In this issue

Southampton show drives
MBY tests the Sunseeker 80 Yacht, Lamberti 80, Azimut 38, Nord West 370 Sports Top and the Paragon 31.

Boat Reports

Sunseeker 130 Predator & Predator 60, Sunseeker Predator 54, Princess V78, Princess 78 Motor Yacht, Bénéteau ST34, Jeanneau Prestige 39 & Leader 9, Bavaria Sport 28; Sea Ray 305 Sundancer, Linssen GS34.9

Adventures in boating

Exploring the Roman Coast
Beyond the Italian Riviera is an unspoiled coastline of charming harbours and intriguing islands.

Power v Sail
The owners of a Linssen 500 GS and a Discovery 55 sailboat swap helm positions and anecdotes, and compare invoices. So which is best and which is cheaper?

Azimut to the Med
Our cruising couple continue their epic journey south down the coast of Portugal. Progress is unruffled – until they come across hundreds of unmarked fishing pots.

Cruising

Cumberlidge on cruising
A tense passage from St Malo to Jersey – why the strangeness of sudden fog can make even the most familiar waters seem thoroughly alien.

Islands in the sun
Malta – This gem of an island is more than just a hub for the visitor passing through: its superb facilities make for a great long-term berth.

Boatmaster

Knowledge
Stabilising Systems
The full gen on the solutions to stop you rolling under way and at anchor.

What now, Skip?
You find a deserted and drifting boat that’s 15ft longer than yours. What would you do?

Our boats
Revenger 27 RIB; Ferretti 530.

Tried & Tested
Raymarine E120 with Navionics cartography; the best books – a round-up of boating reads.

Regulars

Editorial
Southampton and Cannes offer reasons to be cheerful.

MBY News
Top stories
Tarquin update; how will boat buyers be protected in the future?; RNLI dead remembered; Cowes racing; Premier chain boat up for non-payment of fees.

Around the Med
More threats to boaters in Spain.

Around the Globe
Crownline saved.

People & Events
In the Spotlight: Jeff Hunton
We ask the questions to the founder and partner of Hunton Powerboats.

Next Month
The line-up of the December issue.

Waypoints
The latest electronics unveiled at the Southampton show.

Tech Talk
On the water with Volvo’s joystickcontrolled sterndrives.

Sight & Soundings
Perfect afternoons in Dartmouth.

Bull’s-Eye
Recalling a nightmare Channel crossing.

Reluctant Boating Wife
It’s important to learn your lines.

Letters
Simplifying the tax system; commercial skippers are underrated!; stylish Karnic.

A Day in My Life
Sir Robin Knox-Johnson has had a lifetime under canvas. In August he
climbed aboard a Scorpion RIB to compete in the Cowes-Torquay-Cowes.

MBY Buyer’s Guide
The Used Boat File: Rodman 41
With a heritage in the workboat sector, Rodman often produce leisure boats that perform well in heavy weather. The 41 is truly exceptional in this regard, with many owners able to vouch for its big-sea capability. This superbly built flybridge boat still has bags to offer.