Tell us your favourite small sports boat brand

Here’s your chance to tell us who you think should be king of the small sports boats brands.

WSB Voting

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Feadship Trident set to steal the show at Fort Lauderdale Boat show 2009

The 50th Anniversary edition of the world’s largest boat show is just around the corner, this year’s show will take place October 29-November 2, 2009 at six locations in the Yachting Capital of the World – Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The show will feature a staggering 3 billion dollars worth of boats, yachts, superyachts, electronics, engines and thousands of boating accessories from every major marine manufacturer and boat builder worldwide. Launched in June 2009 the Feadship Trident at 214 foot will certainly stand out from the crowd and is set to steal the show.

Feadship Trident

The Feadship Trident has been styled by Donald Starkey and Navel architecture by De Voogt, a partnership that is one of the most respected in the industry.

Feadship owner reviews at the ILBC

Absolute Yachts and UK dealer Ocean Nautic come to an end

The partnership between Absolute Yachts and UK dealer Ocean Nautic now called “Trevor White” has come to an end.

Dealer Tevor White will now focus on the newly appointed Outer Reef yachts covering their 58 to 115 ft range for the whole of Europe, enhancing their focus on building demand and increased international sales, in addition Ocean Nautic will also continue to deal with Pegiva, the wooden sports boats range from Australia Queensland.

Managing director Trevor White said to YBW: “we have weathered the current economic climate well this year and formed some exciting new partnerships in the last twelve months.

“Over the last year or so we have seen a shift in many of our client’s expectations with regards to greener technology and more fuel efficient yachts.

“I am delighted that we have aligned ourselves and formed partnerships with some very proactive companies in this area.

We now operate on a much larger stage than just serving our UK clients. Our brand portfolio, fiscal and fractional services are now available through Trevor Whote dealer internationally, a big step up for us as a company. A very exciting time for us and we are very much looking forward to the challenge.”

Absolute Yacht & Outer Reef Yacht owner views at

Monte Fino seals rights to market Trader models

Monte Fino yachts will now be able to market three sports cruisers formerly sold under the Trader brand. They were originally marketed as the 64 Sunliner, the 575 Sunliner, and the 535 Signature.

These highly acclaimed, ocean-going sports cruisers will be rebranded the Monte Fino range and a 495 model will also be added as the smallest member of the new range, replacing the former Trader Signature 475

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Monte Fino and Global Superyacht Club make Fractional Ownership Deal

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Southampton Boat 2009 Update

Well its almost here the Southampton Boat Show 2009.

Southampton Boat Show 2009

Its set to be one of the best and for the visitor there is a host of things to do on the day.

Doors open from 11th to 20th September and a fantastic array of small to large sports boats will be on show both on and off the water.

From popular sports boat manufacturers such as Fletcher and Sealine to the millionaire play toys from Princess and Sunseeker.

The launch of the Sunseeker Predator 130 is set to steal the show but for many it will be a chance get on board some of these amazing vessels and see first hand how beautiful they are.

To find out what’s on and how you and the family can enjoy a great day out click on the link below:

Be sure to take video’s and picture’s on the day and share them will us on World Sports Boats.

Sea Ray 230 Sundancer

The Searay 230 Sundancer captures the real essence of today’s modern sports boats. You won’t find another sports boat package that comes as complete and as ready to go as the 230 from Searay.

The 230 has all the characteristics you would expect from this leading manufacturer, easy to drive, maintain, and afford. In addition you will benefit from a range of comforts that has made the Searay sports cruiser series so popular world wide.

The 230 offers a traditional V-berth and a mid-stateroom offering accommodation for 4 person if required so perfect for a weekender, with 4 onboard for a weekend the 230 also offers a well thought out galley made from Cherry, cognac or maple wood-finish to give a warm harmonious feeling to the light coloured cabin furnishings.

A stainless steel head, full fibreglass shower and curtain, portable mirror vanity w/Sink, Faucet w/Pullout supported with and optional extra called the overnight package that includes air conditioning, shore power, water heater and more. The 230 Sundancer engine options come from Mercruiser or Yanmar, our choice would be the Mercruiser 350 Magnum MPI Bravo III set up producing 300 HP and pushing the 230 on to a very respectable and exhilarating top speed of 40 plus knots.

The helm console is highlighted by a black coral dash panel and SmartCraft® instrumentation with built-in engine diagnostics and all the usual array of equipment you’d expect on a craft of this size plus the option of a fitted Navman chart plotter system if required. Step away from the helm position and you will find yourself within an entertaining cockpit design with designated conversation area and portside lounger.

The Sea Ray 230 Sundancer presses all the right buttons for a perfect weekend sports boat and of course is a great boat to have lots of fun with.

See the Sea Ray 230 in video action at

Bayliner 245

Established in 1957, Bayliner boats has been producing  sports boats for over 50 years and to ensure they will be continuing for a further 50 years, Bayliner’s extensive range covers the needs of all sports boats enthusiasts.


The innovative Bayliner 245 is a true example of why Bayliner is such a popular brand and packs all the right ingredients needed to make a great sports boat.

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