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Boat Tests

By George Sass Sr. | Posted May 2015

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.

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By Jason Y. Wood | Posted May 2015

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...

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By Alan Harper | Posted May 2015

Our Boat Test of the Sunseeker 86 Yacht.  This new 86 Yacht from Sunseeker may not be what you’re expecting from the traditionally sporty builder. But that’s certainly not a...

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By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted April 2015

Our Boat Test of the Riviera 6000 Sport Yacht.  The 6000 Sport Yacht from Riviera shows how well things can work out when you apply sound design to a great initial idea. Read...

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By Alan Harper | Posted April 2015

Our Boat Test of the Sealine F380.  With solid construction and sporty performance the Sealine F380 does the reinvigorated builder proud. Read the full test here.

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By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted April 2015

Our Boat Test of the Horizon PC52.  You may have some preconceptions that turn you away from catamarans. But with voluminous interior space and serious seakeeping ability,...

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By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted April 2015

Our Boat Test of the Offshore 87 Motor Yacht.  Check out our test of the Offshore 87 and you might just learn something new about this long-range cruiser—and what you...

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By Jason Y. Wood | Posted April 2015

Our Boat Test of the Absolute 60 Fly.  With sporty top-end speeds and a surprising amount of interior space, the Absolute 60 Fly is a versatile and stylish cruiser. Read more...

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By Alan Harper | Posted March 2015

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Pershing 70.  You already know that a Pershing 70 is going to be a showstopper. But what you might not realize is that this boat...

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By Jason Y. Wood | Posted March 2015

Our Boat Test of the Monte Carlo MC4.  With a shippy profile, some eye-catching onboard details, and a sprawling flying bridge, the MC4 from Monte Carlo is a real showstopper...

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By Louisa Beckett | Posted March 2015

Our Boat Test of the Outer Reef 860.  You’ve always known Outer Reef for building seaworthy, long-range vessels that get you wherever you want to go safely. But maybe...

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By Kevin Koenig | Posted March 2015

Our Boat Test of the Rodman Muse 44.  The Rodman Muse 44 is the kind of versatile, sporty cruiser that tends to earn herself a lot of fans. See what we mean here.

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By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted February 2015

Our Boat Test of the Back Cove 41.  The practical Back Cove 41 appears to be a traditional Down Easter, but technology and construction set her apart.

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By Scott Shane | Posted February 2015

Our Boat Test of the Makaira 64.  With the 64 Makaira, Ocean is announcing its presence in the high-end sportfishing market, where luxury and fishability are of (nearly)...

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By Kevin Koenig | Posted January 2015

Our Boat Test of the Weaver 80.  When we tested the Weaver 80 off Palm Beach we were promised some pretty impressive running numbers, and we weren't disappointed. We were...

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By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted January 2015

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Aspen C100.  The Aspen C100 is a multihull but it's not a catamaran. It's a proa, which means the hulls don't match—and there's...

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By Kevin Koenig | Posted January 2015

Our Boat Test of the Grand Banks 46 Eastbay FB.  The 46 Eastbay FB from Grand Banks is stylish for sure, but she’s got more tricks up her sleeve than just good looks....

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By Mike Ellis | Posted January 2015

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Absolute 56 STY.  The Absolute 56 shows what this Italian boatbuilder has been up to. And as the company continues to introduce...

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By George Sass Jr. | Posted December 2014

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Numarine 70 Hardtop.  Numarine stands out from the crowd with its well-built, tech-forward 70 Hardtop.

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By Alan Harper | Posted December 2014

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Sanlorenzo SL 118.   Sanlorenzo’s fully custom SL118 is the company’s new flagship. And she’s letting boaters know that...

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By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted December 2014

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Cruisers 390 Express Coupe.  Capt. Richard Thiel discovers that Cruisers has built a better mousetrap with its 390 Express...

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By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted November 2014

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Viking 92C.  Viking is making a real statement with its largest build to date, the 92 Convertible. She’s truly fishable,...

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By Kevin Koenig | Posted November 2014

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Riviera 565 SUV.  Riviera’s 565 SUV is built for rough water and a good time. We know, because we tested her in tough...

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By Kevin Koenig | Posted November 2014

Townsend Bell drives Indy cars for a living, so it’s no surprise he considers doing 40 knots in his Beneteau Barracuda relaxing. We caught up with him on his boat and...

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By Christopher White | Posted November 2014

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Fountaine-Pajot Summerland 40 LC.  The Summerland MY 40 LC is a boat designed for enjoying coastal jaunts with lots of onboard...

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