ON THE WA­TER

Canal Boat - - The Boat Test -

With a shell by Cole­craft and a Beta 43 for propulsion, there are few sur­prises with the han­dling, and that’s a good thing. The boat re­sponds well to the tiller and goes ex­actly where it’s pointed. It turns in­cred­i­bly well; we winded eas­ily with­out us­ing the bow thruster, and there was never any doubt about whether it would make the zig-zag turns through Mer­cia Ma­rina. It also re­verses pretty well in a straight line. As far as han­dling is con­cerned, there are no com­plaints at all.

The semi-trad deck means there’s

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