Down East design is a perfect marriage of form and function. We take a good, hard look at what it is about these boats’ designs that makes them so special. If you’ve ever appreciated the pretty lines of a Down East boat as she passed you by, read this.
Robert Paradise has lived a nautical life rich in experience. He’s sailed the seven seas as part of the U.S. Navy, completed transatlantic voyages onboard pleasure craft, and even helped design a yacht that went into production as her own line.
Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Defiance 46 by Shannon Yachts.
This Down East-inspired cruiser has some secrets below the waterline that dial up her effiency. Check out the Defiance 46 by Shannon Yachts and prepared to be surprised. Read our full test of her here.
Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Regulator 25
The Regulator 25 may not be a huge boat, but she outpunches her weight. With plenty of seating, a wave-chomping hull, and powerful twin Yamaha F200 outboards, this boat is ready for anything. Read all about her here.
Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Lyman-Morse 42
With a trusty, Hunt-designed hull and powerful Hamilton water jets the Lyman-Morse 42 Peregrine is ready for whatever adventure you’d like to take her on. And with classic Down East lines she’s easy on the eyes as well. Read our full test of her here.
Perhaps better than anyone on the water, anglers know the importance of living in the moment when the game is on the line. And in these days of catch and release, the memories that are created may be the best treasure of all. You'll see what we mean here.
Power & Motoryacht's first look at the Absolute Navetta 58. If you’re looking for a medium-sized explorer yacht designed with onboard comfort and exceptional seakeeping ability in mind, you may want to take a peek at the Absolute 58 Navetta.
We’ve got inside details on the ambitiously designed Delta 80. Constructed using loads of lightweight, high-strength carbon fiber, the boat is able to hit top speeds near 37 knots, while also being highly efficient in regards to fuel. Learn more about her here.
Inside tips on navigating The Great Loop from an experienced boater
Jan Dobbs and her husband recently ran their Viking 61 around The Great Loop. While they were cruising, we managed to get her on the horn to see what she had to say about the Loop, The Great Lakes, and pushing yourself when it comes to setting boating goals. Read the full interview here.
Power & Motoryacht’s boat test of the Azimut Magellano 53.
The Azimut Magellano 53 is a long-range cruiser with a whole lot to offer, including tons of interior space and impressive turns of speed. Read here for the full test of this well-executed Italian vessel.