David Harding

David Harding

David Harding has been testing boats for more than 25 years, and has sailed over 500 types of boat, from dinghies and dayboats to fast multihulls and offshore cruisers. He is also a marine photographer and runs his agency Sailing Scenes. His work has regularly appeared in the the yachting press including Yachting Monthly, Practical Boat Owner and Yachting World.

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Size is often an overrated feature in a boat. Bigger can be better in some instances but, to my mind, the old adage that the fun derived from a boat…

All too often it’s easy to think of today’s mainstream production cruisers as being designed for mass appeal and built to a strict (or sometimes restrictive) budget. While such commercial…

A Hanse 292 sailing thorugh the water

Slim, pretty and a slippery performer, this evolution of the very first Hanse from the 1990s still makes an excellent fast family cruiser-racer, says David Harding