This issue of Motor Boat & Yachting includes drives of the stars of Southampton and the first full review of the Sunseeker Manhattan 52

The November 2016 issue of Motor Boat & Yachting includes the first full test of the Sunseeker Manhattan 52 and we drive the stars of the Southampton Boat Show.

Our show drives include the Princess V58, Axoar 24 T-top, Bavaria E40 Sedan, Seaward 42 and Sargo 33, and Williams 280 Minijet amongst others.

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We drive the stars of the Southampton Boat Show

Jack Haines gets the first full test of the Sunseeker Manhattan 52 during a trip from the yard’s factory in Poole to the Southampton show. It’s one of the most highly anticipated boats of the year, but does it live up to the hype?

Jack has also been out testing the brilliantly versatile Bénéteau Gran Turismo 46 in challenging conditions off Palma de Mallorca.

In the Boat Master section Dave Marsh pays a visit to Torqeedo HQ and asks the question: is electric boating for you?

In this month’s “How to…” feature, Jon Mendez guides you through how best to prevent the dreaded diesel bug.

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The Sunseeker Manhattan 52 is put to the test

Nick Burnham has been out on the secondhand boat hunt both in his “Find me a…” section where we ask him to unearth a cuddy cabin cruiser for a bargain and in the Used Boat report where he delves into the world of the Botnia Targa 27 and 27.1.

The month’s cruising features include a piece by Peter Cumberlidge on a summer spent in the Channel Islands on his Princess 33 Ytene, part two of Frank and Fiona Walker’s adventure in the Greek Islands and a feature on the best wine to keep on board.

Enjoy the issue.