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BOAT REPORTS

QUICK SPIN: CORMATE T27
Does this smart Scandinavian speedster have the class and performance to give Chris-Craft and Windy a run for their money? We take it for a test drive off Poole to find out

NEW BOATS AT DÜSSELDORF
Our pick of the new models from Europe’s biggest show, including: Princess 30M, Azimut 66, Beneteau GT46, Arcadia Sherpa, Sea Ray 400 Sundancer, Axopar 24 and 37, Boarncruiser Elegance 1200, Galeon 365 HTS, Nimbus 405 Flybridge, Arctic Commuter 25 and Delphia Escape 1150 Voyage

TEST: JETTEN 50 MPC FLY
The first in our trio of Dutch boat tests, the Jetten’s composite GRP and steel construction aims to offer the best of both worlds

TEST: STEELER FF46
Steel boats tend to stick to traditional styling cues but this radical new flat-floor cruiser tears up the rule book, as Jack Haines reports

TEST: BOARNSTREAM E1300
This long-established yard has broken into new territory with the Elegance range, which is drawing in a whole new generation of fans with its sleek modern styling and wide range of engine options

BOAT MASTER

NEW TECH
Dave Marsh puts the new Zipwake interceptors to the test, plus Aqua Compact Pro PC, Grammer suspension seats, Garmin’s court battle and Walker AIRSEP Spinbreather

TRIED & TESTED
Garmin VIRB XE action camera, Finisterre wetsuit hanger and Swarfega hand wipes

OUR BOATS
Laurie Cranfield explores the Turkish coastline on his Nordhavn 46, while Harry Metcalfe prepares his Windy 37 for sale

USED BOAT: SEALINE T50
An innovative family flybridge with an aft-galley layout and extending cockpit, we revisit this mid 00s classic to see how it has stood up to the test of time

FIND ME A USED: POCKET CRUISER
Nick Burnham’s pick of the best sub-30ft bargains on the market, including models from Bayliner, Sealine, Bavaria, and Fairline

CRUISING TALES

BRITTANY REVISITED
Peter Cumberlidge explores the charming coastline of Northern Brittany, with its spectacular seacapes and sheltered anchorages

MEANDERING TO THE MED: PART FOUR
Narrow locks and low bridges prove to be a tight squeeze for Howard Walker as his epic journey to the Mediterranean continues

NOTES ON A SMALL ISLAND
Dutchman Matthias Cohen gives a foreigner’s perspective on cruising in the UK and explains why we’re so lucky to have such a great coastline

BACK FROM THE DEAD
Powerboat racer Peter Dredge recalls the horrific high-speed crash that nearly killed his son

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