MBY June 2018

BOAT REPORTS

NEW BOATS
The hottest new launches this month including the Grand Banks 60, Nimbus T9 and Boston Whaler 380 Realm

TEST LEVI 8.5M RIB
With one of the last hulls designed by the legendary Sonny Levi and a build time of 800 man hours, this is one special RIB. We head to Venice to put it to the test

TEST GRAND BANKS EASTBAY 44
The Eastbay 44 exudes the usual Grand Banks class but with a focus on weight saving and performance, this IPS-propelled cruiser is the first in a new breed from this iconic marque

TEST PRESTIGE 520
We spend 24 hours on board the 520 in a cruise around some of the French Riviera’s hotspots to get underneath its skin and see how it compares to the fearsome competition on the market

BOAT MASTER

NEW TECH
An in-depth look at Mercury’s new range of 175-225hp V6 outboards plus Marine 16’s automated fuel sampler, the Honda EU22i portable genset and Suzuki’s DF325A

TRIED & TESTED
LifeProof waterproof phone cases and Musto LPX Gore-Tex Pro Dynamic jacket

HOW TO: TIE UP YOUR BOAT
We show you the best way to tie up your boat to keep it safe and secure

OUR BOATS
Nick Burnham goes on a spending spree to get his Jeanneau summer-ready and we say hello to a Sealine C330 owner

USED BOAT: HAINES 350
A voluminous British-built cruiser for as little as £130,000

FIND ME A: £150K BOAT
From a Bavaria S30 to a Sunseeker Sportfisher 37, it’s amazing what you can find for £150,000

CRUISING TALES

ISLAND ODYSSEY
Frank and Fiona Walker are back on Zaffina, their Azimut 64, to explore the Sporades and Dodecanese islands before heading to Turkey

FAMILY BOATING HOLIDAYS
Peter Cumberlidge picks three ideal destinations for family boating: Falmouth, Guernsey and Perros-Guirec in Brittany

OWNER’S UPGRADE: VERSILCRAFT MYSTERE 43
A labour of love for over seven years, this MBY reader took a €19,000 Italian cruiser and gave it a fresh lease of life

SECRET DEVON: PART II
The second part of John Boyle’s series unearthing Devon’s hidden gems

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