Yachtmaster training, part 3: Helming skills
- Thu, 2 Sep 2010
On sale: 2nd Dec
We've pulled out all the stops for our Christmas boat test special by getting on board one of the Royal Navy's Type 23 frigates and giving it the full boat test treatment. Full-lock turns, helicopters, massive gas turbines and live weapons' tests - do not miss this one. Another true Brit is also on test this month, the Fairline Squadron 48, a boat that comes to market with a scarcely believable price. We also go flying on the Pershing 62, and check out the Botnia Targa 35 as a second-hand buy. Our Christmas Gift Guide is packed with great present ideas, and we announce the shortlist for our 2014 Motor Boat Awards. There's lots more in the issue, including a cruising guide to Malta, the amazing story of the racing driver who built his own superboat and the carbon-fibre boat offering truly mind-bending fuel efficiency.