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I have been extremely bored during lockdown so i decided to write a review for our previous boat (A 1991 Viking 20 "CINQ") and thought you would like to see it. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1d31kp_ypVCt6pCz5B-f7ZVxkAIzLqHyG1SXnL_m8h-0/edit?usp=sharing Viking 20 review.docx
Early in March I was able to spend four nights on Barnes Brinkcraft new 4 berth cruiser, Brinks Serenade. While she incorporates some very modern technology, from the batteries, charging system and 'fly by wire' throttle and controls, she actually is a very classic and elegant boat. Powered by a 50HP Nanni engine with hydraulic drive she is not a Hybrid Cruiser, and has no generator, but despite this has a full electric galley and as I found out using the electric oven or boiling a kettle of water does not need the engine to be run. Even if you need to, the underwater exhaust system and
A new series of Captain’s Blogs are on the way, but to begin we start with the video tour and review of Brinks Belmore TC hired from Barnes Brinkcraft in Wroxham. Based on a Princess 30 she certainly has a striking look – a lovely outside space being a sedan style boat which is also very safe being completely enclosed and with a locking stern door. You need to be careful with bridges because of the high air draft this boat has – the plaque says 8ft 10” and the freeboards are high but that is a result of the fact she was designed for sea not river use predominantly. Three berths that can be le