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48 Boston Whaler 285 Conquest
84 Fountaine-Pajot MY44
98 Elliott Evo 660
114 Explorer FB Sedan 52
56 21 FAVOURITE DESTINATIONS
Editor Barry Thompson looks at 21 of his favourite destinations he has visited for the magazine from the past 21 years.
66 THE REBIRTH OF GRAND BANKS
Grand Banks had some lean years before it’s recent revival and launching of the all-new GB60.
72 MOVING ON UP
A buyer’s guide to 9-12m boats that are often the first step up from a trailer boat.
90 NO ROOM AT THE INN
Pressure goes on marinas as historic decisions, changing preferences and growing numbers of bigger boats create major berth shortage.
106 COLLISION AVOIDANCE
Going boating and not sure how to avoid a collision? Applying the rules is a good start. We offer some advice on being safer on the water.
121 LOOKING AFTER YOUR BOTTOM
There is more to antifouling than just slapping on a coat of paint, so it’s important that right from the prep to the finished coat it’s done right.
128 CRUISE OF THE ENVOY
Our Envoy crew face an unexpected challenge for the 2017 season.
132 GILBERT’S MUSINGS
Phil Gilbert presents Part 2 in a series about his boating mistakes.
8 DESIGN FOCUS
E-Iguana 29. Amphhibious and Electric
10 LEADING COMMENT
Big Boats are Back!
12 PUBLISHER’S COMMENT
A Brighter, Safer Summer
14 GUEST COMMENT
The times they have a-changed – Mike Rose MRPR
16 SEEN & ADMIRED
Tristram 600 Inshore ‘Big Angry Fish’ Edition. Tino 570 HS
News, New Products, Boats and Events.
38 POWER ON
New outboards, bow thruster and batteries.
40 ELECTRONICS NEWS
Hot new products from some of the world’s leading brands.
42 RACING NEWS
2018 Racing Calendar, plus latest rounds of OZ Offshore Series.
44 CRUISING MATTERS
Turkey is losing appeal as a cruising destination.
46 STRAIGHT FROM THE GALLEY
Derek The Chef prepares Roast Hapuka with squashed potatoes.
ISSUE 41 – COVER
Boston Whaler 285 Conquest – see Page 48
2018 PWC Annual – Page 139
If you are into PWCs, then you need to check out our annual salute to this fast-growing form of boating. In our tribute to ‘Skis’ we look at what you can expect for the coming season from Kawasaki, Sea Doo & Yamaha, have a review on the latest Yamaha GP1800 and check out the world’s first electric PWC. Sam Harvey offers some hints on what to look for when buying a PWC.