Motor Boat & Yachting June 2017

BOAT REPORTS

QUICK SPIN XO DFNDR
We tackle early-season storms in XO’s latest creation that has a big name to live up to

NEW BOATS
This month’s hottest new models include the Sealine C430, Azimut S7, Vicem Classic 46, Sirena Yachts 56 and Bering 65 Nomad

TEST FAIRLINE SQUADRON 53
Fairline’s new flybridge boasts styling from Alberto Mancini and the engineering talents of Vripack. So how does it all translate where it really matters, out on the water?

QUICK SPIN BAVARIA R40 COUPE
The coupe version of Bavaria’s R40 has two ensuite cabins including the oh-so-desirable full-beam master amidships. Is the rest of the package as tempting?

YARD PROFILE MB YACHTS
Hugo pays a visit to the Dorset-based boatyard and its owner Martyn Brake, who’s doing things the traditional way

BOAT MASTER

NEW TECH
We take an in-depth look at the first long-range, all-electric boat, the Solarwave 64 powercat, plus the Dometic Waeco CoolFreeze cooler; JetSkiWarden monitoring system; Volvo Penta’s expanded Interceptor System; MOB+ kill cord system; Kaelo bottle cooler and Garmin’s SteadyCast

TRIED & TESTED
Musto Corsica BR1 women’s jacket; International Micron 99 antifouling and Helly Hansen Rossnes deck shoes

OUR BOATS
Peter Watson introduces us to his FPB 78 and John Wolf talks off-season upgrades on his Fairline Squadron 78

USED BOAT: SUNSEEKER PORTOFINO 48/SAN REMO
Sunseeker’s stylish 50ft sportscruiser is looking like a tempting secondhand buy, with prices starting from £425,000

FIND ME A: 30FT SPORTSCRUISER
Nick Burnham is tasked with finding a used 30ft sportscruiser, one of which comes in at under £20,000

CRUISING TALES

ISLES OF SCILLY
Revered as some of the finest cruising grounds in the United Kingdom, Peter Cumberlidge shows you how to reach the sparkling waters and white sands of this idyllic island chain

PRINCESS TO NORWAY: PART I
Regular MBY contributor John Boyle returns with a stunning series on cruising his Cornwall-based Princess V39 from her home berth up to the Arctic Circle

BRITTANY BY RIB
Proving that the size of your boat shouldn’t limit your cruising aspirations, this MBY reader took his family on a three-week cruise around north-west France on their 9m single-outboard-powered Crompton Marine

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