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 a journalist, copywriter and magazine editor with a long history in boating and a happy addiction to the water. He’s worked on boats, lived on boats, bought boats, sold boats and – when he’s not actually on board a boat – he can generally be found in his Folkestone office, tapping away at the computer and gazing out to sea.