The October issue of MBY features our round-up of the best boats at the 2021 Cannes Yachting Festival, plus reviews of the Princess Y72, Absolute 48 Coupe and Solaris Power 44.
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Stars of Cannes
We review the best new boats from the show including: Marex 330 Scandinavia; Beneteau Grand Trawler 62; Ferretti 1000; Axopar 25 Cross Bow; Galeon 325 GTO; Sirena 68; Invictus 460TT; Saxdor 320 GTC; Rand Escape 30; Swan Shadow 42; Ryck 280, Aquila 32 Sport Cat; Prestige 690 and Fountaine-Pajot MY4S.
Princess Y72: Tested
A blustery summer’s day delivers the ideal conditions for testing the mettle of the British yard’s latest flybridge beauty.
Absolute 48 Coupe: Tested
A bold new approach to sportscruiser design pays off handsomely for this forward-thinking boat builder.
The Great Loop: Part 4
Elliot Maurice fulfils the dream of a lifetime by cruising his Princess V48 into the heart of New York.
Solaris Power 44: Tested
We discover there’s more to this stylish day boat than just a pretty face during a lumpy sea trial in the Bay of Cannes.
The £10k challenge: Part 2
How Ross Barrett transformed the drab interior of his 1986 Fairline Corniche into a stylish home from home.
Boating newcomers Stephen and Lesley Evans take their first tentative steps onto the boat-buying ladder.
The big antifouling test
We test the latest eco-friendly coatings to see how they compare with traditional copper-based paints.
All the leatest gear, from Smartgyro stabilisers to non-slip glasses reviewed and tested by our team.
Piers and Lin du Pre wish a fond farewell to their Fleming 55, and Hugo finds a fix for his wooden launch’s wobbly rudder.
How to: Master prop walk
Jon Mendez reveals the secret to manoeuvring a single shaftdrive boat.
Buying used: Targa 25
Everything you need to know about Botnia’s legendary pilothouse bruiser.
Find me a: Space ship under 50ft
Nick Burnham tracks down four spacious second-hand cruisers that won’t break the bank or your marina berth.