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All right gearheads, listen up! We appreciate that you’re regular readers of our Power & Propulsion column, but have you really absorbed useful information from it? Let’s see just how good your retention level is.

Nordhavn 52

Our Boat Test of the Nordhavn 52. 

For cruisers who are in it for the long haul, the Nordhavn 52 is built to last. Get the lowdown on what sets this cruising boat apart from the crowd in our full test here.

Delta 400

Our first look at the Delta 400. The Delta 400 is a design-forward boat with performance numbers that will get just about anyone’s adrenaline up.

Elandra 53 Sport Yacht

Our Boat Test of the Elandra 53 Sport Yacht. 

See what happens when some experienced Australian boatbuilders start a new brand of sport yacht. Or just get a load of the Elandra 53. Either way, your eyes will open. See why here.

Prestige 680

Our first look at the Prestige 680. With a range of boats between 40 and 75 feet, Prestige has, in recent years, made a strong push into the midsize luxury cruising market. And the company’s popularity should be no surprise considering the attention to detail aboard its boats.

How to Sell Your Boat

Think About Selling the Way the Pros Do. 

Selling a boat may have more to do with timing and location than the boat itself. Put your boat’s best foot forward by following the simple steps outlined here.

Tiara Q44

Our Boat Test of the Tiara Q44. 

Who better to take you through the capabilities (substantial) and amenities (plenty to go around) of Tiara’s new Q44 than Leon Slikkers of Tiara Yachts. Join Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike as he joins Slikkers and his team on the Great Lakes. See what happened here.

Riviera 57

Our first look at the Riviera 57. One look at this 57 and you can tell that she will live up to the Riviera tenets of versatility and seaworthiness. She just looks...strong.

How to Assess an Engine Room

Do you know what you’re looking at in your engine room? Even if the ways of diesel power are a mystery, Editor At Large Capt. Richard Thiel can show you what to look for and what it says about the boat you’re looking at.

Ship of Gold

When the idea of finding sunken treasure entered the agile mind of a problem-solving phenom, there’s no telling what will happen next. Our excerpt of Gary Kinder’s Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea will introduce you to the tale. Enjoy the engrossing story here.

Viking 80

Our Boat Test of the Viking 80. 

Viking decided to take the Viking 80 in a different direction, one that fits in very well with what we look for in a fishing-ready performer. See what we found out when we put her through her paces here.

What a Walker FuelSep can do for Your Boat

Add a FuelSep to your engine’s fuel line and get ready for a cleaner burn. If you have cruising in your plans for the coming year—real cruising where remote island outposts may be the only refueling option—a Walker FuelSep may be a sensible addition to your fuel-line defenses.

Guide to Fire Safety on Your Boat

There’s a lot of flammable material on a boat, and once fire gets a foothold you’ll be facing a hot, smokey situation with possibly toxic fumes. And if the flames ignite the fiberglass, chances are you’re looking at an abandon-ship situation. What fire extinguishers should you keep onboard to protect your boat and loved ones? Find out here.

MJM 50z

Our Boat Test of the MJM 50z. 

There are those who will tell you displacement speed is the most fuel-efficient way to travel. But back-of-the-envelope calculations may show you that the MJM 50z is the solution for the way you cruise.

Southport 33 FE

Our first look at the Southport 33 FE. Man, this hull can really run. The 33 FE from Southport is a do-it-all boat that is a ton of fun to whip around, especially when there are family and friends aboard.

Leaders of the Industry

There are plenty of great ideas out there to improve boating for us all. But the people who really innovate are the ones who take those ideas and make them real, and have a palpable impact on the on-the-water experience. These are the leaders of the industry.

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