In this issue of Motor Boat & Yachting we test the Prestige 630 and Marex 310 plus there's our Christmas gift guide and how to install underwater lights

We’re getting all festive in the January issue of Motor Boat & Yachting (out December 1) with our Christmas gift guide that’s loaded with brilliant nautically themed gifts for the boater in your life.

Elsewhere we have a full test of the Prestige 630, which Jack Haines joined on a trip from the Barcelona Boat Show to Valencia and the wonderful little Marex 310, which went down a storm at September’s Southampton Boat Show.

Christmas Gift Guide

Find the perfect give for the boater in your life

In the New Tech section Dave Marsh tests the range of Evinrude G2 engines and our “How to…” feature this month guides you through how to install underwater lights.

Nick Burnham has had busy month on the used boat trail. Firstly we tasked him with finding a fast sportsfisher on a reasonable budget and he has also done an in-depth piece on the Seaward 29, a pint sized semi-displacement cruiser that punches well above its weight.

Prestige 630

The Prestige 630 is put to the test

The cruising section is bursting this month with a charming piece by Peter Cumberlidge on exploring Northern Ireland and the final instalment of Frank and Fiona Walker’s Greek adventure on  their Azimut 62. We also have part two of John Boyle’s wonderful series on secret Cornwall and a magnificent feature by Beber van der Meer on taking a North-Line 42 from Holland to Greenland.

Enjoy the issue and be sure to check out the videos section of the website, too.

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Prestige 630

VIDEO: Prestige 630 review

A trip from Barcelona to Valencia gives Jack Haines the perfect opportunity to get beneath the skin of the new…

Marex 310

VIDEO: Marex 310 review

One of the stars of the Southampton Boat Show, the Marex 310 shows practical, engaging Scandinavian boat building at its…