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October 2014

MBY October 2014

On sale: Thu, 4 Sep 2014

The Southampton Boat Show is upon us and in the October issue of Motor Boat & Yachting we are celebrating all the new boats that you're going to be able to see at this year's show.

Our preview includes 28 new models from Sunseeker to Sealine and Princess to Prestige, it's all there. One boat making its show debut is the Dale Classic 35, which we have followed from the design stages with owner Bill Slee and naval architect Arthur Mursell, through to the painstaking build at Dale Sailing in Neyland, north Wales and finally the test, which you can read in this issue. Our other tests include the bonkers Revolver 44GT, Princess's 82 and 88 and Dave Marsh reports on the new Azimut 50, an Italian flybridge that genuinely has the driving thrills to take it to the British yards. Our Boat Master section includes news of a 200hp diesel outboard and in the second part of our Cruise Further, Cruise Safer series we look at how to master the art of stern-to berthing. Finally, our cruising section is bursting this month with Hugo's report on a long weekend spent in the Isles of Scilly, Peter Cumberlidge's guide to the Gironde estuary and some of the finest vineyards in the world and an amazing story about Richard Reddyhoff and his wavepiercer MarySlim going non-stop from Portland to Rockall and back. It's a great read. Enjoy the issue.


NEW BOATS Our must-have guide to all the new boats making their UK debut at Southampton, including the Sunseeker Manhattan 65, Sealine F380, Windy 39 Camira, Prestige 420, Princess 68, Draco 26, Azimut Magellano 43 and Fleming 58

TEST AZIMUT 50 At last a stylish Italian flybridge with the handling and performance to give the big British Boat Builders a run for their money

TEST Revolver 44GT With looks that could kill and a race-derived hull, here?s a superboat that means business. We take the helm for the ride of our lives

TEST DALE CLASSIC 35 It shares its pedigree with the legendary Dale 45 Classic and its hull shape with the grippy Dale 23 ? is it the best of both worlds?

TEST PRINCESS 82 & 88 What price an extra 4ft 5in? We take the Princess 82 and 88 Motoryachts for back-to-back sea trials to see where your money goes


SCILLY IN LOVE You can still enjoy a fabulous boating break in the Isles of Scilly without having to take your own boat down, as Hugo he discovers when he rents a cottage and a Powercat 525 on the island of Tresco

CRUISING IN CLARET COMPANY Peter Cumberlidge combines his passion for boats and fine wines with this in-depth guide to the Gironde estuary and some of the finest vineyards in the world

RACE TO ROCKALL Richard Reddyhoff?s desire to demonstrate the long-range cruising prowess of his wavepiercing monohull led him to setting one of the craziest world records ever, a non-stop round trip from Portland to the tiny island of Rockall, a solitary granite rock 300 miles out into the bleak North-Atlantic ocean


NEW TECH 200hp diesel outboard engine; Nanni?s latest sterndrive; a fresher flush toilet; Raymarine goes big screen; SWATH tender

CRUISE FURTHER, CRUISE SAFER Master the art of stern-to berthing with the help of our new Pantaenius sponsored guides

TRIED & TESTED Stormsure cover repair kit; Outwell cool box; Sperry shoes; Quba X600 jacket; Henri Lloyd; Orion Windstopper; Jabra Solemate speakers

OUR BOATS Having already commissioned one customised Fairline Squadron 78, John Wolf decided to build a second, even better one

TRIED & TESTED Sunglasses special ? six pairs of boating shades are tested by the team. Plus, Musto deckies, DeLorme?s GPS tracker and more

USED BOAT FAIRLINE TARGA 52 One of the last and best old-school Targas with excellent seakeeping, strong performance and surprisingly good fuel economy. We show you how to bag a future classic for a rock-bottom price.


Big Picture; News; The Truth About; Columns; Your MBY

In November's issue (out 2 October):
Driving the boat show stars; London by boat; AIS group test and how to tackle a berth in strong winds

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