The October 2016 issue of Motor Boat & Yachting includes a guide to the Southampton Boat Show, a full sea trial of the Princess 49 and Custom Yachting

In the bumper, 200-page October 2016 issue of Motor Boat & Yachting we have a preview of all the hottest new launches at the Southampton Boat Show, five boat tests and our Custom Yachting supplement.

The feature test is the Princess 49, the first ever flybridge from the Plymouth yard with IPS. Jack Haines put it to the test in tough conditions down in Devon.

Jack has also been out to Mallorca to test a very different type of boat. The Frauscher 1414 Demon doesn’t boast lots of cabins and masses of deck space but what it does deliver is searing performance and looks to kill.

At the end of the spectrum is the Elling E6, the first new model from the Dutch outfit for years. With self-righting ability, a transatlantic range and a decent turn of pace if needed, it’s a serious contender for one of the most versatile cruisers on the market, as Dave Marsh finds out.

This issue also includes our Custom Yachting section, including New Yachts, a feature on a beautiful refit of a classic motor yacht and reports by Alan Harper on the bonkers Arcadia Sherpa and Sunseeker 95 Yacht.

Sunseeeker 95 Yacht

Alan Harper reports on the Sunseeker 95 Yacht

If it’s something more affordable you’re after then head to the Boatmaster section where Nick Burnham is tasked with finding a second-hand semi-displacement cruiser and takes an in depth look at the super little Sealine SC29.

In the same section Jon Mendez guides you through how two change the primary and secondary filters on the most common diesel engine, something that all boaters should know how to do.

Finally, in our cruising section, Peter Cumberlidge details the delights of the Gulf of La Spezia, Frank and Fiona Walker are back on their Azimut 62, Zaffina, and writing about their latest Greek Island odyssey and we have a special story on the stunning refit of a Sunseeker Thunderhawk 43.

Enjoy the issue, you can find links to all the related video content for this issue below.

Princess 49

VIDEO: Princess 49 review

The Princess 49 is the first ever IPS-powered flybridge from the Plymouth yard. How does it stack up?

Elling E6

Elling E6 review

One-of-a-kind, the Elling E6 forces us to re-examine what it is that we want from our boating

£1,650,000.00