MBY April 2018

BOAT REPORTS

Düsseldorf review
Our round-up of the hottest new models launched at the 2018 Düsseldorf boat show, including the Sunseeker Predator 50, Princess S78, Bavaria R55, Azimut 55, Sealine F430 and Brabus Shadow 800

TEST SACS Strider 10
A winter blast in the Solent proves an ideal way to put this classy Italian RIB to the test

TEST Riva Rivale
The Rivale looks like a boat bought with the heart not the head, but there is far more to it than sculpture-like looks

TEST Absolute Navetta 73
The flagship of the Navetta range is bold but excels with its use of space, abundance of natural light and smooth dynamics

BOAT MASTER

New Tech
We test the Adler 76 Suprema which takes hybrid propulsion to the next level, and take a look at the Vetus Bow Pro bow thruster

How To: Drive in a beam sea
In this issue, we focus on the best technique to use when helming in a beam sea

Tried & Tested
Musto Evolution Waterproof 50L trolley case and Spoke Bulletproof trousers

Our Boats
Jack Haines’ Jeanneau gets a vinyl hull wrap and our newest contributor swaps  his Broom for a 50-knot Axopar 37 R!

Used Boat: Fairline Targa 62
One of Fairline’s finest sportscruisers can now be yours for as little as £300,000

Find me a: First boat
We scan the classifieds to find the perfect starter boat from as little as £21,995

CRUISING TALES

Cruising east of Calais
Viewed by many as just a ferry port, this region is the gateway to some of the most picturesque waterways in Northern Europe, as Peter Cumberlidge discovers

Join the club
With favourable monthly rates and a selection of craft to choose from, boat clubs are booming in popularity. We look at six of the best to see what they offer and talk to members to get a taste of life in the club

Summer in the Scillies
Having followed the build of Lorraine and Tom Owen’s wooden boat from scratch in MBY August 2017, we catch up with them during a summer cruise to the Isles of Scilly to see  how they’re enjoying life on board their DIY motor cruiser

REGULARS

Big picture; News; Your MBY; Cumberlidge on cruising; Born again boater; The L-Plate Liveaboard; Ask MBY