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Boat Tests

By George Sass Jr. | Posted February 2016

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...

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By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted February 2016

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...

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By Kevin Koenig | Posted January 2016

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...

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By Jason Y. Wood | Posted January 2016

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...

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By Alan Harper | Posted January 2016

European Editor Alan Harper tests the fast, glamorous Riva 88 and finds a yacht that’s nearly impossible not to fall in love with.

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By Alan Harper | Posted January 2016

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.

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By Chris Caswell | Posted December 2015

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.

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By Alan Harper | Posted December 2015

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...

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By Kevin Koenig | Posted December 2015

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....

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By Kevin Koenig | Posted December 2015

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...

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By Alan Harper | Posted November 2015

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...

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By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted November 2015

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...

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By George Sass Jr. | Posted November 2015

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...

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By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted November 2015

The 60 Cantius from Cruisers Yachts retains the interior volume we’ve come to expect from Cruisers, but with a twist: She’s got a sporty profile. Read how she came...

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By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted October 2015

Our Boat Test of the Monte Carlo 6.  The Monte Carlo 6 may not be a Monte Carlo Yacht, but she sure looks and runs like one.

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By Scott Shane | Posted October 2015

Our Boat Test of the Prestige 750.  The Prestige 750 has all sorts of interior space, but you’d never know it by the way she handles.

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By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted October 2015

Our Boat Test of the Carver C43.  The Carver C43 may look unlike past Carvers, but that doesn’t mean she’s abandoned her cruising DNA.

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By dharding | Posted October 2015

Our Boat Test of the Kadey-Krogen 55 Expedition Kadey-Krogen knows long-range cruisers, so we jumped at the chance to climb aboard with a delivery crew to see what’s up with...

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By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted October 2015

Our Boat Test of the Hunt 32CC.  The new Hunt 32CC is as at home at the yacht club as she is on the fishing grounds.

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By Alan Harper | Posted September 2015

Our Boat Test of the Wider 32.  The Wider 32 is a high-end little vessel for serious boaters. And though she may look unorthodox at first, there’s a method to her madness.

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By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted September 2015

Our Boat Test of the Grand Banks 55 Aleutian RP.  With a straightforward propulsion package, a time-tested hullform, and an artisanally crafted interior, the Grand Banks 55...

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By Andrew Parkinson | Posted September 2015

Our Boat Test of the Dyna 60.  With lots of attention paid to design and detail, the Dyna 60 is a boat that just might take you by surprise. Especially when you consider her...

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By Jason Y. Wood | Posted September 2015

Our Boat Test of the Austin Parker 64 Fly S.  The Austin Parker 64 Fly S may have roots extending back to the working lobster boats of Maine, but it’s hard to be sure...

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By Alan Harper | Posted September 2015

Our boat test of the Oceanic 90 STS Expedition Yacht.  The Oceanic 90 STS Expedition Yacht may be built for the long haul and some big-time adventures, but that doesn't...

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By Alan Harper | Posted August 2015

Our Boat Test of the Azimut 50.  A lot is expected from a 50-foot boat. And Azimut was up to the challenge with its 50, which we found to have comfort, speed, and lots of...

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