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How to Find the Best Cruising Speed for Your Boat

Here’s something you might not know about your boat’s optimal cruise speed.  

Finding your boat’s “sweet spot” when it comes to cruising speed isn’t an exact science, but it’s pretty darn close. And knowing exactly where to run your engine for optimal speed and fuel efficiency is something every boater should be aware of. Here’s how you can get in the know.

Mangusta 110

Power & Motoryacht's first look at the Mangusta 110. 

Mangusta’s new 110 is a burly beast of a boat that can top out at 33 knots despite her 111-foot LOA. That speed is thanks mostly to her powerful twin 2,600-horsepower MTUs matched to KaMeWa waterjets.

The Responsibilities of a Captain

In his latest Sightlines column Michael Peters takes a sobering look at the responsibilities of a captain, in good times and in bad. And he wonders a very important question; does the captain need to go down with the ship?

Numarine 70HT

Power & Motoryacht's first look at the Numarine 70HT

The Numarine 70HT is an attention-grabbing boat thanks to her striking profile and athletic performance. But Dennis Caprio took a closer look at this Turkish build and found more to like than just the obvious.

Alpha 87 Sportbridge

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Cheoy Lee Alpha 87 Sportbridge

The Cheoy Lee Alpha 87 is defined by exceptional fit and finish, a sporty ride, and high-quality design and build processes. Capt. Richard Thiel gave her a real workout recently. See what he had to say about her here.

The Pitfalls of Being Overly Reliant on GPS

Why GPS could be more dangerous than you think.  

GPS is a fantastic tool, but it’s still only a tool. The person that operates it is ultimately responsible for using it correctly and getting safely to his destination. We investigated the pitfalls of being overly reliant on GPS.

Panama as a Boating Destination

With beautiful cruising waters and a stable sociopolitical environment, Panama offers Americans a great way to escape their day-to-day boating destinations. We’ll show you the ins and outs of the boating scene there and dole out some pro tips on what to do, where to go, and what to see when you visit.

Hampton Endurance E640

Power & Motoryacht's first look at the Hampton Endurance E640

Hampton’s new Endurance E640 is a rangy, roomy yacht that will stoke your desire to explore.

Bayliss 84 Orion

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Bayliss 84 Orion

For attention to detail, it’s hard to beat Bayliss Boatworks, and the 84-foot Orion that launched in February 2014 is hardly an exception.

How to Maintain a Hydraulic Steering System

Few things are as important onboard your boat as your steering system, yet a surprising amount of boaters don’t know how to take proper care of it. We’ll show you everything you need to know to keep your hydraulic steering system in tip-top condition.

Expert Advice On How to Land Big Fish

Learn to use your tackle properly and you can catch big fish to your heart’s content. Fighting a big fish can be exhausting. But our writer has one trick that will not only keep your shoulder muscles fresh, it’ll help you land more fish too.

Ocean Alexander 90

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Ocean Alexander 90

The Ocean Alexander 90 is a big, burly motoryacht with onboard luxury to spare and impressively nimble performance attributes. Capt. Richard Thiel recently gave her the full wring-out and liked what he found.

How to Tweak Your Props to Make Your Boat More Efficient

Get Your Props Proper

Though they sometimes go unheralded, your props can affect your boat’s performance as much as nearly anything else. Capt. Richard Thiel has expert advice on how to find your prop’s sweet spot—that is, where they will allow your engine to run at max rpm and no more. The results could make your boat that much more efficient.

Zeelander Z68

Power & Motoryacht's first look at the Zeelander Z68 

It’s hard to miss the Zeelander Z68 with her distinctive profile and flair for the dramatic. In fact, the boat is so inspiring she prompted our writer to reference Clark Gable.

Regal 53 Sport Coupe

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Regal 53 Sport Coupe  

The Regal 53 is a technologically advanced express cruiser with enough onboard space for some time on the hook. We picked two lucky readers to give her a full test, under the watchful eye of Capt. Bill Pike.

Princess S72

Power & Motoryacht’s boat test of the Princess S72 

Princess’s S72 is the first in a new class of sport boats for the British builder. Capt. Bill Pike tested her recently and found a vessel that was as pleasingly luxurious as she was fun to drive. He especially liked the boat’s spacious flying bridge.

Where have all the beautiful boats gone?

Michael Peters, one of the world’s foremost yacht designers, has a few gripes with the path naval architecture has taken recently. In essence, he believes beauty has been sacrificed for headroom. Read here to find out why that’s a problem.

Bertram 64

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Bertram 64. 

Bertram’s latest launch, the 64, is a fishing boat that will be able to compete with anything on the market thanks in no small part to her powerful Cat C32 ACERTs and seakindly, wave-slicing, deep-V hull. Capt. Bill Pike put her through a rigorous test and found just about everything onboard to his liking.

How to Strip the Finish on Your Boat

Secrets of a Stripper. 

Removing old finishes from your boat can be a real pain in the neck. But we’ve figured out the best, most hassle-free way to do it. Read here to find out our secret.

Down East Boat Design

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.

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