Motor Boat & Yachting November 2020

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.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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SEE MORE Ask most boat owners to name their top ten bucket list of cruising destinations and the chances are they would all feature a good spread of Mediterranean hot spots, Greek islands, Caribbean gems and one or two closer to home locations such as the ISLES OF SCILLY or west coast of Scotland. The more adventurous might throw in the Norwegian fjords, the Swedish archipelago or the Great Loop along the Atlantic coast of North America but I’d wager that few of us would think to add FINLAND to our lists. However, as of today, Finland has just rocketed straight into my top three courtesy of Finnish MBY reader and contributor Kivikari Freyberg. His article about cruising Finland’s ARCHIPELAGO SEA with its 17,000 islands, glassy waters and vast star-filled skies…

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1 sunseeker’s big new idea

THE EDITOR’S VIEW… Sunseeker has unveiled its most spectacular model yet, the new 42M Ocean. This flagship of the yard’s British built GRP range breaks the Sunseeker mould in several ways. It’s the first to get forward-raked bridge windows, which combined with the plumb bow, vertical glazing and surprisingly aggressive profile give it a quasi-explorer look. However, the standout feature of the new 42M Ocean is its vast beach club. Fold-down quarter-cheeks on the stern section and twin Transformer platforms, that can extend out flat or lower into the water, make for one of the largest beach clubs we’ve ever seen on a boat this size. With a clever curved cocktail bar that slides out from the transom as well as slot-in bar stools, multiple sunloungers and freestanding furniture, there’s enough room…

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2 no-show blow…

Southampton’s two competing boat shows – British Marine’s Boats2020 and MDL’s Ocean Village Boat Show – were both cancelled just hours before they were due to open last month. Having approved every aspect of both shows and issued event licences, Southampton City Council pulled the plug the evening before they were due to open in response to escalating Covid-19 infection rates across the UK and the government’s new ‘Rule of Six’ legislation. According to one board member of British Marine, it was a unilateral decision and one that came as a “bolt from blue”. Both events’ management teams were only notified of the council’s decision in the early evening of Sept 10, leaving organisers scrambling to inform exhibitors and visitors of the cancellation before the shows’ opening the next morning. Despite their…

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3 the art of zin

Zin Electric Boat hopes to do for boating what Tesla has done for cars. A new start-up based in Seattle, Zin’s first model is a minimalist 20ft prototype. Its ultralight epoxy-carbonfibre hull is propelled by a Torqeedo 55kW motor giving it the pace and style to rival even the best petrolpowered sportboats. With no limiter in place and its ‘speed prop’ on, the prototype clocked a maximum speed of 55mph (48 knots). Thanks to the instant torque of its electric motor, it also offers lightning acceleration, racing to its planing speed of 10mph in one second and hitting 30mph just four seconds later. Handling is said to be smooth and predictable but it’s the boat’s refinement that is really making waves. Piotr Zin, the man behind the company and formerly a…

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4 back to the future…

One of the US boat industry’s most evocative names is back with a bang. Buehler Turbocraft made its name in the 50s and 60s with a range of cutting edge waterjet craft beloved by everyone from the Kennedy clan to Soviet president Nikita Khrushchev. One even featured in the Bond film Thunderball. Now, after a near 50-year hiatus, businessman John Clapot has revived the brand and relaunched it with a striking new model. The new Buehler Turbocraft Silverfin is billed as a pocket explorer but also evokes the style of the fast commuter yachts that once transported rich New Yorkers to and from their weekend retreats in the Hamptons. With a near-plumb bow, unusually narrow 10ft 8in (3.3m) beam and a lightweight resin infused hull designed by British naval architect Nigel…

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5 have your say!

SAY Carbon Yachts has delivered the first of its new flagship SAY 42 sportscruisers. An eagerly awaited big sister to the SAY 29, this stunning Cat B craft was also designed by the KET studio in Munich and is billed by its German builder as a waterborne supercar. Few would deny she has the necessary attributes – a sleek sporty profile full of sweeping curves and sharp edges as well as a lightweight carbon fibre build, and, in the case of the first one, a pair of twin 430hp Volvo V8 petrol engines. A super-sexy cockpit features ultra-thin carbon helm seats, a carbon mast, plenty of passenger seating, a big stern sunpad and a jazzy synthetic deck. Below there’s a cuddy cabin that converts from a vee or double berth to a…