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BOAT REPORTS

QUICK SPIN: WIDER 32
Part superyacht tender, part day cruiser, the Wider 32 impresses with its twin V6 power, as Alan Harper reports

NEW BOATS
Our round-up of six of the most exciting new designs heading your way, including: Sealine F530, Bénéteau Swift Trawler 30, Princess 49, XO 360, Sessa C42, and Sanlorenzo SL86

TEST: PRINCESS S65
The first Princess designed from the hull up to be a sportsbridge, the S65 is an extremely desirable package with its smart new layout. Jack Haines delivers his verdict on this well- rounded new arrival from the Plymouth yard

TEST: CHRIS-CRAFT LAUNCH 36
Designed with an emphasis on outdoor living, the new Launch 36 is unmistakably Chris-Craft, proudly displaying all the key hallmarks of this historic American yard. Nick Burnham gets behind the wheel in Cannes

TEST: AMER 94
This Italian-built motor yacht stands out from the 100ft crowd by dint of its highly customisable layout and triple IPS installation as standard

BOAT MASTER

NEW TECH
Humphree zero-speed fin stabilisers, Smart Tab trim tabs, plus Simrad’s new radar

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE
Our guide to the ideal Christmas presents for the boater in your life, including a Henri Lloyd jacket, an inflatable SUP board, a Finisterre jumper, Musto gloves, a folding electric bike, and a Gill Compact cargo bag

OUR BOATS
Nordhavn 46 owner Laurie Cranfield explores Sicily, while Phyllis Rock explains why Duchy owners are such a tightknit group

USED BOAT: STEVENS 1180S
A Dutch steel boat that exudes comfort and practicality – we take a closer look at one of Smelne’s most successful models

FIND ME A USED: RIVER BOAT
Continuing the theme of life in the slow lane, Nick Burnham picks out models from Viking, Sheerline, Ocean and Haines

CRUISING TALES

CRUISING CAMPANIA
This glamorous stretch of south-west Italy has plenty of cruising delights, from the charms of Amalfi harbour to the huge Bay of Naples

MEANDERING TO THE MED
In the first part of a new series, Howard Walker sets off for the Med from Holland, via London, taking in the French inland waterways on his 56ft steel trawler yacht

OWNER’S UPGRADE OUTLAW
Keen to persuade his wife of the joys of life at sea, Philip Badder takes the plunge with a 1997 Chris-Craft Concept 27 and doubles his investment with a thorough overhaul

MARINA OF THE MONTH
We shine a spotlight on Marina d’Arechi in Salerno, Italy

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