MBY January 2016

BOAT REPORTS

NEW BOATS
This month’s coolest launches: Fairline Targa 63 GTO, Princess 62, Azimut Verve 40, Windy 26 Kharma Signature and Sirena Yachts 64

TEST: PRESTIGE 630
Following hot on the heels of the popular 680, this new 63-footer hopes to emulate its sibling’s success with an equally potent mix of space, style, privacy and value for money

TEST: MAREX 310
Quick-witted steering, a speedy turn of pace and accommodation to rival Doctor Who’s Tardis, this Sun Cruiser does a pretty good impression of a sportsboat

BOAT MASTER

NEW TECH
Our technical editor tests the range of Evinrude G2 engines from a single 150hp to hefty twin 300hp

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE
From secret Santas to boating blow-outs, we ho-ho-hope you like this year’s selection  of Christmas crackers to give (or receive)

HOW TO: INSTALL UNDERWATER LIGHTS
Underwater lights are now the must-have accessory for discerning motor boat owners. Once considered too bling by some, they are now a default option for Med-based boats

OUR BOATS
William Slee recalls the many happy nautical miles spent aboard his Dale 35 Classic and Lou de Marco bids farewell to his Selene 47

FIND ME A: FAST FISHER
Four tempting second-hand sportsfishers that would reel us in: Bénéteau Barracuda 9, Finnmaster Pilot 7.0, Rodman 1250 Fisher Pro and Boston Whaler 285 Conquest

USED BOAT: SEAWARD 29
A British-built semi-displacement cruiser that punches well above its weight in terms of seakeeping and whose timeless styling makes it a great used buy that will never go out of fashion

CRUISING TALES

IRELAND OF ADVENTURE
Peter Cumberlidge and friends cruise County Antrim and Down aboard Dunkirk little ship Chico, an 85-year-old 73ft motor yacht designed by G L Watson and built in 1932 by Millers of Fife – perfect for taking in the lush scenery and slow pace of life afloat

GREENLAND OR BUST
Whales and puffins aplenty (but no polar bears) as a long-held dream to cruise from the Netherlands to Greenland comes to fruition for a trio of adventurers in Dauntless, a North-Line 42

SECRET CORNWALL: PART 2
In part two of his mission to explore the lesser-known bays and harbours of the Cornish coast, John Boyle takes his Princess V39, Cecienne, down to England’s most southerly point, taking in the county’s best fish and chips along the way

AZIMUT ADVENTURES: PART FOUR
The Islands delight Fiona and Frank as they reflect on the smooth sailing and choppy waters of their Azimut adventure before motoring back to Athens for the winter. Alone again and ready to explore, they head south over a motionless sea towards Serifos in the final leg of their Greek odyssey

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