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March 2015

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NEW BOATS

LONDON SHOW ROUND-UP
Our review of all the major new boats that made their debut at the London Boat Show, including: Sunseeker Predator 57, Jeanneau Velasco 37F, Fairline Shadow S and Jersey 36

TEST: SEALINE 330
The latest Sealine from Hanse Group gets the Jack Haines treatment. Will this nifty sportscruiser live up to all the hype?

TEST: PRINCESS 68
Princess moves the game on with this remarkably capable all-rounder. Nimble, practical and quiet under way, it’s hard not to be seduced by the 68’s charms

2015 AWARD WINNERS
Our judges explain their choices in each category of the 2015 Motor Boat Awards and dish out a few honourable mentions

TEST: BENETTI 108 CY
A semi-custom yacht from a custom boatyard, the new model from Benetti is every bit as luxurious as you would imagine

BOAT MASTER

NEW TECH
Boat stabilisers; Digital Yacht AIS; Wilks Dek-King; Kenyon SilKEN2 hob; Synergy antifouling; Ocean Signal Rescue Me MOB1

TRIED & TESTED
Top kit this month including five of the best gloves and the HandiMoova all-terrain trolley

OUR BOATS
The newest member of our fleet is a Corvette 320. Owner David Morrison explains how he tracked down the last model made in the UK

CRUISE FURTHER, CRUISE SAFER
Brush up on your knowledge of daily engine checks with the help of our guide

USED BOAT: SEALINE F34
An extending cockpit and a cavernous saloon on this mid ’00s Sealine prove that compact flybridges can be both practical and stylish

FIND ME A USED: GENTLEMAN’S LAUNCH
In our new regular feature, Nick Burnham scours the used market. This month, his task is to find four discreetly styled gentleman’s launches with solid seakeeping for under £100,000

CRUISING TALES

BOAT SHARING SCHEMES
In these straitened times it can sometimes be hard to justify the costs of owning a boat full-time, so Peter Cumberlidge has the solution, with info on part and shared ownership schemes, chartering, and even renting your boat out as a B&B!

FLORIDA CHARTER
Next time you fancy a charter holiday, look across the pond to Florida and the Gulf Coast, where the cruising is sheltered, the food is fabulous, and the welcome is always warm and friendly

MARLOW TO MOSCOW
Our latest cruising series sees Thomas Kittel crossing the Baltic Sea, aiming for Moscow in his 72ft Marlow. In part one, the departure from the German city of Rostock proves surprisingly complicated
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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