MBY August 2016

BOAT REPORTS

NEW BOATS
Our round-up of new models, including: Princess 49, Fairline Squadron 53, Greenline 36 Hybrid, Steeler 57CS and Seaward 42

BOAT TEST: AXOPAR 37 SUN-TOP
The new flagship of the Axopar range is put to the test in challenging conditions off Mallorca. Jack Haines reports back on what promises to be one of the stars of the year

BOAT TEST: BAVARIA R40
Boasting a full-beam master cabin amidships and twin sterndrive power, the new R40 is set to shake up the 40ft flybridge market. Dave Marsh bags a sea trial in Croatia

BOAT TEST: SEALINE F530
The F530 is the largest Sealine to come off the line since Hanse Group took over. With fresh competition on the horizon from Sunseeker and Fairline, how does the British-designed Sealine flagship stack up?

BOAT MASTER

NEW TECH
Dave Marsh discusses advances in boat construction, plus Wide-Eye mooring loop, Scanstrut ROKK Mini, low-cost satcom and an update on the Volvo D16 engine

TRIED & TESTED

V’Lec Pocket folding bike, Seaho O2 Lite dinghy and Gumbies flip-flops, plus five of the best deck shoes

HOW TO: RIG YOUR ANCHOR
Jon Mendez takes you through the best methods for preparing and rigging your anchor to ensure a safe stay on the hook

USED BOAT: HARDY 50
This Category A bruiser is one of the toughest boats on the water and you can bag one second hand from just £300,000

OUR BOATS
Harry Metcalfe replaces his beloved Windy 37 Grand Mistral with a Princess 61 and John Brunyate retrofits a portable generator to his Jeanneau NC14

FIND ME A: HARDTOP SPORTSCRUISER
Sexy styling with year-round usability for under £85,000. What’s not to like? Nick Burnham finds some used bargains

CRUISING TALES

JEANNEAU IN AUSTRALIA
Friends warned Micha Fuhrmann that his European Jeanneau Velasco 43 wouldn’t be able to handle the tough waters of Australia. Thankfully he ignored them and now regularly visits some of the most stunning cruising grounds on the planet, the Abrolhos Islands

MARLOW TO NORWAY: PART THREE
In the third part of their Scandinavian adventure, Marlow Explorer owners Thomas and Jutta Kittel head for the North Cape where spectacular wildlife and pleasantly calm conditions take them by surprise

JERSEY CHARTER
Staying in a beautiful country hotel in Jersey is good enough, but what is said hotel also has a Princess 42 that is available to charter? Hugo borrows Fizz Too for the weekend and discovers that a boat is the best way to enjoy this enchanting Channel Island jewel

REGULARS
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