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Designing the MJM 50z

A boat like the MJM 50z doesn’t just fall from the heavens. It takes a whole lot of design ingenuity and hands-on know-how to build a boat like that. We went behind the scenes to show you exactly what it takes to build a boat.

Arcadia 115

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Arcadia 115. 

The first thing that strikes the casual observer about the Arcadia 115 is her forward-thinking exterior design. But as our tester found out, this yacht offers much more than meets the eye.

Catching a Giant Bluefin Tuna

There may be no greater challenge in the fishing world than landing a giant bluefin. Our author can tell you that from experience, as he recounts a fish he landed years ago, and the crew’s skill and bravery in getting it to the boat.

Riviera 50

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Riviera 50. 

When Capt. Bill Bike heard about two otherwise nearly identical Rivieras, one powered by Cummins Zeus pods and the other powered by Volvo Pentas, he knew what he had to do. Test them to see which runs better, of course.

Turn Your Smart Phone Into a Satellite Phone

Want to turn your smart phone into a satellite phone?

For anybody who cruises in remote areas, staying in touch is as important as it is difficult. But when your cell service disappears, and your Wi-Fi blinks out, what can you do to stay connected to the rest of the world? We’ve got one gadget that might save the day. Find out about it here.

Diesel Engine Myths

When it comes to your boat’s engines don’t believe everything you hear. 

Not everything you think you know about diesel engines is true. There are a handful of commonly held believes about them floating around out there that are simply myths. Find out what they are here.

Grand Banks 46 Eastbay FB

With salty yet graceful lines and an abundance of onboard space thanks to that big flying bridge, the Grand Banks Eastbay FB is a quintessential cruiser with a serious pedigree. Read all about her here.

How to Maintain a Watermaker

Having a good watermaker onboard will make cruising your boat a lot easier. However maintaining one is not as easy as some people think. Never fear. To learn the most helpful maintenance tips for keeping your watermaker running properly, read this.

Ferretti 750

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Ferretti 750

With a huge flying bridge, and an elegant, customizable interior, the Ferretti 750 is a pleasure to be onboard. But you might be surprised where she really impressed us when we gave her a full sea trial.

Baglietto MV13

Our Boat Test of the Baglietto MV13. With lines inspired by the military and high speeds that will remind you of a torpedo, the Italian-built Baglietto MV13 is one of the more unique boats we’ve tested in a while. Our editor took her for spin and liked what he saw.

Riva 88 Florida

Power & Motoryacht's first look at the Riva 88 Florida. 

When it comes to making an impression at the docks, it’s hard to beat the new Riva 88 Florida. With stiletto-slick lines and massive MTUs in her engine room, this boat makes an impression that’s hard to forget.

Guns Onboard Boats

In his Sightlines column, Michael Peters asks an important and controversial question: Would having a gun onboard his boat actually make him safer, or just introduce new risks? Read here to see what he concluded.

Rio Yachts 56 Granturismo

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Rio Yachts 56 Granturismo. 

The highly customizable and extraordinarily sleek Rio 56 Granturismo is an eye-catching boat to be sure. But does she perform as sweetly as she looks? Find out here.

Hatteras GT60 vs. Knit Wits

Our Boat Test of the Hatteras GT60 vs. Knit Wits. We pitted the original Hatteras Knit Wits against her latest successor, the GT60, in a series of tests. You might be surprised at just how well the old lady fared. Read here for more.

English Harbour 16

Our first look at the English Harbour 16.  

There are few things more peaceful than a cocktail cruise through a silent mooring field at sunset. And there are few boats more perfect for that task than the English Harbour 16.

Tested: Foul-Weather Gear

We rounded up a variety of foul-weather jackets from some well-known brands and tested them. 

When the wind picks up and the clouds get dark, it’s time to pull on the foulies. But not all foul-weather wear is created equal. We took five different jackets and put them through our own rigorous test to find out which is the best for you—better yet, we got it all on video. Read (and watch) more here.

How to Have the Most Accurate Nautical Charts

These are heady times for marine-navigation systems. New technologies are making it possible to share information with fellow boaters faster and more easily than ever before, making charts incredibly accurate. Read here to find out how you can get involved.

Carver C37

Power & Motoryacht's first look at the Carver C37. 

Carver’s new C37 blends an unexpectedly sporty look with the large amounts of interior space you’ve come to expect from the builder. Maybe even better, she’s priced pretty sweetly too.

Hargrave 125

The Hargrave 125 brings the company’s exquisite use of space to bear on a size range mostly served by trideck motoryachts. But this raised pilothouse design can more than hold her own. Get a the lowdown here.

Hinckley Talaria 44 Refit

Hinckley CEO Jim McManus was looking for a gently used, cruisable boat with a nice turn of speed. Lucky for him, he knew just where to start, and how to proceed. Here is the whole story.

Prestige 450 Flybridge

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Prestige 450 Flybridge. 

Prestige packed a whole lot of boat onto its new 450 Flybridge. And that was a fact that was not lost on our tester when he boarded this sporty, mid-size cruiser.

The State of the Sportfisherman

We spoke to sportfish builders from Florida, New Jersey, and North Carolina to see why they build their boats the way they do. What we found out might raise some hackles.

Air Filter Silencer from Walker

Checking the Decibel Rating on an Air Filter Silencer from Walker

We put an air filter silencer from Walker Engineering to a true test—installing her on a boat and measuring her decibels.

Viking 42 ST

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Viking 42 ST

The Viking 42 ST is one of the smallest boats in the Viking line, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t pack a punch. We got onboard the boat in Palm Beach to see what this amenity-laden hard charger could do.

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