You may recall that the Billfish 37 was a popular model (27 were sold) for Ocean Yachts starting in 2008; what you may not know is that With Viking’s acquisition of Ocean Yachts a few months ago, it now has the rights, and the Ocean employees, to breathe new life into the once-feared-deceased model.
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The prestige 60 heralded some smart design elements when it was introduced in 2010. In fact you may see many features you now take for granted on new boats. Have a closer look here.
We put two Rivieras to the test on their home waters to determine, once and for all, whether pods or shafts, flybridge or express boats are superior.
Our boat test of the Reliant 40 Commuter. Many boaters will look at the blue hull and white deckhouse and think “Huh, another Down East brand to look at…” But Reliant is different: First, the 40 has a sharply raked windshield. And a narrow beam makes for efficient speed—think commuter, rather than lobster. Have a closer look here.
The Moorings has been working with its partner Robertson and Caine, the South African builder of Leopard powercats that supplies its charter fleet, and together the two companies have updated the designs with an eye toward comfort and versatility.
Our Boat Test of the Sealine C330. Sealine has seen a resurgence under its new ownership group and the C330 is a great example of what some smart ideas can mean for those interested in a pocket cruiser. From an asymmetrical design to some big-boat attention to detail, this build may surprise you with its versatility.
When one thinks of Carver Yachts, there’s no question interior volume is a big part of the equation. But it’s worthwhile to find out what a boat can do for performance, in addition to her creature comforts. As you can imagine, we did that too. Get a sneak peak at what the Carver C52 Command Bridge has to offer here.
Our first look at the Filippetti S55. Looking for a sleek express cruiser that will give you something a bit different with a top end in the mid-40s? Now that we have your attention, check out the Filippetti S55, and get a load of just what this Italian builder has in the pipeline.
Our Boat Test of the Ferretti 550. There’s one little issue with the Ferretti 550: Owners may never want to upgrade.
Our Boat Test of the Cheoy Lee 104. Built by a family, for a family, the Cheoy Lee 104 takes at-sea-comfort to the next level.
Our first look at the Jarrett Bay 46. From her Steel Gray color scheme to her impressive performance, the newest Jarrett Bay 46,Grander was born to instill fear in the hearts of fish--and fishermen--everywhere.
Our first look at the Vicem 65 Classic Flybridge. . The 65 Classic Flybridge makes the most of her Maine-crustacean inspiration.
Our Boat Test of the Absolute Navetta 52. Boats that bring efficiency over a range of speeds are appealing to today’s coastal cruiser. Those with style and a bit of panache are sure to have their own admirers. The Absolute 52 Navetta will certainly fall into both categories. See what we’re talking about here.
Our first look at the Wider 150. Wider is a different kind of boat company: The brainchild of Tilli Antonelli, it started out with a creative solution that allowed large expanses of deck (at anchor) in a sleek performer. Now Wider has turned its imagination to the superyacht set. The result is the groundbreaking Wider 150.
Our Boat Test of the Fountaine Pajot 37. Power cats can change the discussion when it comes to cruising—they seem to change the space equation from the get-go. And Fountaine Pajot has long understood how to make the most of the shift, thanks to the company’s vast experience with sailing cats. Have a closer look here.
Our Boat Test of the Paul Mann 60. Not everyone is ready to own a custom sportfisherman. But for those who are, the idea of working with some of the most exacting characters in the marine industry is a lifelong dream. Just ask the clients of Paul Mann Custom Boats. We spoke to the owner of the latest Paul Mann 60 as part of our test.
Our first look at the Intrepid 410 Evolution. Outboard power and an express layout combine in this latest speedy (nearly 48 knots) offering from Intrepid Powerboats, and it’s not hard to see why. Learn more about her here.
German shipbuilder Lürssen builds some very large boats. How does the builder set them apart from one another? That’s a feast for the eyes. See what we mean here.
Our Boat Test of the Regulator 41 Center Console. When Regulator Marine decided to vault the 40-foot mark, they did it as only the North Carolina builder can: quad Yamaha outboards, an Armstrong bracket, and a hull ready for virtually any conditions. See the details here.
Our first look at the Baglietto 46M Fast. When you’ve got a 160-year history of shipbuilding as Baglietto does, you’ve probably got very little to prove, except to yourself. And it shows in builds like the 46M Fast.
Our Boat Test of the Delta 400. This stern drive speedster offers a simple, useful layout with a few surprises. And her profile edges toward salty thanks to a reverse pilothouse windshield. Get all the details here.
Our first look at the new Viking 48 Convertible. The first Viking 48 Convertible hit the high seas more than 30 years ago, and immediately became the leader of the pack. Thanks to an ongoing evolution of design at Viking, this new version adds cruise-worthiness to the fishbox.
New Boats Notebook: Update on the Bertram 35.
When an accident changed the game for this boatbuilder, his sons went back to the drawing board to get him back on the water. See how one family’s will kept the boating dream alive. Get the whole story here.
Our first look at the Cranchi Sixty Fly. If you’re after “striking,” the Cranchi Sixty Fly brings a host of features and amenities together in a daring European design.
It’s always nice to see a builder staying true to its roots, which is just what Back Cove is doing with its new 32.