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Casino Royale
Boats often play central roles in James Bond films, but so far most of these have been high-speed powerboats or submarines. Not so in the latest Bond film, Casino Royale starring Daniel Craig (above). One of Spirit Yachts’ lovely Spirit 54s features in some of the romantic scenes in the Bahamas and Venice. The boat had to be shipped from location to location – Spirit Yachts’ Mick Newman tells the story of the filming.

A large Pink Gin
The 152ft ketch Pink Gin might at first glance look conventional but her structure is a masterpiece of carbon engineering. We sailed her recently in St Tropez.

Which downwind sail?
Conventional spinnakers or asymmetric? Code sails or simply what your sailmaker suggests? Andrew Roberts helps pick the best downwind sail for you in the next feature of our Practical Cruising series

PLUS: charter in Thailand, behind the scenes with Trinity House and Great Seamanship