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September 2015

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BOAT REPORTS

PREVIEW: NEW BOATS AT CANNES
We reveal the 15 most exciting new boats that make this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival a must-visit, including: Prestige 680, Princess 35M, Outer Reef 550 Trident, Absolute 52 Navetta, Jeanneau Leader 46, Azimut Magellano 66, Ferretti 550, Riva 76, Sanlorenzo SL86,
Monte Carlo Yachts 105, De Antonio D33, Cranchi Sixty, Azimut 72, Scorpion 1080, and Chris-Craft Catalina 34

TEST: LINSSEN GRAND STURDY 52.9
Despite only being four feet longer than its closest sibling, the new flagship Linssen sports an entirely new layout, as Dave Marsh discovers on the River Ems

TEST: MAREX 375
This Scandinavian jack-of-all-trades is overflowing with clever ideas and enough engine options to cover all eventualities

TEST: SUNSEEKER 101
With its sleek styling and 30-knot top speed, this may look like any other 100ft Sunseeker, but the interior is almost infinitely flexible

TEST: AQUADOR 30ST + 35ST
Aquador’s unique way of doing things has produced two compact but clever hardtop sportscruisers perfectly suited to British boating conditions

BOAT MASTER

NEW TECH
Seakeeper’s new mini stabiliser brings smoother cruising to sub-40ft boats without needing to rely on generator power

TRIED & TESTED
OCA outboard engine cover, Henri Lloyd Squall jacket, Lomo rescue knife, North Sea Clothing deck shoes, plus nautical gins

OUR BOATS
When Nigel Pickin realised he could afford either his Prestige 500S or his house, he plumped for a full-time life aboard

USED BOAT: PRESTIGE 42S
With a full-beam master cabin and convertible hardtop, this 42ft sportscruiser punches well above its weight

FIND ME A… FLYBRIDGE FOR UNDER £150K
Great value flybridges from Princess Yachts, Fairline and Sealine feature in our market round-up

CRUISING TALES

PARIS TO BURGUNDY
A slower pace of life on the French inland waterways gives Peter Cumberlidge time to appreciate the spectacular scenery of the Seine and Yonne rivers

AZIMUT AROUND GREECE
In the final part of their Greek odyssey, Frank and Fiona Walker leave the Ionian islands behind and head for their winter berth in Corfu

7 DAYS SURVIVAL IN A LIFERAFT
Living off basic rations and 1.5 litres of water in a cramped liferaft proves to be a monumental challenge for former army medic Wayne Ingram

TRICK OR TEAK?
Can synthetic teak decks really be as good as the real thing? Editor Hugo talks us through this savvy upgrade to his Karnic 2250

REGULARS
Big picture; News; Your MBY; Cumberlidge on cruising; Born again boater; Testing times; Ask MBY; I’ll never forget the day…

Contributors

Chris Jefferies

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