MarineMax added bulbous bows to its Aquila 44 catamaran and compared the resulting performance. And Capt. Bill Pike was along for the ride, on both boats. See what he found out here.
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Our Boat Test of the Hatteras GT70.
With the new GT70, Hatteras Yachts grows its sportfish line—and may regalvanize its legend along the way.
Our first look at the Bering 80. There are no two ways about it, the Bering 80 is a serious long-range cruiser.
If you’re unconvinced that the age of the giant center console is upon us, the Regulator 41 may just change your mind.
Our Boat Test of the Jupiter 41 Sport Bridge.
Thanks to her cool, swept-back profile, triple outboard power, and blazing offshore performance, the Jupiter 41 Sport Bridge puts out some serious sizzle.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to lower the noise level on your boat.
Our Boat Test of the Benetti 108 Tradition Supreme. An adventure-seeking client teamed up with Benetti Yachts to develop a one-of-a-kind 108 Tradition Supreme. And when the details start with a less-than-conventional propulsion system, the project is going to put the custom in semi-custom.
Our first look at the Otam Millennium 58 Hardtop.
Our Boat Test of the Sea Ray L650 Fly.
With its new L650 model, Sea Ray is breaking into the realm of true yachts. She’s got a level of detail and luxury that may surprise you. Learn more here.
Our first look at the Viking 52 SC.
Viking likes to build what it calls “a model within a model.” The idea is to dial in the hull design, and then branch out with configurations that appeal to cruisers, fishermen, and those with a foot in each camp. Thus was born the 52 Sport Coupe, or SC for short.
Our Boat Test of the Ocean Alexander 100 Motoryacht.
Ocean Alexander is known for building boats that are equal parts elegance and seaworthiness. Would its new 100 keep up the tradition? Find out here.
Our first look at the Sunseeker Predator 57
Our Boat Test of the Prestige 420.
The Prestige 420 flying-bridge motoryacht is the entry point in the Prestige Yachts line. As such this new family cruiser has many bigger yacht features, plus spirited performance and a surprising turn of speed.
Our Boat Test of the Azimut 77S.
With an innovative engine setup, lots of luxuries, and fun performance attributes, the Azimut 77S proves the future is now.
Our first look at the Hacker 27 Special Sport.
Our first look at the Scout 420 LXF. In a field stiff with competition, the Scout has already made a splash. She’s billed as a “Luxury Sportfisher” and she certainly lives up to the name.
Our Boat Test of the Huckins 45 Sportfisherman.
Borrowing lines from a bygone era and a hullform used on PT boats, the Huckins 45 Sportfisherman moves the iconic brand into the future.
Our Boat Test of the Sanlorenzo SL96.
The SL96 from Sanlorenzo is the culmination of a lifetime of boating for one owner, and not surprisingly, she’s got every single thing he could possibly want.
Our Boat Test of the Palm Beach 52. The Palm Beach 52 offers an exceptionally smooth ride and excellent attention to detail. Check out what happened when we cruised her down through the Carolina Lowcountry.
Our first look at the Mangusta 165E. This boat makes me wish that fate would bring the owner and me together at the exact moment when I would have the opportunity to save his life, so he’d be forever indebted to me and have to take me anywhere I wanted on his boat, as fast as I wanted.
Our Boat Test of the Viking 75 Motor Yacht.
Viking’s 75 Motor Yacht—a cutting-edge cruiser with the engine room, performance, and soul of a salty convertible sportfisherman.
Our first look at the Chris-Craft Launch 36.
The Chris-Craft Launch 36 is a pretty, versatile boat that was built to have fun.
Our Boat Test of the True North 34.
A test of the True North 34 proves that while propulsion packages may change, good design is timeless.
Our first look at the Marlow 49E.
This is the perfect size boat for an ambitious cruising couple to cast off the lines and go live out some of their post-retirement dreams, sans captain.
When the guys at Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats set their sights on a new V-bottom kilometer speed record they knew it’d be a big commitment. They just didn’t know how big.
Our Boat Test of the Tiara 44 Coupe.
The Tiara 44 Coupe is a forward-thinking cruiser that shows how this good ol’ American boatbuilder remains at the forefront of nautical innovation. The secret: Building boats people want.