How to sell your boat fast ?

Band of Boats lists more than 6000 sailing boat manufacturers all over the world.To help you find the boat in which you will sail the seas, we have compiled a dedicated “my ideal boat” section to...

Boat test : Bavaria 37 Cruiser, a balance between performance and comfort

At Bavaria, the best seller is the Bavaria 37 Cruiser. Since the launch of this range in 1994, this gorgeous, well-finished Bavaria 37 Cruiser has been attracting an ever-growing number of...

Boat test : the First 30 JK, a new high-performance edition !

It was no small challenge to update the First 30, which has sold more than 1,000 units since 1977. The First 30 JK, of 2010 vintage, was created by combining the experience of Michel Desjoyeaux and...

How to refit a boat interior : decorations and tips

If you have just bought a secondhand boat and want to refit it so that the interior is to your liking, here are some tips combining design, comfort and functionality to furnish your boat...

Autopilot: Hands-free sailing !

Get an autopilot if you want smooth sailing! It’s a mechanical crew member that knows how to take the helm and stay on course for hours on end. Find out more about a “helping hand” that is always...

How to minimise your boat’s annual maintenance costs

A pleasure boat is like a hole in the water into which you throw banknotes… This old quayside joke is a little over-the-top and not to be taken too seriously! Nevertheless, the costs of owning a...

Boat test of the Lagoon 42, a superstar among catamarans

Released in 2016 and awarded Yacht of the Year 2017, the launch of the Lagoon 42 was of crucial importance to CNB, because it had to replace a bestseller, the 420/421 of which 270 units were...

Boat test : The Bavaria 46 Cruiser, a fast and manoeuvrable sailboat !

As the European Yacht of the Year 2015, the new version of the Bavaria 46 cruiser, launched at the end of 2014, breaks very strongly with the first generation, dating back to the early 2000s. The...

Boat Test : Oceanis 31, an elegant and spacious sailboat

First launched in 2007, the Oceanis 31 has just been replaced by the 30.1 after a long period in production. Belonging to the fifth generation of Océanis and designed by the twin partnership of...

Inflatable: PVC or Hypalon?

If there’s one debate that really gets people talking on boat forums, then it’s which material inflatables should be made from! However, it’s not just about only materials, because there are also...

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How to sell your boat fast ?

How to sell your boat fast ?

Band of Boats lists more than 6000 sailing boat manufacturers all over the world.To help you find the boat in which you will sail the seas, we have compiled a dedicated “my ideal...

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Autopilot: Hands-free sailing !

Autopilot: Hands-free sailing !

Get an autopilot if you want smooth sailing! It’s a mechanical crew member that knows how to take the helm and stay on course for hours on end. Find out more about a “helping...

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What is a winch?

What is a winch?

From a certain surface area upwards, sheeting a sail requires a certain amount of physical strength. However there are solutions to make these manoeuvres accessible to everyone,...

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