blank, or a precut key using the code on my existing key?

A These locks were used on many different makes of boats and the same lock and

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Your Questions Answered

Thames bareboat charter

Q My family and I would like to do a week on the River Thames on a hireboat.

Could you possibly advise me on where I can get a list of companies that charter motorcruisers on the River Thames?

A There are quite a few options. Thames-

based companies include Kris Cruisers, based at Windsor, Hobbs of Henley and Caversham Boat Services, based at Reading. Charter brokers, such has Blakes Boats, Le Boat and Hoseasons also have many bases across the UK, including the Thames.



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a small drying harbour and am looking for a boat that I can moor there. My requirements are quite specific and I don’t really know PRICE of any boat that fits the bill. Can you help? I want something relatively small, (18-22 £4,500 feet), with some decent open deck and some forward shelter, so probably a fishing style boat. I want it to be cheap to run (so probably a modestly powered displacement craft), and it needs to be able to handle a little bit of a sea state (so nothing too flat or lightweight). It needs to be able to take the ground, and I would rather not have an outboard, so I don’t have to worry about it getting stolen off the transom. My budget for all of this is £5,000 to £6,000.

A One boat brand springs to mind immediately. They are available in 16, 18 and 24ft

versions. They come with a tough displacement hull, often with small bilge keels that are perfect for drying harbours. They are usually diesel powered with a shaft, so simple and economical to own, and there are a few on the market within your price range. The boat in question is a Plymouth Pilot, and I think the 18ft version would be just about perfect for you. I’ve found this one (pictured) for sale at

Charts for an RL70C

Q I have just bought a new boat that has Raymarine

RL70C displays on both helms. There is no chart card in them and my CMap Max card from my old boat doesn’t work. I have been told that I cannot get the cards for these units any more and that I will have to fit new electronics. Is that really the case?

A If, when you boot up your RL70C, the start screen says ‘Raymarine’ then you

just need to buy a CMap NT+ card. These are still widely available. If, however, your RL70C says ‘Raytheon’, it requires CMap NT cards and I understand these are only available from CMap in Italy. Alternatively, you should still be able to find a used card for sale, but obviously you won’t then have the most up to date charts. Motorboat Owner © Digital Marine Media Ltd


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Princess 286 U ndeniably Naval Architect, Bernard Olesinski’s iconic 30DS led Princess into a different design age in the 80’s, but as other UK boat builders turned their focus onto open cockpit med-style boating, Olesinski was drafted in again to help satisfy Mediterranean dealer demands. In 1983 Princess broke away completely from its traditional design and another star was born. The Princess 286 Riviera. Powered by sterndrives, the sleeklooking 286 was to be the first of the Riviera series of sportscruisers that, in

its literature, Princess described as ‘A beautiful offshore sportscruiser that combines high performance and superb seakeeping with extremely comfortable twin cabin accommodation and a very large cockpit’. The 286 moniker relates to the boats 28ft 6in length, which excludes the pulpit rail and bathing platform. At 30ft overall the 286’s main rival at the time was the slender Sunseeker 31 Offshore, which was almost identical in terms of layout and engine options. However, it was the 286’s 11ft beam that offered the advantage. Its chunky cockpit is just over


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Built approx 440 1983-1991 Prices then £45,885 (1988) Prices now £19,000-£35,000 Length 30ft / 9.14m Beam 11ft / 3.35m Draught 3ft / 0.91m Air Draught Radar arch 2.54m, Windscreen 2.08m Fuel 130 gallons / 591 litres Water 35 gallons / 159 litres Displacement 3300kg approx

half the size of the boat and down below there is a comfortable interior that is ideal for long distance cruising. The 286 bears a remarkable resemblance to Olesinski’s Fairline Targa 33, which was introduced in 1984. In 1986 two larger, shaftdriven Riviera models were introduced, the 36 followed by the 46. In 1987 a smaller sister model was unveiled, the 266 Riviera, which offered similar accommodation as the 286, but in a smaller, open plan layout. The 286 Riviera ceased production in 1991 and, over a period of nine years,

approximately 440 were built. Production of the 266 continued until 1992, but sadly these were the last sportscruisers of this size seen from Princess. The Riviera range continued on into the early 90’s with new models such as the 346 and 406 in 91, the short lived 32 Riviera in 1992 and the 366 in 93, until finally the Riviera was replaced by the V-class range in 1994, and its debut model, the fabulous V39. Today the 286 is every inch an affordable, entry-level sportscruiser for weekending and long distance cruising. Re-engining is fairly common and diesel

