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BOAT REPORTS

QUICK SPIN: SPIRIT P40
Chic, smart and British-designed, we get behind the wheel of the P40

NEW BOATS AT CANNES BOAT SHOW
Our round-up of the best boats at the show, including Princess 35MGaleon 500 Fly, Jeanneau Leader 46, Chris-Craft Catalina 34, Overblue 44, Cranchi Z35, Azimut Magellano 66 and Ferretti 550

TEST: ABSOLUTE NAVETTA 52
Its big sister won our trawler award last year and this new 52-footer promises similar space and speed for less money. We put it to the test

TEST: BENETEAU GT40
In an area of the market that’s dominated by samey boats, the Beneteau GT40 dares to be different

TEST: MONTE CARLO YACHTS 105
Monte Carlo Yachts’ flagship aims to offer superyacht levels of space and style, including a fabulous main-deck master suite

BOAT MASTER

NEW TECH
The best new engines unveiled at the Southampton Boat Show plus an exclusive first test of the Oxe Diesel 200hp outboard

TRIED & TESTED
Vax pressure washer, Musto Arctic Pro jacket, Chatham deck shoes, plus five of the best marine suitcases

OUR BOATS
John Wolf explains how he had a hardtop retrofitted to his Fairline Squadron 78, while John Brunyate sea trials his Jeanneau NC14

USED BOAT: NIMBUS 42/43 NOVA
A versatile Swedish cruiser that packs three cabins and two heads into a 43ft hull, we explain how to bag a bargain on a used Nimbus

FIND ME A USED: ALL-WEATHER CRUISER
Nick Burnham hunts down four rugged vessels that can brave any conditions, including models from Seaward, Aquastar and Botnia

CRUISING TALES

ALTERNATIVE BOATING BASES
Look beyond the obvious South Coast hotspots and there are plenty of options for berthing your boat in Britain that are cheaper, quieter and within easy reach of some spectacular cruising grounds. Peter Cumberlidge names his top ten favourites

LIVING WITH A WILLIAMS 520
The latest Williams Sportjet claims to be more than just a superyacht tender, but can it cut it as a standalone sportsboat? Hugo finds out in the ultimate test: a two-week family holiday

PRINCESS V39 TO THE UK: PART 3
John Boyle’s epic journey back to his home port of Falmouth comes to an end as he navigates the Atlantic Coast of France and then takes on a choppy Channel crossing in his stylish new sportscruiser

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