As the Southampton Boat Show comes into view, Graham Snook looks at the new boats at the 2015 Southampton International Boat Show

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 appeal to almost everyone by the looks of the brochure: from day sailors and those new to sailing, young families as well as those who are retired and are downsizing. Interestingly she’s available with twin-wheels and German mainsheet, or tiller and a conventional mainsheet system taken to the cockpit. Both bow and transom are near vertical maximizing interior space below and the deck has a number of flush hatches to maximise light inside. The cockpit is wide with a broad fold down transom bathing platform. There’s a hull depth locker to port.
Down below there’s a small L-shaped galley to starboard with twin burner stove and single sink while to port there’s a small, simple aft facing chart table. In the aft cabin is a large athwartships double berth, and the forward cabin is all berth with stowage to starboard. The port saloon berth is 1.95m in length, while to starboard it’s 1.67m. There’s a large heads compartment aft.

Who would she suit?
Those after a new small, smart, production cruiser.

Price £75,000
LOA 9.62m 31ft 7in
LWL 8.70m 28ft 7in
Cabins Two
Beam 3.35m 11ft 0in
Draught 1.85m 6ft 1in
Displacement 4700kg 10,362lbs
Contact Inspiration Marine Group Ltd.
Tel +44 (0)23 8045 7008



Legend 31

Legend 31-1
This is the first time the new Marlow Legend 31 will be seen in Europe. She becomes the smallest in the newly styled Marlow Legend line-up. Although the smallest in length, she’s beamier than her bigger sister the Legend 33. Part of the beam and interior volume comes from the pronounced waterline chines aft. Which, if she handles like the Legend 37, do much to aid directional stability when heeled. She shares the family characteristics of the piercingly sharp black window line in the coachroof, and hollow bow. Below the extra beam is apparent: there’s a short longitudinal galley to starboard and a microwave is under the small navigation space opposite. The saloon has L-shaped seating around the table, and there’s a short bench opposite. The heads has a built-in shower compartment with seat. Forward there’s a V berth with stowage either side.

Who would she suit?
A couple with a young family taking their first steps on the water

Price £120,000
LOA 9.86m 32ft 4in
LWL 9.04m 29ft 8in
Cabins Two
Beam 3.61m 11ft 10in
Draught 1.65m 5ft 5in
Displacement 5,443kg 12,000lbs
Contact Legend Yachts UK Ltd
Tel +44 (0)2392 005137


Wauquiez Pilot Saloon 48

WAUQUIEZ PS48 - Profil - Profile
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 deck is conventional with deep safe toe rails. Aft of the mast it rises to accommodate the large coachroof windows. The cockpit is well sheltered behind deep coamings, and a pair of wheels aft. There’s a fold down transom and tender garage.

Inside the 48 Pilot Saloon takes advantage of those lovely big windows down below by raising the saloon and chart table to offer panoramic views out. The chart table is positioned forward opposite the C-shaped seating in the saloon. Forward is a heads compartments and two guest cabins – one with a pair of Pullman berths, while forward is a V berth with stowage to port.
Under the cockpit is a full beam owners cabin aft with private en suite, or if you prefer, there is an option for the owners cabin to be moved forward.

Who would she suit?
Those who want to cruise long distances in style, safety and comfort.

Price £383,830
LOA 14.77m 48ft 4in
LWL 12.75m 41ft 10in
Cabins Three
Beam 4.61m 15ft 2in
Draught 2.10m 6ft 11in
Displacement 14000kg 30,870lbs
Contact Charles Watson Marine Ltd
Tel +44(0) 1590 647422

Seen for the first time at the 2015 Southampton Boat Show


RM10706444 RM1070

Available in twin, single or lifting keel options, the epoxy impregnated plywood RM1070 offers those willing to look beyond GRP for a practical, performance-cruiser. Like all RM’s she offers many features not commonly found on cruising yachts today: winches well inboard of the cockpit, an excellent technical area and a forward window to the saloon.

Price £170,590
LOA 11.44m 37ft 6in
LWL 10.50m 34ft 5in
Contact Charles Watson Marine Ltd
Tel +44 (0)1590 647422


BayCruiser 26BayCruiser 26-1

Designed from the outset to be rigged by one person in around 30 minutes the trailerable BayCruiser 26 is now in full production. She’s a GRP version of the BayCruiser 25 we saw and adored at last years Southampton Boat Show. She has water ballast, 4 berths and a separate heads compartment. A clever slide out galley slips under the starboard side of cockpit, when not in use.

Price £69,900
LOA 7.85m 25ft 9in
LWL 7.41m 24ft 4in
Contact Swallow Boats
Tel +44 (0)1239 615482


Winner 825085-Winner8-GSP

As small fun little boats go the Winner takes a lot of beating. She’s small enough to sail like a big dinghy, with a feeling for sailing often lost in size, and big enough to have a real small yacht feel below. She’s can be an all out racer, or a pocket cruiser, or the combination of both if you wish. I had a hoot when I sailed her earlier this year.

Price £60,000
LOA 8.00m 26ft 3in
LWL 7.30m 23ft 11in
Contact Simply Brilliant Stuff LTD
Tel +44 (0) 1305 305 900


J/11SJ11S Upwind 2

For those looking for a new 11m (36ft) short-handed offshore racer the J/11S could be worth a peak. Optimised for the double-handed racing circuit, she uses the proven J/111 hull, however the J/11S has a simplified deck and interior layout, increased stability and also twin rudders with tiller steering.

Price £60,000
LOA 11.00m 36ft 1in
LWL 9.97m 32ft 9in
Contact Key Yachting Ltd
Tel +44 (0)2380 455669


Dehler 46Dehler 46

We were promised the 46 last year, but she was whisked away to Cannes at the last minute. She’s a good-looking boat, and fits well in the performance-cruiser market; being both fast, stylish and comfortable. If you’re more cruiser than racer there are a number of options than make her more cruiser than performance.

Price £245,000
LOA 14.40m 47ft 2in
LWL 12.90m 42ft 3in
Contact Inspiration Marine Group Ltd.
Tel +44 (0)23 8045 7008


Maxi 120014031-Maxi_1200-GSP

Built by Polish boat builder Delphia, the Maxi 1200 is a cracking boat, fast to sail, comfortable to cruise with lots of interesting design qualities. Features like having the genoa winches inboard in front of the helm, and a single line mainsheet on a reversible electric winch. She sails well and the helm is beautifully light.

Price £177,415
LOA 12.16m (39ft 11in)
LWL 10.60m (34ft 9in)
Contact Regatta Yachts Ltd
Tel  +44 (0) 2380 456900

Updated models:

X Yachts will be showing two updated models XC38 MkII and XC48 MkII
Hallberg Rassy have the MkIII of their ever-popular HR43
C-Yachts now offer a stylish interior layout to their 1250i


All prices include VAT and are for a sail away boat inc sails and instruments