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The cabin’s spacious dinette is ideal for dining, entertaining, sleeping and lounging

examples are usually priced at around the £35k mark, while original petrol engine versions are normally offered for sale at around £20k. Original diesel powered versions tend to fall into the gap between.

bulkhead and a wooden ceiling joist, giving a yacht-like feel. Interiors are usually oak finish with Princess’s classic zig-zag upholstery, although many boats may have been re-upholstered over the years. The six-seater dinette has a table Interior on a pedestal, which folds out for dining A centre companionway set of wooden and also drops down to be used as an doors and a folding GRP hatch top infill, creating a very large, 6ft by 6ft open up to reveal the very private double berth. A curtain may well have accommodation. Go down the three steps been installed along the dinette bulkhead and you’ll find yourself in a central lobby to provide privacy to overnighting area, with the galley to port and doors to guests. It’s cosy, and there is plenty of the mid cabin and toilet compartment room for a couple to stretch out either to starboard. Again the feeling of side in the evening, perhaps with a spaciousness continues in from the television positioned at the bow. Light cockpit and it is very inviting. However, and ventilation are provided by a hatch despite the boats flat raised foredeck, in the cabin roof over the dinette and two those of 6ft and over may struggle with the chunky, metal-framed, portholes. Banks headroom down below. of useful eye level cupboards protrude Ahead lies the long dinette, which is down from the side deck recesses, leading separated off by a half height wooden to two large cupboards and sunken bar 52

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The corner L-shaped galley is set back to port, giving clear access between the cockpit companionway and saloon

storage either side. There is also plenty of storage available in the large lockers under the seating. It is worth noting that some movement or delamination can occur where the dinette and cabin seating joins the hull, but we are informed that these are easy DIY jobs to fix. The L-shaped galley is positioned in the port corner under a lovely, large window that opens to the cockpit, a feature seen later in Olesinski’s early open-plan Fairline Targa 33’s. The galley offers ample storage, two round sinks, a fridge, a gas hob and a full size oven. The size of the mid cabin is unfortunately one of the compromises of having such a large cockpit and comfortable saloon area. Inside you will find enough space for one person to change, a small seat with integrated storage, a narrow half height wardrobe and a double berth running thwartships under the raised helm position. The double mid berth itself is very much a crawl-in and under affair, and is fairly small in terms of width and depth. One

owner told us when they boat on their own as a couple, they often opt for making up the bed in the saloon area as it offers more space. A small sliding window into the cockpit and a side porthole provide light and ventilation. The boat’s small 35-gallon water tank can be found under this berth.

The boat’s mid cabin is fairly compact with a crawl-in thwartships double berth and seat

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The toilet compartment is a decent size and is fitted with a washbasin with a shower mixer tap, a sea toilet and two eyelevel storage cupboards. We think Princess again missed a trick here by not having an ensuite door to the mid cabin, as seen on newer boats of a similar design such as the Sealine S28. Whilst down below examine the upholstery and wood surfaces for signs of leaks, in particular forward of the bow hatch, and the wood in the cabin beneath the helm position. Cockpit and helm The spacious and uncluttered cockpit is spread over two levels. Aft you have a huge covered cockpit area with generous U-shaped seating and usually a removable table, which converts to a large sunpad and occasional double berth. Like the rest of the boat every empty chasm of space is utilised for storage, for example you will find concealed lockers behind the cockpit seat back rests. The boats vented gas locker is located in the radar/cockpit coaming on the port side, capable of housing two Camping Gaz 907 bottles. There is a mirror-image storage locker on the starboard side, which is a perfect size

There is excellent forward facing seating for the navigator. Both double seats have storage

The toilet compartment is quite basic, but is a good size and has all you need for cruising

for a bucket. The forward raised section of the cockpit has the helm to starboard. The boat has a pair of forward facing adjustable double seats, both with plenty of legroom. The double navigators seat is an important feature of this boat as so many sportscruisers of this size opt for a chaise-longue to port, which is not as comfortable or as easy to see out from on longer passages. With this setup, you can have four crew all facing forward and all with a good view, something that is rarely found, even on modern sportscruisers of a larger size. It would be great if these seats were able to reverse, or flip over, to face aft for those social cockpit occasions, but there is still plenty of seating and lounging space. Another fantastic feature of this boat is the lazarette located under the navigator’s


