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Motor Boat & Yachting September 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
R 99,40
R 756,75
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min

I try not to be envious of other people’s boats, I really do, but sometimes I just can’t help myself. Bizarrely, it’s not the mega money craft that rouse my green-eyed monster (they are too far beyond my reach) but the more attainable ones, which with the aid of a proper job and a doctorate in man maths I could just about see myself owning. There are at least four of them in this issue, five if you count the outrageous but utterly impractical G Cinquanta powerboat designed by Sonny Levi for Fiat boss Gianni Agnelli (p10). Two of the others also err on the esoteric side but would be usable in UK waters. The first is the BERTRAM 31 Competition Special restored by Hugo Peel to compete in the Cowes-Torquay-Cowes…

1 min
spirited away

It was the middle of 2018 when we were invited to a remote corner of Ipswich to see something rather special coming to life. Spirit Yachts, known for its timeless wooden sailing yachts, had been tasked with building a motor yacht whose owner wanted to be able to sail from Southampton to Norway at 18 knots on one tank of fuel. Two years later, after a Covid-19-enforced hiatus, the Spirit P70 slipped into the River Orwell ready for her shakedown cruise to the south coast of England. It is here that we met her, resplendent in meticulously varnished timber, and got our chance to discover if Spirit has met the exacting brief. You can read about this remarkable motor yacht in our Custom Yachting section next month. SEE MORE mby.com/bigpic…

14 min
the 10

1 LAMBORGHINI SUPERBOAT Supercar builder Lamborghini has joined forces with The Italian Sea Group to develop a stunning new luxury superboat. Called the Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63, it will be the first boat to wear the famous ’fighting bull’ logo. The styling is said to take its inspiration from the 220mph Lamborghini Sián FKP 37, the limited edition hybrid supercar that combines a petrol V12 engine with an F1 super-capacitor to boost its power and range. The car references are evident in that sweeping roof line, the glazing in the hull and the sweet nose-covers that conceal the anchor system. The automotive theme continues inside with helm seats, which look like they could have been plucked straight from a supercar, and a start/stop button integrated into the bridge console. Even the 63ft length…

3 min

The YBW.com motor boat forum is an endless sea of conversation. If you want to tap into some genuinely interesting, smart and sometimes amusing people this is the place to go. However, before you reach for your iPad, there are a few recurring themes (maritime myths) that need exposing, before you’re exposed to them. 1. Petrol boats are deadly Spend much time on the forum and you’ll quickly come to the conclusion that petrol boats are exploding like fireworks at a bonfire night party. They’re not – they’re really not. Search long and hard and you’ll find a story of a petrol boat that’s gone up in flames but it’s usually because someone has done something stupid. I heard of one that combusted due to someone putting an Aquavac hose into the…

2 min
boat cuisine

INDIDOG EATERY ON THE HARBOUR, FALMOUTH Hungarian Vizslas are persuasive animals. There used to be one at a local pub of ours who would lean against people at the bar and gently nudge them towards the jar of doggie treats. It worked for him, and it now looks as if another Vizsla, Indi, has taken matters a stage further by persuading her owners Simon and Vanessa Clark to name their restaurant after her. (And just in case you’re wondering if IndiDog has anything to do with that old chestnut, “Where’s my dinner?” you’re wrong!) IndiDog is a smart and shiny eatery overlooking Falmouth’s Fish Strand Quay. Those familiar with the area may remember the site’s previous occupant, The Waterman’s pub, but an extensive renovation by the Clarks has made the place unrecognisable. Gone…

1 min
getting there by boat

With Pendennis Point to the west and St Anthony Head to the east the approach to the Fal estuary is split into two channels by Black Rock, which is marked by a beacon and buoy. After dark, passing to the east is the better route. There are anchorages off Custom House Quay and 22 visitor moorings provided by the Harbour Authority. Marina choices include Falmouth Haven, Port Pendennis and Falmouth Marina. Heading into the harbour, IndiDog is visible ahead. There is dinghy access at Fish Strand Quay and on the beach outside IndiDog.…