If you're looking for a fishing boat with a pilot house protecting the helm, then the Mariner 215 might be of interest. Our reviewer Alex Smith found the Mariner 215 at the Southampton Boat Show, and was struck by the value it provides.


As Alex discovered, the Mariner has a lot to offer both inside and out, including a cabin with a berth and dinette, and a hull that has a sharp entry and plenty of flair - all at a reasonable cost.

Mariner 215

Written by: Alex Smith
Alex Smith is an ex-Naval officer, with extensive experience as a marine journalist, boat tester and magazine editor. Having raced as a Pilot in the National Thundercat Series and as a Navigator in the inaugural Red Sea RIB Rally, he has now settled in the West Country, where he lives and works as a specialist marine writer and photographer from his narrowboat in Bath.