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The large cockpit is great for entertaining, and the U shaped seating converts into a sunpad or extra berth

feet. This huge locker is brilliant for storage and is capable of swallowing up an outboard motor and more. There is also a glove box in front of the navigator, which is useful for keeping bits and bobs, such as suncream, sunglasses and binoculars, safe while underway. The helm is usually finished in blue gelcoat and has two slanted dash panels with some chart storage in between. Dash dials and equipment are arranged either side of the compass. There is potential for fitting a small multi-function display on either panel, but this depends on what equipment is already fitted and where. The canopy is usually in two sections either

Helm seats adjust but, check the standing headroom

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Forward canopies may have been modified to give standing headroom and all-weather practicality

side of the radar arch. The section over the aft cockpit offers acres of undercover space and excellent full headroom. With the side screens removed the aft canopy and framework can be dropped down onto the transom in a matter of minutes. Moving forward, if original, the front canopy gently curves down from the radar arch to the windscreen. The low height of this can make berthing difficult, as you

This ‘86 286 has been awarded a GRP hardtop

can not usually stand up and helm, which restricts your view forward to through the windscreen only, unless the front canopy is removed entirely. Owners may have addressed this problem by heightening the existing canopy framework, and adding a removable front section with clear panels to see out forward while standing. This means that you don’t have to take down the whole front canopy, and makes it easier to boat in inclement weather. The owner of the ‘86 example viewed at Brighton Boat Sales had gone one stage further and had added an unusual but clever GRP hardtop. The 286’s relatively low air draft, at 2.54 metres to the top of the radar arch, also makes it suitable for sedate and low cost inland cruising. On deck Main access onboard and into the cockpit is from the side deck, or over the transom


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Princess’s first Riviera feels reassuringly solid and the modified V hull brings sporty handling

via the bathing platform and transom steps. A central dip in the transom allows access over the stern to the wooden bathing ladder and slatted platform. Here you will find a shower neatly concealed inside the transom step. The slight slope in the side deck, about a third of the way along the deck, is also one unmistakable feature of the 286. The side decks are a fair width, with a decent toerail, and offer good access to the foredeck with reassuring knee-height guardrails starting just forward of the radar arch. A grabrail on the outside of the radar arch would be a useful addition, if not already fitted. You should inspect around the stanchion bases for stress cracking in the GRP. The slightly raised foredeck is a massive, fairly flat, uncluttered area, which stylishly converges with the side decks at the bows. These boats will often have a blue stripe at the base of the windscreen. These can fade and may have been repainted. Hull and Handling The Princess 286 Riviera has a modified medium V hull with a deep V entry.

Owners are quick to praise the handling characteristics. Being wide, it is a very stable boat and, with Princess’s high-build standards, feels solid and capable out on the water. Unfortunately due to its beam and flat underwater sections aft, the 286 does have the reputation for slamming when running into a head sea. Trimming the bow right down and dropping a few revs usually helps counteract this. Traditionally the boat was finished with red and grey painted stripes along the waterline. Check the condition of these as they may be looking tired, colour matching for repainting or decal replacements could prove a worthwhile, but un-factored, expense. Engines The 286 was fitted with various single or twin sterndrive configurations. The majority of these were Volvos mated to single and duoprop sterndrives. However, a few very early boats were fitted with BMW 165hp engines. The first twin diesel boats were usually fitted with 110hp AQAD30s, which according to Princess were quite popular.

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An ‘86 boat fitted with twin 110hp Volvo AQAD30’s. Below, a 286 re-engined with 170hp Volvo KAD32s

But by 1988 the top of the range twin diesel option had been upped to a pair of 130hp AQAD31/DPs, priced at £52,158. Shortly after came twin 200hp AD41/ DPs, which proved to be the most popular engine option in this model. From 1988 onwards the entry-level engine option was a single diesel 200hp Volvo Penta AD41 priced at £45,885. This was quite unusual for a sportscruiser of this era. The petrol options were twin Volvos, with 120hp AQ131s, 146hp AQ151s, 167hp AQ171s and 210hp AQ211. By the 90’s Twin Volvo 270hp AQ271/DPs were being fitted and proved the most popular petrol engine option. Be aware that early twin-engine models, particularly BMW powered versions, had single props and the 286 is known to suffer

