October 2016

BOAT REPORTS

SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW PREVIEW
Our guide to all the new boats making their debuts at Southampton including: Fairline Targa 53 Open, Sunseeker Manhattan 52 and 95 Yacht, Princess 49 and 30M, Sealine F530, XO 360, Prestige 560, Botnia Targa 30.1, Marex 375 and 310, Azimut 55S, Axopar 27 and 37, Korvet 14, Greenline 36, Cormate 23, Bavaria E40 and R40

BOAT TEST: PRINCESS 49
We put the Plymouth yard’s new IPS-powered 50-footer through its paces on a blustery summer’s day to see if it was worth the wait

BOAT TEST: ELLING E6
Does this unusual-looking, super safe flagship live up to its own hype as an indestructible cruiser that’s as happy crossing oceans as it is pottering through canals? We put it to the test

BOAT TEST: FRAUSCHER 1414 DEMON
The devilishly handsome Demon is certainly easy on the eye, but does it also stack up as a fast, capable weekend cruiser?

BOAT MASTER

NEW TECH
The secrets of reducing unwanted engine noise, plus Mastervolt battery monitor, Thuraya SatSleeves and Fusion MP3 player

TRIED & TESTED
Suunto GPS watch, Dog & Bone waterproof phone case and Helly Hansen 90-litre bag

HOW TO: CHANGE FILTERS
Follow our step-by-step guide and video link showing how to change the fuel filters on most common diesel engines

OUR BOATS
A former rugby player splashes out on his first ever boat – a Ribeye Prime Six19 – and Piers Du Pré fixes glitches on his Fleming’s plotter and WC

USED BOAT: SEALINE SC29
The last of Sealine’s sub-30ft sportscruiers still makes a brilliant family boat if you know what you’re looking for

FIND ME A: SECOND-HAND SEMI-DISPLACEMENT CRUISER
This month’s pick of top-quality used boats includes the Seaward 23, Broom Ocean 34, Fleming 55 and Aquastar Ocean Ranger 38

CRUISING TALES

THE GULF OF LA SPEZIA
One of the Mediterranean’s finest stretches of coastline is also a true boater’s paradise. Let Peter Cumberlidge guide you around this Italian wonderland

GREEK ISLAND HOPPING
Fiona and Frank Walker leave their Corfu base to hit the Aegean in their Azimut Zaffina, learning from
their honey suppliers about ferocious winter storms, earth tremors and how a careless driver’s car ended up at the bottom of the harbour at Agia Efimia!

THUNDERHAWK REBUILD
The 1990s Sunseeker Thunderhawk 43 still upholds
a reputation for being one of the best driver’s boats ever made. After taking one in part-exchange against
a bigger boat, new owner Darren Goes sets about transforming it into a stunning and thoroughly modern-looking 50-knot superboat

REGULARS
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