Chris Beeson

Crash Test Boat – Gas explosion

How safe is your gas system? Do you make regular checks? Chris Beeson and the Crash Test Boat team create a gas explosion to show you why you should never…

Crash Test Boat - fire

How would you deal with a fire in the galley or the engine room? What’s the best way to prevent fires onboard? Chris Beeson and the Crash Test Boat Team…

Sunbeam 36.1

Yachting Monthly's review of the Sunbeam 36.1 made in landlocked Austria by the Schöchl family boatbuilder

Premier 45 review

From mosque domes and locomotive fairings to performance cruising yachts – Chris Beeson explores the Premier 45, the latest offering from one of the world’s biggest composite builders

You’re about to leave the boat. As you remove the log impeller, the whole fitting comes away and water gushes in. Chris Beeson finds out what to do next

Crash Test Boat - sinking

You’ve hit something and you’re holed. What do you do next? Chris Beeson and the Crash Test crew smash a hole in the hull to test 10 ways of saving…

Crash Test Boat - Jury Rig

After finding out what it’s like to be dismasted, Chris Beeson and the Crash Test Boat crew explore how to jury rig the remaining wreckage to sail back to safety…

Crash Test Boat - Dismasting

What do you do when your sailing world crashes round your ears? Chris Beeson and the Crash Test crew created a ‘controlled’ dismasting in a gale and put eight rig-cutting…