In this issue we test the stunning new Aston Martin AM37, Monte Carlo Yachts 80 and Sessa C42, plus the finalists of the Motor Boat Awards 2017 are revealed

In the February 2017 issue we test one of the most exciting boats on the water, the Aston Martin AM37. Editor Hugo got to live out his James Bond dreams on board the 50-knot, £1.6m superboat. The video is also well worth a watch…

Aston Martin AM37

The Aston Martin AM37 is tested to the limit

Other boat tests include the Sessa C42 and Monte Carlo Yachts 80 and we have our round-up of what new models to look out for at the upcoming London and Düsseldorf Boat Shows.

The Boat Master section includes a group test of electric folding bikes where to find out which one makes the most sense for boaters, plus Dave Marsh talks trim systems, the Our Boats contributors discuss coding a boat for charter and Nick Burnham’s “How to” tackles applying antifoul.

Nick has also been busy in the secondhand boat world, tasked with finding a bargain three-cabin flybridge cruiser and discovering the delights of the Princess 50 MKIII.

Electric folding bikes

We put a group of electric folding bikes to the test

In the cruising section we have a wonderful piece from Peter Cumberlidge on the best spots to charter during the winter and a story from the owner of a 56ft Dutch steel trawler on whether it’s possible to cruise the Med on a budget.

Enjoy the issue and be sure to check out out latest videos, too.

Sessa C42

VIDEO: Sessa C42 review

The Sessa C42 marks the welcome return of the Italian yard after a period of uncertainty. Jack Haines puts it…