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Boat tests

With the current clamour for alternative power and eco-friendly approach to boatbuilding, Shine stands out as a perfect example of creative thinking

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After saving for 15 years and visiting eight boatyards, Sue and Alan Shrimpton were always going to create a winner... and the crowds at Crick agreed

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When Australian couple Karen and Jonathan Warren took a hire boat holiday on the Mon and Brec, little did they know that the UK would become their new home

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February 2019

Boat test: the gentle giant

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Propelled an electric motor powered by a huge array of solar panels, this style-packed 70-footer shows how technology is marching on

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January 2019

Is it electric, ask towpath walkers as a soundproofed Beta provides a beautifully peaceful power plant on this 60ft semi-trad

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October 2018

Boating Leisure Services are back in the winners' enclosure with an elegant craft full of future-proofed features

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September 2018

Seasoned boaters Audrey and Mick Rogers know what they like so the only destination to head for was one of the country's top builders

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June 2018

A bespoke boat means you can really tailor your design to fit your dreams. And if that means an extended cabin and a gigantic bed, JD Narrowboats are happy to oblige

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April 2018

The Boat Test: Specs appeal

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Why wait years for a bespoke build? Adam braves the last blast of winter to test a top notch spec boat that is ready to go

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May 2018

Relocating to the other end of the country and becoming a liveaboard is a big change - but this bespoke 60ft semi-trad is designed to ease the transition

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March 2018

This boat marks a milestone for Aintree boats. Not only that, the 52ft semi-trad showcases all their craft at a remarkable price

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March 2018

This lovely narrow-boat style widebeam delivers the ultimate retirement bolt-hole for its new owners

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January 2018

What makes a boat truly stand out from the crowd? Sometimes you just need a little finesse

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