Andy Proudfoot was left praying for rescue when thrown from his RIB in the Irish Sea

On July 26, Andy Proudfoot set out from Milford Haven on a passage across the Irish Sea to Kilmore Quay in Ireland in his 5m Waverider RIB.

But once clear of the Cleddau Estuary and out in open water, Andy was thrown from his RIB, leaving him drifting alone, cold and unable to reach his boat.

With all immediate hopes of a rescue dashed when his shoulder-mount VHF was smashed in the fall, Andy was left praying all his rescue technology was working.

You can read the amazing account of the accident in Andy’s own words in the November issue of Motor Boat & Yachting, out this week.

HELP ANDY RAISE MONEY FOR THE RNLI

Also in the issue, we bring you all the stars of the PSP Southampton Boat Show, from the Hardy 62 and Jeanneau Velasco 43 to the Sunseeker 68 Sport Yacht.

We also have the world’s first magazine test of the baby blue Monte Carlo 5 from Beneteau, a boat that looks as good inside as out.

Elsewhere in the magazine, we have a report on the new Azimut 80 and meet the reader who transformed a 20-year-old pocket superyacht into a stylish modern cruiser.

There’s plenty more packed into the issue, so don’t miss it when it hits the shelves this Thursday!

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