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June 2015

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BOAT REPORTS

NEW BOATS
Our powercat previews include the C-Fury Patrol F-70; Jaguar JC48; Aquila 44; Leopard 51PC; Nisi Xpresso GTX50; Sunreef 90 Power; Bavaria Powercat 40; Outer Reef Nautilus 44

TEST: FOUNTAINE PAJOT 37
Built from the ground up to be a 20-knot cruising machine, this compact power cat could be the ideal gateway to the multihull market, as Jack Haines reports.

TEST: LAGOON 630
The Lagoon boasts a respectable 16-knot speed, proven ocean-crossing ability and one of the most spectacular master suites we’ve ever seen. We head out to sea to find out if this is the ultimate long-legged motor cat.

TEST: CUSTOM LINE NAVETTA 28
On paper it qualifies as a sub 24-metre craft but the 96ft Navetta features many of the bells and whistles you’d normally find on a much larger superyacht, such as the stately main deck master suite and a stunning skydeck dining room

 

BOAT MASTER
NEW TECH
Dave Marsh pits a 370hp Volvo D6 against a Yanmar 8LV and Mercury Verado outboard in our engine triple test

TRIED & TESTED
Henri Lloyd Arkansa deck shoes; Kenyon Floridian grill; Launch battery pack

OUR BOATS
Former monohull owner Alec Hammond explains how the switch to a Horizon power cat transformed his cruising enjoyment

CRUISE FURTHER, CRUISE SAFER
This month we tackle one of the scariest situations a skipper may have to deal with: recovering a man overboard

USED BOAT: FAIRLINE SQUADRON 58
Eleven years ago, we hailed this Fairline as the greatest flybridge of all time. Chris Jefferies finds out if this bold claim has stood up to the test of time

FIND ME A USED: PRACTICAL CLASSIC
Bertram, Fairey, Princess and Triana all feature in our regular buying challenge
CRUISING TALES

TOP 10 CATALONIAN HARBOURS
Catalonians may be fiercely independent but they reserve a warm welcome for visitors. Peter Cumberlidge picks his top ten spots, from historic Roman ports to the hustle and bustle of Barcelona

AZIMUT TO GREECE
In the first part of a new cruising series, Frank and Fiona Walker set off to explore the Ionian Islands in their Azimut 62, taking in all beauty that Corfu and Kefalonia have to offer

DUNKIRK REMEMBERED
This month, it’s 75 years on from the WWII Dunkirk evacuation, so we look back at our nation’s finest hour and celebrate five of the heroic Little Ships that helped rescue the troops.

We also delve back into the MBY archive to bring you an eyewitness report from the front line of Operation Dynamo

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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Chris Jefferies

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