Motor Boat & Yachting is Europe’s best motorboat magazine. It’s also the oldest, with a history dating back to 1904. Our long experience in motorboating means our boat tests are acknowledged as the most authoritative in the business, while our technical coverage is without equal.
Here on MBY.com you’ll find new and used boat reviews, inspirational cruising ideas, the coolest new kit and real life readers’ adventures. From the very latest model launches to expert advice on running and maintaining your existing craft, we promise to bring you the most entertaining and informative magazine about motor boats of all sizes from exhilarating 20ft sportsboats to luxurious 120ft superyachts.
Putting you at the helm
As Europe’s most respected motor boat magazine, we have unrivalled access to almost every craft on the market from cutting edge RIBs and sportsboats to some of the world’s most exclusive motor yachts. And our experienced boat testers are so good at bringing the experience to life it will feel like it’s you at the helm!
Our contributors don’t just write about boats, they live and breathe them so when it comes to cruising advice you can rely on them to give you the lowdown on everything from the prettiest bays and anchorages to the best marinas and restaurants. Whether it’s day boating in the UK, cruising the Mediterranean or a global circumnavigation, we’ve been there and got the t-shirt!
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Real world advice
Whether you’re new to the world of boats or an experienced owner, our aim is to provide you with all the information you need to get the best from your craft. From choosing the most effective antifouling to refining your boat handling techniques and guiding you through the buying and selling process, our experts will help you make the best choices.
The editorial team
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Editor Hugo Andreae
Hugo began life in the marine titles on Motor Boats Monthly having come from Autocar magazine. He then moved to become editor of Motor Boat & Yachting and was part of the launch team for our sister title SuperYacht World.
When not stuck in the office, hammering away on his keyboard, Hugo can be found exploring Poole Harbour with his family on board their Karnic 2250.
Senior Staff Writer Alex Smith
Alex Smith is an experienced journalist, copywriter and magazine editor with a long history in boating and a happy addiction to the water.
He has worked on boats, lived on boats, bought boats, sold boats and – when he’s not actually on board a boat – he can generally be found in his Folkestone home office, tapping away at his computer and gazing out to sea.
His career highlight so far is bringing a nuclear submarine up onto the Continental Shelf after a passage across the Atlantic from Bermuda.
After nearly 20 years in the industry, he’s extremely proud to be writing, shooting and presenting content for Europe’s leading motor boat magazine.
Technical Contributor Nick Burnham
Nick’s career in the marine industry started in 1989 as a trainee yacht broker with Princess Motor Yacht Sales. By 1994 he had risen to Sales Manager, a position he held until 2009.
In 2010 he became a freelance marine journalist, supplying copy, photography and video presentation for a wide range of publications including Motor Boats Monthly, Boat International, Classic Boat, Practical Boat Owner, Asia Pacific Boating, Barche and of course Motor Boat & Yachting, as well as boat companies such as Sunseeker, Princess Yachts, Sealine, Windy Boats and more.
Nick also has a fast-growing YouTube channel called Aquaholic, where he tours yachts of all sizes – from a 29ft amphibious boat right up to a 60m Turkish superyacht.
Jon Mendez Boat training expert
An early love of boating on the Thames and being afloat in any form led Jon to take it up professionally over 25 years ago.
During that time he has worked for the RYA, owned and been Chief Instructor at his own RYA Sea School and seen many thousands of happy people go from novice to enthusiastic boater.
Latterly Jon has taken a slight step back from running a very busy business and now enjoys teaching, delivering and carrying out instructor training for new boaters on a freelance basis.
A regular contributor to MBY‘s How To series, Jon has written more than 120 articles covering everything from the finer points of boat handling to setting up electronics and navigation equipment.
Digital Editor Toby Heppell
Toby was born to a dinghy racing family and was surrounded by sailing more-or-less from birth. He received his first boat – a bright red Optimist dinghy – for his fourth birthday and has been out on the water as often as possible from then on. He has won World and National titles and captained his University sailing team. It was during his time at university he discovered keelboat racing and continues to sail big and small boats to this day.
After leaving university in 2005 he got a job writing for an online sailing publication and has continued writing for both cruising and racing publications ever since, covering two Olympic Games and other events across the globe.
Tech editor Fox Morgan
Hailing from that well known seafaring port of Chesterfield and brought up with a family of engineers, Fox Morgan is an STCW, GMDSS and YM Ocean qualified maritime professional as well as NCTJ qualified photojournalist since 1997. On the water, they go by the name Captain Flashheart.
Art Editor Neil Singleton
From a very early age Neil could be found riding pillion with his grandad up and down the Trent waterways aboard his motorboat. This came to an end when the boat sadly had to be put up for sale, but in doing so, Neil did get to meet local Nottingham Forest football hero Justin Fashanu as the potential purchaser of the boat. Since then Neil keeps himself busy fuelling petrol headed passions of his own.
About our boat tests
Our boat tests, sea trials and test drives are acknowledged as the most authoritative in the business. We take sound readings and measure fuel consumption in real world conditions to independently verify claims made by manufacturers, so you know you can trust us to deliver a fair, honest and unbiased verdict.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who owns MBY?
Future PLC owns MBY. The brand was formerly owned by IPC Media, a publisher that was renamed to become Time Inc. and then TI Media. Future PLC bought TI Media in April 2020.
Who is the editor of MBY?
Hugo Andreae has been the editor of MBY since 2005.
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