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Motor Boat & Yachting

August 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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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
R 98,40
R 749,17
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min

SEE MORE mby.com/sax320 These are exciting times for boaters. Every month a fresh press release lands on my desk announcing the launch of some new electric boat. And not just small river craft with motors that would struggle to outpace a pair of oars but seriously quick, stylish sportsboats using powerful electric engines and all manner of clever foils, drives and construction materials enabling them to compete with fossil-fuelled rivals. From the funky flying Candela 7 to the quirky X-Shore Eelex 8000 via the British-built RS Pulse 63 and Pixii 750, there is a growing army of credible electric sportsboat contenders. However, the latest concept to cross my path, the Furyan F35, strikes me as particularly intriguing because it combines electric power with a small petrol engine to ensure the user never gets…

2 min
2 new pulse 63 electric rib

RS Sailing has released details of its first production-ready electric RIB. After unveiling the original Pulse 58 prototype at Düsseldorf 2020, the team spent two years refining the design into the larger and more sophisticated Pulse 63. Full production of this is now expected to commence in January 2022. The Pulse 63’s standard 400V 46kW lithiumion Hyperdrive power pack provides short-blast top speeds of up to 23 knots. However, at a 20-knot fast-cruise it should run for an hour and a half for a range of 30nm. Slow things down to 15 knots and the range extends to 45nm, or at 10 knots that stretches out to 70nm. An additional 23kWh power pack is also available for increased range, although the extra weight will impact its speed. The Pulse 63’s all-new hull comes…

1 min
6 new riva incoming

Riva has released teaser renderings of its all-new 68ft Diable sportscruiser. Taken from a Spanish word used in street Italian to mean ‘something very special’, and pronounced ‘dee-ab-lay’, it’s a revival of the name first used by Riva in the 1980s for a 50ft craft based on the old Super America. However, our sources suggest this new Diable will take the open-with-hardtop formula to a whole new level. While they don’t show much, what can be seen is a profile in keeping with the rest of the current range, a particularly low roofline and huge hull windows. The notching beneath the base of the windscreen and the use of wood veneers across the whole transom are also unusual for such a large production boat. Credits for the ultra-chic design go to Riva…

3 min

I spend my life wandering around marinas filming all manner of boats for my YouTube channel, AQUAHOLIC. Recently I’ve been including some nice secondhand boats, partly because I can’t get abroad and film superyachts currently, but also because it’s really interesting to see what’s out there and bring them to my viewers. Inevitably, it also focusses the mind occasionally on what Smuggler’s Blues 3 might look like. The things I’d most like from the next step up are twin engines so that we can go further offshore or push through bigger seas with more confidence. My single Volvo Penta D4-260 has so far (touch wood and hopefully I’m not tempting fate by putting this in print) been extremely reliable. It starts first time, every time and runs beautifully. And since it…

3 min
boat cuisine

LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES WEYMOUTH Once in a while you discover a restaurant you’d like to shout about from the rafters. Then on second thoughts, you’d rather selfishly like to keep it to yourself for fear of never getting a table there again. Les Enfants Terribles, situated on the quayside a step or two from Weymouth’s Harbour Master, is one such venue. Discreet, understated and serving a predominately seafood menu to die for, the place is a dream. The man responsible for realising this particular reverie is chef Eric Tavernier, a born-and-bred Frenchman who learnt his trade in Lille and whose CV includes spells working as personal chef to Rupert Murdoch and the Sheikh of Abu Dhabi. Eric has also run a number of restaurants in London, but it was in the French Alps…

1 min
hardtop sportscruiser

Sportscruisers are brilliant! Low, sleek and fast, they’re the sportscars of the aquatic world. A thrill to drive and a great way to cover ground, they’re typically faster than a flybridge boat, have more cockpit accommodation, put everyone on one level when outside and have a less exposed outside helm position. They’re also a little more Ferrari than the flybridge’s slightly Range Rover demeanour. But there’s one big drawback – canopies! Anyone who’s had to wrestle the acres of tent and supporting framework over the top of a 40ft sportscruiser in the rain knows the pain! Which is why hardtops are so popular. All the GT-ness, but with a roof that shuts, often at just the push of a button. Here are four possibilities for you to choose from. PRICE: £259,950 BOAT…