In our latest May issue we test the Azimut 72, Prestige 420S and Rodman 890 Ventura and Custom Yachting is back!

The May issue of MBY is out today and it is packed with our usual raft of the latest boat tests, cruising features and technical advice as well as a new “How to…” guide on boat maintenance and the return of our Custom Yachting section.

The new 32-page supplement contains a New Yachts section about all the hottest launches in the custom yacht sector, a sea trial of the stunning Princess 30M and an incredible refit of a Tecnomar 82.

Elsewhere Dave Marsh tests the gorgeous Azimut 72 only to discover that beneath its giltzy exterior there is a wealth of practical detailing, space and storage.

Jack Haines faced tough conditions in our test of the Rodman 890 Ventura, where grizzly Solent weather made the Spanish yard’s latest offering prove its all-weather capabilities.

Tecnomar 82

The incredible interior of the Tecnomar 82 in our Custom Yachting supplement

On the cruising front Hugo reports on a trip from Stockholm to the outer edge of the archipelago in a Delta 40, Peter Cumberlidge details the the delights of the fertile heart of the Emerald Isle exploring the River Shannon and we have part five of Howard Walker’s journey to the Med through the French canals on his 56ft Dutch trawler.

In our Boat Master section we have the first of a 12-part boat maintenance series called How to… In the first one, Born Again Boater Nick Burnham runs through how to look after your teak decks.

Last but not least we have a fabulous Used Boat offering this month, with Chris Jefferies getting to know the Windy 52 Xanthos, a big, classy sports cruiser built for those with a need for speed.

We hope you enjoy the issue.