July 2023

The July 2023 issue of MBY features full tests of the Pearl 72, De Antonio D50 Coupe and X Power 33.

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Sunreef hybrid sports cat; Palma show success; Dover’s new marina

New boats

From the elegant Astondoa AS5 to the radical new SAY Carbon 42, we bring you all the best from the Palma boat show

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De Antonio D50 Coupe: Tested

Behind the wheel of the flagship 50-footer from award-winning De Antonio Yachts

Inverkip to Oban

Kelston and Jackie Tobin embark on a tour of Scotland’s wild west from their new base at Kip Marina

Pearl 72: Tested

Big, clever and delightfully individual – is this the most appealing 70ft flybridge cruiser out there?

Fuel-free cruising!

Serial boat owner, richard stilgoe, explains how his latest boat runs on nothing but the sun

X Power 33: Tested

Slick design, high-flying hull and quality finish. Step this way for X Power’s first ever outboard-powered sportsboat…

Aegean adventure

Thomas and Jutta Kittel take their Narlow 72 on a long-awaited cruise from Montenegro to Albania

New tech: Alva Eco 90 H2

Solar panels, wingsails and hydrogen cells make this the world’s first zero-emissions supercat

New gear

The 30-knot electric surfboard, the invisible Fusion sound system and a new range of outboards from Honda

How to: recover a trailer

Scared of the slipway? Jon Mendez explains how to retrieve your trailer boat like a seasoned pro

Used boat: Fairline Squadron 53

Why this throughbred flybridge cruiser makes such a sound secondhand buy

Nimbus v Mitchell

Gilbert park trades his beloved Nimbus for a boat he can park next to his house

Busted flush!

Can Phil Sampson finally give his Fairline Targa 34 the toilet it deserves?

Find me a: Sub-40ft flybridge

Princess, Fairline, Rodman and Grand Banks – four top-drawer cruisers from £120-150,000

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