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January 2015

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NEW BOATS
Lagoon 40 Motor Yacht; Azimut Atlantis 43; Ferretti 550; Sea Ray L590 Fly; Monte Carlo Yachts 105; Benetti 140 Veloce

TEST: ABSOLUTE NAVETTA 58
Absolute has scaled new heights of space, speed and style with its brave new Navetta. We take to the water to find out if it’s the future of family boating or a step too far

TEST: BENETEAU ST 50
It’s a trawler, but not as you know it – Beneteau has not only introduced pod drives to its flagship trawler, it’s maxed out the accommodation too

TEST: PERSHING 70
Appearances can be deceptive, but not with the latest Pershing – it drives as well as it looks and is brimming with clever new ideas


BOAT MASTER

NEW TECH
Cummins has teamed up with Konrad to produce the most powerful diesel sterndrive yet; a hybrid engine with three modes; MOB strobe light; the latest MAIB report

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE
All any boater could want for Christmas, including a Quba jacket, Henri Lloyd gloves, Sony Action Cam, Samsonite luggage, Suunto watch and Minox binoculars

CRUISE FURTHER, CRUISE SAFER
All you need to know to anchor safely and confidently overnight – opening a whole new world of cruising options to you

OUR BOATS
The charms and treats of cruising the East Coast from Inverness to Lowestoft, and could Aquacote be the answer to antifoul woes?

USED BOAT: TRADER 42
An aft-cabin cruiser with all the comforts of home, the Trader 42 makes a great family boat and a sound investment that should give you many years of dependable boating
CRUISING TALES
GRECIAN GLORY
The beautiful islands, anchorages and harbours of the Ionian and Aegean Seas are just the place to charter a boat and while away happy days

MAGELLANO IN THE CHANNEL
Azimut claims its Magellano 43 is, “The best boat for British people” – how better to test that than with a 24-hour cruise across the Channel?

DALLYING IN DITTISHAM
In the third part of Henry Firman’s West Country cruise, our writer gets swept up in the summer regattas and falls in love with Fowey

MBY AWARDS
The judges have spoken and the finalists have been announced for this year’s Motor Boat Awards

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