The English are inveterate tinkers, and never more so than when it comes to boats. Their latest invention is either the world’s weirdest water toy or the coolest way to get wet and have fun. It’s called the Circraft, and it’s about nine feet in diameter. It can be powered by anything from a 9.9- to a 40-hp outboard, which is the only moving part on the whole rig, other than the driver. You steer by shifting your weight. Check out the website for more info: www.circraft.com
Apparently the English publication Yachting Monthly has a boat that it tests to determine how quickly it will sink. This is it. Good thong it’s not too far from the Guinness stand. After looking at the boat you’ll need one.
The first thing I see when I enter the London BoatShow is this. Apparently it is to the boat in which two men plan to PEDAL the 3,000 miles from the Canary Islands to Barbados this summer. Well good luck with that. On to the engine-powered Sunseekers and Fairlines.
Meeting the needs of boaters in the U.S. has some builders around the world scratching their heads, but not Rio Yachts. This Italian builder knows what works and what doesn’t, and adds a creative touch and fine finish to differentiate its product from lots of other boats out there.
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