Graham Snook

Technical Editor

Graham Snook
How to tie a soft shackle

Soft shackles can be used almost anywhere you currently use a conventional shackle. Look on any boat and you will usually find areas where a metal shackle has worn away…

Azuree 33C Turkish builder Azuree have launched their new and colourful 33C, the ‘C’ stands for cruising. Although with twin rudders, beam extended aft and hull chines the exterior might…

Bavaria Cruiser 34 Bavaria’s new 34 feels a little small for a 34ft yacht, not surprising really, as the hull length is actually 32ft, the same as their Easy 9.7,…

Dehler 42   Dehler has expanded its range of sporty performance cruisers in the shape of its new Dehler 42. Her sleek styling gives her a clean look, although all…

Delphia 46DS Originally launched in 2011 as the 46 CC, the 46 has regenerated herself at the 46DS. She has a Deck saloon with large windows as before – in…

Garcia Exploration 52   I was sad after I came off the Garcia Exploration 52, just because it appeared such a well thought out, well made and well, stylish boat…

Italia Yachts 12.98 From her etched stainless-steel pop-up cleats to her recessed mainsheet traveller it’s clear Italia Yachts 12.98 has spent time attending to some beautiful details. The twin carbon…

Wauquiez Pilot Saloon 48 Wauquiez have been producing yachts for 50 years now and the Pilot Saloon is the latest model to hit the water. Forward of the mast her…

Hanse 315 Seen for the first time at this year’s Düsseldorf Boat Show is Hanse’s new baby, the 315. She’s designed to appeal to almost everyone by the looks of…

This life-saving device is thrown to the immersed person, who flips the sling over their head. The rescuer activates it with a sharp rope tug, enabling the MOB to adopt…