Graham Snook

Technical Editor

By now, everyone is pretty convinced about the sense of using plastic seacocks: they won’t corrode and snap off while you’re not onboard, and they’re fireproof. The two big players…

Australian safety specialist SOS Marine may have cracked MOB recovery with this device, which combines a boarding ladder and a parbuckle in one. It’s light, soft and compact that allows…

It’s like a Southampton show in miniature, yachts in a marina and tents on land. But there’s also an on the water activity area with numerous children playing in Optimist…

New boats launched the 2015 Southampton Boat Show Hanse 315 Seen for the first time at this year’s Southampton Boat Show is Hanse’s new baby, the 315. She’s designed to…

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What’s she like to sail? The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45DS had options for shallow draught or a deeper, high-performance setup. We tested the performance option, so she had plenty of…

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What’s she like to sail? These solidly built, medium-displacement cruisers are capable of a very reasonable pace in open seas, where they offer a particularly sea-kindly motion. Thanks to the…

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What’s she like to sail? The Dufour 310 stands out by having twin wheels, but I’m not convinced that they’re necessary, or even desirable, on a 31ft boat. Like many…

Poole Harbour

After bobbling to the powerboats wake in Studland Bay, the tranquillity of Whiteground Lake, Poole Harbour, is a welcome relief, as Graham Snook explains