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August 2012

Motor Boat & Yachting | August 12 Cover

On sale: Thu, 5 Jul 2012

There's no disguising the star of this month's issue - Azimut's stunning new 55S. But it's not all about the new Italian sportscruiser - we also have tests of the Nordhavn 63, Beneteau Barracuda 9 and Arcadia 115. Elsewhere, we take a look at a new diesel/gas dual-fuel engine, and we introduce a new series of owner upgrades. Our used boat feature this month is on unusual bargains and we join up with a cruising couple as they head from Tunisia to Sicily and on to the Adriatic.


NEW BOATS Ferretti 690; Mochi Dolphin 64 Cruiser; Cranchi Panama 32; Austin Parker 36

QUICK SPIN BENETEAU BARRACUDA 9 We take the tough new Beneteau for a spin - is it a match for the Botnias or Paragons?

CUSTOM YACHTS Mangusta 72; Gamma 24 Mediterranean; Cheoy Lee Riviera Alpha 76 Express

TEST AZIMUT 55S Striking new looks, triple IPS power and a bow crew cabin make this one of the bravest designs of the year

TEST NORDHAVN 63 This sturdy globetrotter makes your money go further in more ways than one

TEST ARCADIA 115 If light and space are the ultimate boating luxuries prepare to be amazed


VOYAGE TO THE VENDEE This delightful stretch of France's Atlantic coast is a great destination for British boaters

ADRIATIC ADVENTURES PART 1 After two years exploring the Med, our Azimut-owning couple start a new adventure heading east to the Adriatic

PERFECT WEEKEND LYMINGTON & BEAULIEU We ask a charter skipper to share his prize spots for a weekend of boating bliss on the Solent


LEGAL AID What's your legal position when rejecting a boat?

NEW TECH Diesel and gas dual-fuel engine; vinyl boat wraps; ultrasonic antifouling on a budget

NEW NAV Use your iPhone as a chartplotter

OWNER UPGRADES Putting new engines into a ten-year-old Windy

BOAT SKILLS AIS & RADAR How to make the most out of these two invaluable navigation aids

OUR BOATS Heading round Britain in a Selene 47; Kieron White on the ups and downs of chartering

USED BOAT UNUSUAL GEMS We check out three off-piste second-hand buys


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

In September's issue (out 2 August):
Sealine C48; exploring the Hamble; Van der Valk 23m; how to cope with an engine overheat

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