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Yamarin 88 DC Premium Test Review

Reviewed in Powerboat & RIB Magazine, Jan 2022

This Finnish company has always focused on middleweight sports boats, and as a result does a very good job of it. The Yamarin 88 DC Premium is the flagship of a series of day cruisers ranging in size from 6m to 8.8m. Available with outboard engines from 300hp to 425hp, the 2.7-tonne 88 DC offers an exciting drive while still providing the facility to overnight comfortably. Due to Yamarin's close association with Yamaha, the single power options are realistically simple: F300, XTO 375 or XTO 425.

This craft may have been designed and built in Baltic waters, but with its big cockpit it clearly leans towards Mediterranean use. That said, it is popular in its home climate, and complete with Webasto heating and a quickly erected cockpit camper cover it lends itself perfectly to our home shores.

Whichever model you choose, the Yamarin 88 DC will stack up well against its competitors, in more than just price.

"For 50 years, Yamarin has been the choice for people who appreciate themselves, their friends and family as well as the environment around them. And so it will be in the future as well."