The latest edition of MBM is out today, featuring a definitive guide to channel crossing and our tips on staying connected on the water

The August edition of Motor Boats Monthly is out today, with plenty more practical advice to help you get the most out of your boat.

This month we tackle the issue of getting connected so you can turn your boat into an office or just stay in touch with shore more easily.

We also offer our definitive guide to crossing the Channel, we’ve got a Hamble to Cherbourg passage planner, and Nick Burnham loses his cross-Channel virginity in the new Broom 430.

To mark 70 years since D-day, Tom Cunliffe takes a poignant journey to Normandy on a boat that was in the thick of the action in June 1944.

There are plenty of new boats as well, with a world-first test of the Sealine F380 and an in-depth look at the new Cooper 745 and 800.

Meanwhile in the Gear section, we compare the season’s new deck shoes and examine eight tender and engine packages.

The August edition of Motor Boats Monthly is available now, in stores or online.