Twin Volvo AQ145s petrols fitted to a 1984 boat

from cavitation with these. A solution to this problem was to fit a spacer to each drive. Later models were mostly duoprops. Engine access is very good, via a large hatch in the cockpit floor. However, you will need to make sure you have removed all cockpit seat cushions to lift the hatch, as this in turn lifts the central seat section and catches on the outer seat cushions. Look for gas struts on this hatch, as it can be quite awkward to lift and keep open without them. Access to engines once inside the engine bay is excellent, and you can sit quite comfortably in front of the engines to change an impeller or a belt. The only thing that may prove difficult is getting in to grease the steering arms, which are usually right at the back of the engines. One owner suggested fitting an extension pipe to provide better access to the grease nipple. Down in the engine bay you will find a calorifier fitted on the port side. The 130-gallon fuel tank forms the forward bulkhead of the engine bay, with access to the top via a full width floor hatch, which in turn provides yet more storage for longer items such as oars and fishing rods. One owner recommended checking the battery tray for delamination from


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the hull. You will find quite a few boats have since been re-engined, usually from twin petrols to twin diesels. We are aware of a 1990 example that has been re-engined from the original Volvo 5.7L V8 petrol engines to 170hp Volvo Penta KAD32’s. This is an excellent and very economical match for the size of boat, giving a ‘supercharged’ top speed of 35 knots and a cruising speed of 20-24 knots at around 3000rpm. With four cylinders, engine room space was also not compromised in anyway. The owners tell us that the new engines give two litres per nautical mile and around 2.5-2.8mpg overall. Another example is the 1987 boat currently for sale through Clipper Marine. This has been fitted with Twin 165hp Yamaha ME370 STI diesels, giving a 30-knot top speed. However, the 1988 boat for sale at Parkstone Bay Yachts is fitted with gutsy, new generation Volvo Penta 5.0l GXi

petrols, which is an unusual, yet sporty transplant. Newer re-engined versions will be favoured, but older Volvo Penta engines, such as the AD41 are reliable and easy to work on with good availability of parts. It is always important to check that the drives and engines, new or old, have been routinely maintained. If you have any concerns we would recommend that you have an engineer give them a thorough check over for you. Conclusion This original Princess sportscruiser is now a classic in its own right and is certainly a cheap way to get into coastal boating. Look for a well maintained example with engines and drives that still have good availability of parts. A big engined petrol 286 will deliver plenty of fun, but for economy go for an example with the larger diesel engines.

Before buying any used boat, always employ the services of a YDSA or a IIMS accredited surveyor and, if you have any doubt about the engines, a separate engine survey by a suitably qualified person is recommended.

Family 266 Riviera 1987- 1992

Prices £19,000-£30,000

Length 28ft 5in Beam 10ft This 286 sibling has an open plan 4-berth layout. Twin diesel versions are rare. Buy one (pictured) 1988 £26,995



Prices £22,000-£44,000

Length 31ft 6in Beam 11ft 10in Probably the most successful hardtop sportscruisers of the 80’s. It offers six berths. Buy one (pictured) 1980 £17,995

36 Riviera


Prices £45,000-£65,000

Length 38ft 8in Beam 12ft 3in The 286 Riviera’s bigger sister is shaftdriven and offers six berths with two separate cabins. Buy one (pictured) 1990 £59,950

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designed not to disintegrate on the rough surface. The product goes a long way and we only used a few drops on each of the treated samples. The information says that the little 100ml pot will cover 10-15m2 and, considering how little we used on our test pieces, I can believe it. it’s not cheap, but with the coverage promised, a single bottle should be more than adequate for all but the largest of boats. Once treated and dried, there was some slight darkening of the plastic, to a different level on each of the three teaks but, to be fair, hardly noticeable on any of them. We gave the sealant a few hours to dry properly before conducting our test. We chose six things that are likely to end up on your synthetic teak deck and that we know, from experience, can leave a lasting mark, old engine oil, red diesel, red wine, mud, cooking oil and squashed crisps. We applied each contaminant to each of the three different plastic teaks, on both treated and untreated areas. The first thing we noticed was that, like wax on GRP, the sealant made any liquid contaminants bead. On the untreated The sealant did a great job protecting the plastic plastic the liquid spread along the grain very easily, making the area stained much teak from spilled red wine 60

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larger. This was most noticeable with the engine oil and diesel. After leaving the contaminants in place for a while, we set about cleaning them up with nothing more than absorbent paper towel. If dabbed, the beaded liquid lifted off the plastic without further spreading, whereas in the untreated area, the liquid had already spread to leave a much larger stain, despite the same dabbing technique. In most cases the sealant hadn’t prevented the stain taking hold, but had

