In the April edition we take a closer look at the latest breed of innovative steel boats, from the radical Steeler FF46 to the sleek Boarnstream E1300

The April edition of Motor Boat & Yachting goes on sale today and this month we’re focussing on steel boats.

Often derided as the traditionalist’s choice, steel has many benefits from its strength to its rigidity, and now a new crop of Dutch models are showing that it can be used to create some truly striking designs.

The first in our trio of Dutch masters is the Jetten 50 MPC Fly, which combines the looks of a GRP boat with super-tough steel construction.

Next up, we take a test drive of the Steeler FF46 – a truly radical flat-floor design, which tears up the rulebook.

We also get on board the Boarnstream Elegance 1300, the first in a new range of sedan models from this venerable yard.

Cormate T27Closer to home, Jack Haines takes a quick spin on the exhilarating Cormate T27 (pictured above) and explains the benefits of a petrol engine.

Meanwhile, Peter Cumberlidge explains why Brittany is worth a second look, and Howard Walker’s inland waterways adventure continues.

In New Boats, we round up all of the most important new launches at the recent Düsseldorf Boat Show, while our featured Used Boat is the Sealine T50.

And finally Peter Dredge recalls the 80-knot Vector testing crash that left his 17-year-old son clinging to life by the slenderest of threads.

Click on the links above to watch this month’s videos and for all the full stories pick up the April edition of Motor Boat & Yachting.