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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our first look at the Hatteras 70 Motor Yacht.
Among Hatteras’s primary concerns when it created the 70 Motor Yacht was interior volume and livability. To that end, the company really went all out. With four staterooms, the 70 can easily accommodate eight guests, nine if you incorporate the optional Pullman berth.
European Editor Alan Harper tests the fast, glamorous Riva 88 and finds a yacht that’s nearly impossible not to fall in love with.
Here’s the tale of a dedicated boat nut who nearly lost his mind trying to buy a boat that was a long, long way from home.
Our Boat Test of the Pearl 65.
The Pearl 65 is big enough for a captain, but she’s so much fun to drive, we doubt you’ll actually want to hire one.
Our first look at the Viking 80 EB. The Viking 80 EB is, if anything, a boat that was born to run. Her hull was created precisely to chew up waves and spit them out. A sharp entry tapers out to 12.5 degrees of deadrise at the transom, while the boat’s beam carries well aft, aiding in her balance, volume, and lift.
Our first look at the Benetti Vivace 125. The new Vivace 125 from Benetti is a stunning vessel with crazy amounts of detail on board.
Our Boat Test of the Hargrave 94.
The Hargrave 94 is as seaworthy as she is luxurious, an impressive combination if there ever was one. Read our full test here.
Our Boat Test of the Sunseeker Predator 57.
The Sunseeker Predator 57 speaks in many ways to guest comfort, an owner’s pride, and a helmsman’s exhilaration. You’ll know it when you hear it.
Our first look at the Hargrave Raised Pilothouse 101. Few things say consistency like Hargrave Custom Yachts. For as long as most can remember the company has turned out sturdy, safe, and efficient vessels that know how to make their owners smile.
Our Boat Test of the Tiara 50 Flybridge.
Tiara’s 50 Flybridge is a design-forward, all-purpose cruiser with enough onboard space for the whole family, and then some. Read our full test of her here.
Our first look at the Sundeck Yachts 550.
This Swiss company opted to build the 550 in Italy, and she all but whispers sweet Italian nothings while at the same time maintaining a good amount of seakeeping ability. Form and function, what more could you want?
Let there be (LED) light: A well-lit engine room can help you spot potential issues (read: oil leaks).
Our Boat Test of the Delta 88.
The carbon-fiber-built Delta 88 is pushing the limits of design and construction in her class. We cruised her around the Swedish resort town of Marstrand to really see what she can do. See what we found out here.
Our first look at the Elandra 53.
I suspect this boat’s performance level will be equal to her design and construction, and that should bode well for her entrée into the American market.
Our first look at the Carbon Craft 180 tender. These boats are about as space-age as it gets in the world of high-end tenders, and nowadays that’s saying something.
Our Boat Test of the Custom Line Navetta 28.
When European Editor Alan Harper got aboard the Custom Line Navetta 28, he wondered at the understated interiors with no shortage of luxurious appointments. But the true level of sophistication comes from her sound levels, which dropped off the bottom of his meter. See what we’re whispering about here.
Our Boat Test of the Hunt 80.
With its 80, Hunt pushed its boundaries for building larger boats, and came away with a boat that is eminently cruisable, not to mention pretty. Read the full test here.
Our Boat Test of the Azimut Atlantis 43.
With its Atlantis 43, Azimut serves up a sporty, versatile vessel that should make boating fun for the whole family. See what else we thought of this beauty here.
Does the industrial use of LNG-powered propulsion herald a cleaner future for pleasure boats? Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike investigates the possibility.
Our first look at the Sanlorenzo SL86.
An elegant, 86-foot Italian motoryacht that can hit 32 knots on the pins? Something tells me Sanlorenzo isn’t going to have to spend a lot of time finding takers on this one.