MBY January 2018

BOAT REPORTS

ONJ Loodsboot QUICK SPIN: The Loodsboot (translation: pilot boat)  is a Dutch alternative to the likes of the Seaward 29 and Hardy 32DS that has serious offshore credentials

NEW BOATS: This month’s hottest new launches including the Fairline Targa 43 Open, Princess S78, Hydrolift P42 SUV, Jeanneau Merry Fisher 1095 and Absolute 52 Fly

Seaward Nelson 39 TEST: Seaward claims that this is the ultimate two-cabin sea boat

Sirena 64 TEST: The name may be unfamiliar but the Sirena is a serious contender. We get to grips with the latest in a new breed of passagemakers

Rodman 55 Patrol CHRISTMAS BOAT TEST SPECIAL: In this year’s Christmas boat test, deputy editor Jack Haines heads to Spain and Rodman HQ to get a taste of its remarkable jet-driven 55-knot patrol boat

BOAT MASTER

NEW TECH: The all-electric DutchCat aims to revolutionise inland cruising, plus we look at Honda’s mid-range engines and Avon’s new eJET concept

HOW TO: BERTH IN WINDY CONDITIONS: Our step-by-step guide shows you how to manoeuvre in a blow

OUR BOATS: A Lymington-based Sunseeker 86 Yacht joins the fleet and our Fleming 55 owner finds some damp

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: Whether it’s an underwater scooter or some deck boots find the perfect boating Christmas present for your loved ones

USED BOAT: AQUANAUT DRIFTER 1500 AK – A beautifully crafted slice of Dutch craftsmanship for under £230,000

FIND ME A: £100,000 GEM: From a sleek Fairline Targa 34 to a stylish 39ft Cranchi Atlantique 40 flybridge, we find some £100K beauties

CRUISING TALES

THE BRISTOL CHANNEL: With 300 miles of spectacular coastline, the tide-swept Bristol Channel is one of the most compelling cruising destinations this country has to offer. Peter Cumberlidge picks his highlights

FROM FRANCE TO ITALY: After 20 years of boating in France, Princess 54 owner Robert Prevezer says au revoir to France and takes up a berth in southern Italy. Has the move paid off?

MARLOW ROUND THE BRITISH ISLES: PART IV – Our German Marlow 73 owners begin their journey south, crossing the Irish sea and exploring Northern Ireland and Wales

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