MBY December 2016

BOAT REPORTS

NEW BOATS FROM CANNES
The coolest new launches from September’s Cannes Boat Show including: Ferretti 450, Prestige 630, Outer Reef Trident 620, Galeon 460 Fly, Cranchi E 52F, Adler Suprema 76, Fiart 52, Rivamare, Pershing 5x, Jetten Beach 45, Chris-Craft Commander 42, Bénéteau MC6S, Sea Ray L590 and Aventura 10 Power

BOAT TEST: ABSOLUTE 50 FLY
It might not be as pretty as a Princess or as sporty as a Sunseeker, but this beautifully finished boat may just surprise you

QUICK SPIN: INVICTUS 370GT
With cutting-edge looks and a beautifully finished cockpit, there’s no question that this sportsboat’s got style – but does it go the distance in the chop?

BOAT TEST: BOTNIA TARGA 30.1
If it’s plush cabins and sunpads you’re after, the 30.1 is not the boat for you. But if you want a rock-solid wave smasher that knows no fear, we think you’re going to enjoy this…

BOAT MASTER

NEW TECH
Could a new breed of fast motor sailers see motorboaters deserting the fold? Dave Marsh finds out. Plus JL Audio MX-Series speakers, Eberspächer heating remote control, Colorlight CLite2 LED searchlight and more

TRIED & TESTED
We try out the Meaco DD8L Zambezi dehumidifier, Marine 16 RIB & Jetski Cleaner and the Kudos Folding e-bike

HOW TO: WINTERISE A BOAT
Our eight-step guide to preserving and protecting your boat in the colder months

OUR BOATS
The Chesters watch the hull framework of their Steeler Panorama FF53 slot together and Hugo’s Karnic turns ten

USED BOAT: PRINCESS V42 MKIII
The last in the line of this bewilderingly named but iconic series makes a great used buy

FIND ME A: COMPACT FLYBRIDGE
Our man Nick Burnham picks out four great-value options from Sealine, Jeanneau, Rodman and Fairlin

CRUISING TALES

ATLANTIC PORTUGAL
Peter Cumberlidge guides us around the fascinating  coastal harbours and towns of Portugal’s west coast

SECRET CORNWALL
John Boyle takes to the backwaters of the Cornish Riviera on his Princess V39, Cecienne, and delves into the nooks and crannies of the place he calls home

ME AND MY BOAT: ALEX PRINDIVILLE
Looking to combine the comforts of a house and the pleasures of life on the water, Alex Prindiville set about building his own luxury floating apartment – and made a business of it to boot

OWNER UPGRADES
James Maxey transforms his sturdy Scottish trawler yacht into a comfortable Mediterranean cruiser

AZIMUT ADVENTURES: PART THREE
In the third part of their account of sailing the Greek Islands, Fiona and Frank Walker struggle with the sudden change in weather but are rewarded with
yet more magical moments

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