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Motor Boat & Yachting has always been ultimate destination for all the hottest new boats, and this issue is no different with 17 of the best boats at Cannes reviewed.

On test are two proper British bulldogs – the tough little Dale Nelson 34 Open and equally indomitable Hardy 62, which we sea trialled for 48 hours from Southampton to Ipswich.

Cruising legend Peter Cumberlidge reveals his secrets for boating on a budget, and proves that proper passage-making needn’t be the preserve of the superrich.

Jack and Chantal head to Florida to charter a 40ft powercat and discover that the US makes for a refreshingly affordable charter holiday, and we catch up with Andy Darby as he turns his Grand Banks south to complete his liveaboard journey in Mexico.

A novel new berthing system that uses cameras to create a 360° bird’s-eye view of your boat is scrutinised and we learn about the finer points of salvage law in our Legal Aid column.

Greg Copp, meanwhile, heads to the Swanwick Used Boat Show to dig out some sub-£150,000 bargains, including an impeccable Hunton XRS35 for just £40k.

The MBY team have been getting drenched this month to test some of the best winter jackets and we join two readers on a gourmet trip of the West Country in their Aquastar 67.

The Darwin 96 is picked over to discover if you really can mix trawler yachting with luxury and we hear the blood-curdling story of a man who got an important part of his anatomy snagged on the bathing platform when going for a dive – read it through your fingers.

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