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May 2013

Motor Boat & Yachting | May 2013 Cover

On sale: Thu, 4 Apr 2013

Miami was the setting for the glitziest test yet of Sunseeker's big new Predator 80. Don't miss the full report in this issue. Also on test this month are Princess's speedy and good-value V57 and Prestige's new aft-cabin miracle, the 550. Tony Fleming continues his epic cruise up the Alaskan coast and we follow one reader's adventure shipping a second-hand Fairline to Finland. Peter Cumberlidge brings you the delights of Corsican cruising and we put five hand-held night-vision devices to the test. Elsewhere we look at the Aquastar Ocean Ranger 38 as a used-boat buy and meet the man who spent two years doing up his Sunseeker Martinique 39.


NEW BOATS Sealine F380, Jeanneau NC14, Windy SR26, Cranchi Trawler 50, Chris-Craft Carina 21, Nimbus 405 Coupe

CUSTOM YACHTS Azimut 84, Acapulco 55, Curvelle Quaranta 34m

TEST PRINCESS V57 Where does the smaller, cheaper V57 lose out its award-winning big sister, the V62?

TEST SUNSEEKER PREDATOR 80 We hop on a plane to Miami to test the biggest and sexiest of the new generation Predators

TEST PRESTIGE 550 The space and privacy of an aft-cabin boat with the looks and performance of a glamorous flybridge


CORSICA CRUISING The jewel in the crown of Med boating. Let Peter Cumberlidge guide you round this island's stunning coves and harbours

FINLAND BY FAIRLINE Follow this MBY reader's adventure after picking up a Phantom 43 in the UK and shipping it to Finland

FLEMING TO ALASKA Tony Fleming inches through the icebergs to the foot of a colossal glacier

OWNER'S UPGRADE Transforming a tired looking Sunseeker Martinique 39 into a spotless contemporary sportscruiser


ASK MBY Our experts help sort out your boating quandaries

LEGAL AID Who's to blame for damage sustained when your boat is being transported by ship?

NEW TECH Radical rotary stabilisers, trick trim tabs and the largest RIB ever built

NEW NAV The land-based back-up to GPS, making your own maps and widescreen plotters

GROUP TEST Five hand-held night-vision monoculars are put to the test on a cold winter evening in the Solent

TRIED & TESTED The results are in for our long-term test of Clearcoat's antifouling system - and they're not good

OUR BOATS Our Nordhavn owners leave the Med for a stunning charter holiday back home in New Zealand

USED BOAT AQUASTAR OCEAN RANGER 38 This ageless all-weather cruiser is still one of the most capable sea boats ever built


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

In June's issue (out 2 May):
Beneteau Monte Carlo 5; 1960 Riva Tritone Special; 25 reasons to head for the Bristol Channel; big boat bargains

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