MBY-Sept-18

BOAT REPORTS

CANNES SHOW PREVIEW
We round-up the most exciting new models being launched at the Cannes Boat Show, including: Bénéteau ST 47, Princess R35, Prestige 590, Pearl 95 and many more

AZIMUT ATLANTIS 51 TEST
The handsome flagship of the Atlantis range is looking to challenge its rivals with some old-school sportscruiser charm

SPORSTBOAT GROUP TEST
We pit the Axopar 28, Nimbus W9 and Cormate T27 against each other in our three-way sportsboat shootout

AQUADOR 35 AQ TEST
The 35 AQ is looking to set a new standard for the Finnish yard. Does it succeed?

BOAT MASTER

NEW TECH
We never thought we’d see the day when we tested a self-parking boat. Thanks to Volvo Penta we do just that

HOW TO: USE PILE MOORINGS
Not something you will have to do all that often, but it’s a mooring technique that is useful to know in cases where there is no alternative option

TRIED & TESTED
The revolutionary, alarmed kill-cord from new company Lifecord is put to the test as is the Helly Hansen Verglas Light jacket

OUR BOATS
Paul Adriaansens jumps from sail to power and on to a brand new Princess 49 and Hugo’s launch is on wedding duty

USED BOAT: FAIRLINE SQUADRON 74/78
Launched in 2002, the 74/78 has been one of Fairline’s most successful boats, with early models available secondhand for well under £1 million

FIND ME A: FAMILY RIB
A RIB is a fantastic starter boat for a family or a useful tool to complement the mothership. We look at a selection of four very different models that are on the market right now from as little as £17,495

CRUISING TALES

CHARTERING A SPORTSBOAT IN ARCAHCHON
Peter Cumberlidge does things slightly differently this month, chartering a Four Winns HD 240 to explore this beautiful natural basin

ISLAND ODYSSEY
In the final instalment of their voyage through the Greek islands, Frank and Fiona Walker and their Azimut 64 tackle rough seas and ponder their next adventure

GOLDFISH RALLY
We buckle up and join a group of hardcore Goldfish enthusiasts on their annual rally in the South of France. For covering ground in one of the best cruising destinations on earth there is no better tool

NEWS
Big picture; News; Your MBY; Cumberlidge on cruising; Born again boater; The L-Plate Liveaboard; Ask MBY