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September 2019

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Our September issue includes an 11-page Cannes Boat Show preview, plus tests of the Sealine C390, Brabus Shadow 500, Jeanneau Leader 33 and Ferretti 450.

Cannes show debuts

18 new boats to look out for at the Med’s biggest boat show, including the Fairline F-Line 33, Beneteau Swift Trawler 41, Sirena 88 and Solaris Power 55.

West Brittany

Peter Cumberlidge extols the virtues of this oft-ignored corner of France

Brabus Shadow 500: Tested

This souped-up version of the Axopar 28 really gets the adrenalin pumping

Round Ireland in a 41-year old Broom 

You don’t need an expensive new boat to have a big adventure as Paul Scannell proves in his classic Broom Ocean 37

Sealine C390: Tested

First full test of this practical and cleverly packaged three-cabin family coupé

Turkish delight 

The first in a new series of exploring the Turkish coastline in an Azimut 62

Jeanneau Leader 33: Tested

A back-to-back sea trial of identical diesel inboard and petrol outboard versions reveals some interesting results

Just do it

The remarkable story of David Gabriel’s brave decision to buy a boat to help him cope with cancer treatment

Ferretti 450: Tested

We join a cross-Channel delivery cruise on Ferretti’s entry-level flybridge

New Mercury 450R

Full details of this awesome new 450hp supercharged V8 outboard

New gear 

All the latest boating gear from fish finders and lithium ion batteries to underwater drones and motorised discs

Used boat: Fairline Squadron 55

This legendary flybridge cruiser from 2008 was built with no expense spared and makes a great used buy today

Our boats 

Beneteau Antares owner Rick Channon shares his favourite Fal anchorages

Find me a: secondhand 50ft sportscruiser 

Nick Burnham picks four tempting craft for sale from £115k to £250k