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Motor Boat & Yachting Jul-2018

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
R 99,40
R 756,75
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min

How things change. Two years ago, bar the occasional high-end RIB or superyacht tender, you could have counted the number of British yards building genuine performance boats on the fingers of one foot. Today, there are at least half a dozen new examples in build or in development, including craft from all three of the UK’s biggest production yards. What’s so exciting about the new generation of British sportsboats is that they all offer something completely different. The Fairline F-Type 33 marries cutting-edge looks with a wide range of engines covering everything from a pair of economical twin diesels to fire-breathing V8 petrols on sports exhausts. The Princess R35 takes things to another level with an all-carbon-fibre hull and active foiling technology that resets the bar for ride comfort while rearranging…

1 min
making a splash

In January this year, spy shots appeared online of a mysterious open sportsboat with a crazily bright hull wrap perched on a trailer outside the Ben Ainslie Racing HQ in Portsmouth. The rumour mill began to whir: are BAR building powerboats? If not, who’s behind this? What is that colour scheme all about? The speculation stopped when Princess Yachts announced that it had been developing a 50-knot sportsboat with BAR Technologies that harnessed foiling technology. Fast-forward to spring and we’re given a world-exclusive sea trial of the prototype that is a blueprint for the most radical Princess ever made. Is it as game changing as Princess claims? Turn to p46 to find out.…

3 min
next year’s london boat show cancelled

Email: mbynews@timeinc.com Next year’s London Boat Show has been cancelled. The event, which was due to run from January 9-13, 2019, was pulled by organisers British Marine due to ‘insufficient support from a large proportion of the marine industry to the London Boat Show with its current format, duration and location.’ The decision was based on the findings of an independent research agency, which spent three weeks carrying out interviews with more than 67% of exhibitors. This revealed that while a number of marine companies supported last year’s change from ten to five days, a large number of key exhibitors were not prepared to commit to next year’s show. This was backed up by British Marine’s own figures, which revealed that ‘an insufficient number of signed contracts of commitment to the 2019 show…

1 min
bavaria seeks new investment

The race is on to find a new investor for one of Europe’s biggest boat builders after Bavaria Yachts went into self-administration last month. According to Bavaria’s UK and Spanish importer, Clipper Marine, the administrators have already received multiple expressions of interest from potential investors. The decision to call in administrators caught dealers and customers by surprise. Bavaria Yachts put on a bullish performance at the Düsseldorf boat show in January, launching four new boats and reporting strong sales of both motor and sailing yachts. The trigger for this sudden turn of events seems to have been the refusal of its current backers to put any more money into the business, causing a cash-flow shortage that threatened to halt production. The self-administration process means the firm’s 600 workers will have their wages and salaries…

1 min
inshore racing returns to london

Powerboat racing is returning to London for the first time in 33 years. The British leg of the inshore Formula 1 powerboat racing series – the UIM F1H2O Grand Prix of London – will be held at east London’s Royal Victoria Dock from June 15-17. Ten teams are expected to race in the F1H2O World Championship event, with a further nine teams competing in the Formula 4-S class, contested by up-and-coming drivers. After a free practice session on Friday, qualifying will take place on Saturday with racing getting underway on Sunday afternoon. Spectators will also be able to enjoy demonstrations from several classic racing boats, jetskis and a V12 Class 1 offshore powerboat. F1H2O powerboats are tunnel-hulled 6m lightweight catamarans built out of carbon fibre and Kevlar. Powered by two-stroke Mercury outboard…

1 min
full tank

JIM DAVIDSON ‘NICKS’ A PRINCESS Jim ‘nick nick’ Davidson has just taken delivery of a Princess 61 from James Barke, MD of Boats.co.uk. The comedian used to own a Princess 55 called Afghan Plains, which he stayed on in Torquay during summer seasons at the appropriately named Princess Theatre. JERSEY BOAT SHOW SUCCESS The 11th annual Jersey Boat Show was one of the most successful stagings yet. Glorious bank holiday weather encouraged an estimated 35,000 people to visit the free show over the three days it was open, with exhibitors on and off the pontoons reporting ‘buoyant sales’.…