In Motor Boat & Yachting October 2017 we review the Princess S60 and Chris-Craft Calypso 30, explore Corfu on a powercat and Custom Yachting is back!

The October 2017 issue of Motor Boat & Yachting is a 202-page monster that includes two boat tests, an eight-page preview of the 2017 Southampton Boat Show and the Custom Yachting supplement.

The Southampton preview includes all the most important new boats making their debuts at Mayflower Park this year, like the Sunseeker 76 Yacht, Princess 55, Bénéteau Swift Trawler 35 and Sealine C43o plus many more.

We take the gorgeous Chris-Craft Calypso 30 for a spin and see if it justifies the hefty asking price plus Jack Haines takes to the water in Princess’s smallest sportsbridge model to date, the S60.

Princess S60

A full test of the new Princess S60

In the Boat Master section we take a look at Volvo Penta’s new 1,000hp D13-1000 motor and Jon Mendez is on hand to talk trim in How To: Trim to windward.

Nick Burnham is tasked with finding a bargain mid-40ft sportscruiser and puts the excellent Princess V39 under the microscope as a secondhand option.

Editor Hugo reports on his charter in Corfu on a Moorings powercat in the cruising section as Peter Cumberlidge takes to the waterways of the Champagne region in a Linssen.

We also have part one of Thomas Kittel’s series on taking his Marlow 72 around the British Isles and Hugo gives his Karnic 2250 a boost with some new cockpit upholstery.

Azimut 35 Metri

The Azimut Grande 35 Metri sets a benchmark for innovation

The Custom Yachting section is packed with the hottest new semi-custom craft and a great report on the amphibious Iguana 29 that we spent a day on board in the Solent.

We also review the Custom Line Navetta 37, revolutionary Azimut Grande 35 Metri and enjoy a trip on board the Fleming 78 from Cannes to Mallorca to get a true taste of its cruising capability.

Enjoy the issue.