Broadblue 385 – Boat Review by Australia’s Trade A Boat

Allan Whiting checked out the latest offering from the Broadblue range of UK-built catamarans. The boat offers some unique features…and so does the company’s chequered history. Francis and Roland Prout were top UK canoeists and competed in the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. They were also skilled sailors and boat builders, and… read more

Broadblue 385 – True to Color

This European cat aims to take serious cruisers on ocean passages. Mar 17, 2008 By Dave Reed Turning onto a beam reach, I nudge the wheel, and Robert Underwood of Broadblue Catamarans winches up the traveler; there’s a sudden but gentle sense of acceleration. With a scant 7 knots of… read more

Broadblue 385 – A seagoing cruiser

This cat provides comfort and security at sea for serious cruisers. By Andrew Burton The Broadblue 385 was designed for couples who want to cruise offshore and in the often-atrocious weather around Britain. It meets the highest European Union boatbuilding standard, which can be seen in its six floatation compartments… read more

Broadblue 385 – Boat Review

Andrew Burton reviews the Broadblue 385 for the 2007 Cruising World Sailboat Show By Andrew Burton From its “ocean-rated” windows to the six sealed flotation compartments, the Broadblue 385 is meant to sail safely. Its skeg-hung rudders are the same depth as the hollow keels, which have a reinforced shoe… read more

Broadblue 435 – Boat Review

by BWS Staff – Blue Water Sailing – February 2007 English builders Broadblue evolved out of the venerable builder Prout several years ago and launched a much improved and revised line of cruising cats – the 385, 42 and now the 435. The 435 offers a Broadblue 435 high level… read more

Broadblue 435 – Into the Broadblue Yonder

Want a long distance cruising catamaran ideal for a couple? This British-built 43-footer might be your baby By Nim Marsh The Broadblue’s ability to sail efficiently in light air is impressive. The Broadblue 435, a refinement of the Broadblue 42 we sailed as part of last fall’s Boat of the… read more

Broadblue 500 – A Mini Review

Jeremy McGeary reviews this new flagship catamaran for the CW 2009 Sailboat Show By Jeremy McGeary In its new flagship, Broadblue Catamarans expands the design concepts of the Broadblue 415, employing the “cab forward” styling that extends the saloon forward and also adds space to the cockpit area. The galley… read more

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