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Outboard Project


L ast month we ended having finally

screwdriver just munched the head. A managed to part the engine block from the trick I was shown some years back sprung casing. Now we were just a few bolts away to mind and I used the soft metal to my from finding out why the outboard was benefit by tapping an old Torx socket seized so solidly. into the screw head. This dug into the Before I could split the crankcase I had rounded head and the six contact points to remove the reed valve plate, as there gave enough grip to easily remove the are two crankcase bolts underneath. The otherwise stubborn screw. small brass screw that held the plate in Now, not only could I get at all the place had become so soft, possibly due to bolts to split the crankcase, but I could the corrosive effects of the substance that also glimpse just a little bit of the insides. it was caked in, that even a perfectly fitted What I was seeing was not good. Part of 62

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The reed valve plate with its rounded screw had to be removed. A Torx socket was the answer

the counterweight that I could see was quite heavily covered in surface rust, and the area around the inlet port was rather badly corroded, with evidence of lots of white gritty material. Having come this far I just had to see what was inside, so I removed all of the crankcase bolts and the lower end bearing carrier and split the engine. What I found inside was truly staggering. The whole lower cylinder was

packed with a compressed material that turned out to be corroded metal. The inside of the forward part of the crankcase cover showed the extent of this engine’s problems, with the whole surface just flaking away. Things did not look hopeful. I guess your average outboard mechanic would, at this point, be on the phone to the owner explaining that the engine was beyond repair, but I thought I had

The first glimpse of the inner workings. Surface rust and corroded metal are both in evidence

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nothing to lose by continuing. I started by slowly scraping away the material that had completely encased the lower part of the crankshaft. It was loose material, but had compacted to form something that was akin to a weak cement mixture. It could relatively easily be chipped away and after about an hour the workbench was covered in what must have been around 200grams of a substance that was once solid metal. Even with the corrosion removed from around the crankshaft, there was still no movement whatsoever so the inner workings were now given a thorough soaking in a lubricating spray and left overnight. The next day, despite the hopelessness of the case, I started by removing the con rod bearing caps and the needle bearings underneath, before lifting out the crankshaft. The bearing surfaces were dry and showing signs of corrosion, particularly in the lower cylinder where, it was apparent, that most of this engines problems lay. In a healthy engine, the pistons should now be free to move up and down within the cylinder relatively easily, but both of mine seemed stuck fast. Starting at the top cylinder, some gentle tapping using a piece of soft wood soon

As the crankcase is split things look ominous

saw the piston pop out of the crankcase. At least here there didn’t appear to be much that couldn’t be fixed. Some light surface rust on the piston and cylinder walls could easily be rectified and, if both cylinders had been like this one, I think I could have had the engine running again relatively easily. Moving on to the bottom cylinder, I started with some gentle tapping, but there was no movement in the piston. Upping the effort to ‘vigorous’ tapping, there was still no movement. I now, progressed to a more ‘serious’ approach and using a long drift on the cylinder crown from

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The crankcase was cleaned up, everything soaked in lubrication spray and then stripped down

underneath, proceeded to wallop it as hard as I dare. Still no movement. Next, I tried heat, with a blowtorch aimed up and under the piston until it was all nice and hot. With some constant pressure applied with a vice, I then hit it some more. The result? Nothing. The piston was stuck so fast inside the cylinder that it was looking like it was going to take an almost destructive force to remove it. Considering the corrosion to the rest of the components, I felt like this wasn’t a battle worth continuing with. I am sure, given

enough time, I would have got the piston out, but I think the cost of a re-bore, that the cylinder would almost certainly have needed, a new oversize set of pistons and replacement of the bearings, as well as sorting out the corrosion, really does mean that I have to declare this engine beyond economical repair. Now normally that would be the end of that. The bits would have been scooped up, anything worth keeping packed away and the rest thrown in the skip, but this story has a twist. A couple of months ago,

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reader Chris Brown from Cambridgeshire emailed me to say that he had, in his garage, a Johnson 35hp the same as mine. He informed me that it was in bits because, like mine it had seized up. He had started taking it apart, lost interest and it had remained boxed up for a number of years with the only likely future for it being a trip to the tip when he was next cleaning out his garage. The reason for his email was to kindly offer any parts that I might need during my rebuild. Not being someone who gives up easily, I was on the phone to Chris to explain my dilemma. He reminded me that his engine was also seized, but said I was welcome

Inside the new engine things looked relatively good, compared to what we had seen before

A replacement powerhead was offered by a reader and may keep the project on track

to come and take what I needed. In fact when I arrived he insisted I take all the bits so I now have, albeit in boxes, another complete engine to use for parts. Before I got too carried away, I decided I would quickly strip this new engine down to the same position as the old one. There would be little point in carrying on if it looked exactly the same inside. As the engine was already removed, it only took a couple of hours before I was staring at the crankshaft and inner workings of this new motor. The good news is that, although it is seized, and showing signs of some surface rust, it looks, at least compared to my engine, to be in pretty good order. As I write, the new engine is soaking in lubricating spray ready for the crankshaft and pistons to be removed next month. I have a good feeling about the project once again and I have gone from staring defeat in the face, to being fired up with new enthusiasm. Ok it has taken a stroke of luck and a very kind offer from one of our readers, but I think Olive may yet receive a power boost this season. Thank you very much Chris.


