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Motor Boat & Yachting December 2019

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

2 min

It’s official, open is the new closed. Four years ago you couldn’t find a large open sportscruiser for love nor money – nobody was building them, it was all about the hard top. The irony that you then needed to add air-conditioning and fancy doors that disappeared into the floor or folded up to the ceiling to keep the damned thing cool and ensure you could still see the water from time to time seemed to be lost on everyone. Then some bright spark realised you could achieve the same thing and create an even better connection with the water by getting rid of the hard top altogether. Now everybody seems to be launching open boats again. The Cannes show was awash with them – RIVA, WALLY, PARDO, WINDY, PALM…

10 min
the 10 key boating stories you need to read

THE EDITOR’S VIEW… Pearl has a knack for punching above its weight by using big name designers to create distinctive craft with HIGH QUALITY, INTERIORS at a lower price than its other premium competitors. With BERTHON now giving them a strong dealer presence, the new 62 should make quite a splash. 1 A WHOLE NEW PEARL After two years on the drawing board, the 2020 Düsseldorf Boat Show will be the venue for the launch of the all-new Pearl 62, a boat that has the unenviable task of replacing the most popular Pearl to date, the 60. Where the 60 was a traditional aft cabin design, the 62, drawn by British architect Bill Dixon, uses IPS950, 1050 or 1200 to maximize accommodation space and incorporate four staterooms and either a crew cabin or dedicated…

3 min
the boataholic

I nearly killed a man with my boat. That sounds melodramatic, and maybe it is, but it was way closer than I ever want to be again. It was August, a bank holiday weekend beckoned, and I had taken Friday off to stretch it a little further and go boating. First task was to fuel up, and Marianne and I were headed to Brixham to do just that. Around the edge of Torbay are 5 knot markers. They’re about 1/4 mile from the shore and are there to protect swimmers, kayakers and other inshore users. We were in no particular rush, so were following them a respectful distance offshore at a lazy 20 knots. It was calm, with just a gentle breeze ruffling the surface into a thousand white stars as they…

3 min

Cockpits, cabins and crews – boats and aeroplanes are more alike than you might think. Food in the galley and deck angles are equally important for keeping passengers happy, and piloting either vessel you must overcome the elements to get underway and dock in the place you actually planned to. All without putting a dent in either your craft or your pride. The satisfaction one receives from both are equally exhilarating so it’s no surprise that many pilots are also keen boaters. As a child, I lived so close to an airport that I could watch aeroplanes landing and taking off all day, much to the annoyance of my teachers. My career choice was ingrained from an early age. I learned to fly when I was 17, before I could drive…

1 min
next issue on sale 5 december

ADVENTURE SPECIAL As part of our adventure issue we test three liveaboard cruisers including the Beneteau ST4141 and Fountaine Pajot MY40 motor cat CRUISING WITH PENGUINS An owner shares his remarkable photographs and stories of exploring Antarctica in his aluminium-hulled FPB 78 SMALL BOAT, BIG ISLAND Our plucky duo continue their circumnavigation of England and Scotland in their sturdy little Rhea 850 Timonier CONTACT Email mby@ti-media.com Write Motor Boat & Yachting, Pinehurst 2, Pinehurst Road, Farnborough Business Park, Hampshire, GU14 7BF…

4 min
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 HOT STUFF Having raced and sailed various dinghies and offshore yachts since the age of 12, we are now considering buying a powerboat and saw the article by Geir Westrum about refitting an old 1980s Birchwood TS44 (The English Patient, MBY Nov 2019). In it he mentions installing an underfloor heating system in the saloon. have never even thought this was possible. Please would you ask him what system he used and what modifications he had to make to the boat to make it fit. It’s a brilliant idea and, judging from the article, appears to work well. Thanks in anticipation. Great magazine by the way – keep it coming! Malcolm…