MBY August 2017 featuring the Sunseeker Manhattan 66

BOAT REPORTS

QUICK SPIN Sea Ray SLX 310

The SLX range is Sea Ray at its best: cool, practical, versatile and designed for having fun out on the water. How does the 310 fare?

NEW BOATS

Including reports on the Princess 62 and S60 from the British Motor Yacht Show and previews of the Linssen Grand Sturdy 35.0 AC, Alfastreet 23 and Windy 27 Solano

TEST Glastron GS 259

Glastron is now part of Bénéteau Group, but is the American-made flagship of the range suited to European tastes?

TEST Founaine-Pajot MY44

Designed to be a luxury powercat, the MY44 features IPS drives and a fabulous master cabin designed to impress private owners rather than charter customers

TEST Sunseeker Manhattan 66

Following hot on the heels of the record-breaking Manhattan 52, the new 66 boasts more cabins, more space and the same beach club. But how does it cope at sea?

BOAT MASTER

NEW TECH

Suzuki’s new 350hp outboard goes under the microscope plus, Lowrance HDS-16 Carbon; Dinghy Rings; Yamaha F2.5 outboard; Gill 7014 Blackwater Level Sensor; Esthec luminous decking

TRIED & TESTED

The NautiBuoy 800 inflatable platform, Love Anchor dog bandana and quick-dry Helly Hansen shorts

OUR BOATS

Nick Burnham introduces us to his new Jeanneau Leader 805 and Jack Haines treats his Jeanneau Cap Camarat 625 to a 3M gelcoat treatment

USED BOAT: SESSA C35

A sound buy that will add a dash of glamour to any marina, the Sessa C35 is an ideal step up to a more serious cruising boat

FIND ME A: USED BOAT FOR £50,000

Nick Burnham unearths some excellent used boats this month, from a Sunseeker 31 Hawk to a Botnia Targa 25

CRUISING TALES

FAMILY BOATING HOLIDAYS

It’s all about fun on the water for the family with Peter Cumberlidge this month. From Dartmouth to Bénodet, there is something for everyone

HOME-BUILD PROJECT

Tom and Lorraine Owen realise their retirement dream by lovingly building their own ideal boat

OWNER’S UPGRADE

James Maxey thought his restored 52ft displacement trawler yacht was the perfect yacht for him, until an Aquastar Explorer 74 came along and changed everything

PRINCESS TO NORWAY: PART III

In the third part of this series, John Boyle’s adventure culminates in him and his crew crossing the Arctic Circle in their Princess V39In the third part of this series, John Boyle’s adventure culminates in him and his crew crossing the Arctic Circle in their Princess V39

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