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Targa 32 CFC


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Length (LOA): 10.78m / 35ft 4in Beam: 3.37m / 11ft 1in Displacement: 6300kg Fuel Capacity: 800 litres Water Capacity: 150 litres RCD category: C Engine as Tested: 2 x Volvo Penta D4 260hp Other Engine options: Single or twin Volvo Penta D4 or D6 from 370hp to 800hp total Price from ÂŁ244,680

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ver since my first encounter with a Botnia Targa 31 around 15 years ago it has held a special place in my all time favourite boat list. I think it was partly because of the fact that the way it looked, and the way it behaved, were so very at odds with each other. My first trip out involved hitting almost 40 knots in conditions that would have slowed many other boats down to half the speed. All this in a boat that, aerodynamically at least, looked about as sporty as a potting shed. Of course nowadays we are much more familiar with the walkaround wheelhouse design with forward facing windscreens, so we are less taken aback and more used to seeing these tough boats battling through conditions that most owners would rather not be out in. The Targa 31 morphed into the Targa 32 in 2012, with the CFC (Comfort Fore Cabin) version that we are testing available from 2014. The CFC

option adds just over £5k to the price of a standard 32 and I couldn’t wait to get behind the wheel to see for myself what changes Botnia Marin had made, and most importantly, whether they had made the excellent 31, even better. Starting inside the cabin and up front you can immediately see an improvement in the size of the forward cabin. On the 31, the cabin was quite compact and consisted of a


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“The 31 is a hard act to follow, but the 32 offers a perfect balance of comfort and agility”

The walkaround decks on the CFC model have steps up to the bow. Access through the transom is easy

pair of single bunks with a small standup area between. The standard 32 still has a similar layout, albeit with a little more space. While this layout is perfectly acceptable for the kids or as an occasional guest cabin, things have been significantly improved on the 32 CFC. The cabin is much larger because it has been extended further forward into the bow. The descent into the cabin is probably just as steep, but feels very manageable with a pair of offset steps, but the big improvement is with the berth itself. You can still specify two single bunks but with this CFC version you can now also choose from a selection of double bunk configurations. Our test boat was fitted with a large central double berth, which made the forward cabin on this 32 feel more than capable of being used as a master cabin, albeit with a bit of a trek to the onboard facilities. Headroom is great, The forward cabin coach roof of the CFC model reaches almost all the way to the bow at over 6ft aft of the berth, and there is Motorboat Owner © Digital Marine Media Ltd


The table stores against the cabin roof when not in use. The backrest of the forward seat flips fore and aft

plenty of storage with lockers beneath the bunk as well as in the aft bulkhead on both the port and starboard sides. The cabin is separated off from the wheelhouse by a pair of wooden doors and a lifting companionway hatch that is held in place with a couple of powerful gas struts, so there is no danger of it dropping on your head if you are using the companionway at sea. Like the rest of the woodwork on a Targa, this is all of an exceptional high quality, with craftsmanship to match. There really are few other contemporary boats that can match the carpentry on a Targa. In the wheelhouse itself, very little has changed, and that’s not a bad thing because, despite its quirkiness, the Targa 31’s wheelhouse offered a very practical solution for cruising, dining and generally whiling time away onboard. The wheelhouse is 20cm wider on the 32, but unless you were to step from one, straight to the other, it is

difficult to see where this space has been used. I suspect everything has just been given a little more space to breathe. On the aft port side of the wheelhouse is the boat’s seating/dinette area, which comprises an L-shaped seat, supplemented by the navigator’s seat, which has a flippable backrest. In the centre of this area the boats table is cleverly stored up against the wheelhouse ceiling when not in use, and slid down a central pole into position when required. The table has a small folding leaf to allow easy passage past when lowered. This area should offer ample dining space for a family of four and, while it may not be the cosiest of saloon spaces, offers comfortable lounging, with space for a TV opposite on top of a storage unit with a large cupboard and two good size drawers. There is also some storage beneath the port side dinette seat, accessible via two cupboard doors on the front.


