My friend Malcolm bought a motorboat last year but what with one thing an another it wasn't until a cold February weekend that we went over to Port Solent to see her.
It's Italian, super stylish and while it would perhaps have been better to be aboard in the sunny Mediterranean, it is a lovely boat.
Erica and Joseph enjoying how the "other half live", will I ever get them back aboard a heeling and pitching yacht again?
Joseph spent a bit of time deliberating over the controls and how everything worked, needless to say everything is powered and the walnut dash looks like something out of a Bentley.
On balance we took that as a thumbs up, we're looking forward to a trip out when the weather warms up a bit.