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June 2016

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BOAT REPORTS

QUICK SPIN: ANYTEC 747 CAB
This super-tough Scandinavian cruiser will get you anywhere in any weather. Nick Burnham finds out what it can do in a particularly lumpy sea trial off Poole

NEW BOATS
Our round-up of the best new models coming your way, including: Princess V58, Vicem 65 Fly, Trader 42 Signature, Prestige 680S, Nomad 55 and Levi 8punto5

TEST: CRANCHI Z35
This Italian sportscruiser has some seriously big boots to fill, as its predecessor sold more than 1,500 hulls. Jack Haines discovers if this key launch for Cranchi hits all the right notes

TEST: NUMARINE 60 FLY
A striking, angular flybridge from Turkey, the Numarine 60 is a real boater’s boat, with plenty of practical touches, but how does it cope out on the open water? We send Jack Haines to Istanbul to find out

BOAT MASTER

NEW TECH
Dave Marsh shares his experiences of the best suspension seats, plus ISP lifejackets, WAECO CRX 80S fridge-freezer, Boatguard monitor and Lumishore underwater lights

TEST: SEAKEEPER 3DC
Jack Haines tests out this new battery-powered stabiliser on a Contender 35ST

TRIED & TESTED
Musto Evolution Stratus Down jacket, Coleman 50QT Xtreme Marine coolbox and Jaybird X2 earphones

HOW TO: CHANGE AN IMPELLER
The latest in our series of practical guides explains how to change your boat’s impeller

OUR BOATS
Harry Hornby explains why he moved from sail to a Dale Classic 45, plus Laurie Cranfield shares his boat partnership tips

USED BOAT: PRINCESS 54
A classic example of Princess doing what it does best, this spacious flybridge is a very tempting proposition on the used market

FIND ME A: AFT-CABIN
We pick out four great value options from Broom, Fairline, Birchwood and Princess

CRUISING TALES

BUYING BOATS ABROAD
Three readers tell us how they bagged a bargain by shopping abroad and explain how you can too

BOAT SHARING SCHEMES
Can a boat sharing syndicate cut out the hassle as well as cutting the cost of boating?

TOP DUTCH CHARTERS
Peter Cumberlidge looks at the best options for booking a charter holiday in the Netherlands

CRUISING SARDINIA
Princess 67 owner Mike Rothery recalls a memorable summer exploring islands off the coast of Sardinia

MARLOW TO NORWAY: PART ONE
Marlow Explorer owner Thomas Kittel sets off on an epic journey along due north to Norway

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