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May 2015

MBY MAY 2015

BOAT REPORTS

NEW BOATS
Including the Linssen Grand Sturdy 52.9; Axopar 37; Agapi 950; Draco 22 RS; Ferretti Custom Line 108; Fjord 48; Elan 41; Hunton XRS52

TEST: PRIVATEER 65
With no cockpit and underfloor heating, the new Privateer is certain to stand out from the trawler crowd. But how does it drive? Jack Haines heads to the Netherlands to find out

GROUP TEST: SPORTSBOATS
Sportsboat buyers are spoilt for choice at the moment, with a rash of new, sub-30ft Scandinavian speedsters hitting the market, including the Axopar 28 OC, Draco 27 RS, Paragon Ranger 25 and XO 250. We gather together these four keenly matched rivals for a head-to-head shoot-out in the choppy waters off the Needles

TEST: OCEANIC 90
Geared up for fun and capable of swallowing up a wide array of water toys, Oceanic’s new shadow yacht makes a great cruising boat for adventurous types

BOAT MASTER

NEW TECH
Dave Marsh explains how to choose the right lifejacket to suit your boating style

TRIED & TESTED
Kitvision Escape HD5W, PowerMonkey Extreme charger, Henri Lloyd Inshore Trousers, Gill Softshell jacket, Vango Dry 20

OUR BOATS
The delights of the Dutch inland waterways take Selene 47 owner Tessa Tennant by surprise, plus a regal race week in Mallorca

CRUISE FURTHER, CRUISE SAFER
Leaving a windy berth causes more angst among inexperienced boaters than anything else. We show you how it’s done

USED BOAT: OYSTER LD43
American style meets British design – the NZ-built Oyster 43 is a truly cosmopolitan dayboat that has aged gracefully

FIND ME A USED: SPORTSCRUISER
Can you pick up a top-class sportscruiser for under £100k? Nick Burnham finds four

CRUISING TALES

A PACE OF YOUR OWN
Do you take your time to get to your destination or drive like your hair’s on fire? Peter Cumberlidge discusses the merits of different cruising styles with a wide range of boat owners

CROSS-CHANNEL SHEERLINE
A 7-knot river cruiser may not seem like the ideal companion for crossing the world’s busiest shipping channel, but Richard and Fiona Dennis have ambitions far beyond their Berkshire berth

A MARLOW TO MOSCOW
After almost two months in Russian waters, Thomas Kittel weaves his way back home to the German port of Rostock, via the Baltic sea and the south coast of Finland and Sweden

REGULARS

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

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