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April 2015

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NEW BOATS

DUSSELDORF SHOW ROUND UP
Our essential guide to all the big names that were unveiled at the 2015 Dusseldorf Boat Show, including: Sealine C330; Beneteau MC6; Marex 375; Nimbus 305 Coupe; Bavaria Sport 450 Coupe; Azimut Atlantis 43; Steeler FF46; Aquanaut Andante 438 OC; Boarncruiser 1300 Elegance; Jetten 50 MPC-FLY; Jeanneau Leader 36; Linssen 36 Sedan Deckbridge; Axopar 28

TEST: CONTEST 52 MC FLY
Contest has added a flybridge to the 52 MC and created one of the best looking, best handling cruisers we’ve tested all year

TEST: SUNSEEKER PREDATOR 57
Magic doors that disappear below decks and a monster sunroof make this the closest thing yet to a fully convertible sportscruiser.

TEST: AZIMUT 77S
We let rip with all three engines on board Azimut’s super stylish new 77S

TEST: SAGA 365
Scandinavian style meets serious seakeeping on board this nifty little number

BOAT MASTER

NEW TECH
We investigate a ground-breaking new hull design from Rafnar, and Mercruiser launches a digital petrol engine

OUR BOATS
Members of the MBY fleet have been exploring the beautiful Cabrera Island in the Balearics, and learning lifejacket lessons

TRIED & TESTED
A waterproof camera case, Hudson Wight Performance jacket and the very useful Cockpit Companion

CRUISE FURTHER, CRUISE SAFER: Get to grips with displacement cruising and the slower pace of life could take you to a whole new level of boating enjoyment

USED BOAT: BROOM 50
A firm favourite with a loyal following, the aft-cabin Broom 50 makes a great buy

FIND ME A USED: METAL MARVEL
This month, our new regular feature looks at sturdy metal-hulled cruisers from £29,950

CRUISING TALES

GALLIVANTING AROUND GALICIA
The rugged Spanish coast, with its many rías, harbours and beaches to explore, is well worth crossing the Bay of Biscay for. Especially if you can afford to spend two summers there

CHARTERING IN PORTUGAL
The River Douro in Portugal offers idyllic charter territory – easily navigable, delicious refreshment stops and a very warm and helpful welcome. We borrow a Greenline 40 to explore the rich valley where port wine originates

A MARLOW TO MOSCOW
Thomas Kittel and his wife Jutta have made it to Russian waters, but how will their passage to the Kremlin in the heart of Moscow go?

REGULARS

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