Motor Boat & Yachting

Motor Boat & Yachting July 2021

Published by TI Media Limited 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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Land:
United Kingdom
Språk:
English
Utgiver:
Future Publishing Ltd
Hyppighet:
Monthly
kr 59,29
kr 451,39
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3 min
boat cuisine

SHELL BAY RESTAURANT AND BISTRO POOLE HARBOUR Boat owners who frequently visit the Solent will almost certainly have heard of The Hut on the Isle of Wight. It has become the restaurant destination of choice for anybody with access to a boat. It’s got a great vibe, it serves good local seafood and its massive bottles of chilled Rosé have taken on an almost mythical status. But arguably the main reason it has done so well is because of the experience it offers; you can arrive in your own boat, drop anchor, get picked up by one of The Hut’s tenders and eat your meal while enjoying the best view in the world (i.e. your own boat at anchor). However, after the dinner I’ve just had at Shell Bay Restaurant and Bistro in…

2 min
scorpion ribs

THE BRAND Scorpion RIBs is one of the most revered powerboating names in the world. With a 25-year heritage defined by record-breaking feats of offshore endurance, Scorpion owners know they can push hard and fast in the fiercest conditions. The brand’s hard-won reputation for rapid, soft-riding, rough-water ability is also usefully reinforced by its in-house approach to boat building. Able to exercise precise control over the design, assembly and customisation of every boat that emerges from its Lymington HQ, the high-profile patronage of A-list yachtsmen like Sir Ben Ainslie only serves to rubber-stamp Scorpion’s iconic status. THE RANGE Scorpion’s three-core product lines are delineated according to their beam. With a narrow 2.75-metre beam on hull lengths from 7.8m to 9.8m, the multi-purpose Serket is all about fast open boating. The famous Sting line,…

1 min
seakart

THE BRAND The Seakart is a hybrid aimed at combining the driving thrills of a jet-ski with the safety of a RIB. Whether used as a day boat or tender, the blend of a Yamaha inboard engine with either 110hp or 180hp and water jet propulsion make the Seakart a seriously exciting performer out on the water. THE RANGE The 335 is the only model, but there are two engine options and two trim levels with the larger engine. The 110hp Deluxe base model is capable of 40 knots and the 180hp Racing versions over 55 knots. All are fitted with engine instruments, a bathing ladder, and a 12V charging socket but upgrades include a Fusion audio system and teak decking. OUR PICK The 180hp Racing Standard with a few choice options ticked would be our…

2 min
princess v48

BUILT 2017 PRICE £695,000 Princess had a V48 in the range before, but the nomenclature and the fact that it floated were about the only similarities. The new model, launched in 2013, was the first pod-drive boat from Princess, something the manufacturer combined with every trick in its armoury to create a boat that was substantially larger. INTERIOR The big news was a full-beam master cabin, the first sub-50ft Princess sportscruiser to get one. In fact, even the forward cabin, now relegated to guest cabin status compared with the forward master of the original version, was larger than the previous boat as well as featuring scissor berths as an option. Between them, the large dinette opposite the galley could be swapped for a third cabin when the boat was ordered, but it was…

2 min
globalstar spot gen4 satellite tracker

Globalstar proudly claims that more than 7,500 rescues have been effected since SPOT launched in 2007 and the Gen4 is the latest version of its rugged off-grid satellite tracker, replacing the Gen3. The updates to the unit itself are relatively minor and include a sleeker, squarer and far less orange body but a better IP rating of 68 (meaning it’s dust tight and resistant to prolonged immersion in water) and improved mapping software, which automatically activates when you move, are welcome upgrades. A strap and carabiner also make the Gen4 easy to clip onto clothing or the outside of a grab bag. We are so used to the functionality of smartphones and tablets with their big screens that the Gen4’s interface, which consists of three main buttons, two under protective flaps…

1 min
besenzoni lapasserella

Besenzoni is making some slightly tenuous environmentally friendly claims for its new LaPasserella passerelle. The big news with this new unit is that it’s electrically powered, rather than hydraulic. Operated via your 12V or 24V ships battery system and available in three versions from 2 to 4.5 metres, Besenzoni claims that it is 30kg lighter than a traditional gangway, which will apparently reduce fuel consumption! We’re not convinced you’ll notice a huge difference, but the lack of hydraulics does save space in the engine room. Interestingly, given the near silent operation of a traditional Besenzoni passerelle, the manufacturer claims that “the system is of course quieter since it is operated electronically”. You can opt for a platform made from an innovative, high-performance synthetic material, which has been created using “only the…