In this issue

Boats

QUICK SPIN
Blue Game 47
This fast-fisher offers a stylish and upmarket take on a rough and ready genre.

NEW BOATS AT SOUTHAMPTON
The boats you must-see at Mayflower Park this September, including new launches from Sunseeker, Princess, Fairline, Jeanneau,
Nordwest, Paragon, Bénéteau and others.

BOAT REPORT
Sealine F46
The most talked-about boat of the year has arrived. Here’s our verdict on a radical new direction for Sealine.

BOAT REPORT
Azimut 53
The comfort levels, the premium price, the raft of innovations, the sheer sense of style we expected; the lively, energetic handling we didn’t.

Adventures in Boating

Greek RIB Raid
What better way of discovering the stunning Greek islands than in a fast Revenger RIB? And what better guides than a couple of
locals who just happen to be the Round-Britain race winners?

Azimut to the Med
Our adventurous couple heading south have made it across Biscay to the delights of Northern Spain.

Cruising

Cumberlidge on Cruising
You can extend your season by exploring the Brittany coast. And staying there.

Go There! Northern Ireland
A full guide to a wonderful cruising ground that offers the warmest of welcomes.

Boatmaster

KNOWLEDGE
Bow & Stern Thrusters
From retractable propellers to the latest joystick wonders, we reveal everything you need to know about the latest berthing aids.

TRIED & TESTED
Chatham Rafter shoes; Garmin 400T; Nikon D300 SLR; A Glaze RIB and dinghy cleaner.

WHAT NOW, SKIP?
On passage when the GPS goes pop. So where are those Scilly Isles?

OUR BOATS
The Fairline Squadron 58 owner who bought… another Fairline Squadron 58; Lester goes exploring in his Boston Whaler.

Regulars
Editorial
If the heart didn’t rule the head, no one would buy anything.

MBY News
Top stories
Trader snapped up by MD’s son; RNLI warn of funding crisis; Goldfish goes pirate-hunting; baby born on lifeboat; buy a Pearl and get a Bentley for free.

Around the Med
Eco moorings expand; Mallorcan terrorist attacks; Sardinia gets marina boost; it’s a first – the lady gondolier.

Around the Globe
Bum start for Monaco F1 race.

People & Events
In the Spotlight:
BRIAN MAY
MD of Berthon Boat Company.

Next Month
The line-up for our November issue.

Waypoints
The muddle of the new ship’s law; software upgrades for free.

Tech Talk
IPS II – we go on the water in Sweden; Honda BF60 put through its paces.

Bull’s-Eye
The skipper who stole a trawler and captured a nation’s heart.

The Reluctant Boating Wife
A maiden cruise and some new boating words to learn, like ‘broken impeller’.

Sight & Soundings
Is a Princess 48 harder than a Royal Navy frigate? We find out off Plymouth.

Letters
Why you shouldn’t take shortcuts; flag etiquette; Aquanauts and
Van der Valks.

A Day in My Life
Vince Burton and some engine gremlins.

Custom Yachting
News
Pershing 108, Custom Line 104, Admiral 42 and Akhir 118

Ferretti Altura 840
An aft cabin and great looks can go together

Monte Fino 76
A boat that speaks volumes about value for money.

Confessions of a Skipper
When everyone’s looking take extra care

MBY Buyers Guide
The Used Boat File:
Bénéteau Flyer F12
Here’s a boat that the team at MBY know well: we ran an IPS-driven model for a season. So how does it stack up
as a used buy two years down the line and should you go for an IPS model or the rarer, but some say even better, shaftdrive model?