In the May 2018 issue we test the Galeon 460 Fly, Azimut 60 and SEAir's foiling RIB. We also have the Custom Yachting supplement and John Boyle returns
There are some fascinating tests in the May 2018 issue of Motor Boat & Yachting.
The Galeon 460 Fly may look like a regular 46ft flybridge cruiser but it has a cunning party trick in the shape of a pair of hydraulic balconies that fold down either side of the cockpit. They transform the way this boat’s main deck works and give it something that rivals simply can’t compete with. You can watch our video review of the boat here.
Nearly as radical is the interior of the all-new Azimut 60, styled by Achille Salvagni its a feast of soft curves and pastel tones. See what you make of it Jack Haines’s report.
Maybe most revolutionary of all is the SEAir foiling RIB. French company SEAir has fitted carbon fibre foils to a 5.5m Zodiac and has plans to make foiling motorboats mainstream. We take the RIB for a spin to see if it works.
In this month’s How To we show you the best way to deal with leaving a berth in a crosswind and in Our Boats our Prestige 630 owner has a drone mishap and Harry Metcalfe’s Princess 61 gets a new generator.
On to the Used Boat section where look in detail at the superb Windy 32 Grand Tornado, one of the finest craft the Norwegian yard has ever built and in Find Me A we are looking for a bargain 50ft flybridge.
In Cruising Tales Peter Cumberlidge gets to grips with the Irish Sea and we hear from MBY reader Sue Weston, who trails her Regal 2250 all over the country. We also have the first in a new series from film-maker John Boyle who has taken his Princess V39 along the Devonshire coastline to find some hidden gems. You can watch his first video here.
Finally, this issue also includes are bi-annual Custom Yachting supplement which this time includes reviews of the Pearl 80, Monte Carlo Yachts 96 and Ferretti 780.
Enjoy the issue!