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Our October issue contains a world exclusive test of the Fairline Squadron 68, our essential Southampton Boat Show preview, a 33-page Custom Yachting supplement, plus Bear Grylls joins us on our toughest RIB test ever.

Southampton Boat Show preview 

20 new boats to look out for, including the Princess F45 and V55, Robalo R272, Sunseeker Predator 60 Evo and Galeon 425 HTS

Fairline Squadron 68: Tested

World exclusive sea trial of Fairline’s new Mancini-designed flagship

Hunton XRS43 refit: Owner’s tale

Instead of buying a new boat this reader tracked down a secondhand Hunton XRS 43 and made a good boat even better

Greenline 48 Fly: Tested

We know all about their green credentials but how does this handsome flybridge contender stack up as a family cruiser?

Custom Yachting 

The latest big boat launches including: Ocean Alexander 90R, Outer Reef 640 Classic Azure, Arcadia Sherpa XL and Gulf Craft Nomad 75 SUV

Custom Line 120: Tested

We put to sea in the flagship of the Ferretti Group’s range of planing craft

Zeelander 72: Tested

Can this exquisitely curvaceous craft live up to its looks on the water?

Toy story

The coolest new water toys from foiling jet boards to amphibious quad bikes

Cruising in a classic Riva 

James Nicholls couldn’t resist the allure of buying a Super Florida for £20,000. Has it lived up to his expectations?

Turkish delight

Frank and Fiona Walker cruise their Azimut 62 into Turkish waters

Galeon 335 HTS: 24hr test

Jack spends the night on this compact cruiser to really get under its skin

Bear Grylls RIB test

We join the TV adventurer on his search for a new amphibious RIB and end up getting a lot more than we bargained for!

Prickly pair 

Could a new type of spiky antifouling be the greener, longer-lasting solution?

New gear

The latest kit from PLBs to security cameras, tenders and deck shoes

Our boats 

Nick Burnham spruces up his Jeanneau and Hugo tries a new wireless kill cord

Used Boat: English Harbour Yachts 27/29 

This attractive family cruiser is far more than just a pretty face — we find out why

Find me a: Secondhand boat for under £50,000 

For the price of a new Audi A6 you could have one of these very capable craft