Boat Tests

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted May 2016

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....

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By Peter A. Janssen | Posted May 2016

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...

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By Jason Y. Wood | Posted May 2016

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...

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By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted May 2016

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...

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By Alan Harper | Posted April 2016

Our Boat Test of the MCY 105.  If there was ever a company that showed superyacht style in its builds ranging from 65 to 86 feet, it’s Monte Carlo Yachts. Well the next...

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By Alan Harper | Posted April 2016

Our Boat Test of the Otam 80.  The Otam 80 takes all the horsepower you could want and puts it to the water with surface drives. You don't know what this hot combination...

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By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted April 2016

Germany has come to be known for its engineering exports. A company called Bavaria has been building boats for Europe to enjoy for quite some time. And now they’re here. See for...

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By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted March 2016

Our Boat Test of the Marlow Yachts 66E.  The Marlow Yachts 66E is a fine, seaworthy vessel. But the detailing and engineering that are generally hallmarks of the Marlow brand...

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By Kevin Koenig | Posted March 2016

Our Boat Test of the Beneteau GT40.  French boatbuilder Beneteau seems to understand the lifespan of its models. And when they hit the reset button on one like this, be ready...

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By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted March 2016

Our Boat Test of the Everglades 435.  Florida-built center consoles are not all the same. Some claim pure speed, while some claim rough-water performance. Everglades is ready...

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By Alan Harper | Posted March 2016

Our Boat Test of the Azimut 72 Fly.  European Editor Alan Harper reviews the Azimut 72 Fly and explores how the point where interior volume and performance meet can drive the...

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By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted February 2016

Our Boat Test of the Horizon V80.  Gather together, everyone, and check out the Horizon V80. Don’t worry, there’s plenty of room. See what we’re talking...

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By Kevin Koenig | Posted February 2016

Our Boat Test of the Nordhavn 52.  For cruisers who are in it for the long haul, the Nordhavn 52 is built to last. Get the lowdown on what sets this cruising boat apart from...

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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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