May 2018

BOAT REPORTS

INTERCRUISER 32 QUICK SPIN
We take a quick spin in this delightful Dutch cruiser with a semi-custom layout

NEW BOATS
All the latest model launches including the Absolute Navetta 48, Parker Monaco,  Rand 28, Pogo Loxo 32, Seafaring 44, Boarncruiser 1500 Elegance, Seaward 27, Overblue 52, Sea Ray 520 Sundancer and Chris-Craft Launch 28

GALEON 460 TEST
A winter sea trial in a choppy Solent proves the perfect way to test this remarkable new flybridge with folding balconies, a foredeck lounge and a host of other party tricks

AZIMUT 60 TEST
A daring new interior sets this stylish new craft apart from the rest of its flybridge competitors, but does it still deliver as a safe, comfortable, practical cruiser?

BOAT MASTER

TRIED & TESTED
A season-long test of International Micron 77 antifouling proves its worth and Helly Hansen’s new Stockholm backpack gets put to good use on a sandy beach holiday

NEW TECH
We head out to Lorient, France to test a foiling RIB from SEAir and see if this signals the future for motor boats. Plus, the new Seakeeper 2 stabiliser, Icom VHF, solar panels and GHOOK slime line device

HOW TO: LEAVE A WINDY BERTH
One of the most daunting manoeuvres a motorboater can face – learn the best way to deal with leaving a berth in a crosswind

OUR BOATS
Our Prestige 630 owner has a mishap with his drone and Harry Metcalfe’s Princess 61 gets a new generator

USED BOAT: WINDY 32 GRAND TORNADO
Windy’s elegant sportscruiser makes for a classy and capable secondhand weekender

FIND ME A: 50FT FLYBRIDGE
Our expert pores through the classifieds to find a quality 50ft flybridge cruiser for as little as £125,000

CRUISING TALES

AROUND THE IRISH SEA
Fringed by Anglesey and the Isle of Man, this underrated cruising area is a true hidden gem which will return your endeavour with high reward, as Peter Cumberlidge discovers

LADY & THE RAMP
Sue Weston and her Regal 2250 trailboat bust the usual boating stereotypes as she explores all the corners of this fair isle with her much- loved boat and husband in tow

SECRET DEVON: PART 1
John Boyle is back! Having unearthed some of the Cornish coastline’s most sparkling hidden gems in his last series, John and his Princess V39 head to Devon to find some under-the-radar beauty spots well away from the thronging crowds

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