Motor Boat & Yachting is Europe’s best motorboating magazine. It’s also the oldest, with a history dating back to 1904. Our long experience in motorboating means our boat tests are acknowledged as the most authoritative in the business, while our technical coverage is without equal. Each month we detail the best new boats on the market, and cover cruising areas that are both practical and inspirational. Core editorial focuses on boats up to 80ft, but we also venture beyond the 80ft barrier in our monthly Custom Yachting section. Have a look at our great subscription offers.

Subscribe Now Get the digital edition

May 2016

MBY May 2016

BOAT REPORTS

QUICK SPIN: RODMAN 890 VENTURA
The Spanish yard may be famed for its super-rugged workboat designs, but its first outboard-powered model skilfully blends practicality and comfort, as Jack Haines finds out on a test drive in Portsmouth

NEW BOATS
Our round-up of the latest designs on the horizon, including the Ferretti 450, Cormate SL23, Haines 26, Numarine 60 Fly and Botnia Targa 30

TEST: PRESTIGE 420S
Bravely ignoring convention, this 42ft sportscruiser opts for a separate stairway to access its amidships cabin and the result is an unattached level of privacy below decks

TEST: AZIMUT 72
If carbon fibre is the future then Azimut is well ahead of the mainstream pack with this elegant flybridge boasting voluminous accommodation, Italian good looks and exemplary handling

BOAT MASTER

NEW TECH
Dave Marsh investigates the innovative new RotorSwing stabiliser system, plus Hurley Marine davits, Ultra Marine anchor, Rand electric boats and Raymarine Quantam radar.

ANTIFOUL GROUP TEST
We reveal the results of our long-term on 12 of the leading anti foul products on the market, including Jotun, Hempel and Seajet

TRIED & TESTED
Smart Marine fender socks, Kitvision lens set and Standard Horizon HX870E VHF radio

HOW TO: CLEAN TEAK
In the first of a new 12-part series, we explain how to keep your teak fresh

OUR BOATS
Peter Chester explains why he ordered a Steeler FF53, plus Paul Thomas introduces us to his Norfolk Broads cruiser, Little Beauty

USED BOAT: WINDY 52 XANTHOS
Believe the hype – this refined Scandinavian sportscruiser is every bit as impressive, 11 years on from its launch

FIND ME A: £60K BEAUTY
With a £60,000 budget Nick Burnham picks out models from Sunseeker, Princess and Fairline

CRUISING TALES

MEANDER TO THE MED: PART 5
Howard Walker’s epic journey to the Mediterranean draws to a close as his 56ft Dutch trawler Nomade approaches Nice after five months navigating the French inland waterways. But the raging river Rhone in full flood presents one last obstacle to overcome before this cruising odyssey is complete

GRAND TOUR OF IRELAND
Peter Cumberlidge explores the River Shannon and finds that it offers a unique way to enjoy the fertile heart of the Emerald Isle, from the sheltered Kilrush estuary to the splendor of Lough Derg

DELTA AROUND STOCKHOLM
Hugo sets off from Stockholm’s spectacular waterfront in the new Delta 40 WA to reach the holiday escape of Sadhamn, picking his way through the thousands of tiny islands that make up this enchanting Scandinavian archipelago

NEW SECTION CUSTOM YACTHING

NEW LAUNCHES
We look ahead to some of the biggest new models on the way, including Pershing 140, Wider 150, Ferretti 850 and Horizon FD85

ONE STEP BEYOND
How one owner pulled off the coolest refit we’ve ever seen to create the boat of his dreams

PRINCESS 30M
We’re the first to hitch a ride on the very latest superyacht to emerge from the famous Plymouth yard

PEARLS OF WISDOM
We take a look at the history, ethos and exciting new range of boats at Pearl Yachts

RIVA 76 PERSEO
A full sea trial of Riva’s new 76-footer shows the yard living up to its sky-high reputation

REGULARS

Big picture; News; Your MBY; Cumberlidge on cruising; Born again boater; Testing times; Ask MBY

Contributors

Chris Jefferies

More from Chris Jefferies

Motor Boat & Yachting

More from Motor Boat & Yachting

Jack Haines

More from Jack Haines

Peter Cumberlidge

More from Peter Cumberlidge