BOAT REPORTS

NEW BOATS: CANNES PREVIEW
Our round-up of new models being launched at the Cannes Boat Show next month, including: Ferretti 450, Pershing 5X, Prestige 630, Jetten 45 Beach, Riva Rivamare, Sea Ray L590, Absolute 50 Fly, Outer Reef 620, Crachi 50 Fly, Fiart 52, Invictus 370 and Numairne 60

BOAT TEST: JEANNEAU LEADER 46
The flagship of the range combines the versatility of a coupé with the performance of of a sportscruiser. How does it measure up?

BOAT TEST: LEOPARD 43PC
This all-new power catamaran has its roots in the charter market, but a stylish new interior and strong cruising performance should appeal to private buyers as well

BOAT TEST: PRINCESS 75 MOTOR YACHT
We expect Princess to be good, but its latest yacht is off the charts in terms of space, privacy and comfort. So how does it rate out on the water where it matters most?

BOAT MASTER

NEW TECH
Dave Marsh reviews the new Volvo Penta IPS700 drives, plus hole-free underwater lights, Raymarine i70 and Balex’s self-loading trailer

TRIED & TESTED

The word’s best travel plug, Helly Hansen luggage and deck shoes by G.H. Bass & Co

HOW TO: SEA TRIAL A BOAT
What you should be looking for when you sea trial a new or used boat

OUR BOATS
Specifying a new boat is a serious business as Mark Weiss finds out customising his Prestige 680. Mike Rothery shops for a new tedner

USED BOAT: SUNSEEKER PORTOFINO 40
You’d be pushed to find a better quality 40ft sportscruiser, and the price looks good too

FIND ME A: USED BOAT UNDER £120K
Nick Burnham scours the boatyards and finds a wide variety of bargains from a quality Italian flybridge to a retro British beauty

CRUISING TALES

TEN WATERSIDE HOLIDAY HOMES
No need to choose between a holiday afloat or on land this year; Peter Cumberlidge has rounded up the best rental houses with nearby berths, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds

MARLOW TO NORWAY: PART FOUR
In the final instalment of their epic Scandinavian adventure, Thomas and Jutta Kittel encounter clueless customs officers and pitch-black cruising aboard their Marlow Explorer, Azura

LOCH LOMOND CHARTER
Hugo risks the weather and books a boating holiday in Scotland on board a Linssen 36.9

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