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    Editor Hugo gets behind the wheel of the most exciting new boat he’s tested in his 15 years at MBY. This is our full sea trial of the Fairline F//Line 33 and it’s everything we hoped for… MORE INFORMATION ON THE F//LINE 33

    European Powerboat of the Year Awards

    Exciting times for our brands in 2020 The members of the EPOTY (European Powerboat of the Year) met at the Cannes Yachting Festival and have just unveiled the list of nominees for the title of European powerboat of  the Year 2020 in their category, on 18 January 2020. Beneteau NOMINATIONS In the “Up to 25 feet” category, we have […]

    Best of Boats 2019 nominations

    The jury of the Best of Boats Award 2019 revealed the list of 22 finalists at the Cannes Yachting Festival. Created in 2004 by a group of journalists from the boating press, this title awards the best motorboats of the boating industry in specific categories.  After testing over 150 boats this year, the jury announced the […]


    Step aboard the bayliner 2355: 4 berth cruiser THE BAYLINER 2355 IS A FANTASTIC 4 BERTH CRUISER COMPLETE WITH FULLY EQUIPPED GALLEY AREA AND SEPARATE HEAD COMPARTMENT. PERFECT FOR WEEKENDS AWAY WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY. Powered by a Mercruiser 4.3L petrol engine. Exceptional condition for its age. Fitted with electric windlass and heating.  August 2018 […]


    BRAND NEW MODEL – LAUNCHING AT PARIS BOAT SHOW 2019, CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION **VIEW AT DUSSELDORF 2020** With a length overall of eleven metres, the new flagship of the Antares fleet takes the lead in the out-board family cruiser category. With the quintessential hallmark of a weekender range whose qualities have stood the test […]


    BRAND NEW MODEL – WEEKENDS IN LUXURY HAVE ARRIVED 100% PLEASURE, 100% COMFORT Optimized to make the best use of every space, the Gran Turismo 32 leaves room for imagination allowing a variety of potential uses in all seasons. Light and ventilation are a priority on board. MORE INFORMATION


    The Nautic in a few words… The Nautic Paris International Boat Show gathers every year, at the beginning of December, all the sectors of the nautical industries. It becomes on this occasion the largest indoor port in France and one of the most important boat shows of its kind in the world. From Saturday 7 […]

    Yacht Tour : Fairline Targa 48GT vs Targa 48 Open

    See both the Fairline Targa 48GT vs Targa 48 Open side by side to help you decide with Nick Burnham at our Southampton office. Fairline Targa 48 GT The Targa 48 GT is as fast or as restful as you need it to be. Relaxed, elegant cruising? No problem. And with a well-appointed helm station […]


    With the chill factor already starting to set in, don’t forget to winterise your boat this coming season. The freezing temperatures during the winter months can cause damage to your boat. Cracked engine blocks, broken fittings, seized pumps and a host of other issues. These are potentially very expensive to fix. We offer a range […]

    2020 Fairline Targa 65GT Review

    Fairline Targa 65 GT (2020-)(w/ 2 x 1150-hp Cat C18 shaft drive) Tested by the renowned, see what they had to say about the new Fairline Targa 65GT. Fairline Targa 65 GT (2020-) Review

    Fairline F Line 33 Sea Trial

    MBY’s exclusive sea trial of the highly anticipated Fairline F Line 33 during the Cannes Boat Show. The boat every enthusiast has been crying out for for the past 20 years. Motorboat & Yachting magazine, July 2018 In all our years of boat building, never has there been one like the F//LINE 33. Sleek, stylish and thrilling, it is designed to deliver an exhilarating experience. And to leave the […]


    Hat-trick of World Yacht Trophies Announced at the glamorous yachting event, known as the Oscars of the international luxury boating scene, the new Squadron 68 beat impressive competition from yacht manufacturers across the globe, to secure the highly coveted title of Best Interior Design in the 64-80ft (18.5-24m) category. The Squadron 68 features contemporary styling […]

    Riding4Dreams – London to Paris

    217 miles in 41 degrees heat followed by thunderstorms and hours of rain.  15 punctures, 3 replacement tyres, 110 bananas and more fig rolls than we could count but we made it from Thorpe Park to Disneyland Paris. Please read Our Story, about Dreamflight and help us pay for 8 Children with Disabilities holiday of […]

    Star Craft Meeting 25-27th August

    STAR CRAFT OWNERS’ CLUB ~ 25th ANNIVERSARY 25-27th AUGUST 2018 WHERE: Bates Wharf Head Office, Bridge Wharf, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 8LG WHEN: 25-27th AUGUST 2018 TICKETS: Free entry & parking available on site Following the recent Club AGM, it was unanimously agreed the 25th Anniversary of the Star Craft Owners’ Club would take place at the Bates Wharf […]

    How to hold your boat steady

    Some really fantastic tips here on how to hold your boat steady while keeping you and others safe. The demo boat being our own Sessa C42.

    Sacs Marine on the Solent!

    Exciting footage of our Sacs Marine S900 & Strider 10 on the Solent with Motor Boat & Yachting.

    VIDEO: Fairline Squadron 53 review

    The Fairline Squadron 53 oozes quality, from its soft curves and meticulously lacquered woods to its copious customisation options by Jack Haines | April 30, 2017 The first thing that strikes you when you set foot inside the saloon of the Fairline Squadron 53 is that it smells right. Bear with me on this. The smell is one […]