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The galley is compact and practical and has lots of adjacent storage

As mentioned, the forward dinette seat also acts as a forward facing seat for two when underway, and has an adjacent sliding door for crew deck access. Any further crew members will have to sit on the aft dinette seat, but this is still close enough to the action that they should feel very much involved. Like the 31, the galley is in front of the navigator’s seat underneath a lifting wooden lid that forms a nice large chart area when the galley is not in use. With the lid lifted, you have access to a two burner gas hob and sink. It’s a bit unconventional, having the galley under the windscreen, but it appears to

work well and you also have easy access to a huge amount of galley storage, with five drawers directly below the galley unit, and a further five drawers in the base of the seat just behind. The helm is on the starboard side and comes with a single three-way adjustable seat. The helm console has a lower section, which incorporates the steering wheel, throttles and bow thruster control, that quickly and easily pivots out for perfect positioning, whether standing or seated. In the upright position it also clears the way past the helm for easy access to the side decks from the sliding door next to

A clever helm console that pivots for a perfect driving position, either standing or seated Motorboat Owner Š Digital Marine Media Ltd


The toilet is a huge improvement over the previous model, and the aft double berth is very spacious

the helm. Above this pod is a panel with an array of switchgear, but there is nowhere on the helm to flush mount a multi function display. On our test boat a 12 inch display was bracket mounted forward of the switch panel, which actually works very well, or alternatively you have the option to flush mount a smaller display overhead where the engine instruments are located. At the helm there is a simple pull out stainless steel footrest that is perfectly placed when you are seated, but is easily pushed back against the bulkhead when you are standing, or if you need to pass through to access the side decks. There is also a cupboard, and a low-down drawer, in front of the helm, the former is perfect for keeping safety kit or other essential items that need to be easily accessible while underway. In the evening, the wheelhouse can be enclosed with curtains down both sides and across the aft opening window above the dinette seat. The front windows all

come equipped with reflective blinds for complete privacy. I would also suggest that, with all the lovely woodwork to protect from UV, the boat should be left in this closed up state when not in use. In the aft starboard corner of the wheelhouse is a companionway with two steps that take you down to the aft accommodation. There is no door here, but the design still allows for this area to be very private, as you turn into the cabin

The aft cabin also sports a single ‘pilot’ berth behind the cabin steps


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Our test boat had a double berth in the extended forward cabin, but other options are available

“With a large forward cabin, which one would you choose as your master?”

at the bottom. Here you will find headroom for all but the very tallest of boaters, with as much as 7ft in the dressing area. Like the 31, the 32 has a three berth arrangement in the aft cabin. To port there is a very large double with, for an under wheelhouse berth, good height above. On the starboard side, behind the steps that you have just walked down, there is a single pilot berth that is accessed by swinging the steps out of the way. Realistically this berth is most likely to be viewed as a large, and very useful, storage area. Other storage in this cabin comes courtesy of a small hanging wardrobe, a couple of drawers, some open storage above the berth and some open hanging space for coats and waterproofs. There is also a handy chart pocket in the companionway. Despite being in the bowels of the boat, this cabin still has a reasonable amount of natural light, with portholes next to the berth, and a couple more in the dressing area/companionway. Motorboat Owner © Digital Marine Media Ltd

There is also a porthole in the single pilot berth. In the aft port-side corner of this cabin is the boat’s toilet compartment and, forward cabin aside, this is where you will see significant improvement over the 31. Gone are the pull out toilet on runners and spartan fit out, replaced by something that wouldn’t look out of place on a modern flybridge boat or sportscruiser. There is, of course, a fixed toilet, but there is also now work surface next to the sink, a nice wooden finish and plenty of storage. Headroom is also very generous at well over 6ft, and there is an opening port for ventilation. One of the very best things about any of


PERFORMANCE As tested 100% fuel 0% water 2 crew Force 1


the Targa range, and other boats of a similar ilk, is the walkaround deck. On the CFC version of the 32, the deck isn’t one level, with a small step up from the cockpit and then two larger steps up to the bow in front of the side doors. This means it is not quite as easy to move around as a standard 32 but this is a small price, well worth paying, if you want that bigger second cabin. At the front you have the typical Scandinavian walk-through bow access, beneath which is a good sized anchor locker. The cockpit of the 32 is a bit of a blank canvas. It’s a good size, so you could easily stick a table and some chairs here, or it would make a great platform for fishing. In each aft corner there is a rope locker, which make useful make-shift seats, and on the aft end of the wheelhouse there are two fold-

