In MBY November 2018 we have a world exclusive test of the Fairline Targa 43 Open and our round-up from the 2018 Southampton Boat Show

In MBY November 2018 we have a world exclusive test of the Fairline Targa 43 Open, one of the most important boats that the Oundle yard has ever made.

In a test conducted before the boat’s global launch at the Cannes Boat Show, Jack Haines gets beneath the skin of this 46ft, twin-cabin IPS-propelled sportscruiser.

It’s been a strong show season for British boats as both Cannes and Southampton were dominated by launches of the highly anticipated Princess R35. You can read more about it and see the first pictures of the boat on the water in this month’s Top 10.

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We reveal the first images of the Princess R35 on the water

This issue includes our review of the Southampton Boat Show and quick spins of some of Southampton’s show stars, including: Galeon 360 Fly, Bénéteau Antares 9, Finnmaster T8, Galeon 360 Fly and Rodman 42 Spirit Coupé. Watch the video reviews here.

Other full tests in this issue include the charming Sasga Menorquin 42 and the Hylas M44, which comes to these shores looking to impress with its high level of engineering and enviable reputation within the sailing fraternity.

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The first full review of the Fairline Targa 43 Open

In our cruising section Peter Cumberlidge picks ten of the best island retreats to enjoy by boat and Thomas Kittel and his Marlow 72 make it to Brittany and the Channel Islands on their journey south towards the Med.

In the tech pages we sea trial Yamaha’s new flagship 425hp V8 and in the used boat section the Rodman Muse 44 is under the microscope and we look at what secondhand boats you can find for less than £90,000.

Enjoy the issue!