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.
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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.
Senior Editor Daniel Harding Jr. spins a tale about White Tornado, the Bertram race boat that came back from a checkered past to accelerate pulses and electrify the senses. Have a closer look at the project here.
Our first look at the Azimut 66 Fly. She’s a sleek flying-bridge yacht. She’s a four-stateroom (plus crew) motoryacht of a certain size that keeps an eye on performance. She’s got a lot of carbon fiber, but she doesn’t show it off.
Our Boat Test of the Azimut Magellano 76. The Azimut Magellano 76 is a cruisers’ boat, but with an added turn of speed.
New boats notebook on the Kadey-Krogen 50 Open. Some would consider Kadey-Krogen a conservative builder, considering the company’s boats are efficient, displacement speed cruisers. So we were surprised when we saw the plans for a new model the 50 Open. See for yourself here.
Trident is Outer Reef’s new brand and it’s full speed ahead on the design front. Jeff Druek is pulling out all the stops for a brand that hits the high points for cruising chops, comfort aboard, and ocean-going good looks.
Our Boat Test of the Fleming 58. When an able cruiser like the Fleming 58 falls into the viewfinder of Capt. Bill Pike, you just know he’s going find a few things to say. Take a read of his test and think about what you would do with a boat like this.
Our first look at the Pershing P 5X. It takes only one look at the profile of the P 5X to know it’s a Pershing; sporty lines, racy, raked windshield, and space for seven adults to sunbathe, yes this boat fits nicely into the Italian builder’s stable of performance boats.
Our Boat Test of the Sabre 66. Sabre’s largest, latest model, the 66 Dirigo, has made waves since the Maine boatbuilder released her initial designs. We joined the delivery crew for a leg on her way south to her new owner, to see if she lives up to the hype.
A well-designed engine room is the hallmark of a truly great boat. Our expert examines a few terrific examples he found at a recent boat show.
Our first look at the Axopar 37 T-Top. The Finnish builder Axopar has an altogether different approach to center consoles. It starts with a slippery running surface, light weight, and a low center of gravity to reduce power needs. And then smart engineering does more with onboard space. Check her out here.
Our Boat Test of the Fairline Targa 53GT. Fairline is staying the course after facing down a financial headsea or two. The future looks bright indeed if the Targa 53GT is any indication, and this luxurious saloon layout is just the start.
Our first look at the Azimut 40 Verve.
Our Boat Test of the Sea Ray 400 Fly. Sea Ray has a world-class reputation for building sporty express boats. Capt. Richard Thiel tests the new 400 Fly to see if the new design unravels or cements the legacy.
Our first look at the Nordhavn N96. The salty but luxurious Nordhavn N96 is the newest offering in the line that practically invented the passagemaker. Fully customizable and capable of traveling upwards of 4,000 nautical miles before refueling, she's sure to satisfy any captain's wanderlust.