MBY December 2017

BOAT REPORTS

CANNES SHOW REVIEW

Our round-up of the hottest new models launched at the 2017 Cannes Boat Show including the Lagoon Seventy 8, Ferretti 780, Absolute Navetta 73, Riva Rivale, Bénéteau Gran Turismo 50, Galeon 370, Azimut 60, Overblue 58, Pardo 43, Outer Reef 630, Horizon FD85, MCY 96 and Greenline 65 OceanClass

TEST WINDY 27 SOLANO

We take the all-new Windy 27 Solano for a spin during the Cannes Boat Show to see if this slick sportsboat is up to the challenge from a new breed of outboard-powered rival

TEST 48 HOURS ON THE BENETEAU SWIFT TRAWLER 35

Can this new model repeat the success of its hugely popular predecessor? We head to La Rochelle to spend 48 hours on board the Swift Trawler 35 during a trip around the beautiful Île de Ré

TEST PRINCESS 62

We join the 62 on a blustery delivery trip from Plymouth to Southampton to see if it meets our lofty expectations

BOAT MASTER

NEW TECH

Is the Petestep hull from Swedish outfit HOC Yachts the biggest breakthrough since the deep-vee hull? Also, the Suzuki DF100B and Dometic XZ watermaker

HOW TO: HELM DOWNWIND

Our step-by-step guide to adjusting boat trim to make traveling downwind as comfortable as possible

TRIED & TESTED

Gill Hydrophobe Down jacket, International Woodskin and Sealskinz waterproof socks

OUR BOATS

Our Princess 67 owner installs solar panels and Nick Burnham has VHF issues

USED BOAT: SEALINE SC38

This popular twin-cabin hardtop sportscruiser can be yours for as little at £140,000 today

FIND ME A: PERFORMANCE BOAT

From Sunseeker’s incredible XS Sport to the bonkers XSMG, we’ve scoured the market to find the best used boats for speed freaks

CRUISING TALES

25 BRITTANY RESTAURANTS

As well as being a great cruising destination, this area of north-west France boasts some of the finest gastronomic experiences on the water. Peter Cumberlidge digs in

MARLOW ROUND THE BRITISH ISLES: PART III

In the third instalment of the Kittles’ voyage around the British Isles, they reach the most northerly point of their trip in the Shetland Islands, but there’s a surprise in store

OWNER’S UPGRADE: BRIONI

When the MD of Falmouth’s Pendennis Shipyard decided to restore a classic 1930s Brioni motor yacht, the finished result was only going to turn out one way

REGULARS

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