On sale: Thu, 1 Aug 2013
Fairlinereturns to form with its first new boat in over a year - and you can read the exclusive first test of the Targa 48 Openin this issue. Also on test is the mind-blowing XO 270 RS, and the Monte Fino 86 ecHopassage-maker. We run down the best boat showson this autumn, and meet a man who sold his house, businesses and worldly possessions to buy a big liveaboard Grand Banks. We trial the world's first 80hp electric outboard, follow the fortunes of a reader rebuilding a Sealine F390and bring you the best boating bases in Turkey. Elsewhere, we evaluate the Atlantic 50as a second-hand buy and find out what it's like to charter your boat.
NEW BOATSAbsolute 52 Fly, Princess V48 Open, Galeon 430 Skydeck, Hardy 40DS, Smartboat 30
CUSTOM YACHTSPrincess 88MY, Ferretti 960, Pershing 62
TESTFAIRLINE TARGA 48 OPEN A very welcome return to form for Fairline with this spacious and clever cruiser that surprises with a swift turn of 32-knot pace
TESTXO 270 RS An utterly mind-blowing ride and the most capable hull we've come across in a long time
TESTMONTE FINO 85 ECHO A proper passage-maker with eco credentials - but this luxury trawler doesn't forget the sun decks and lounging space either
EURO SHOW PREVIEWWhat's new at Southampton? Where will B