A drawing of the Astus 26.5 trimaran

The first images of the new Astus 26.5 have been released. The yacht will be available towards the end of 2024

A Tideway 12 being recovered. The hull only weighs around 240lb (110kg) so can be easily moved by hand. Credit: John Husband/Alamy

Prolific boat owner Clive Marsh extols the virtues of the Tideway 12, which can be launched by hand from a trolley

A salona 35 yacht being sailed in the solent

Can a boat that’s capable of beating the best on the race course really make a practical cruiser? David Harding sails the Salona 35 to find out

A thames sailing barge with spritsails with red sails sailing on the sea

There’s a lot to be said for owning small boats and chartering big ones...Clive Marsh looks at spritsails, snotters and leeboards