MBY JULY 2015 Cover

BOAT REPORTS

TEST: SHEARWATER 890S
Bembridge Marine’s latest RIB promises superyacht tender looks and performance in a family-friendly package. We take it for a blast to see if its claims stack up

NEW BOATS
Full details of all the latest launches including: Prestige 680; Gulf Craft Nomad 65; Riva 76; Hardy 32DS; Princess S65; Arcadia 100

TEST: JEANNEAU LEADER 36
We already knew this was a great-looking boat at a great price but a challenging sea trial proves it’s got a great hull too. Is this the new king of the sub-40ft sportscruisers?

TEST: MONTE CARLO 6
It will take something pretty special to tear customers away from the British brands but this new 60-footer has the style, the quality and the ability to mix it with the best of them

TEST: FILIPPETTI NAVETTA 30
The first 30-metre craft to offer a separate owner’s deck proves quite an eye-opener when we take it for a sea trial

BOAT MASTER

NEW TECH
Dave Marsh looks at a trio of lightweight tenders that offer more than just the usual ferrying duties

CRUISE FURTHER, CRUISE SAFER
How to set up your boat properly before leaving it overseas

OUR BOATS
New contributor John Brunyate takes delivery of a brand new Jeanneau NC14, and Mike Rothery reveals the secret of hassle free berthing and a happy marriage!

TRIED & TESTED
Handy fuel filter funnel, Dometic gas checker pen and Quba crew bag

USED BOAT: ELLING E3/E4
This quirky Dutch cruiser is as happy crossing oceans as it is pottering through canals and makes an excellent used buy

FIND ME A USED: RIB FOR UNDER £40,000
Four great value second-hand RIBs from a family fun boat to a 60-knot rocketship

CRUISING TALES

BEST OF THE WEST
Peter Cumberlidge’s definitive guide to cruising the West Country contains everything you need to plan a fabulous summer adventure

EDDIE JORDAN’S SUPERYACHT
We join Eddie’s Sunseeker 155 on its maiden voyage from Poole to Gibraltar, including a windy crossing of the infamous Bay of Biscay

AZIMUT AROUND GREECE
A moment’s inattention nearly leads to disaster during an otherwise blissful cruise around Ithaca

DOING THE DOUBLE
Donald Campbell’s attempt to break both the land and water speed record went right to the wire. James Nicholls meets the man who saw the dramatic events unfold

REGULARS
Big picture; News; Your MBY; Cumberlidge on cruising; Born again boater; Testing times; Ask MBY; I’ll never forget the day…