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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An MG 335

One of the most versatile cruiser/racers of the 1980s, the MG 335 is still an excellent buy as a fast, roomy and well-mannered cruiser with plenty of racing potential

Sadler 290

When she was launched in 2003, the Sadler 290 was probably the roomiest and most powerful 29ft twin-keeler ever built – and David Harding reckons she still is