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July 2012

MBY July 2012

On sale: Mon, 4 Jun 2012

This month we have 43 pages of great ideas for kick-starting your Summer boating season. There’s something here for everyone from dipping your toe into the Mediterranean boating scene by chartering a RIB in Menorca to snapping up a sensational deal on a secondhand sportscruiser in Mallorca.

Boat reports

NEW BOATS Princess 56; Cheoy Lee Serenity 61; Sessa Key Largo 27 Inboard; Broom 35 Coupe; Hardy 62; Aquanaut 1350 Vintage

CUSTOM YACHTS The latest big and beautiful craft: Ferretti 870 and Sunseeker 155

TEST ATLANTIS 38 All the fun of the Atlantis Verve 36 in a more useable family-friendly package – we put to sea in Italy’s answer to the Princess V39

TEST PRESTIGE 60S Can a mini-flybridge and a huge opening sunroof make Prestige’s flagship even better?

TEST CUSTOM LINE 124 Ferretti’s brave decision to sacrifice volume in favour of a sleek, sporty and remarkably stylish superyacht looks to have paid off handsomely. We take it for a spin.


ASK MBY Our experts help sort out your queries

NEW TECH ZF’s joystick for shaftdrive boats; Interceptor tabs go small; illuminated cup holders

NEW NAV The lowdown on all the latest radar offerings; are the MAIB’s figures all they claim to be?

PRACTICAL SEAMANSHIP: HOW TO SAVE FUEL We show you how a few simple fuel-saving tips can save you hundreds of pounds

OUR BOATS Nick Houghton enjoys a perfect Tuscan holiday on his Princess 57; Neil Clark sings the praises of Christmas on his Sealine SC35

KNOW-HOW: TRICK OR TEAK The pros and cons of imitation teak

LEGAL AID Make sure boat-sharing agreements are safe

TRIED & TESTED Dubarry jacket; military torch; boating book

USED BOAT GROUP TEST We scour Mallorca for the best second-hand sportscruiser deals and find ten great buys