700 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 3550

Knots LPH



5.1 6.7 9.2 15.6 23.0 30.0 36.5 37.2

0.81 1.58 4.27 7.04 10.6 15.0 22.4 23.8

6.29 4.24 2.15 2.22 2.17 2.00 1.63 1.56

3.7 7.2 19.4 32.0 48.0 68.0 102.0 108.0

Range Noise (nm)

1107 746 378 390 381 352 286 274

60 62 64 69 75 76 78 79

out flaps to create more seating. These also aid passage up to the flybridge. This small second helm station is perched all the way aft of the wheelhouse, but is surprisingly practical, with three forward facing seats and all the necessary instrumentation repeated from the main helm. The flybridge is a standard feature but can be deleted from the spec if not required. In doing so you save around £3k on the base price. Back in the cockpit the whole floor is taken up with two large hatches that lift to reveal the engine bay. The engines are placed all the way aft, meaning you have


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Space is plentiful in the engine room with twin D4’s. A pair of D6’s will be a little tighter

“The 32 planes effortlessly and inside the wheelhouse, 30 knots feels more like 20 knots” lots of space in front to get down and work on them. Everything down here looks neat and nicely installed, with non-slip checker plate added to the standing areas. The fuel filters are placed on the forward bulkhead for easy access and the raw water strainers are right in front of you when standing at the engines. Underneath the port engine hatch, there is a storage system for the boats optional teak cockpit table. Access onto the boat is best achieved either from the side, via one of the lifting sections of handrail, just aft of the wheelhouse, or through a small step just forward of the side door, or from the transom, over the huge bathing platform and through the double stainless steel gates into the cockpit. Whichever way you choose, getting onboard the 32 is pretty Motorboat Owner © Digital Marine Media Ltd

effortless. On the bathing platform there is a lifting hatch, which provides access to the drives and props to clear any wraps you may be unfortunate enough to pick up. Underway The wide range of engine choices mean you can spec a 32 for economy, with a single 400hp D6, or out and out performance, with 800hp in the shape of a pair of D6’s. Our test boat was fitted with a mid range pair of 260hp Volvo Penta D4’s, which gave a very acceptable top speed and comfortable cruising in the mid 20’s. There is no discernable hump, with the boat just easing onto the plane smoothly and progressively. Open up the throttle to 3000rpm and the boat feels relaxed and composed and, in the confines of the


wheelhouse, 30 knots feels more like a sedate 20 knots, such is the cosseting effect of the inside helm. In the wheelhouse, with the engines far behind you, noise levels were exceptionally low. The hull performed just as expected, with a soft ride while ploughing through the wake of the photo boat, and tight, grippy turns when thrown around, even at full speed. The deep vee hull that delivers this soft ride does also deliver quite a bit of spray over the front when bashing through, but that’s the beauty of this style of boat. The boat itself may be getting wet but you can stand or sit at the helm wearing nothing more than a T shirt and a big grin. The hull form also means that the boat leans more than expected in tight turns, but for me it is all the more fun for it. The forward facing three section windscreen, each with its own wiper, provides great visibility even when the spray is in full flow, and visibility aft is better than you might think, thanks to the aft wheelhouse window. The flybridge driving position is unusual, being so far aft, but you soon get used to it and find that the

The flybridge helm is simple, but has all of the important instrumentation repeated

upper helm is actually surprisingly good. One downside is that when seated on the flybridge, you find your visibility of the bow restricted by the wheelhouse roof. This is only really an issue when manoeuvring at close quarters, and is easily overcome by standing up. Conclusion The Targa 32, in this CFC layout, has taken the very good, but somewhat functional, 31 and turned it into a more luxurious and comfortable family boat. It has done


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that without losing any of its ruggedness, and very little of its practicality. In fact it still remains, for its size, one of the best seagoing boats on the market. The standard 32 will deliver all the same features, with a smaller front cabin and the benefit of onelevel walkaround decks. Which model to go for is a difficult choice. The premium for the CFC version is not that large, and it certainly feels like you are getting your money’s worth. I guess it will come down to how you want to use the cabin space and how many people you regularly cruise with. There is no escaping the fact that the Targa 32 is not a cheap boat, but when you step onboard and, more importantly, take it out to sea, you quickly realise that the expense

An access panel on the bathing platform is a useful feature for clearing tangled propellers

is more than price-tag deep. In short, if you want the best, you have to pay for it and, with the Targa 32, there is no question that you are buying one of the best boats of its size on the market.

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