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Motor Boat & Yachting

Motor Boat & Yachting

February 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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As a rule I try to avoid sweeping statements but this time I’m going to jump right in with both feet and hope they don’t end up lodged firmly in my mouth. How is it that a country which builds many of the ugliest, poorest finished, worst handling cars on the planet also builds some of the most beautiful, richly detailed, sweet-driving boats? I am referring, of course, to North America and more specifically to the four boats we have tested in this issue. I’m aware that, if we’re going to be pedantic, the PALM BEACH 50 is actually built in Taiwan and that LEXUS is a Japanese brand but, as Donald Trump likes to say, that is ‘fake news’. The former is now part of the Grand Banks Group, with…

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curves in all the right places

When it comes to selecting an image that really rocks our boat each month we nearly always end up choosing one of a boat punching through a wave or powering through a turn. But every now and then it’s good to be reminded of that other, more peaceful side of boating. The gentle burble of a diesel engine as the hull slips effortlessly through the water, the soothing warmth of the sun on your back and the sight of lush green lawns rolling down to meet the water’s edge. And what better way to enjoy this quintessentially British scene than from the helm of one of America’s prettiest craft, Hinckley’s R34 – the open version of the iconic Picnic Boat. That’s the kind of special relationship we can all get…

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the 10 key boating stories you need to read

THE EDITOR’S VIEW … Gullwing doors seem to be the design feature of the moment. The new Axopar 37 has a pair of them and now Sessa has gone this route too. I look forward to seeing if they bring real benefits to end users or are simply a trendy styling fad and yet another thing to go wrong. 1 SESSA GOES GULL WING Sessa is launching an innovative new ‘gullwing’ model at Boot Düsseldorf later this month. Called the Fly 68 Gullwing it features a pair of extra wide top-hinged doors that open on either side of the main deck like seagull wings. Electrically operated, they also fold in half as they rise to avoid extending beyond the beam of the boat. Designed in collaboration with Centrostile Design, they allow quick and…

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next issue on sale 6 february

ITALIAN STALLIONS We test three exciting new models from Absolute, Pardo and Cranchi that represent the new wave of fun and functional Italian design BACK FROM THE BRINK After seeing his beloved Ferretti flybridge almost destroyed by a freak storm, MBY reader Edgar Peer restores it to its former glory AWARDS WINNERS We reveal all the winners of the 2020 Motor Boat Awards and explain why our jury rates them so highly CONTACT 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 have your say in print and online

YOUR PHOTO OF THE MONTH wins a handheld Icom IC-M25 Euro VHF Marine Transceiver worth £169! Send your best photo to us at mby@ti-media.com STIRLING WORK The boat which your reader Michael Finn was struggling to identify (Your MBY, Jan 2020) is a Stirling Sabre 29. I know this because my dad and I fitted one out in our driveway in the 70s. We found out about it in MBY (dad and I had our own copies so we didn’t have to wait for the other to read it!) The kit included the hull, decks, superstructure, window frames, steering console and cabin door but we had to fit everything else ourselves. My dad was a very capable woodworker and cabinet maker and built the interior in mahogany. We had a 188hp Mercruiser petrol sterndrive fitted,…

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MAGAZINE OFFICE Motor Boat & Yachting, TI Media, Pinehurst 2, Pinehurst Road, Farnborough Business Park, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 7BF ISSN: 770027 178204 Published monthly 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 TO STOCK MBY Chris Lynn +44 (0)20 3787 9001. Email: christopher_lynn@marketforce.co.uk Printed by Walstead in the UK…