Check out this testimonial from Michel Langlois about his Magnum 27′ Sport!
My old Magnum is still running great and is more and more popular with time.
Believe it or not, this last spring, my wife and I trailed the boat from Montreal to Fort Lauderdale and we did a round trip from Fort Lauderdale, Nassau, Eleuthera, Cat Island, Little San Salvador, Rum, Long Island, Georgetown and back; what a ride it was! So many people come to see us at marinas or anchored out, from mega yacht owners who owned a Magnum in the past, that sit down directly on the dock with their wives and chat for half an hour about their souvenirs they had with Magnums, to boat passionate, and surprisingly old related Magnum employee family members.
In the Bahamas, the Bahamians consider this boat like a Ferrari, there is not one marina that we stayed at where people don’t come and see us to ask questions on the boat or tell us some stories about it.
Every real boater knows what a Magnum looks like. One owner who was impressed with my boat told me “Magnums never die.”
That one is a little touchy… Like Katrin once said (I’m a fan of hers and admire her very much), “It is not the speed of your boat that counts, what really counts is: is it going to bring you back?” And yes, Katrin, mine has always brought me back, and will continue to, even after almost forty years of riding! I inspect the hull and cells regularly with a Tramex humidity tester and it’s still like new. I’ve been through moderate rough seas during all these ocean rides and I’ve never had a doubt on the hull. So I hope you had a little bit of fun reading about our experiences with your great Magnums.
On our way back from the Exumas at Staniel Cay, I saw a picture on the wall of the Thunderball Club of a local paper, of Katrin’s visit there many years ago with Filippo, in a 53’ Magnum if I can remember, and they used the services of Salomon Robinson as a local guide (the place was closed, but some workers let us in). What a ride that must have been!
I guess you can see, I’m passionate about Magnum!
– Michel Langlois