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With its rollcage and tenacious-looking matt-black shell, does the XO DFNDR live up to its road going counterpart?

Motor Boat & Yachting June 2017

We review the Fairline Squadron 53, Bavaria R40 and XO DFNDR and John Boyle takes his Princess V39 to Norway!

Fairline Squadron 53

The Fairline Squadron 53 oozes quality, from its soft curves and meticulously lacquered woods to its copious customisation options

Bavaria R40 Coupe

Look out, Bénéteau – the Bavaria R40 has a full-beam master cabin, plenty of pace and a hull good enough to give its rivals a bloody nose


Based on the 250, does the XO DFNDR offer anything more than some fancy bodywork and cool gadgets? Jack Haines finds out on a rough day in Poole

How to: Pack a grab bag

In the final instalment of our 'How To' series we cover the essentials that should be in your grab bag if disaster strikes

Jersey Boat Show

It's the tenth anniversary for the Jersey Boat Show, which takes place in St Helier this weekend

Glastron GS259

Glastron makes a return to these shores with three new dealers throughout the United Kingdom

MBY May 2017

In this issue we review the Greenline 36 Hybrid and Sea Ray L550 and the Custom Yachting section returns