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August 2014

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The Broom 430 wowed crowds at January?s Düsseldorf Boat Show with its stunning, modern interior courtesy of ex-Fairline designer Graham Warren. Our boat tester Dave Marsh put it to the test during a two-day trial in Lowestoft to see what this more contemporary Broom is mad of. Alan Harper pays a visit to Cornish boatbuilder Cockwells, a place where traditional boat building and cutting-edge design run hand in hand. He gets out on the water in three very different boats from this unique outfit. Peter Cumberlidge sorts your summer cruising for you with a rundown of the 25 most beautiful anchorages ever. This is definitely an issue to keep on board! Finally, Greg Copp has been one of the best British sportscruisers ever made, the Princess V56. This former world-beater is now appearing on the secondhand market and deserves your attention. Enjoy the issue.


NEW BOATS Azimut 77S; Galeon 660 Fly; Sarnico 60 GTV; Goldfish 38 SuperSport/29 Tender; Toy 47 Tender; Danish Yachts AeroCruiser 38 II Fly; Alen Yacht 68

TEST BROOM 430 Broom?s new 40-footer has more contemporary look and a fantastic aft-cabin set up, but will Broom?s practical detailing and seakeeping tradition still be retained?

COCKWELLS? TRIPLE TEST Three slices of British boatbuilding at its best. We visit Cockwells in Cornwall and sea trial three of their most beautiful craft; a 27ft open Duchy, a 35ft dayboat and a swooping Med-style superyacht tender. This is a yard with surprises around every corner

TEST NUMARINE 70HT It?s well worth taking a look at this Turkish yard, the level of customisation, layout options, lightweight build and designer flourishes make for a very attractive package


TOP 25 ANCHORAGES Peter Cumberlidge reveals his favourite places to drop the hook around the UK South Coast, the Channel Islands and northern France

MBY READERS? SEA TRIAL We give 16 readers looking to upgrade the opportunity to sea trial three 50-footers back to back. See what they made of the Sunseeker San Remo, the Princess V52 and Fairline?s Squadron 48

MALLORCA CHARTER Jack Haines experiences Essex Boatyards? new try-before-you-buy initiative, where you can charter its Fairline Targa 47 and if you decide to buy a boat, the price of the charter is refunded

BRITTANY AND BEYOND Part three of our French escape and our Fleming 55 owners are exploring Rochefort, Port St Denis, Pornic and the stunning La Vilaine River


OWNER UPGRADES One owner buys a 46ft boat with osmosis at a bargain price and goes about restoring her to perfect working order, all for £140k

ASK MBY Let our experts answer your questions

LEGAL AID What can you do if debts are not disclosed when you buy a boat?

NEW TECH The latest on a new 225hp diesel outboard; bow thrusters for boats of 18-28ft; remanufactured Cats and more nav gear

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

OUR BOATS Vinyl wrapping on test: a silver vinyl hull wrap makes Hugo?s Karnic look brand new

USED BOAT PRINCESS V56 One of the all-time great British sportscruisers, with superb accommodation and seakeeping ? now at attractive second-hand prices


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

In September's issue (out 7 August):
Sealine F380 test; The best rental properties with boats included; The story of the London to Monte Carlo race and a test of the Dominator 640

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