Our Southampton show round-up includes 15 new models from Sunseeker, Princess, Sealine and Bavaria. We also drive the brand new Jeanneau Leader 40 and follow the story of a 1960 Feadship restoration. In Boat Master we take a look at a new catamaran suspension system from Australia, while Cruise Further, Cruise Safer tackles the issue of berthing in a breeze. Meanwhile cruising tales has the first of a four-part series on cruising the West Country, while Mervyn Thomas explains why he moved his Sealine 42 from the UK to Alicante, only to buy another boat in Spain and ship it back to the UK.
NEW BOATS Our definitive Southampton round-up includes the Sealine S330, Bavaria 360 Coupe, Sunseeker 86 Yacht, English Harbour Yachts 27, Princess 68, Fleming 58 and many more.
TEST JEANNEAU LEADER 40 Has the French yard’s latest sportscruiser got what it takes to rival the Princess V39 on the water and in the showroom?
A PASSAGE TO LONDON You start in quiet swatchways, you finish at one of the world’s most astonishing arrivals – a Thames estuary cruise is nothing if not varied, says Peter Cumberlidge
DRAWN TO DARTMOUTH Henry Firman goes shopping for shorts in Poole and delights in Dartmouth in the first of a four-part cruise to the harbours of the West Country
FEADSHIP RESTORATION David Japp explains how restoring his classic 1960s motor yacht nearly became a case of kill or be killed, but ultimately proved well worth the effort
HOME AND AWAY Mervyn Thomas moved his Sealine 42 to Alicante but missed having a boat in the UK. Find out what he did
NEW TECH The strangest solution to slamming yet plus Raymarine’s sideways sonar; a lighter 115hp Yamaha outboard; latest Crewsaver jacket
CRUISE FURTHER, CRUISE SAFER Master the art of berthing in a breeze with the help of our new Pantaenius-sponsored guides
TRIED & TESTED Torqeedo electric outboard; AEG handheld vacuum cleaner; bamboo sunglasses; and five of the best gadgets for your galley
AIS GROUP TEST Should you spend £133 or £510? We put 11 units on the test bench to find out
OUR BOATS A new member to our fleet, Chris Samuelson introduces his Botnia Targa 42 in the Med
USED BOAT BAVARIA SPORT 42 When this sportscruiser was launched in 2006 its IPS drives and tall topsides made all the headlines. Today it’s the value and superb seakeeping which impress second-hand buyers – we show you how to bag a bargain
Big Picture; News; The Truth About; Columns; Your MBY
In December’s issue (out 6 November):
Blue water special; NZ to Guernsey – The ultimate sea trial; Cannes show verdict; Moving your boat to Scotland