In the March 2019 issue we test the Sealine F430, Azimut 55 and Sealegs 9.0m
The March 2019 edition of Motor Boat & Yachting is out now with the usual mix of boat tests, cruising stories and technical features.
The Sealine F430, based on the C430 coupé, offers a bright and spacious main deck with a versatile two or three cabin arrangement below. Powered by IPS pods it also proves to be a comfortable performer out on the water, as Nick Burnham finds out during a route around the Solent.
The Azimut 55 is a flybridge cruiser in an all together rather different mould, its exterior familiar Azimut sweeps and mirrored glazing but inside a curvaceous interior that is to die for.
For those on a more modest budget we get behind the wheel of the flagship of Beneteau’s tough little SUV range, the Barracuda 9 and and take an in-depth look at the Bavaria Sport 28/29/30. If that’s not enough we see what you can get for £20,000 as Nick Burnham is tasked with finding a bargain starter boat.
We have a host of eye catching cruising features this month from the clear skies of the Firth of Clyde to the bracing beauty of the Baltic Sea.
Peter Cumberlidge discovers one of Scotlands most scenic cruising destinations within the glorious surroundings of a Dunkirk Little Ship whilst MBY reader Piers Marmion takes his Menorquin 180 from Troon back home to Menorca. John Boyle is back too, this time in a four-part series he takes his Princess V39 from its home in Falmouth to St.Petersburg, Russia.
Speaking of adventure, editor Hugo has been out on the all-new Sealegs 9.0m Hydrasol exploring both land and sea within in Poole Harbrour on this remarkable amphibious RIB.
We also take a look at two significant new navigation aids from Raymarine, its Clear Cruise Augmented Reality software and slick integration of drone technology into the latest range of multi-function displays. Could this change the way we navigate forever?
Enjoy the issue!