MBY May 2017

BOAT REPORTS

QUICK SPIN Chris-Craft Commander 42
Chris-Craft’s first cabin cruiser for over three decades is put to the test by Hugo. Styled by Austin Parker, it mixes American marketing muscle and retro detailing with Italian flair

NEW BOATS
Our round-up of this month’s hottest launches including: Bavaria E34, Riva 56 Open, Hardy 65 and Jetten 42 MPC

TEST Greenline 36 Hybrid
Greenline is back with a brand new model and we take it on a tour of the Solent to see if its diesel-electric system is a gimmick or a game changer

TEST Sea Ray L550
With European competitors firmly in its sights, Sea Ray has pulled out all the stops to ensure the L550 looks and feels like a top-quality product

BOAT MASTER

NEW TECH
We look at the physics behind the increasingly popular Fast Displacement Hull Form. Plus the Icom IC-M605 fixed VHF, DeLorme weather app, MasterCraft DockStar, WhisperPower 240V system and Gill Thermogrid mid-layer

HOW TO: RECOMMISSION YOUR BOAT
Our eight-step guide to getting your boat ready for the all-important relaunch now the weather’s warming up

TRIED & TESTED
Coleman CXS+ 300R head torch and Garmin inReach Explorer+

OUR BOATS
Peter Chester’s Steeler Panorma FF53 is nearing her launch date and Alec Hammond updates his Horizon power catamaran

FIND ME A: CLASSIC BOAT
We find four classic boats that are sure to tug at the heartstrings

USED BOAT: WINDY CHINOOK
A great-quality Scandi classic

CRUISING TALES

SWEDEN’S BLUE RUBBON
Peter Cumberlidge takes an alternative look at this beautiful country by cruising the 200-mile inland route from coast to coast

LIFE IN THE FAST LANE
Ray Bulman has been contributing to MBY for 50 years so we took the chance to look back at his remarkable career

MED ON A BUDGET: PART IV
In the final instalment of Howard Walker’s series, he leaves the French mainland behind and takes Nomade to Corsica

TALIAN JOB: PART III
Mark Weiss and his Prestige 680 top off their Italian adventure with a trip to the Aeolian Islands

CUSTOM YACHTING

NEW YACHTS
The hottest new semi-custom yachts

FERRETTI 850 REVIEW
Ferretti’s inventive 85-footer is put to the test

GLIDER YACHTS SS18
We drive this extraordinary 1,200hp sportsboat

SANLORENZO SL78
Class personified from Sanlorenzo’s smallest SL

REGULARS
Big picture; News; Your MBY; Cumberlidge on cruising; Born again boater; Testing times; Ask MBY