Boat Tests

Rivamare

Our boat test the the Rivamare. The Rivamare proves that going back to the basics can be a smart move.

Back Cove 32

Out boat test of the Back Cove 32. A Maine cruise on the Back Cove 32 may help you rethink what your next boat should be.

Princess 30M

Princess Yachts is now a player in the superyacht world, and the 30M shows off the company’s ability to create something special from the keel up. Onboard comfort is more than just sightlines and soft cushions—it also comes from how the hull handles the seas.

Rio Yachts 42 Air

Meeting the needs of boaters in the U.S. has some builders around the world scratching their heads, but not Rio Yachts. This Italian builder knows what works and what doesn’t, and adds a creative touch and fine finish to differentiate its product from lots of other boats out there. Have a look and see what you think.

Leader 40

Our boat test of the Jeanneau Leader 40. The ideas that go into the Leader line of stern drive-powered boats from Jeanneau include a hull from esteemed designer Michael Peters, smart weight management, and a layout tweaked for fun on the hook and underway.

Marlow Pilot 34

In spite of a smaller footprint, the Marlow Pilot 34 has lots in common with the big, sophisticated motoryachts that Marlow Marine has been building for years.

Sunseeker 95 Yacht

Our boat test of the Sunseeker 95 Yacht. The idea of combining volume and performance is about as old as boatbuilding itself. But sometimes the execution just brings the mix to a precise level that will stop you in your tracks. Check out the 26-knot Sunseeker 95, and see how she came about. Get the details here.

Maritimo M64

Our boat test of the Maritimo M64. A test of the newest Maritimo proves that this boat, and the people who build it, are just a bit tougher.

Pursuit S 408

Our Boat Test of the Pursuit S 408. Take a big center console, a little cabin, and more features and performance than you can shake a tickle stick at, and you’re ready to head to the islands for some fishing, diving, and cruising.

Carver C52 Command Bridge

Our Boat Test of the Carver C52 Command Bridge. When you lay eyes on the Carver C52 Command Bridge you will see the kind of interior volume that helped this builder make its name. And then you’ll be wondering when you can take one for a test drive, as we were. See what we found out here.

Grand Banks 44 Eastbay SX

Our Boat Test of the Grand Banks 44 Eastbay SX. The 44 Eastbay SX from Grand Banks features a wish list of modern boatbuilding materials, top-notch ancillaries, a precisely positioned LCG, and superb handling under rough and ready conditions.

Cranchi 60 ST

Our Boat Test of the Cranchi 60 ST. When a boat brings that Mediterranean flair to everything it can do, it increases the cool factor. The Cranchi 60 ST does just that, but it also brings a livable layout and a surprising amount of onboard space.

Reliant 40 Commuter

Our boat test of the Reliant 40 Commuter. Many boaters will look at the blue hull and white deckhouse and think “Huh, another Down East brand to look at…” But Reliant is different: First, the 40 has a sharply raked windshield. And a narrow beam makes for efficient speed—think commuter, rather than lobster. Have a closer look here.

Sealine C330

Our Boat Test of the Sealine C330. Sealine has seen a resurgence under its new ownership group and the C330 is a great example of what some smart ideas can mean for those interested in a pocket cruiser. From an asymmetrical design to some big-boat attention to detail, this build may surprise you with its versatility.

Ferretti 550

Our Boat Test of the Ferretti 550. There’s one little issue with the Ferretti 550: Owners may never want to upgrade.

Cheoy Lee 104

Our Boat Test of the Cheoy Lee 104. Built by a family, for a family, the Cheoy Lee 104 takes at-sea-comfort to the next level.

Absolute Navetta 52

Our Boat Test of the Absolute Navetta 52. Boats that bring efficiency over a range of speeds are appealing to today’s coastal cruiser. Those with style and a bit of panache are sure to have their own admirers. The Absolute 52 Navetta will certainly fall into both categories. See what we’re talking about here.

Fountaine Pajot 37

Our Boat Test of the Fountaine Pajot 37. Power cats can change the discussion when it comes to cruising—they seem to change the space equation from the get-go. And Fountaine Pajot has long understood how to make the most of the shift, thanks to the company’s vast experience with sailing cats. Have a closer look here.

Paul Mann 60

Our Boat Test of the Paul Mann 60. Not everyone is ready to own a custom sportfisherman. But for those who are, the idea of working with some of the most exacting characters in the marine industry is a lifelong dream. Just ask the clients of Paul Mann Custom Boats. We spoke to the owner of the latest Paul Mann 60 as part of our test.

Regulator 41

Our Boat Test of the Regulator 41 Center Console. When Regulator Marine decided to vault the 40-foot mark, they did it as only the North Carolina builder can: quad Yamaha outboards, an Armstrong bracket, and a hull ready for virtually any conditions. See the details here.

Delta 400

Our Boat Test of the Delta 400. This stern drive speedster offers a simple, useful layout with a few surprises. And her profile edges toward salty thanks to a reverse pilothouse windshield. Get all the details here.

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