In MBY December 2017 we review the Princess 62 and spend 48 hours on board the Bénéteau Swift Trawler 35

In MBY December 2017 we get a great opportunity to test the Bénéteau Swift Trawler 35 to the max by spending 48 hours on board cruising around the Ile de Ré.

Meeting the boat at La Rochelle, we stay on board for two nights giving us the chance to sleep in the cabins, use the bathroom, cook in the galley and see how the boat performs during an extended test. You can watch the video of the trip now.

Beneteau Swift Trawler 35

We spend 48 hours on board the Beneteau Swift Trawler 35

There is a review of the all-new Windy 27 Solano, which we test from the Cannes Boat Show, and we have our full show review too, including the Lagoon Seventy 8, Absolute Navetta 73 and Riva Rivale.

The Princess 62 is given a thorough sea trial of its own as we take it from Plymouth to Southampton in F5 conditions, does this new flybridge go as well as it looks?

In New Tech there is a feature on the intriguing new Petestep hull from Swedish outfit HOC Yachts and we look at the Suzuki DF100B and Dometic XZ watermaker.

Our step-by-step How To guide is on helming downwind and in Our Boats a Princess 67 owner installs solar panels and Nick Burnham experiences VHF trouble.

The magnifying glass is on the rakish Sealine SC38 in this month’s Used Boat section and we dig out four bargain performance boats.

Princess 62

We have a full review of the Princess 62

The cruising section kicks off with Peter Cumberlidge’s round-up of the 25 best Brittany restaurants and our couple cruising the British Isles on their Marlow 72 reach their most northerly point in the Shetland Islands.

Finally, there is a charming piece by the MD of Pendennis Yachts, who details his restoration of a 1930s Brioni Motor Yacht.

Enjoy the issue.