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July 2011

Motor Boat & Yachting | MBY Cover July 2011

On sale: Wed, 1 Jun 2011

The cover star this month is the Fairline Targa 50 Gran Turismo, a big beefy sportscruiser from the British yard. Also on test are the Arcoa 62 from France and the Ferretti 720 from Italy. Elsewhere, we find the best used sportscruiser for under £100k, and get to grips with osmosis. We pick up again with a pair of Azimut owners who are cruising the Italian Riviera and guide you through the highlights of the Basque country. Our Yachtmaster instruction this month concerns man overboard, and we take a look at a new pod drive system from Mastervolt.

Boat Reports
New Boats
Sessa FLY 45; Wider 42 (PICS); Sealine F36 & S28; Boarnstream Boarncruiser 42 Retro Line

Custom Yachts
Mangusta 148 Oceano; Custom Line Navetta 33 Crescendo; Alloy Yachts 39m

Test: Fairline Targa 50
The new 50-footer from Fairline has so much space it rivals flybridge counterparts, but does it stack up on the water? VIDEO

Test: Arcoa 62
In some of the most demanding test conditions, this big-sea hull works its magic. VIDEO

Test: Ferretti 720
Ferretti have tried to pack superyacht styling into a 72ft hull

Cruising Tales
Azimut to the Med
We rejoin former BBC journalist Fiona Walker and her husband as they tour Italy in their Azimut 62

Perfect Weekend: Bristol Channel
An array of cruising treats awaits boaters exploring the Swansea to Porlock Weir route

Cruising in .company
Production editor Chantal joins members of the mby.com forum on a South of France cruise

Basque Banquet
Enjoy a tapas of culinary and cultural delights in this undiscovered region of Spain accessible in stages down the Biscay coast

Boat Master
Our experts answer your questions

New Nav
3G radar from Simrad; updated Mayday procedures; personal locator shoot-out

New Tech
Mastervolt's new diesel-electric motors; Seven Marine's 557hp outboard; Humphree Bi-Trim Interceptor; C-Fury RIBs; Regulus LED light

How to deal with a man overboard. VIDEO

Know How - Osmosis
A death sentence or treatable affliction?

What Now?
You come across a sinking inflatable carrying three men in the Channel. What now?

Our Boats
We check in with Mark Pollard and his new Marex 370ACC to see how things are going

Tried & Tested
Outlimits DSS mobile phone; Icey-Tek Cool Box; the best quick-dry shorts

Used Boat - Sportscruisers under £100k
Greg Copp scours the market for the best used sportscruisers

Latest News
Superyacht destroyed by fire (PICS; VIDEO); Mallorca tax protest (VIDEO)

UK News
Diesel bug insurance warning; Poole marina anger

World News
Ransom paid to ship hijackers; Turkish sex scandal case closed

The Truth About...
Motorboaters and the Olympic Games

Your MBY
Letters to the editor; behind the scenes; the latest from mby.com

Cumberlidge on Cruising
Unpredictable weather throws up surprises

Testing Times
Better a boater than a caravaner

The Reluctant Boating Wife
The perils of yacht racing and party fatigue

Postcards from the Med
Why whisky makes the best mozzie repellent

I'll Never Forget the Day
My radar arch got smashed in heavy weather

In August's issue (out 7 July):
Three 50-knot boats tested; the real Balearics; Pershing 108; Aquastar to Turkey; perfect weekend in the Firth of Clyde; Fleming 55.

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