In the May 2017 issue of MBY we have reviews of the Greenline 36 Hybrid and Sea Ray L550 plus Custom Yachting returns with a test of the Glider SS18

In the May 2017 issue of MBY our Custom Yachting supplement returns with an exclusive test of the Glider SS18. Editor Hugo Andreae is the first journalist to (literally) climb aboard this 1,200hp, 50-knot, £1m wave-piercing catamaran. It is a must read.

Elsewhere in this section we round up some of the coolest new yacht launches on the horizon and Alan Harper tests two Italian heavyweights in the Ferretti 850 and Sanlorenzo SL78.

Glider SS18

We are the first magazine to test drive the astonishing Glider SS18

At the other end of the scale Jack Haines has been on board the new Greenline 36 Hybrid to see if the diesel/electric propulsion system is anything more than a marketing gimmick and Nick Burnham flew out to Florida to test a Sea Ray that has the Europeans in its sights, the L550.

In the New Tech section we take a look at the physics behind the increasingly popular Fast Displacement Hull Form and there is a step-by-step guide of things to look out for when it comes to relaunching your boat after a winter in storage.

We catch up with two Our Boats contributors as Peter Chester nears the launch of his Steeler FF53 Panorama and Alec Hammond updates his Horizon power catamaran.

Secondhand boat expert Nick Burnham is tasked with finding a classic powerboat for a keen price and he looks in detail at a true Scandinavian superstar in the Windy Chinook.

Find Me A Classic Powerboat

Nick Burnham is on the hunt for a classic bargain

Finally, in the cruising section we have a cruise report from Peter Cumberlidge on Sweden’s blue ribbon, the lesser-known inland route through the south of the country. We have a story from long term MBY contributor Ray Bulman as we look back at his 50 years in the magazine plus we have the final instalment from Howard Walker’s Med on a budget series and our Prestige 680 owners round off their Italian adventure with a trip to the Aeolian islands.

Be sure to check out or videos section for our latest reviews, too. Enjoy the issue.

Greenline 36 Hybrid

VIDEO: Greenline 39 review

The Greenline 36 Hybrid represents a fresh start for the Slovenian yard, we put it to the test - hybrid…

Sea Ray L550

VIDEO: Sea Ray L550 review

The Sea Ray L550 looks to set new standards for refinement and quality in this fiercely competitive sector