On page 74 of this month’s first 2017 issue of Classic Boat Magazine the New Classics section features two fantastic contemporary classics for which Henley Sales and Charter are agents. At the top of the bill are the Andreyale commuter launches (see below) built by our old friends in La Rochelle and also featured is the new Duchy 21 12 seater picnic launch. Cockwells already have number two in build and are streaking ahead with their plans for a new yard in Falmouth. I have known Dave Cockwell for years and always been an admirer of his drive and skill as a boatbuilder. We are delighted to have been appointed agents for the Thames sales of the new Duchy 21 and should have a stock boat in spring ready for river trials. Expect comfort and performance in a neat 21ft package.If the commuter launch is more your style there may be a slightly longer wait as boats are built to order. What fun it would be to have exactly what you wanted on board a 50 foot motor yacht on which to go anywhere anytime in head turning style. This would be my ideal “superyacht” – big enough to be comfortable, small enough to creep into bays and harbours all around the Med.