BOAT REPORTS

QUICK SPIN: BRIONI 44
This tiny Slovenian yard has just one model in its range, but the svelte styling and astonishing attention to detail helps justify its lofty price

NEW BOATS
Our round-up of new models, including: Sealine F530, Elling E6, Bavaria E40 & R40, Marex 310, Cranchi 50 Fly and Windy SR28

BOAT TEST: OVERBLUE 44
An audacious design that will split opinion, the Overblue is a surprisingly seaworthy motor cat that maxes out the accommodation space

BOAT TEST: BENETEAU SWIFT TRAWLER 30
The baby of the Swift Trawler range proves its credentials in a surprisingly rough sea trial off Palma. Jack Haines delivers his verdict

BOAT TEST: AZIMUT MAGELLANO 66
Dave Marsh heads out to the Adriatic Sea to find out to see if the new Azimut trawler can hold its own against the latest po-drive offerings

BOAT MASTER

NEW TECH: STABILISER SPECIAL
We test the latest Sleipner fins to see how they compare with a gyro. Plus Garmin Fantom pulse radar, Barton Marine wear pads, Crewsaver Pro 190, SeaSmart odour zapper and Bilge Bug

HOW TO: USE A KILL CORD
The latest in our practical series explains how to make sure your kill cord will do its job

USED BOAT: BENETEAU GRAN TURISMO 38
One of the first large Bénéteaus to use the Air-Step hull, the five-year-old hardtop ticks all the right boxes for used boat buyers

OUR BOATS
Gordon Christie talks us through the build process of his brand new Princess 43, plus Mike Rothery fits a DIY anchor camera

FIND ME A: 60FT BARGAIN
A 60ft boat doesn’t have to cost the earth. Nick Burnham picks models from Sunseeker, Princess, Fairline and Birchwood that all cost less than £300,000

CRUISING TALES

THE SMALL THINGS IN LIFE
You don’t need a big boat to take on the high seas – choose wisely and a pocket cruiser can do the job just fine with a little careful planning. Peter Cumberlidge talks to four small boat owners with impressively broad cruising horizons

MARLOW TO NORWAY: PART TWO
In the second part of his Scandinavian adventure, Marlow Explorer owner Thomas Kittel takes on the rugged west coast of Norway and has a run-in with the local customs officials

PARAGON TO SCOTLAND
Hugo Peel was determined to make it up to Scotland for the Royal Yacht Squadron’s annual rally and wasn’t going to let the 900-mile journey up from the Solent, or the modest size of his 31ft Paragon put him off. Is our 2010 Wheelhouse Boat of the Year still up to the task?

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