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.
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.
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.
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?
Revenger 27 RIB; Ferretti 530.
Tried & Tested
Raymarine E120 with Navionics cartography; the best books – a round-up of boating reads.
Southampton and Cannes offer reasons to be cheerful.
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
People & Events
In the Spotlight: Jeff Hunton
We ask the questions to the founder and partner of Hunton Powerboats.
The line-up of the December issue.
The latest electronics unveiled at the Southampton show.
On the water with Volvo’s joystickcontrolled sterndrives.
Sight & Soundings
Perfect afternoons in Dartmouth.
Recalling a nightmare Channel crossing.
Reluctant Boating Wife
It’s important to learn your lines.
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.