The first of our weekly roundups of the best boating pictures from across the globe

Starting today, MBM will bring you a weekly roundup of the best boating pictures from around the world .

This week’s offerings were taken between 13-17 April and range from people making the most of the bank holiday sun on the Serpentine in London’s Hyde Park, to the team from amphibious assault shipUSS Boxertowing the lifeboat from theMaersk Alabamato safety a day after US Navy sharpshooters killed three Somali pirates that were holding the captain of the ship, Robert Phillips, hostage.

Head to MBM’s gallery to see all the photos in full.