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BOAT REPORTS

TEST: BOSTON WHALER 270 DAUNTLESS
The king of the fast, unsinkable centre console boats is back with a 350hp Mercury Verado and an awesome new hull

NEW BOATS
Full details of the new Azimut Magellano 66, Steeler NG57 CS, Overblue 44, Haines 400, Scorpion 1080 and Spirit Royale 110

TEST: AZIMUT ATLANTIS 43
Azimut’s new sportscruiser is bigger, faster and better value than ever – is this the boat that will finally break the British yards’ grip on the 40-50ft market?

TEST: SEA RAY L650
The big American yard hasn’t exported many flybridges to Europe so far, but this could all be about to change thanks to this refined and sociable newcomer

TEST: SANLORENZO SD92
Eight years on from its Cannes debut, Alan Harper finally gets behind the wheel of the lynchpin of the Sanlorenzo range

TEST: HAINES 32 OFFSHORE
A day trip along the Suffolk coastline gives Jack Haines a chance to get to grips with the offshore version of this popular inland cruiser

BOAT MASTER

NEW TECH
RotorSwing’s new spinning stabilisers look promising on paper but how do they cope with a 50ft steel Linssen? We find out

TRIED & TESTED
Blackfire Clamplight, De’Longhi Prima Donna S coffee machine, shatterproof glasses, plus five of the best nautical reads

OUR BOATS
Bob Thomas moves his Aquastar 67 to Croatia and Harry Metcalfe gives an update on his AquaCote non-stick antifouling

USED BOAT: PRINCESS 480
A classic 90s flybridge with impressive pedigree comes under the Used Boat microscope this month

FIND ME A USED: SPORTY WEEKENDER
Cheap thrills from Hunton to Sunseeker feature in Nick Burnham’s market round-up

CRUISING TALES

TOP COASTAL RESTAURANTS
Long gone are the days when dining on the South Coast meant basic pub grub or a soggy portion of fish ‘n’ chips. Peter Cumberlidge recommends his pick of the finest eating establishments that you can easily reach by boat

FLEMING TO THE MED
Four years of retirement planning culminates in an epic journey to the Mediterranean for Fleming 65 owners Phyllis Rock and Peter Sellers. She talks us through her trip from Southampton to Sicily.

AZIMUT AROUND GREECE
Fiona Walker’s Greek Odyssey continues with a passage from Lefkas to Meganisi, which swiftly becomes their favourite island in the Ionian thanks to an unforgettable night of phosphorescence in the water and shooting stars up above

REGULARS
Big picture; News; Your MBY; Cumberlidge on cruising; Born again boater; Testing times; Ask MBY; I’ll never forget the day…