Compact and light enough to be towed behind a family car on an unbraked trailer, the 452 is no lightweight when it comes to seakeeping. The Nelson influenced hull design gives sure footed handling in testing conditions. Pronounced V in the flared forward sections ensures a soft ride and plenty of beam aft combined with moderate V make for stability under way and at rest. The monocoque deck is bonded to the hull and backbone resulting in a rigid high strength to weight structure. The deep self draining cockpit gives a large secure space for fishing or for a day out with the family and there are plenty of useful stowage lockers. There is a solid and practical steering console with stowage under and plenty of space for electronics. The aft seats provide stowage for two fuel tanks and between them there is a neat semi concealed plinth for the battery. Launching and recovery is simple and hassle free on the optional Orkney multi roller trailer: Capable of over 20 knots with a 30hp outboard the 452 makes a first class and economical all rounder.