• Galeon 375 GTO

Overview – Galeon 375 GTO

28th November 2023|BOAT TESTS|

Not a single stone goes unturned in this highly innovative 50-knot Grand Turismo, as Greg Copp explains … Galeon certainly have a distinctive take on the dayboat concept. Their 375 GTO sports a wide bowrider-like nose with a contrasting sloping coachroof while providing acres of deck space. However, this beamy deep-vee Tony Castro-designed boat, which can have up to 1350hp lurking on the transom, is as functional as it is eye-catching. Hailing from Poland, it has plenty of Baltic competitors, but in typical Galeon style, it has its own persona, not least its eye-watering 50-knot performance. Its basic engine

  • Yamaha XTO Offshore 450hp V8
  • Powerful proportional power for smaller boats.

Vetus Small Boat Bow Thruster

28th November 2023|EQUIPMENT|

Easy fingertip berthing for smaller craft … Vetus’s new compact BOW PRO thruster is suitable for vessels up to 9m. Like bigger thrusters, it features a brushless induction motor, allowing for long runtimes and lower maintenance. The advanced technology improves manoeuvrability in tight situations, where it can be run for longer periods, assisting vessel turn rates even in rough conditions. Thanks to the high-output and patented MCV intelligent motor controller, this compact unit provides a very high level of efficiency. The Vetus motor controller regulates the brushless induction motor, ensuring that the thruster is efficient and quiet. BOW PRO

  • Falmouth Bay, Cornwall, England, Aerial

Ports of Call: Falmouth and Fal Estuary

1st November 2023|LOCATIONS|

Where in Britain can you find the deepest natural harbour in Europe, the first and last port in the UK and an intimacy with nature that inspired some of our most-loved literary works? Mark Featherstone and Jo Moon head west to Falmouth to discover a harbour with hidden depths. The thriving Cornish port of Falmouth and its associated Fal Estuary not only represent a gateway to the Atlantic and the county’s north coast shores, but it also overlooks the beautiful Roseland Peninsula with its subtropical flora and delightful, secluded granite and limestone coves. The town itself, being steeped in

Is Electric Boating Green?

20th November 2023|FEATURES|

Dave Marsh discusses some of the key developments in electric boating and envisages what the future might hold … We tend to think of the present-day clamour surrounding the headlong rush to electrify everything that moves, in the precipitous pursuit of a net-zero carbon world, as a recent phenomenon triggered by the majority of the world’s governments’ abrupt realisation that they’ve been sleepwalking through a decade of palpable climate change. So it was somewhat surprising to recall that my first electric boating experience actually took place over 14 years ago on 17th December 2008. And a truly magical experience