The largest model in the range, the Quicksilver Activ 855 is 29ft long (LOA: 8.91m) with a beam of 2.98m (nearly 10ft). There is room for 10 people aboard, a sturdy hard top over the main saloon and helm station, plus a choice of single or twin outboards or inboard engine configurations. Join reviewer Alex Smith for a First Look Video recorded at the 2015 CWM FX London Boat Show.




The saloon has multiple apertures including a sliding door next to the helm position, a sunroof and the main aft sliding doors that help to integrate the cabin and the cockpit into one big social space. There is easy access from cockpit to bow and and there is water access via the walkthrough transom coupled with swim platforms with integrated swim ladder.

But it's the on-deck furniture that makes this boat such a versatile and interesting proposition. The sliding cockpit bench seat converts to a large dining area or to a sun lounge. Plus there is a second sun lounge on foredeck.

Inside the Quicksilver Activ 855, the convertible, four-position fold-out table to port uses opposing and fold-away seating that can be changed into a U-lounge for entertaining. It also quickly changes into forward facing seating, or becomes an extra third berth for extra passengers. The galley down below can be converted into a workspace as well.

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.