October 2022

The October issue of MBY features full tests of the Aquila 32, XO DFNDR 9 and Quarken 27 T-Top, plus a 33-page Custom Yachting supplement.

Top 10 news stories

Sunseeker 90 Ocean Enclosed; Cosmopolitan solar cat; Southampton Boat Show; Rand 22; new border controls

Boat show preview

The must-see models at Southampton including: Arksen 45; Dale Classic 37; Axopar 25; Archipelago 47; Nord Star 36 Fly; Sunseeker Predator 65; Saxdor 270; Aquila 44; Wellcraft 355; Galeon 510 Skydeck & many more

Aquila 32: Tested

Full sea trial of this fast and funky outboard-powered sports catamaran

Custom Yachting

The best new motoryachts making their debut at the Cannes show including: Azimut Grande 36; Pershing GTX116; Sunreef 70 Power; Majesty 120

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XO DFNDR 9: Tested

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The revolutionary petrol electric engine you can add to the back of an existing RIB

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Buying used: Princess V45

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Find Me A: Boat for £100K

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