BOAT TESTS

NEW BOATS
This month’s hot new launches include the Greenline NEO, Hylas M58, Sunseeker 74 Sport Yacht and Evo CC

PRINCESS 55 TEST
The Plymouth yard has been desperate to steal the Sunseeker Manhattan 52 ‘s crown as king of the 50ft flybridge class. Has the new 55 got what it takes to clinch it?

AGAPI 950 TEST
Part cabin RIB, part sportscruiser, this clever new crossover craft should appeal to watersports enthusiasts and weekend cruisers alike. We put it through its paces

BRABUS SHADOW 800 TEST
German supercar tuner Brabus has teamed up with Axopr to create its most outrageous sportsboat yet. Hang on tight and enjoy our adrenaline-pumping sea trial

BOAT MASTER

NEW TECH
Yamaha and Mercury launch their most powerful V8 outboards to date plus Torqeedo’s electric kayak motor, Orca’s multifunction tender and Fusion’s clever new wifi boat hi-fi

HOW TO: RAFT UP
We show you the correct technique and etiquette for berthing alongside another boat in a busy harbour

TRIED  TESTED
Gerber’s new centre-drive multitool and Zhik’s Z-Cru jacket put to the test

OUR BOATS
New contributor Richard Channon switches from sail to power with the help of a Beneteau Antares 8, and Sander Daniels prepares his Bavaria E40 for the long journey south to the Mediterranean

USED BOAT: PRINCESS V48
Why this 2013 sportscruiser is still turning heads and willingly emptying wallets today

FIND ME A: WHEELHOUSE WALKAROUND
We go in search of four fast, practical and robust secondhand cruisers that fit the brief of being genuine SUVs of the seas

CRUISING TALES

ISLAND ODYSSEY PART 3
Frank and Fiona Walker press on to the holiday island of Lesvos, dealing with tangled props and faulty bow thrusters as they go

DIY HYBRID TARGA 25
EastEnders’ actor Steve McFadden shows us how fitting a pair of folding Torqeedo electric auxiliary drives to his Botnia Taga 25 has transformed the enjoyment of his boat

SMALL BOAT CRUISING
Peter Cumberlidge meets four owners of modest-sized boats who cover more miles than many owners of much larger craft

MAAS APPEAL
Jack Haines gets a taste for inland boating on a Linssen charter through Belgian waterways

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