MBY February 2017

BOAT REPORTS

NEW BOATS
Our pick of the London and Düsseldorf boat shows including: Sunseeker Manhattan 66, Princess S60, Fairline Squadron 53, Keizer 42, Prestige 630, XO Cruiser & DFNDR, Bavaria R40 Coupé, RAND Picnic, Sealine C530 and Rodman Spirit 31

ASTON MARTIN AM37
The iconic car manufacturer’s first foray into boating looks sensational, but will it impress the serious boater?

MOTOR BOAT AWARDS 2017
See which boats have made it into the final shortlist for this year’s awards

SESSA C42
After a tough few years, Sessa is back in the game. Can the C42 reignite this Italian flame that once burned so brightly?

MONTE CARLO YACHTS 80
Alan Harper gets on board the Monte Carlo Yachts 80 to see if the Bénéteau Group luxury brand can continue its skyrocketing success

BOAT MASTER

E-BIKE GROUP TEST
We pit six electric folding bikes against each other to find out which is the best choice for boat owners

NEW TECH
Dave Marsh delves into the underwater world of trim systems. Plus Simrad NSS evo3 MFD, MAN i6-730 & i6-800 engines, Crewsaver Euro 100N children’s lifejacket, NavPod gen 3, OceanLED Eyes camera and the Sentinel Boat Monitor

HOW TO: APPLY ANTIFOUL
One of the grottier parts of boat ownership, but our step-by-step guide is here to help

OUR BOATS
Two owners detail the rigmarole of coding their own boats for charter

USED BOAT: PRINCESS 50 MKIII
Nick Burnham takes a close look at the MkIII version of this flybridge cruiser and finds out why their owners rarely trade up

FIND ME A: THREE-CABIN FLYBRIDGE CRUISER

CRUISING TALES

WINTER CHARTERS
Peter Cumberlidge picks out five of the best charter hotspots for winter cruising. Destinations include Mallorca, Florida’s Gulf Coast, the British Virgin Islands, The Seychelles and the Hauraki Gulf in New Zealand

CHARTERING MADE EASY
Advertising feature: Charter specialists The Moorings answer frequently asked questions about chartering one of their new-generation power catamarans

MED ON A BUDGET
Having taken his 56ft Dutch steel trawler Nomade through the French canals, Howard Walker picks up the story with the first of a new series about exploring the Mediterranean on a budget. Is it really possible
to cruise this glamorous corner of the world without breaking the bank?

REGULARS
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