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Motor Boat & Yachting

Motor Boat & Yachting

March 2020

Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd Motor Boat & Yachting is Europe's best motor boating magazine. It's also the oldest, with a history dating back to 1904. Our long experience makes our boat tests the most authoritative in the business and means our technical coverage is without equal. Each month we cover the best new boats on the market, cruising areas that are both practical and inspirational, and the latest boating developments and training. Core editorial focuses on boats up to 80ft, but we also venture beyond the 80ft barrier in our monthly Custom Yachting pages.

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2 min.

Us boaters are a pretty resilient bunch but even the most stalwart amongst us might have questioned our commitment when faced with the situation Edgar Peer had to deal with. Having moved his FERRETTI 530 Rose from the South of France to Rapallo, Italy, he was looking forward to many happy summers exploring the area. However, in October 2018 a text from his local boat guardian turned his world upside down. A freak storm had smashed the marina’s outer wall and destroyed the pontoons. Of the 400 boats berthed there 139 sunk while many more were ripped from their moorings. Relatively speaking, Edgar was one of the lucky ones. His boat’s bow line held firm but Rose still took a terrible beating from stray boats and the pounding of the…

11 min.
this month’s 10

THE EDITOR’S VIEW… For a company of its size Fairline seems to be punching well above its true weight. The F//LINE 33 beat the Princess R35 and the Sunseeeker Hawk to win the superboat category of the 2020 Motor Boat Awards and this new TARGA 58 looks like it could wrong-foot the opposition too 1 FAIRLINE’S FIRST BEACH CLUB TARGA Fairline has revealed computer renderings of its most innovative new model yet. The new Targa 58 GTB is the first British built sportscruiser to offer a folding beach club at the stern. A pair of buttresses either side of the oversized bathing platform rotate down, dramatically increasing the size of this water-level terrace. Two sets of teak steps lead down to the beach club from the main deck above while modular cockpit seating that can…

3 min.
the boataholic

“I don’t want one of those, I want a proper outboard” was my immediate thought when an electric outboard motor was suggested to me. My latest upgrade to ‘Smuggler’s Blues 2’ had been an inflatable tender to give us the flexibility to head for shore for dinner when moored overnight on a buoy on the River Dart, or make it to the beach when we’re at anchor. I bought an Excel 260 Ventura because unlike most, it has an inflatable floor rather than wooden slats, which offers two big advantages. Firstly it makes it lighter (less than 20kg in fact), and secondly it packs down smaller. In fact it fits into the gap beneath the aft cockpit seat so neatly that it looks like it was made to measure. Having…

1 min.
next issue

SUNSEEKER PREDATOR 60 EVO World exclusive test of the first of the new generation of Sunseeker Sportscruisers. Is it as good to drive as it is to look at? NEW BOATS FROM DÜSSELDORF First photos and full details of all the hot new launches from the world’s biggest boat show. Find out what we really think of them. THE BEST HOME-BUILD EVER Is it really possible to build your own 44ft flybridge that looks as good as a factory build but without the cost? You’d better believe it! CONTACT mby Email: mby@ti-media.com Write: Motor Boat & Yachting, Pinehurst 2, Pinehurst Road, Farnborough Business Park, Hampshire, GU14 7BF…

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your mby

GREAT EXPECTATIONS Just wondering if John Boyle can supply technical details about his Great Motor Boat Tour from 2011, when he circumnavigated the UK and Ireland in a Sealine S34. I would be very interested to see how actual fuel consumption compared to book figures, how many miles on average per day he travelled and what the total cost in diesel was. I am looking at buying a 35ft motor cruiser and his exploits really showcased what a boat of that size can achieve but naturally my wife wants to know about running costs! Cormac Brady I don’t think I have the fuel figures from that trip to hand – I have changed computers at least a couple of times since then – but I may be able to provide you with…

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motor boat & yachting

EDITORIAL Email: mby@ti-media.com Website: www.mby.com Editor Hugo Andreae Deputy Editor Jack Haines Group Art Editor Neil Singleton Group Chief Sub-editor Daniel Thomas Senior Sub-editor Sarah Williams Technical Contributor Nick Burnham Website Editor Chris Jefferies DISPLAY ADVERTISING & TRADE ENQUIRIES ONLY Tel: +44 (0)1252 555306 Head of Market Jane Smith +44 (0)7966 159 924 Account Director Bess Cullis +44 (0)7970 636 444 Account Manager Bella Yoloff +44 (0)7950 189 102 Ads Production Peter Burton (0)203 1482688 Group Production Manager Becky Singleton CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING Trade advertising Bradley Turner +44 (0)1252 555374 Private Boats for Sale Hana Sodawala (0)1252 555 373 Private Boats for Sale Perpetua Hlatshwayo (0)1252 555 312 PUBLISHING Group Managing Director Adrian Hughes…