In August 2017 issue we review the Sunseeker Manhattan 66, Fountaine-Pajot MY44 and Glastron GS 259

MBY August 2017 is out now and and packed with a great mix of reviews, cruising features and buying advice.

The cover star and featured test is of the Sunseeker Manhattan 66. Alan Harper gets to grips with one of the most exciting boats of the year and sees whether it can follow on from the success of the fastest selling Sunseeker ever, the Manhattan 52.

With the sharp rise in power cat popularity it was a timely opportunity for us to test Foutaine-Pajot’s new MY44. It features pod drive propulsion, three spacious cabins and hugely practical deck spaces but is it the whole package?

Glastron is now part of Bénéteau Group and we get behind the wheel of the GS 259 sportscruiser to see if Uncle Sam’s sportsboat suits tastes on this side of the pond.

In the New Tech section Suzuki joins the 350hp outboard gang and we look at some inventive dinghy davits and luminous decking from Esthec.

In Our Boats, Nick Burnham introduces us to his new pride and joy – a Jeanneau Leader 805 and Jack Haines gives his Jeanneau a summer spruce with some gel-coat treatments from 3M.

In the Used Boat section we take a close look at the stylish Sessa C35 and task Nick Burnham with finding an excellent secondhand buy for £50,000 – it’s amazing what’s out there.

On the cruising front we have a great mix this month. Peter Cumberlidge pinpoints some family friendly boating holidays and John Boyle crosses the Arctic Circle in his Princess V39.

Finally we have two great pieces from owners who have created their dream boats, an Aquastar 74 Explorer and custom built cruiser.

Enjoy the issue.