Motor Boat & Yachting November 2015

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BOAT REPORTS

THE STARS OF SOUTHAMPTON
We review the best new boats that made their debut at Southampton including: Fairline Targa 53GT, Princess V58, Princess S65, Sargo 31, Nimbus 305 Coupé, Nimbus 405 Coupé, Draco 22RS, Bavaria Sport 300, Bénéteau GT40, English Harbour 29 Offshore, Corsiva Coaster 720GT, Windy 45 Chinook and De Antonio D23.

TEST: Sealine C330
Far more then a tweaked version of the S330, this affordable new coupé from Sealine is a totally new boat in its own right, with a wide array of clever features all packed into a compact 33ft hull

TEST: Westwood A405
The charming waters of Lough Erne provide the perfect testing ground for this locally built aft-cabin cruiser with an Andrew Wolstenholme hull and a whole new interior

TEST: Riva 88 Florida
The largest open deck Riva ever built has one hell of a party piece up its gargantuan sleeves in the form of an electro-hydraulic hardtop roof, wich is as finely engineered as the smartest of Swiss timepieces

BOAT MASTER

NEW TECH: Dave Marsh discovers that there is a dazzling array of options when it comes to on-water audio. Plus, new tenders from Cabrio and Genius, and Fischer Panda’s electric and hybrid propulsion systems

TRIED & TESTED: Takacat Lite inflatable tender, Zhik Khiama jacket, Party Grip-O bottle holder, plus five of the best action cameras

OUR BOATS
Fleming 55 owner Piers Du Pre is joined by a jazz band for a cruise along France’s west coast, while Alec Hammond takes his new Horizon PC60 for a shakedown cruise

USED BOAT: AZIMUT 55
A timeless slice of Italian flybridge design that looks just as chic as it did 15 years ago – we explain how to spot a well-kept model on the used market

FIND ME A USED: COUPE
Nick Burnham picks his top affordable coupés from Grandezza, Sealine, Aquador and Nimbus

CRUISING TALES

CRUISING NORWAY
Peter Cumberlidge discovers a veritable cruising extravaganza on the west coast of Norway, with dramatic fjords, navigable sounds, low lying skerries and picturesque islands

PRINCESS V39 TO THE UK: PART 2
In the second part of John Boyle’s latest adventure, Cecienne leaves the relative safety of the Mediterranean and heads up Portugal’s west coast towards the fearsome Bay of Bisacy

THE HOMECOMING GLORY
Like many boat owners, Gary Walker started out with a humble dinghy, but unlike most boat owners he ended up buying and restoring a 56ft wooden classic from the 1960s. He tells Nick Burnham how he brough White Mouse II back to her best

REGULARS

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